For more than twenty years, Judge Daniel Caruso has had a distinguished career as an attorney, elected official and now Judge of Probate for the District of Fairfield, Connecticut, and Chairman of the Connecticut Siting Counsel. Resident in the firm's Fairfield office, Judge Caruso has established a general practice that concentrates in Real Estate, as well as Trusts and Estates.
Judge Caruso attended the University of Connecticut, where he graduated with a BA in Political Science in 1980. Thereafter, Judge Caruso attended Vermont Law School, where he earned his JD in 1983. Shortly thereafter, he was admitted to the Connecticut Bar. In 1984, Judge Caruso was admitted to the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Daniel Caruso was elected State Representative for the 134th District in 1989, and served in the Connecticut General Assembly for 6 years before being elected Judge of Probate for the District of Fairfield in 1994. He has also served as the interim judge to fill vacancies in the districts of New Canaan and Greenwich. In 2006 he was appointed by Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell to chair the Connecticut Siting Counsel. The Connecticut Siting Counsel is charged with locating electric generation and transmission, natural gas, and cellular telecommunications infrastructure, throughout the state by balancing the public need for, and the adequate and reliable supply of such utilities, with the lowest reasonable cost to consumers while protecting the environment.
Since 1995, Judge Caruso has been a member of the Connecticut Probate Assembly and is now its 1st vice-president. He is also a member of the National College of Probate Judges. A member of the Connecticut Bar Association, Judge Caruso served on the Executive Committee for Trusts and Estates for many years. Judge Caruso is a resident of Fairfield, Connecticut.