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Kara Moreau - New Haven, CT

350 Orange Street New Haven, CT 06511 - 6403

Updated: 11/13/2023

Overview

Kara Moreau has established an enviable reputation for her representation of clients in state and federal courts. She graduated summa cum laude from Quinnipiac University School of Law. She was third in her class and served as Lead Articles Editor at the Quinnipiac Law Review and President of the Mock Trial Society.

Before joining Jacobs & Dow she worked for six years at a criminal firm where she defended clients in serious felonies, including homicide, as well as misdemeanors...

Kara Moreau has established an enviable reputation for her representation of clients in state and federal courts. She graduated summa cum laude from Quinnipiac University School of Law. She was third in her class and served as Lead Articles Editor at the Quinnipiac Law Review and President of the Mock Trial Society.

Before joining Jacobs & Dow she worked for six years at a criminal firm where she defended clients in serious felonies, including homicide, as well as misdemeanors. She has represented more than 100 defendants in state and federal courts and has tried a number of cases to verdict as associate counsel, including murder and illegal distribution of drugs. Kara is skilled at litigating federal sentencing guidelines issues to the benefit of her clients. She also represents clients in post-conviction matters, including appeals and habeas corpus.

Kara has been appointed by the Judges of the United States District Court to the Criminal Justice Act Committee which screens and supervises appointment of counsel in federal criminal cases. She is an incoming adjunct professor of Trial Practice at Quinnipiac University School of Law. She also coaches a Mock Trial Team at Quinnipiac University School of Law.

Kara is also a board member of Connecticut Star, a non-profit organization created to provide financial support for Support Court, a program developed in the Connecticut federal courts to aid defendants who are struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.

Since joining Jacobs & Dow, Kara has broadened her practice to include representation of clients in civil matters, including personal injury litigation.

Kara grew up in Warwick, Rhode Island. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Roger Williams University and earned a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor Science Degree. Kara currently resides in West Haven with her husband and their pets.

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 2016
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2019

Other Affiliations

  • Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2017- present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2017-present
  • New Haven Inns of Court, 2022-present
  • CT Star, Board Member, 2022-present
  • Criminal Justice Act Committee for the District of Connecticut, 2023- present

Education

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, Connecticut, 2016
    J.D.
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Honors: ABA Criminal Justice Advocacy Competition: 2015 Competition Champion Team
    Honors: Mock Trial Society Intermural Competition: 2014 Best Overall Advocate
  • Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island, 2013
    B.S.
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Honors: Alpha Chi, National Honors Society
    Major: Legal Studies
  • Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island, 2013
    B.A.
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Honors: Alpha Chi, National Honors Society
    Major: Political Science

Office Information

Address

350 Orange Street New Haven, CT 06511 - 6403

Fax

  • 203-772-1691

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm; Saturday-Sunday: Closed

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