Ms. Duggan received her Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from Yale University in 1990, and her Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia in 1993. After clerking for the Honorable Barry R. Schaller of the Connecticut Appellate Court, she joined the firm in 1994 and became a Director in 2001. From September 2004 October 2005, Ms. Duggan worked in the Office of Diversity and Equity at the University of Connecticut, where she investigated and decided claims of discrimination.
Attorney Duggan is admitted to the bar of the State of Connecticut (1993) and the U.S. District Court for the State of Connecticut (1994). She is a member of the Connecticut and New London County Bar Associations. In 2002, Ms. Duggan was elected as a fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation James W. Cooper Fellows Program. Ms. Duggan is a POST certified instructor for Personnel Matters, and presents annual seminars for police supervisors completing recertification training.
Attorney Duggan represents public sector entities in various aspects of municipal law. She represents public sector, private sector and non-profit entities in all areas of labor relations and employment law, such as, collective bargaining, contract administration, prohibited practice charges, grievance disputes, personnel policies and practices, wage and hour disputes, and occupational health and safety matters. She advises municipalities and private employers as to compliance with the state and/or federal Family and Medical Leave Acts, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act. Ms. Duggan frequently appears before such administrative agencies as Connecticut State Board of Mediation and Arbitration, the Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations, and the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.
Ms. Duggan is the Town Attorney for the Towns of Groton and Ledyard, and in these capacities directs, coordinates and performs municipal legal services for these communities. In addition to her representation of the Town of Montville, she also currently provides labor and employment law services to the City and Town of Groton, the Towns of Brooklyn, Chaplin, Canterbury, Griswold, North Stonington, Voluntown, Waterford and Windham, the City of Norwich Police Department, Jewett City Department of Public Utilities, Housing Authority of the City of New London and Southeastern Connecticut Water Authority.
Outside of work, Ms. Duggan remains connected to the community through a variety activities. She recently served as President of Connecticut Adoption and Family Services and Vice Chair for the Covenant Shelter of New London. As an active member of the Yale Alumni Schools Committee, Ms. Duggan interviews local high school seniors applying for undergraduate admission, and, at St. Joseph Church in New London, she participates in its Ministry of Care to nursing home residents.