Attorney Catherine M. Spain
AREAS OF PRACTICE
- Education Law
- Trusts and Estates
- Yale University, B.A. Music
- Indiana University, Master of Music
- University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., Dean’s Scholar
- Sacred Heart University, Sixth Year in Educational Administration
- State of Connecticut
- U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
- Connecticut Bar Association House of Delegates
- CBA LGBT Section
Attorney Catherine M. Spain is a former educator and Impartial Hearing Officer for the Connecticut Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education. In addition to her legal knowledge and skill she also possesses valuable professional experience in education and educational leadership. Attorney Spain has represented both families and school districts in educational matters, including issues related to PPT’s, mediations, expulsion hearings, labor relations and human resources.
Atty. Spain earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Yale University and her Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut School of Law where she was a Dean’s Scholar, Lead Articles Editor of the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal, and Legal Intern with the Tax Law Clinic. While attending law school she served as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Alfred V. Covello of the Federal United States District Court in Hartford, and also as a law clerk at one of Connecticut’s most prominent appellate firms following law school.
Attorney Spain has earned a Certification in Educational Administration (092) from Sacred Heart University and is Certified by the State of Connecticut as a School Administrator. She also has completed all coursework for the state Superintendency Certification (093).
Attorney Spain has published several decisions through the Connecticut Department of Education as an Impartial Hearing Officer. Her Final Ruling & Order in G.M. and J.M. v. Greenwich was recently upheld in federal district court by the Honorable Charles Haight. Her law journal article, “Reasonable Expectations in the Sphere of Liberty,” is considered a Relevant Secondary Source by Thompson Reuters Westlaw.