An Indian American, Rupal Shah Palanki, 41, of West Hartford, has been confirmed as a judge for the Superior Court of Connecticut.
Shah-Palanki has been an assistant attorney general for 11 years. Prior to her outstanding record of public service, Shah-Palanki worked in private legal practice. She received her B.A. from College of the Holy Cross and her J.D. from GeorgetownUniversityLawCenter.
The Indian American lawyer had been nominated by Gov. Daniel Malloy Mar. 14 on a slate that included several other diverse nominations.
“I am deeply honored and humbled that Governor Malloy has nominated me to serve as a Superior Court judge,” Shah-Palanki said.
“I want to thank Governor Malloy for his belief in my abilities and character and his commitment to diversity in the judiciary. I also thank my family and friends for their constant support and the numerous mentors and colleagues I have been privileged to learn from and work with throughout my career.”