Linda Morkan maintains a litigation practice dedicated to appellate advocacy and chairs the firm's Appellate Practice Group. Since joining the firm, Ms. Morkan has been involved in more than 175 appeals before the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts; the Rhode Island Supreme Court; the Supreme Judicial and Appeals Courts of Massachusetts; the New York Court of Appeals; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First, Second, Fifth, Sixth, and D.C. Circuits; and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ms. Morkan is a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, an honor open only to those who have practiced as an appellate advocate for at least 15 years and possess a reputation of recognized distinction. Academy membership is limited to 500 members in the United States and is by invitation only. She is a past recipient of the David H. Neiditz Professional Writing Award for the best-written Connecticut appellate brief and was a volunteer adjunct professor at the UCONN School of Law for more than a decade, teaching appellate advocacy skills to first-year law students.
Ms. Morkan currently serves as Co-Chair of the Appellate Advocacy Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, and serves as the senior topical editor in appellate law of the quarterly Connecticut Bar Journal, a volunteer, scholarly publication of the Connecticut Bar Association. She also frequently authors articles dedicated to appellate advocacy in local, regional, and national publications.
Following her graduation from law school, Ms. Morkan served as law clerk to the Honorable Daniel F. Spallone of the Connecticut Appellate Court.