Lynda B. Munro

Lynda B. Munro


Pullman & Comley LLC

Recognized since 2017

Bridgeport, Connecticut

Practice Areas

Arbitration

Family Law

Family Law Arbitration

Family Law Mediation

Mediation

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Family Law Arbitration
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Family Law Arbitration Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Family Law
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Lynda B. Munro, Connecticut Superior Court Judge (Ret.) is a member of the firm's Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practice focusing in resolution of family and civil disputes. She serves as a mediator, arbitrator, discovery master and private judge in civil matters and financial, custody and parenting disputes involving families and children, pre-nuptial agreements and post-nuptial agreements.

Former Judge Munro retired in 2014 after 20 years of distinguished service on the Connecticut bench. Most recently, Judge Munro served as a Presiding Judge for the Family Division of the New Haven Superior Court. She served as Chief Administrative Judge for Family Matters from 2008-2013 and Presiding Judge of the Regional Family Docket for seven years. She has assisted parties and counsel in resolving hundreds of couples and high-conflict family disputes. Judge Munro also is an American Arbitration Association (AAA)-qualified arbitrator.

Judge Munro has extensive experience in the area of civil matters. She has sat on the Complex Litigation Docket, special proceedings, jury and court trials. She both tried and mediated a wide array of tort and contract cases including commercial disputes, medical malpractice, legal malpractice and trade secrets matters. Additionally, Judge Munro was an affordable housing judge for many years.

During her judicial career, Judge Munro heard cases in the Meriden, New London, New Haven, Hartford, Waterbury, Middlesex and Stamford-Norwalk judicial districts. Before being sworn in as a Superior Court Judge in 1994, Judge Munro spent 15 years as a private practice attorney representing municipalities, individuals and business entities in municipal, land use, civil and family matters.

The former chair of the Judicial Education Committee, Judge Munro taught classes in civil, general and family law to the Superior Court Bench for more than 10 years. She also taught numerous courses through the Connecticut Bar Association, the New England Bar Association, the Connecticut Chapter of Matrimonial Lawyers, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and many other organizations, consortiums and associations. For the past six years, she has been an adjunct law professor at Quinnipiac Law School.

Judge Munro has been a staunch advocate for families’ and children’s rights and serves on the Family Commission and on the editorial board of Family Law Quarterly, a publication of the American Bar Association. She is a Trustee Emeritus of Connecticut College and was recently awarded the Connecticut College Medal, the highest honor the College can confer, for her accomplishments and service.

Contact & Links

Location

  • 850 Main Street
    P.O. Box 7006
    Bridgeport, CT 06601-7006

Education

  • Connecticut College, B. A., graduated 1976

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, Connecticut Bar Association

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Member; Family Law and ADR sections
  • Association of Family Conciliation Courts - Member
  • Connecticut Bar Association - Member; Family Law and ADR sections; Coopers Fellow
  • Connecticut Counsel for Non-Adversarial Divorce - Member
  • Connecticut Mediation Association - Advisory Board

Pullman & Comley LLC
Headquarters: Bridgeport, Connecticut

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Family Law Arbitration Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Family Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Family Law Arbitration, Stamford (2023)
  • Family Law, Stamford (2022)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Family Law
  • Family Law Arbitration
  • Family Law Mediation

Awards:

  • Ranked first in the 2016 "Best Individual Arbitrator" and the "Best Individual Mediator," categories Connecticut Law Tribune's annual reader's choice "Best of" award
  • Recognized in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the Family Law practice area
  • Connecticut College Medal - 2014

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A Trial Is all about the Appeal


by Campbell D. Barrett and Judge Lynda B. Munro

Every trial has the potential for an appeal. The likelihood of an appeal is enhanced when the judge has picked a clear winner and loser after a family bench trial.

Appealing Trials

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