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Tara Dugo

Tara is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, American Bar Association, Fairfield County Bar Association, and Greater Danbury Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in Connecticut and the United States Supreme Court.

Tara currently serves as the Chair of the Limited Scope Representation Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association.  She has previously served as a co-chair of the Fairfield County Bar Association’s "Women and the Law" and "Appellate Law" executive committees,  as a member of the District 4 House of Delegates for the Connecticut Bar Association, and on the executive committee of the Connecticut Bar Association/Young Lawyers Section as a co-chair of the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Committee.

Tara currently serves as a Special Master in the Stamford Superior Court and as a volunteer in the Stamford Superior Court to provide legal assistance to self-represented family law litigants through the Volunteer Attorney Program.   She has previously volunteered as the statewide coordinator of the Lawyers in the Classroom program in Connecticut and the coordinator of the high school mock trial program for New Haven County through CT Civics First.



  • Pace Law School, Juris Doctor
  • State University of New York, at New Paltz, Bachelor of Arts, Sociology


Honors / Awards


  • New Leader in the Law, CT Law Tribune (2016, 2017)
  • 10 Best Female Attorneys (Connecticut), American Institute of Family Law Associates, 2018-2020
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in Connecticut,  NAFLA (2021)
  • Connecticut Rising Star, as listed in New England Super Lawyers (2015 - 2020)^
  • Connecticut Super Lawyers, as listed in New England Super Lawyers (2021-2023)^
  • World’s Most Influential Women in Law for 2023
  • Best Lawyers in America®, recognized in 2024+


Publications / Presentations


  • Connecticut Law Tribune, 2012, "Special Needs Children Create Special Challenges"
  • Connecticut Law Tribune, 2015, "Alimony in Connecticut: A Rudderless Ship"
  • CBA/YLS (2013), "Deconstructing a Custody Evaluation"
  • CBA/YLS (2014), "Handling DCF Investigations"
  • CBA/YLS (2015), "The Anatomy of a Special Needs Trust"
  • CBA/YLS (2016), "Achieving Better Custody Outcomes"
  • FCBA (2019), "With Apologies to David Letterman:  The Top Ten Supreme Court Cases of the Past Year"
  • CBA (2022): "Limited Scope Representation:  Grow your Practice, Promote Access to Justice"
  • World’s Most Influential Women in Law, 2023.

World Leaders Magazine recognizes Tara Dugo as one of the World’s Most Influential Women in Law for 2023

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