Attorney Jeffrey M. Donofrio has been a commercial litigation attorney in Connecticut since 1990. Mr. Donofrio began his career at Tyler Cooper & Alcorn in New Haven, where he practiced commercial litigation, construction law and municipal law until leaving to form Ciulla & Donofrio, LLP on November 1, 1996 with Robert K. Ciulla.
Jeffrey Donofrio is admitted to the bars of Connecticut, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. He is a graduate of Boston College and the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law.
Jeffrey Donofrio represents businesses of all sizes, including financial institutions, the largest telecommunications company in the world, municipalities, insurance companies, construction contractors, service companies and utilities in a wide variety of civil litigation, including complex litigation, construction and surety law, creditors’ rights litigation, insurance coverage law, municipal law, contract law and business torts.
Jeff Donofrio is the Town Attorney for Towns of Berlin and North Haven, respectively, and also provides a la carte legal services to several municipalities in Connecticut. Effective June 1, 2008, Jeffrey Donofrio was selected by the Representative Policy Board of the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority to serve as its Consumer Affairs Officer.
Jeffrey Donofrio has extensive multi-state and multi-district litigation experience, having represented clients in litigation in state and federal courts in Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, D.C. Oregon, Kansas, New York, West Virginia, Texas, Florida, Nevada and the state of Washington.
Jeffrey Donofrio has presented seminars to groups such as the New Haven County Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association, the Bank Compliance Association of Connecticut, Lorman Educational Services and the National Business Institute in the areas of construction law, creditors’ rights litigation, legal technology, mediation, contract law, and prejudgment/postjudgment remedies.
Jeffrey Donofrio has also written numerous articles published in the Connecticut Law Tribune and Connecticut Lawyer, focusing on construction law and legal technology topics. In 2013, Jeff authored Chapter One of Thomson Reuters’ Inside the Minds: Representing Municipalities in Litigation.
Throughout his adult life, Jeff has been active in the community, serving as a director, council member or trustee for several non-profit organizations, including the Sleeping Giant Park Association, the North Haven Education Foundation, the North Haven Republican Town Committee, the Parish Council of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, and the Fairfield College Preparatory School Alumni Association and the Saint Raphael Foundation.
Jeff is currently an elected member of the Trumbull Board of Education and Trumbull Republican Town Committee and is a past member of the Trumbull Town Council.
Jeffrey Donofrio is the past Chairman of the Legal Technology Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association and is a member of the Executive Committee of the CBA’s Small Firm Law Practice Management Section.
Mr. Donofrio is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association and the New Haven County Bar Association. Jeffrey Donofrio also serves as a Special Master in Connecticut Superior Court for tax appeal matters and as a mediator/arbitrator in commercial litigation and construction disputes.
Jeffrey is a former Member of the Municipal Law, Liability and Insurance Committee of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, a member of the Connecticut Association of Municipal Attorneys, the Connecticut Building Congress and the Connecticut Construction Industry Association.
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