Francis M. Donnarumma is a native of Waterbury, Connecticut. Born in 1953, he attended public elementary school and graduated from Fairfield Prep (1971) and Fairfield University (1975 Magna Cum Laude). He attained his degree of Juris Doctor from The Columbus School of Law at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC (1978).
He was admitted to practice in the Connecticut state and federal courts in 1978 and in the United States Supreme Court in 1983. Active in state and local bar associations, he has served as a Director of the National Italian American Bar Association and will be its National Vice-President for term 2017 through 2019. He is former President of the Connecticut Italian American Bar Association.
He served upon the Connecticut Council of Bar Presidents of the Connecticut Bar Association. He has served as director of the Woodbury-Bethlehem Community Music Foundation, the Mattatuck Museum, the Waterbury Arts Festival, Woodbury Interfaith Elderly Housing Inc., the Woodbury Senior Housing Corp., the Waterbury Jaycees and Group Homes of Greater Waterbury, Inc.
Attorney Donnarumma has qualified as Trusted & Verified Registered Closing Agent Secure Settlements, Inc. and as a Buyer Select Closing Agent (BSCA) Department of Housing and Urban Development.
He is a Member of the American Land Title Association and serves as agent for Chicago Title and Fidelity National Title. He is admitted as member of the William Raveis Real Estate Network of Closing Attorneys.
Attorney Donnarumma served as corporation counsel for the City of Waterbury from 1986 through 1991. For a period of nearly five years, he served as general counsel to a large commercial development company within the State of Connecticut.