Donna Civitello has been a partner in the law firm of Carter & Civitello, located in Woodbridge, Connecticut, since 1987. She concentrates her practice in the areas of workers compensation and Social Security disability, and has also served as Town Counsel to a Connecticut municipality for many years. She received her B.A. from Yale University in 1978 and her J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1986. She is admitted to the United States District Court for Connecticut and to the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a Fellow of the College of Workers Compensation Lawyers. Ms. Civitello is a member of the Chairmans Legal Advisory Committee to the Connecticut Workers Compensation Commission. She has served as the editor-in-chief of Compensation Quarterly, a magazine for Connecticut workers compensation practitioners, and is currently a member of its Editorial Board.
She is a former member of the Connecticut Bar Associations Standing Committee on Workers Compensation Certification, the entity which certifies lawyers as workers compensation specialists in Connecticut, and now serves on its Examining Committee, the entity which prepares and grades certification examinations. She was the Secretary of the Connecticut Bar Associations Workers Compensation Executive Committee, and continues as a member of the Executive Committee.
Since 2010, she has been an adjunct professor of law at the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she teaches a workers compensation course. Ms. Civitello lectures and conducts seminars locally and nationally on the subject of workers compensation for lawyers, students, unions, medical providers, and occupational health professionals. She has been listed annually in Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, since 1995 to the present, for her work in the area of workers compensation. She has been named a member of The Outstanding Lawyers of America, is named in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, and is named in New England Super Lawyers. She is a recipient of the 2006 ConnectiCOSH Irving Selikoff award.