WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) issued the following statement following news that Kari Dooley has been nominated to serve as District Judge for the District of Connecticut. Blumenthal and Murphy recommended Dooley’s nomination to the White House. 

“We are pleased the White House has agreed with our recommendation to nominate Kari Dooley as a United States District Court Judge for the District of Connecticut. Judge Dooley has extensive experience in civil and criminal matters having appeared in federal court as an assistant U.S. Attorney and presiding in state court as a superior court judge. She has a well-deserved reputation for her tireless work ethic, a high standard of integrity, and an admirable judicial temperament. Most importantly, she has earned the deep respect of her colleagues and peers,” said Blumenthal and Murphy.

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.