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Christine Vertefeuille

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Christine Vertefeuille
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Court Information:
Connecticut Supreme Court
Title:   Senior justice
Salary:  $171,000
Appointed by:   John G. Rowland
Active:   2000-2010
Senior:   2010-Present
Past post:   Connecticut Appellate Court
Past term:   1999-2000
Personal History
Born:   December 10, 1950
Undergraduate:   Trinity College, 1972
Law School:   Connecticut School of Law, 1975

Christine S. Vertefeuille is a senior justice on the seven member Connecticut Supreme Court. She was appointed to the court by Governor John G. Rowland on January 3, 2000. Her term was renewed in November of 2008, but she retired and assumed senior status on June 1, 2010.[1]


Vertefeulle received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Trinity College in 1972 and her Juris Doctor from the Connecticut School of Law in 1975.[2]

Professional career

Following her admission to the bar Vertefeuille entered private practice where she worked until 1989. In 1989 she was appointed to the Connecticut Superior Court. From 1994 until 1999 she also served as Administrative Judge in the Waterbury Judicial District. In 1999 she was appointed to the Connecticut Appellate Court, where she would also serve as an Administrative judge from 2000 until 2006. In 2000 she was appointed to Connecticut Supreme Court obtaining senior status in 2010.[2]

Awards and associations


  • Judicial Award, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 1995
  • Tenth Anniversary Award, Polish American Foundation of Connecticut, 2006
  • Gatekeeper Award, Common Good, 2004[2]


  • Former Member, Connecticut Bar Association, Executive Committee, Real Property Section, 1988-1989
  • Former Member, Cheshire Commission on Handicapped and Disabled, 1988-1989
  • Member, Waterbury and New Haven Grievance Panels, 1985-1989
  • Member, Connecticut Bar Foundation, Fellows Education and Program Committee
  • Honorary Doctor of laws, Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • Faculty, Connecticut Judges Institute[2]

Notable opinions

Vertefeuille dissented from the 4-3 majority in Kerrigan & Mock v. Connecticut Dept. of Public Health, the October 10, 2008 decision that legalized same-sex marriage in Connecticut.[3][4][5]

See also

External links


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