Cohen and Wolf, P.C., a full-service law firm with four offices in Fairfield and New Haven counties, is pleased to announce that Judge Jane B. Emons (ret.) has become Of Counsel to the firm. Judge Emons was appointed as a Superior Court Judge by Governor Jodi Rell in 2010. She retired in June 2018. During her eight years on the bench, she presided over criminal and domestic violence matters, in addition to numerous family law matters relating to divorce and custody. She served as a Presiding Family Judge in the Stamford, New Haven and Milford Judicial Districts for a period of nearly seven years.
Prior to being appointed to the Bench, Judge Emons, as an Assistant Attorney General, represented the State of Connecticut for fourteen years as a litigator in both State and Federal employment law cases. She also served for ten years as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the New Haven GA and JD Courts. She is a member of the Connecticut and Washington, DC Bars, and is admitted to practice in the US District Court of Connecticut, the US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
At Cohen and Wolf, P.C., Judge Emons will provide Alternative Dispute Resolution, including, but not limited to, Mediation, Arbitration, Discovery and Special Mastering. Her expertise will primarily include Family and Employment Law matters. She is well versed in resolving legally and financially complex and contentious issues, both in settlement and in trial settings. “We are honored that Judge Emons will be joining the firm,” said David Ball, Cohen and Wolf’s managing partner. “Judge Emons will bring years of experience as a respected trial lawyer and Superior Court judge. With her unique skills, we look forward to growing our mediation, arbitration and dispute resolution practice.”
Judge Emons received her BA Degree from Kirkland (Hamilton) College in 1971, her MA Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1972, and her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Suffolk University School of Law in 1977, where she served as a Member and Technical Editor of the Law Review.
The firm began in 1951 with two lawyers, Herbert L. Cohen and Austin K. Wolf, working from a single office in Bridgeport. Since then, the firm has expanded to more than 50 attorneys with offices in Bridgeport, Danbury, Westport and Orange. Attorneys at Cohen and Wolf represent a diverse assortment of individuals, businesses and municipalities, handling their personal and professional legal needs, from matters involving litigation, employment, corporate and securities law, commercial lending, real estate, land use and zoning, to family law and estate planning. Additional information is available at www.cohenandwolf.com.