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Rome McGuigan, P.C.

Responsive. Innovative. Effective.
In Stamford : 203-324-4300
In Hartford : 860-549-1000
Toll Free : 866-558-6182

Proloy K. Das

Proloy K. Das

Location:
Hartford, Connecticut
Phone:
860-493-3446
Fax:
860-724-3921
Email:

Attorney Das handles special litigation matters including appeals in criminal, civil, contract and family law cases. He joined Rome McGuigan in June 2007 after serving as an Assistant State's Attorney in the Appellate Bureau of the Chief State's Attorney's Office from 2002-2007 and as an adjunct professor on appellate advocacy at the University of Connecticut School of Law from 2005-2007. Attorney Das has briefed and argued over forty appeals in the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Courts and has published several articles on developing trends in the law.

Representative Cases

Significant Supreme Court Cases

Televised Oral Arguments

  • Click here to see televised arguments before the Connecticut Supreme Court in Republican Party v. Denise W. Merrill, Secretary of the State (Sept. 2012)
  • Click here to see televised arguments before the Connecticut Supreme Court in St. Paul Travelers v. Kuehl (Oct 2010)
  • Click here to see televised trial court arguments in Connecticut State Police Union v. Governor, et al. (Sept 2011)

Other Cases Argued/Briefed

  • Cruz v. Visual Perceptions, LLC, 136 Conn. App. 330 (2012) (breach of employment contract)
  • Jansen v. Jansen, 136 Conn. App. 210 (2012) (modification of alimony obligation)
  • Canty v. Otto, 304 Conn. 546 (2012) (first impression issue over application of Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act)
  • Meyers v. Livingston, 134 Conn. App. 785 (2012) (statute of limitations for professional malpractice claim) (Supreme Court appeal pending)
  • State v. Miscellaneous Fireworks, 132 Conn. App. 679 (2011) (successfully represented consumer pyrotechnics manufacturer against Connecticut Department of Public Safety and Attorney General over interpretation of statue regarding consumer pyrotechnics)
  • Connecticut State Police Union v. Governor, et. al., HHD-CV11-6024776-S (2012) (successfully represented State Police Union in action against Governor and Attorney General regarding police staffing mandates)
  • McKeon v. Lennon, 131 Conn. App. 585 (2011) (appeal addressing financial order issued pursuant to judgment of divorce)
  • Town of Marlborough vs. AFSME, Council 4, 130 Conn. App. 556 (2011) (town appeal from arbitration award regarding town assessor position)
  • Rostad v. Hirsch, 128 Conn. App. 119 (2011) (paternity action involving chairman of large corporation)
  • Arias v. Geisinger, 126 Conn. App. 860 (2011) (motor vehicle exception to workers compensation exclusivity provision)
  • St. Paul Travelers v. Kuehl, 299 Conn. App. 800 (2011) (exhaustion of administrative remedies for workers compensation statutes)
  • Perricone v. Perricone, 292 Conn. 187 (2009) (constitutionality of non-defamation orders)
  • Froom Development Corp. v. Developers Realty, Inc., 114 Conn. App. 618 (2009) (commercial contracts)
  • State v. Preston, 286 Conn. 367 (2008) (jurisdictional of appellate court over probation revocation)
  • State v. Kelly, 106 Conn. App. 414 (2008) (prosecutorial impropriety)
  • Grant v. Commissioner of Correction, 103 Conn. App. 366 (2007) (ineffective assistance of counsel)
  • State v. Jose G., 102 Conn. App. 748 (2007) (adequacy of record; prosecutorial impropriety)
  • State v. Jones, 99 Conn. App. 196 (2007) (sufficiency of the evidence for drug possession)
  • State v. D'Haity, 99 Conn. App. 375 (2007) (sufficiency of evidence for sexual assault convictions)
  • State v. Smith, 280 Conn. 285 (2006) (source of semen exception to rape-shield law)
  • State v. Jackson, 93 Conn. App. 671 (2006) (reasonable doubt instruction)
  • State v. Moore, 97 Conn. App. 243 (2006) (accessory to criminal impersonation & failure to appear)
  • State v. Gumbs, 94 Conn. App. 747 (2006) (sufficiency of evidence for probation revocation)
  • State v. Sewell, 95 Conn. App. 815 (2006) (late disclosure of witness)
  • Hollby v. Commissioner of Correction, 98 Conn. App. 751 (2006) (ineffective assistance of counsel)
  • Cole v. Commissioner of Correction, 96 Conn. App. 852 (2006) (ineffective assistance of counsel)
  • State v. Francis, 90 Conn. App. 676 (2005) (sufficiency of evidence)
  • State v. Monk, 88 Conn. App. 543 (2005) (adequacy of canvass)
  • State v. Marshall, 87 Conn. App. 592 (2005) (admissibility of evidence)
  • Dontigney v. Commissioner of Correction, 87 Conn. App. 681 (2005) (doctrine of collateral estoppel)
  • State v. Sanders, 86 Conn. App. 757 (2005) (admissibility of evidence)
  • Daniel H. v. Commissioner of Correction, 89 Conn. App. 904 (2005) (ineffective assistance of counsel)
  • Daniels v. Commissioner of Correction, 86 Conn. App. 62 (2004) (actual innocence)
  • State v. Smith, 83 Conn. App. 411 (2004) (waiver of jury trial)
  • State v. Jarrett, 82 Conn. App. 489 (2004) (prosecutorial misconduct)
  • State v. Izzo, 82 Conn. App. 285 (2004) (admissibility of evidence)
  • State v. Bookless, 82 Conn. App. 216 (2004) (waiver)
  • State v. Vlahos, 81 Conn. App. 904 (2004) (reconciliation of General Statutes §§ 14-215 and 14-36)
  • State v. Ramos, 271 Conn. 785 (2004) (self-defense)
  • State v. Smith, 85 Conn. App. 96 (2004) (rape-shield law)
  • State v. Long, 268 Conn. 508 (2004) (constitutionality of insanity acquittee statutes)
  • State v. Singleton, 81 Conn. App. 409 (2004) (sufficiency of field tests for narcotics)
  • State v. McKiernan, 78 Conn. App. 182 (2003) (first amendment gloss to disorderly conduct statute)
  • State v. Bothwell, 78 Conn. App. 64 (2003) (scrivener's errors in DUI conviction)
  • State v. Harvey, 77 Conn. App. 225 (2003) (admissibility of evidence)
  • Bruno v. Commissioner of Correction, 74 Conn. App. 910 (2003) (ineffective assistance of counsel)
  • Dash v. Commissioner of Correction, 74 Conn. App. 909 (2003) (ineffective assistance of counsel)
  • State v. Santiago, 74 Conn. App. 736 (2003) (sufficiency of the evidence)

