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Emily Connolly Ralabate

Founder / Attorney

Emily brings a unique combination of legal experience and public service to CBR. As a graduate of The Feinstein Institute of Public and Community Service at Providence College, Emily has learned by serving others. She critically analyzes all legal aspects of the issues affecting her clients and strives to shape innovative and impactful legal action.

In 2011, Emily began practicing law in Connecticut and has proudly practiced together with her father Jim and sister Brigid ever since. Before entering the legal profession, Emily worked as an admissions director for multiple nursing homes in Connecticut – an experience that opened her eyes to the many hardships facing senior citizens. Armed with this perspective, Emily now fiercely advocates for the rights of older or disabled clients whose security, safety, and health have been compromised because of negligence.

Emily also has experience working with children and adolescents and is sensitive to the challenges that confront young people on a daily basis. She spent 2 years teaching social studies to 6th, 7th and 8th graders for the Diocese of Bridgeport in Fairfield where she also organized and coached a cross country program for her students.

Emily grew up in Stratford, Connecticut, and graduated from Providence College magna cum laude.  She also participated in the Masters in Teaching program at Sacred Heart University in Bridgeport, CT during her time teaching. Emily received her Juris Doctorate from Roger Williams University School of Law in 2011. When Emily entered her last year, she attended Quinnipiac University School of Law as a visiting student (non-degree candidate) for her last semester.

Emily has tried and won cases in multiple jurisdictions, including Bridgeport, Ansonia/Milford, and New Haven.

lawyers of distinction



  • Roger Williams University School of Law, J.D., Bristol, Rhode Island (Spring 2011)
  • Providence College, B.A., Providence, Rhode Island (Spring 2005)

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut - 2011

Academic Awards & Honors

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, CALI Award (highest grade), Law and Medicine (Spring 2011), CALI Award (highest grade), Advanced Civil Procedure – Connecticut Practice (Spring 2011)
  • Roger Williams University School of Law, CALI Award (highest grade), Legal Methods (Fall 2007)
  • Providence College, National Society of Collegiate Scholars (outstanding scholarship, leader and service) (Spring 2002)

Professional Associations

  • Connecticut Bar Association (CBA)
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA)
  • Bridgeport Bar Association (BBA)