(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) issued a joint statement today following Senate confirmation vote for Kari Dooley to serve as a judge for the U.S. District Court of Connecticut. 

“Kari Dooley has served with integrity, intellect and fairness, and will bring to the federal bench years of experience as a judge, a prosecutor, and a lawyer in private practice. We know that she will be a fair and honorable judge,” Blumenthal and Murphy said. 

Dooley has served as a Connecticut Superior Court Judge since 2004, where she has presided over approximately 70 criminal and civil trials. Prior to her current position, she served as a federal criminal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut for twelve years, where she prosecuted a variety of criminal and federal offenses involving multiple cases involving sexual assault of minors, and multiple white collar fraud cases. Dooley served in the private practice of Whitman and Ransom in Greenwich, Connecticut, from 1988 to 1992. Dooley graduated from Cornell University and the University of Connecticut School of Law.