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Verna B. Lilburn - New Haven, CT

59 Elm St.Suite 140 New Haven, CT 06510

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Updated: 06/26/2019

New Haven Family Law Lawyer


I became an attorney in 1991 as the next step in my lifelong dedication to advocating for others. During the years preceding my legal career, I learned to appreciate individual differences and to understand that behavior must be viewed within the context of one's circumstances. I also learned that people are capable of learning, growing and dealing with a complex court system if they have strong representation...

About Verna B. Lilburn

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Principal, Lilburn Law

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Domestic Violence ( as it pertains to Family Law)


  • 50%


Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1991
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1992

Other Affiliations

  • New Haven County Bar Association, 1992 - Present (Member, Family Law Section)
  • Connecticut Bar Association, 1992 - Present (Member, Family Law Section)
  • CT Bar Association Family Law Section, 2011 - Present (Executive Committee)
  • CT Bar Association Professional Discipline Section, 1991 - Present (Member)

Pro Bono Activities

  • University of New Haven - Chair of Legal Studies Advisory Board, 2005 - Present

Past Positions

  • University of New Haven, Adjunct Faculty, 1992 - 2005
  • Law Offices of William C. Bruce, Glastonbury, CT,, Associate Attorney, 1994
  • Law Offices of J.J. Narkiewicz, Wethersfield, CT, Associate Attorney, 1992 - 1994
  • Law Offices of Roger Sullivan, Branford, CT, Associate Attorney, 1991 - 1992
  • Bruce & Associates, 1992


  • Quinnipiac College School of Law, Hamden, Connecticut
  • St. John's University
    B.S., Education
  • Columbia University
    M.A. Psychology
  • Fairfield University
    Certificate of Advanced Study
  • Labor Education Center and Quinnipiac Dispute Resolution, 40 Hour Mediation Certificate Course, 2003
  • Quinnipiac College School of Law, Interdisciplinary Certificate Program for Divorce Lawyers, 1999


Accepts Credit Cards


Published Works

  • Author: Note, "Abandonment as a Ground for the Termination of Parental Rights"
  • Author: Note, "Connecticut Probate Law Journal", Volume 5, No. 2, 1988

Office Information


59 Elm St.Suite 140 New Haven, CT 06510


  • 203-773-0051

Office Hours

9:00 -5:00 or by appointment


Other Sources of Feedback About Verna B. Lilburn

Included on the 2023 Connecticut list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Connecticut Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Verna B. Lilburn on Super Lawyers


  • Outstanding Legal Achievement , 1991
  • Outstanding Legal Achievement , 1990
  • NDEA Grant: Study High School Reading from Notre Dame de Namur University, 1968

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