Honorable Douglas S. Lavine
The Honorable Douglas S. Lavine is a native of
White Plains, NY, where he attended public schools. He is a 1972
graduate of Colgate University, where he majored in history. After
graduating from Colgate, he attended the Columbia University Graduate
School of Journalism, earning a masters degree in journalism. He earned
his law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1977
and an LL.M. from Columbia Law School in 1981.
He was a reporter and editor for various newspapers
before entering into his legal career. He worked in the Litigation
Department of the Hartford law firm of Shipman & Goodwin from 1981 to
1986 and served as an Assistant United States Attorney from 1986 to
1993. In 1993, Governor Lowell P. Weicker appointed him to be a
Superior Court judge. He was reappointed by Governor John G. Rowland
in 2001. In February of 2006, he was nominated by Governor M. Jodi
Rell to a position on the Appellate Court where, following approval by
the legislature, he now sits.
resident of West Hartford, Judge Lavine is the
author of two books on advocacy. His wife, Lucretia, is a social
worker and his daughter Julia is also a graduate of the
University of Connecticut School of Law.