- Admitted to Bar:
- Connecticut (1990)
- Connecticut Super Lawyers list
Gayle C. Carr has been a practicing attorney since her admission to the Bar in 1990. Gayle C. Carr graduated from Boston University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, cum laude in 1983. She then attended a joint law-psychology program through Hahnemann University and Villanova Law School. She received her J.D. from Villanova Law School in 1990, and was admitted to the Bar the same year. She successfully completed her doctoral internship in clinical psychology in 1991, when she began her full time practice of law. She is admitted to the Bars of the State of Connecticut, U.S. District Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals – Second Circuit. She has offices in both Litchfield and Derby, Connecticut.
Attorney Carr clerked for the Milford Superior Court from 1991 to 1992 when she left to join the firm of Cohen & Thomas. Since that time she has been an active trial lawyer with a practice concentration in Family Law. Her concentration in family law includes the representation of spouses, parents and children in all applications of family law including divorce and custody litigation, mediation, collaborative divorce, and preparation of premarital agreements . She has tried cases in both Federal and State Courts. Attorney Carr has served as a Special Master most recently for family law cases in Milford and Litchfield Courts as well as at the Middletown Regional Family Trial Docket. She is a court approved Guardian Ad Litem. She has been a speaker and co-author of materials for continuing education courses for the Bar including Family Law in Connecticut, Complex Divorce Issues for the Connecticut Practitioner, and Child Custody and Visitation in Connecticut. Attorney Carr has been a special master in multiple courts across the state.
Attorney Carr was selected to the 2019,2020 and 2021 Connecticut Super Lawyers list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 5% of attorneys in Connecticut receive this distinction. Attorney Carr maintains memberships in the Connecticut Bar Association, American Bar Association – Family Law Section and Litchfield County Bar Association. She has served on the Town of Litchfield Board of Education from 2007-2019, retiring from the position after serving as Board Chairman. Attorney Carr was chosen by the Connecticut Bar Association in 2020 to be one of the recipients of The Honorable Anthony V. DeMayo Pro Bono Award for demonstrated dedication to the provision of legal services to those in need. In addition, Attorney Carr was elected to the Borough of Litchfield Board of Warden and Burgesses in 2021, currently serves as the Senior Burgess and Acting Warden and is also on the Board of Assessment Appeals for the Town of Litchfield since 2020.