Through our Women@Carmody group, the firm is committed to promoting the long-term success of women by enhancing the careers of women lawyers through professional development and work/life balance initiatives, as well as through training programs and networking opportunities both in and outside the office.
Today, one-third of the firm’s partners and associates are women. We strive to recruit, retain, and advance women lawyers so we can bring diversity of perspective and background to problem-solving and initiating change for our clients.
Through our Women@Carmody program, women lawyers find a formal and informal network of mentors and role models within the firm. From mentoring lunches and partner-led seminars to community service initiatives, Women@Carmody offers numerous opportunities to share information, acquire skills, and develop rewarding professional relationships.
Carmody has an extraordinary track record of progressive policies concerning the advancement of women and is committed to promoting the work of its women lawyers.
Partner Giovanna Tiberii Weller was named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in New Haven, a Top 10 Influential Labor & Employment Lawyer in Connecticut in 2023 in Business Today, a Litigation Star in Benchmark Litigation’s guide from 2022 and Connecticut Magazine named her one of the Top 25 Women Lawyers in Connecticut from 2009 to 2022.
Partner Bridget D’Angelo was named a Rising Star in Connecticut Super Lawyers from 2022, selected for inclusion to the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list, selected for inclusion for the National Black Lawyers 2021 Top 40 Under 40 Connecticut List, Hartford Business Journal 40 under Forty Award, Class of 2020 and was named a New Leader in the Law at the Connecticut Legal Awards in 2020.
Partner Stephanie Cummings was selected for inclusion to the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list and selected for inclusion on the Connecticut Super Lawyers list, and named 2019 Legislator of the Year by the Waterbury Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Carmody was the first major law firm in Connecticut to elect a woman, Ann Rubin, as its managing partner.
Ann co-chairs the Connecticut Bar Foundation’s History of Women in the Legal Profession Project that captures milestone achievements of women as they become more visible and prominent in the field of law. Carmody’s leadership donation has enabled the project to significantly broaden its scope and plan for the future. Click here to watch the video.
Partner Trudie R. Hamilton is:
- The first woman in Connecticut to be inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers
- The first woman elected to membership in the Connecticut Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (1990)
- The first woman in Connecticut listed in Best Lawyers in America (1996)
- History of Connecticut Women in the Legal Profession – Connecticut Bar Foundation 2023
Partner Meaghan Miles was named a Rising Star in Connecticut Super Lawyers and a New Leader in the Law 2022 at the Connecticut Legal Awards.
Partner Lisa Feinberg was named Stamford Chamber of Commerce’s Member of the Year in 2016, a Fairfield County “40 Under Forty” award recipient in 2018 and in 2021 was named a New Leader in the Law at the Connecticut Legal Awards.
Partner Maureen D. Cox was a recipient of the 2013 Ladder Award, presented by the Connecticut Bar Association’s Women in the Law Committee of the Young Lawyers Section to honor a female lawyer who has demonstrated exceptional leadership affecting women.
Partner Deborah Brancato was a recipient of the 40 Under Forty award by Westchester and Fairfield County Business Journals in 2022 and named a New Leader in the Law at the Connecticut Legal Awards in 2021.