Anne C. Dranginis

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Bridgeport, CT

Pullman & Comley, LLC
850 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06608
Phone: 203-330-2246
Fax: 203-576-8888
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1973
Practice Areas: Family Law (60%), Alternative Dispute Resolution (30%), Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Retired Connecticut Appellate Court Judge Anne C. Dranginis is a member of the firms's Family Law Practice and focuses on litigation matters involving matrimonial law, corporate compliance and governance, trial strategy, arbitration and mediation.  Her particular focus is in appellate mediation. Judge Dranginis retired in January 2006 as an Associate Judge of the Connecticut Appellate Court after serving for more than 21 years on the Superior and Appellate Court bench to become a principal at a Hartford law firm.

As a trial judge, Judge Dranginis served in all capacities including serving as Presiding Criminal Judge in Waterbury and Litchfield.  From 1990-1994, she was the Administrative Judge in Litchfield where she heard and decided the declaratory judgment action testing the constitutionality of the assault weapon ban, and the challenge to the state's "hunter harassment" statute. She was specially assigned to preside over Connecticut's so-called "Right to Die" case, McConnell v. Beverly Enterprises-Connecticut. In 1994, she was appointed the Chief Administrative Judge for Family Matters for the Connecticut Superior Court, and led the changes in family practice that provided for automatic orders upon the filing of dissolution or custody complaints and allowed the family dockets statewide to adhere to the American Bar Association guidelines. During her tenure on the Appellate Court, she sat by designation on the Connecticut Superior Court, including the death penalty phase of State v. Michael Ross.

Judge Dranginis is recognized as a leader in the legal community, and has earned numerous professional awards for her accomplishments, most recently receiving a Professional Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award from the Connecticut Law Tribune.  She serves in leadership positions of many prestigious organizations and in 2016 was elected to serve as the president of the Hartford County Bar Association. Judge Dranginis has lectured and provided training sessions to professional associations and community organizations on a host of topics including domestic violence, complex issues in law and medicine, legal services for Connecticut's poor, forensic science, and family law and the rights of children and youth. 

About Anne C. Dranginis

Admitted: 1973, Connecticut

Professional Webpage: http://www.pullcom.com/attorneys-annedranginis.html

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), Board of Directors, 1997
  • Children's Charities of America, Board of Directors, 2004
  • State Bar Examining Committee, 1977
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Hartford County Bar Association, Secretary, 2013
  • Litchfield County Bar Association
  • Fairfield County Bar Association, Member, 2012
  • Present Connecticut Bar Examining Committee, Chair, 2012
  • Governor's Commission on Custody, Divorce and Children, Co-Chair, 2012
  • Connecticut Women's Educational and Legal Fund, Board Member

Honors/Awards

  • 5th Annual Award "Take a Daughter to Work Day", Litchfield County Women's Network, 1977
  • Law Enforcement Award, Arnold Markle, 1999
  • "One Woman Makes a Difference", Connecticut Women's Education of Legal Fund, 2000
  • 2000 Distinguished Service Award, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Connecticut Chapter, 2002
  • 100th Anniversary Award, Women's College Club of Litchfield County, 2004
  • Women in the Law, Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, 2005
  • Woman of the Year Award, Litchfield County Business and Professional Women, 2006
  • Women in the Law – High Achiever, Connecticut Law Tribune, 2010
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Office Location for Anne C. Dranginis

850 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06608

Last Updated: 7/28/2021

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