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.”