Berlin Resident Is Nominated to Become State Superior Court Judge

Assistant state's attorney Kevin J. Murphy was nominated Friday by Gov. Dannel Malloy.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has nominated Berlin resident Kevin J. Murphy to serve as a state Superior Court judge.

The nomination was among more than a dozen Malloy announced on Friday, including two for the Appellate Court, and require approval from the General Assembly.

Murphy is as a Supervisory Assistant State’s Attorney with the State’s Attorney’s Office in Bristol, where he has served since 2010.

He previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and as an attorney for the Department of the Navy.  He was also a member of the Hartford State’s Attorney’s Gang Unit.

Murphy received his bachelor's degree from Georgetown University College of Arts and Sciences and his law degree from Catholic University School of Law.

“It is an honor to be nominated by Governor Malloy to serve the people of Connecticut as a Superior Court Judge,” Murphy said. “I am humbled by the support of so many people from the criminal justice system, my community, friends and family.”

“In selecting judicial nominees and reviewing the pool of candidates, I look to choose individuals with the experience, temperament and skills to be thoughtful, reasoned and fair jurists,” Malloy said. “It is a careful, meticulous process because we want to ensure that the men and women who sit on our bench will serve our state with distinction, fairness, competence, ethics, and above all, respect for the people of Connecticut. I am pleased to nominate these two outstanding judges for elevation to the appellate bench, and proud to nominate these 16 outstanding attorneys for appointment to the Superior Court.”

The 16 Superior Court nominations will fill approximately 26 vacancies that currently exist on that court, with additional vacancies on the court anticipated later this year. Malloy said that he does not intend on filling the remaining vacancies at this time.

Joe Annunziata March 14, 2014 at 05:44 PM
Congratulations Kevin, we'll deserved
Steven Joslyn March 15, 2014 at 08:16 AM
Congratulations my friend,well over due
Rebecca Cass March 16, 2014 at 02:04 PM
One of the finest people... Congratulations Kevin!
Robert Marks March 16, 2014 at 07:43 PM
Concerned Citizen deletes my rebuttals to his ridiculous arguments so unfortunately I must clarify here. Teachers today must act as psychologists, social workers, parents and disciplinarians, not to mention they must meet with the demands of the ever changing state mandated assessments and teacher accountability. Public school teachers are dealing with increasing class sizes and must be adept at both "regular" and "special" education methodologies. I never knew any teachers who left right after the students or who did not put in countless hours before and after schools as well as at least half of the weekend preparing for the coming week. Out of pocket money spent on supplies etc. typically runs most teachers in the hundreds. Private school tuition is often exorbitant while public school tuition it FREE. Class sizes in private school are typically 1/3 of a typical public school class size and private schools have the luxury of hand picking the best and the brightest students. They experience little to no behavioral issues. Apples and Oranges Lucy and Co. I guess ignorance allows for over simplification of issues and that is what you are constantly doing here on the Patch.


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