Judge Elliot N. Solomon graduated from Gettysburg College with a
Bachelor of Arts in 1971 and earned his Juris Doctor from Temple University
School of Law in 1974. Judge Solomon was admitted to the bar in the State of
Connecticut, the State of New Jersey, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the
United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, the United
States Tax Court and the United States Court of Military Appeals.
Judge Solomon became a judge of the Superior Court on March 8, 1996, after
having been nominated to the position by Governor John G. Rowland.
Judge Solomon has served as the Presiding Judge for the Family Division in
the New London, Hartford and Tolland Judicial Districts. He has also
served as the Presiding Judge for Part A in the Hartford Judicial District
and G.A. 14 Courthouse as well as the Presiding Judge for the Criminal
Division in the Tolland Judicial District. Additionally, Judge Solomon has
served as the Assistant Administrative Judge for the Hartford Judicial
District and currently serves as the Administrative Judge of the Tolland
Judicial District where he represents the Chief Court Administrator in
managing the courtís dockets and overseeing the administrative matters
arising in the district.
Judge Solomon currently serves as the
co-chair of the Judicial Branchís Access to Justice Commission. He is
a member of the Commission on Civil Court Alternative Dispute Resolution and
the Family Commission, and currently serves as the chair of the Standing
Committee on Video and Teleconferencing. Judge Solomon has served as the
Chairperson of the Wiretap Panel since September 2, 2005. Finally, he
previously served as the chair of the Superior Court Rules Committeeís Task
Force to Study Minimum Continuing Legal Education.
Prior to his
appointment to the bench, Judge Solomon was engaged in the private practice
of law with the firm of Hebb & Gitlin, where he was a partner. Judge
Solomon has a broad range of litigation experience representing financial
institutions, corporations and individuals in federal and state courts.
From 1977-1980, Judge Solomon worked in the homicide and special
investigations unit and the career criminal unit for the Passaic County
Prosecutorís Office in New Jersey. He also worked in the Judge
Advocate Generalís Corps for the U.S. Army at Fort Dix, New Jersey, from