Bernard Pellegrino

Bernard Pellegrino

Bernard Pellegrino

Bernard Pellegrino was a respected jurist, devoted family man and benefactor of many non-profit organizations in New Haven County during his lifetime.

The New Haven native attended local schools and went on to graduate from Yale College and the Yale Law School. Admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1928, the young attorney practiced law in the Elm City. His career spanned almost fifty-five years.

He was named Town Counsel in Hamden and later was appointed Judge of the Hamden Municipal Court by Governor John Cabot Lodge.

In addition to his professional life, Mr. Pellegrino carried on a wide range of activities on behalf of governmental, civic, and religious organizations; including the Italian-American Historical Society of CT.  Through his foresight, counsel and exhortation, he freely and graciously served as personal legal counsel to many of these organizations.

He and his wife Frances had two sons, Bernard, Jr. and Joseph, who both became lawyers and later joined him in the law practice, becoming known as The Pellegrino Law Firm. Bernard, Jr. is still at the helm of the Firm at its location for the last 40 years at 475 Whitney Avenue in New Haven.

Up until the day Bernard Pellegrino, Sr. died, in 1984, he continued to practice law. His commitment to providing superior legal service is a trademark of the firm to this day. In the late 80s, third generation Pellegrinos, Bernard Jr.’s daughter, Frances, and Joseph’s son, Bernard, joined the Firm to carry on the tradition firmly established by their grandfather.