Justice Dennis G. Eveleigh was born on
October 2, 1947 in Stamford, Connecticut. He received his Bachelor of
Arts degree in Political Science from Wittenberg University in 1969. At
Wittenberg, he was a member of the Dean’s List and the Pi Sigma Alpha
Political Science Honorary Fraternity. In 1972, Justice Eveleigh
received his J. D., cum laude, from the University of Connecticut
School of Law. At the University of Connecticut, Justice Eveleigh
was a member of the Law Review, and received the American Jurisprudence
Awards for excellence in Torts, Contracts, and Advanced Property.
from law school, Justice Eveleigh served on active duty in the
U. S. Army as a First Lieutenant. He was honorably discharged
on June 5, 1980.
Justice Eveleigh was trial counsel at the
Bridgeport law firm of Goldstein & Peck from 1972-85. In 1985, he
started his law practice in Stamford where he remained until his
appointment to the Superior Court on October 1, 1998. While in private
practice, he served the State as an Attorney Trial Referee, Arbitrator,
and Mediator, and also served as a Special Master in the federal court.
After his appointment to the Superior Court,
Justice Eveleigh presided over criminal, housing, civil, and juvenile
cases. He also served on the Complex Litigation Docket in Waterbury for
five years. In 2009, he was appointed the Chief Administrative Judge of
the Civil Division for the State of Connecticut by the Chief Court
Administrator. In March of 2010, Justice Eveleigh was nominated for the
state Supreme Court by Governor M. Jodi Rell. He was sworn in
as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on June 1, 2010.
Since becoming a judge, Justice Eveleigh has served
on a number of Judicial Branch committees, and served as the chairman of
the Public Service and Trust Commission’s Complex Litigation Committee.
He has also served as a member of the Judicial Branch’s Strategic Plan
Implementation Committee, the Teleconferencing Committee, External
Affairs Advisory Board, Judges’ Advisory Committee on E-Filing, and the
Civil Commission. Justice Eveleigh currently serves as the chairperson of the Rules Committee of the Superior Court and as the Administrative Judge of the Appellate System.