NEWSMAKER OF THE DAY: EILEEN C. DUGGAN

AttorneyWATERFORD WOMAN NAMED LEDYARD'S TOWN ATTORNEY

By James Mosher
Published in The Norwich Bulletin
March 22, 2012

In the news: Eileen C. Duggan, 43, a director at New London based Suisman Shapiro Attorneys-at-Law, has been hired to be Ledyard's town attorney. She began her duties in December after the inauguration of Mayor John Rodolico.

Business across the region: Duggan has been the attorney for the Town of Groton since 2006. She joined Suisman Shapiro in 1994, the year after receiving her law degree from the University of Virginia, and became a director in 2001. From September 2004 to October 2005, Duggan worked in the University of Connecticut's Office of Diversity and Equity, investigating discrimination complaints. She handles labor issues in the Norwich Police Department and has done municipal work in Canterbury and Chaplin.

Connecticut native: A Derby native, Duggan lives in Waterford with her 12-year-old daughter, Angela, and two cats that she got from a rescue facility. She earned her undergraduate degree from Yale University in 1990. When not working, she enjoys being outdoors and reading.

Quotable: "It's a nice opportunity for me and the firm to work in Ledyard," Duggan said. "It's a natural outgrowth since the firm is taking on more and more municipal business. It's great to be able to do problem solving."