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Mark Joseph Sommaruga

Mark Joseph Sommaruga

Practice areas:

Civil Rights, Education, Employment & Labor

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About Me

Mark has provided legal counsel to Connecticut municipalities and school boards, other public sector clients, and private sector clients for more than 23 years.  His extensive experience with these clients includes labor, employment, education, civil rights, special education, municipal law, construction law, tort matters, and assorted other litigation in the state and federal courts on both the trial and appellate court levels, as well as before various state and federal agencies.  Mark is the author of "Understanding the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act and Access to Public Meetings and Records"​ (Fourth Edition, 2013), which is published by the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE). In addition, Mark writes frequently for his firms "Working Together"​ and "Education Law Notes" blogs. 


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Civil Rights: 34%
  2. Employment & Labor: 33%
  3. Education: 33%

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Contact Info

Pullman & Comley, LLC

90 State House Sq
Hartford, CT, 06103-3708



Professional Misconduct

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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Member/partnerPullman & Comley, LLC2013 - Present
Member/partnerSullivan, Schoen, Campane & Connon1991 - 2013

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Oliver Ellsworth American Inn of CourtMaster (bencher)2013 - Present
Hartford County Bar AssociationChairman, Education Law Committee2011 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember of Executive Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section2001 - Present
National Council of School AttorneysMember1991 - Present
Connecticut Council of School Attorneysmember, past president1991 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Turner v. EASTCONNjudgement for defendant

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Publication NameTitleDate
Book published by Connecticut Association of Board of EducationUnderstanding the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act2013

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Connecticut School of LawLawJD1991
Trinity CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1988

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Annual ConventionFreedom of Information Act2014