In the News

Honors and Awards:

  • Connecticut Super Lawyers Rising Star®:  2008-2012
  • Connecticut Super Lawyer®: 2013
  • Best Lawyers Under 40, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), 2011
  • 40 Under Forty, Hartford Business Journal, 2007
  • New Leaders of Law: Development of the Law Award, Connecticut Law Tribune, 2005

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 2001
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2008

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana
    • J.D. - 2000
    • Law Journal: Indiana Law Journal, Staff Editor and Student Author
  • Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA
    • A.B. - 1997
    • Major: Economics and Political Science

Published Works

  • "Note: Offensive Protection: The Potential Application of Intellectual Property Law to Scripted-Sports Plays", 75 Indiana Law Journal 1073, 2000
  • "2006 Connecticut Supreme Court Review - Skakel: Crown Jewel of Criminal Jurisprudence", Connecticut Law Tribune, Sept., 2006
  • "2007 Connecticut Supreme Court Review - Grappling with Novel Prosecutions", Connecticut Law Tribune, Sept., 2007
  • "2008 Connecticut Supreme Court Review - Putting Restraints on Kidnapping Prosecutions", Connecticut Law Tribune, Sept., 2008
  • "2009 Connecticut Supreme Court Review - Important DUI Cases Highlighted the Term", Connecticut Law Tribune, Sept., 2009
  • "2010 Connecticut Supreme Court Review - Justices Rule on Post-Conviction DNA Testing", Connecticut Law Tribune, Sept., 2010
  • 2012 Connecticut Supreme Court Review - Eyewitness ID Ruling Could Have National Impact, Connecticut Law Tribune, Sept., 2012

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Appellate Advocacy, University of Connecticut School of Law, 2005 - 2007
  • Faculty, CBA Seminar, "Introduction to Appellate Advocacy,", 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Connecticut Asian Pacific Bar Association, President - Elect
  • Judicial Performance Evaluation Program Advisory Panel Appointed by Chief Justice, 2009 - Present
  • Connecticut Law Tribune Advisory Board, Member, 2007 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics, 2011 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Journal Board of Editors, Member, 2007 - Present
  • South Asian Bar Association of Connecticut, Vice-President, 2005 - 2007
  • South Asian Bar Association of Connecticut, Board Member, 2012 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Officer, 2006 - 2009
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Chair, 2009 - 2010
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Appellate Practice Chair, 2004 - 2006
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Co Vice-Chair, Criminal Justice Committee, 2006 - 2007
  • Oliver Ellsworth Chapter of Inns of Court, Barrister, 2007 - 2010
  • Connecticut Bar Association Appellate Section, Executive Committee, 2006 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, Executive Committee, 2007 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association Litigation Section, Executive Committee, 2010 - Present
  • Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society, Member, 2007 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Historical Society, Member, 2008 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Appellate Bureau - Office of the Chief State's Attorney, Connecticut, Assistant State's Attorney, 2002 - 2007
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