​​​​​​​Oakley Law Offices, LLC in Middletown​​


Katherine Dornelas

516 Main St
Middletown CT 06457
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Oakley Law Offices, Middletown, CT
Associate Attorney, Fall 2017-Present
Represent children and parents in child protection cases.

Greater Hartford Legal Aid, Hartford, CT
Justice in Our Community Fellow, Fall 2016-Spring 2017
Researched and wrote memoranda on family, housing, and employment law issues. Drafted motions and complaints. Shadowed attorneys in court. Provided legal information to prospective clients on family, housing, and employment law at community outreach events.

Matthew Dallas Gordon LLC, West Hartford, CT
Law Clerk, Summer 2016
Researched and wrote memoranda on legal issues relating to employment, insurance, personal injury, and estate planning law. Drafted motions and complaints. Observed client meetings and shadowed attorneys in court.

University of Connecticut School of Law Mediation Clinic, Hartford, CT
Legal Intern, Spring 2016
Mediated employment discrimination cases pending before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. Drafted legal memoranda. Engaged in pre-mediation contacts with attorneys and pro se litigants.

Domestic Assistance Program, Hartford, CT
Volunteer, Fall 2015
Assisted pro se litigants in completing motions and affidavits in the Court Service Center at the Hartford Family Court.

The Children’s Law Center, Hartford, CT Legal Intern, Summer 2015
Provided information on family law matters to the public on a legal hotline. Shadowed attorneys in court. Provided case management support, interviewed clients, assisted in preparing court documents, and observed mediations.


University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, CT
J.D., May 2017
Honors: University of Connecticut Scholar, Class of 1978 Scholar, Neil Jaffee ’74 Public Interest Law
Group Fellow, Justice in Our Community Fellow
Journal: Connecticut Law Review, Competition Editor
Activities: Latino Law Students Association, Treasurer, 2015-2016, Public Interest Law Group, Women
Law Students Association

Clark University, Worcester, MA
B.A., magna cum laude in Psychology, Minor in Political Science, May 2014.

Admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 2017.