State Representative Rosa Rebimbas, R-Naugatuck, will be honored with the RisCassi-Koskoff Civil Justice Award by the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association during a ceremony in June.
Rep. Rebimbas, who serves as Deputy House Leader, will receive the award at the association’s annual meeting on June 6 at the Water’s Edge Resort & Spa in Westbrook.
The prestigious award is bestowed upon a person who has advocated on behalf of injured consumers and “demonstrates a compassion and commitment to advocacy on behalf of the injured and, in full support for the civil justice system.”
Rep. Rebimbas was admitted to the bar in 2002, opened her own law firm in 2007 and has been representing clients statewide. She has served as a state representative since 2009. She is a current member of the Judiciary Committee and former ranking member of that committee and the General Law Committee as well.
Her work as an attorney has included extensive work while representing many clients who are party to civil litigation, including property transfers, advocacy on behalf of victims and representation of the underserved.
Her volunteer work has included serving as past President of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Waterbury, Inc. and on the Board of Directors of Guardian Ad Litem Services. She is also a Board Member for the Naugatuck Economic Development Committee and past Board Member of the United Way of Naugatuck and Beacon Falls.
Judge James Abrams also will be honored at the event. Judge Abrams serves as the statewide Chief Administrative Judge for the Civil Division and the Administrative Judge for the New Haven Judicial District. He has presided over numerous housing, foreclosure, family and criminal matters in the New Britain, Middletown, New London, and Waterbury Judicial Districts.
The award was named in honor of CTLA’s founders, Leon RisCassi and Ted Koskoff. Past recipients include a congresswoman, senators, state representatives and attorneys. Attorney Kathleen Nastri was the last honoree in 2019.
Since 1964, CTLA has continued to grow due to a loyal and dedicated membership that values camaraderie, quality educational programming and advocacy on behalf of its members, their clients and the citizens of the state of Connecticut, according to the association.
The ceremony begins with a cocktail hour at 5 p.m.
Representative Rebimbas can be reached by email at Rosa.firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-800-842-1423. You can follow her work at the Capitol on her website at www.cthousegop.com/rebimbas/ or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RepRosaRebimbas/