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Hon. Elaine Gordon

Hon. Elaine Gordon

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Judge Elaine Gordon was appointed to the Connecticut Superior Court by the late Governor William A. O’Neill in 1988, and retired in 2011. During her 23 year tenure on the bench, Judge Gordon has decided, mediated or assisted in the settlement of virtually every type of dispute. Her expertise covers commercial, construction, employment, environmental, insurance, professional malpractice, personal injury, product liability, estate, family, and municipal cases. The hundreds of disputes over which she presided include complex, highly contentious matters, as well as multi-party litigation.


In 1993, Judge Gordon was the first Connecticut judge to become a 40-hour trained mediator. She has been an active participant in the court annexed mediation program for many years. Judge Gordon has taught numerous courses on mediation and settlement skills to judges for over 20 years. In addition, she has taught for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, bar organizations across Connecticut and was an instructor at the Yale Law School.


She is an honors graduate of The University of Connecticut School of Law and Northwestern University.


Recipient of the Hon. Robert C. Zampano Award for Excellence in Mediation
Connecticut Law Tribune — voted in Reader’s Poll as the “Best Of” in Mediation and Arbitration


Connecticut Bar Foundation — Charter Cooper Fellow
Connecticut Childrens Justice Foundation — Pro Bono Counsel
Statewide Legal Services — Board of Directors
Connecticut Law Tribune — Guest Columnist
Connecticut Bar Association — ‘Case Flash’ Contributor


United States District Court — Special Master
Connecticut Superior Court — Discovery Master
American Arbitration Association — Roster of Neutrals
National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

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