Eliot D. Prescott was born January 21, 1965 in New Bedford,
Massachusetts. He attended St. George's School in Newport, Rhode Island,
and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts
at Amherst in 1988. He graduated with high honors from the
University of Connecticut School of Law in 1992.
school, Judge Prescott served as the law clerk to the Honorable David M.
Borden on the Connecticut Supreme Court. He also worked as an associate
in the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP.
In 1994, Judge Prescott returned to Connecticut where he served as an
Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Attorney General.
In 2001, he became the Department Head of the Special Litigation
Department within the Office of the Attorney General, where he
supervised lawyers, accountants, paralegals and other support staff.
During his tenure as an Assistant Attorney General, he represented the
State of Connecticut in complex litigation matters in state and federal
court, and argued more than 25 appeals in the Connecticut
Supreme Court, Appellate Court and the United States Court of Appeals
for the Second Circuit. In 2002, he received the "New Leaders of the
Law" award from the Connecticut Law Tribune for outstanding government
Judge Prescott was appointed to the Superior Court by
Governor John G. Rowland in 2004. During his time as a trial
judge, Judge Prescott presided over Part A and Part B criminal trials
and civil matters in various locations around the State. He also
served as the Presiding Judge of the Administrative Appeals and Tax
Session of the Superior Court. He served as a member of the Rules
Committee of the Superior Court and the Advisory Committee on the
Appellate Rules. On numerous occasions, he has served on the faculty of
the annual Connecticut Judges' Institute.
From 1998 to 2015, Judge Prescott was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the
University of Connecticut School of Law, where he taught administrative law. He is the
co-author, along with Professor Colin C. Tait, of two legal treatises:
Connecticut Appellate Practice and Procedure (ALM), and Tait's Handbook
of Connecticut Evidence (Wolters Kluwer).
Judge Prescott was
appointed to the Appellate Court in 2014 by Governor Dannel P. Malloy.