Judge Elliot N. Solomon graduated from Gettysburg College with a
Bachelor of Arts in 1971 and earned his Juris Doctor from Temple University
School of Law in 1974. Judge Solomon was admitted to the bar in the State of
Connecticut, the State of New Jersey, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the
United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, the United
States Tax Court and the United States Court of Military Appeals.
Judge Solomon became a judge of the Superior Court on March 8, 1996, after having been nominated to the position by Governor John G. Rowland. Judge Solomon has served as the Presiding Judge for the Family Division in the New London, Hartford and Tolland Judicial Districts. He has also served as the Presiding Judge for Part A in the Hartford Judicial District and G.A. 14 Courthouse as well as the Presiding Judge for the Criminal Division in the Tolland Judicial District. Additionally, Judge Solomon has served as the Assistant Administrative Judge for the Hartford Judicial District and currently serves as the Administrative Judge of the Tolland Judicial District where he represents the Chief Court Administrator in managing the court’s dockets and overseeing the administrative matters arising in the district.
Judge Solomon currently serves as the co-chair of the Judicial Branch’s Access to Justice Commission. He is a member of the Commission on Civil Court Alternative Dispute Resolution and the Family Commission, and currently serves as the chair of the Standing Committee on Video and Teleconferencing. Judge Solomon has served as the Chairperson of the Wiretap Panel since September 2, 2005. Finally, he previously served as the chair of the Superior Court Rules Committee’s Task Force to Study Minimum Continuing Legal Education.
Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Solomon was engaged in the private practice of law with the firm of Hebb & Gitlin, where he was a partner. Judge Solomon has a broad range of litigation experience representing financial institutions, corporations and individuals in federal and state courts. From 1977-1980, Judge Solomon worked in the homicide and special investigations unit and the career criminal unit for the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office in New Jersey. He also worked in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps for the U.S. Army at Fort Dix, New Jersey, from 1974-1977.