Republican State Rep. Themis Klarides is now an attorney for Bridgeport-based law firm Cohen and Wolf. From the law firm:
Attorney Themis Klarides has become Of Counsel to Cohen and Wolf, P.C.
Ms. Klarides is currently serving her seventh term in the General Assembly representing the 114th Assembly District, the towns of Woodbridge, Orange and Derby. She was appointed Deputy Republican Leader for the 2007-09 term, and was reappointed to the post for the 2009-11 term. She served as Assistant Minority Leader during her previous two terms. Ms. Klarides also serves on the legislature’s Appropriations, Judiciary, Executive and Legislative Nominations, and Legislative Management Committees and was formerly the Ranking Member of the Insurance and Real Estate Committee.
Ms. Klarides is a graduate of Trinity College and received her juris doctor from Quinnipiac University School of Law. She is admitted to the practice of law in Connecticut and the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. She is a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, the Connecticut Bar Association and the New Haven County Bar Association, and has been in private practice for 17 years, concentrating in litigation and bankruptcy.
In addition to her service as a State Representative, Ms. Klarides has volunteered her time with numerous community organizations including The Umbrella Domestic Violence Group, which works to assist victims of domestic violence and provides volunteer legal assistance to women and children at the shelter, the Advisory Board of Fairfield County Safe Kids and the Derby School Special Friends Program, a mentoring program for local elementary school students and Brothers/Big Sisters. In 2006, Ms. Klarides was appointed to the Board of Directors of Griffin Health Services and is a member of the Residency Advisory Committee of Griffin Hospital in Derby. She resides in Derby and will be resident in the firm’s Orange office.
About Cohen and Wolf
Cohen and Wolf celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2011. The firm began in 1951 with two lawyers, Herbert L. Cohen and Austin K. Wolf, working from a single office in Bridgeport. Since then, the firm has expanded to 50 attorneys with offices in Bridgeport, Danbury, Westport and Orange. Attorneys at Cohen and Wolf represent a diverse assortment of individuals, businesses and municipalities, handling their personal and professional legal needs, from matters involving litigation, employment, corporate and securities law, real estate, land use and zoning, to family law and estate planning. Additional information is available at www .cohenandwolf.com.