State Senator Len Fasano (R-34) was selected as the recipient of this year’s Leon RisCassi-Theodore Koskoff Civil Justice Award given by the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), according to a press release. Senator Fasano was presented with the award at the CTLA’s annual meeting at the Water’s Edge Resort in Westbrook, Connecticut earlier this month.
The RisCassi-Koskoff Civil Justice Award recognizes individuals dedicated to promoting civil justice throughout Connecticut. Past recipients of this distinguished award include legislators, Supreme Court justices, and other leaders in the justice system.
“I am truly honored to receive this award and I would like to thank the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association for this recognition,” said Fasano in a press release. “A strong civil justice system is vital to protecting citizens and promoting fairness throughout society. I feel privileged to have my work acknowledged by the highly respected members of the CTLA. I am proud to serve the people of the Connecticut every day and I am very fortunate to be recognized by my peers.”
Senator Fasano serves as the Senate Minority Leader Pro Tempore and represents the 34th Senatorial District communities of East Haven, North Haven, Wallingford and part of Durham. He has served in the State Senate since January 2003 and previously served as a Senate Deputy Minority Leader.
In addition to his current leadership position, Senator Fasano serves as Ranking Member on the General Assembly’s Planning and Development Committee, Executive & Legislative Nominations Committee, and Regulations Review Committee. He also serves on the Legislative Management and Veterans’ Affairs Committee. As president and founder of the law firm Fasano, Ippolito, and Lee, Senator Fasano currently represents hundreds of clients in southern Connecticut, focusing primarily on land transactions and zoning matters.
The CTLA is a non-profit professional association dedicated to creating and maintaining a more just society by preserving individual rights within the civil justice system. Its board of governors, officers, committee chairpersons, staff, and members serve as a resource for accurate, verifiable information and statistics on various legal issues including: jury awards and settlements, negligence and wrongdoing in the medical community, liability associated with unsafe products, and corporate and political initiatives to impact access to the court system. CTLA aims to continually improve Connecticut's trial bar to better serve the people.