Attorney and Bridgeport resident Max Medina, former long-time president of the Board of Education, is among 15 jurists Governor Ned Lamont is recommending appointment to the state bench, his first nominations since becoming governor in January 2019.
Medina is a partner at Bridgeport-based Zeldes, Needle & Cooper where he has worked since 1984 concentrating in areas of bankruptcy and commercial law. Fluent in Spanish, Medina has provided extensive pro bono legal services to moderate and low-income families.
He earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and law degree from New York University School of Law.
In 2003 Medina was a Democratic candidate for mayor in a large field. Party-backed John Fabrizi emerged as the winner in a tight race. Medina is not part of the Democratic party establishment, preferring to take on the city’s power structure. He’s a favorite among Democratic progressives.
His independence from the municipal party apparatus has led to his appointment as a court monitor overseeing compliance of municipal elections.
Lamont nominated 15 jurists, among 50 vacant positions, to be approved by the legislature.
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