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Sylvia K. Rutkowska



Attorney Rutkowska joined the firm in 2010 and practices primarily in personal injury, civil litigation, land use and municipal law matters. She has been was recognized as a Connecticut Super Lawyer “Rising Star” consecutively from 2013 to the present (for information on the “Rising Star” List through Super Lawyer, a publication of Connecticut Magazine, please see the selection process); Connecticut Law Tribune’s New Leader in the Law; and Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund’s 40 Women for the Next 40 Years, Woman to Watch.

Attorney Rutkowska received her Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Quinnipiac University School of Law and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Connecticut. She is admitted to practice in the state of Connecticut and New York.

Attorney Rutkowska is an extremely active member of numerous professional and civil associations. She was born in Poland and currently lives in Durham. In 2016, Attorney Rutkowska became a Principal of the firm.

Areas Of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation
  • Land Use
  • Municipal Law

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 2009
  • New York, 2010


  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, Hamden, Connecticut
    • Juris Doctor – 05/2009
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: New Haven County Bar Association Public Service Book Award
    • Honors: Judge F. Owen Eagan Annual Book Award
    • Honors: Superior Classroom Performance Award
    • Honors: Service to Law School Award
    • Honors: Service to the Community Award
  • University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut
    • B.A. – 2003
    • Honors: Cum Laude
    • Major: Political Science


  • Short Calendar 101, CBA Young Lawyers Section

Honors and Awards

  • Connecticut Super Lawyer “Rising Star”, 2013
  • Connecticut Law Tribune, New Leaders in the Law Award, 2013
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Section, Chair Award, 2012-2013
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 2012
  • Connecticut Law Tribune, Women in Law High Achiever, 2010
  • Connecticut Super Lawyer Magazine “Rising Star”
  • Connecticut Law Tribune’s New Leader in the Law
  • Connecticut Super Lawyer “Rising Star”, 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Middlesex County Bar Association
  • New Haven County Bar Association
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law Alumni Association, Executive Committee Member
  • Young Lawyers Section, Connecticut Bar Association, Executive Committee Member & Co-Chair of the Litigation Committee
  • Judicial Public Service and Trust Commission, Pro Bono Committee
  • Oliver Ellsworth American Inn of Court, Barrister
  • Oddfellows Playhouse, Vice Chair, Board of Directors

Past Employment Positions

  • Middlesex Superior Court, Clerk, 2008 to 2010

Pro Bono Activities

  • Oddfellows Playhouse, member and current Vice Chair, 2010 to 2014
  • Connecticut Pro Bono Network


  • English
  • Polish


  • Phi Alpha Delta
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