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Roland F. Moots, Jr.
Terry C. Pellegrini
Ann Martindale
Barbara McMahon Dratch
Lynda Lee Arnold
Reka S. Ludanyi
Naomi L. Anstett

Roland F. Moots, Jr.
Divorce and Family Law, Personal Injury Litigation, Criminal and Motor Vehicle Defense,
and Wrongful Death Litigation.

Attorney Moots has practiced in the areas of family law, criminal law and personal injury law since
1969. His reputation and experience in significant divorce and custody matters is preeminent; and
he has represented defendants in many of the key criminal matters prosecuted in northwestern
Connecticut in the past thirty years. Major personal injury verdicts and settlements are significant.
His litigation experience includes state and federal courts in Connecticut and, with assistance of
out-of-state counsel, such states as New York, Texas, Louisiana and North Carolina. He has
argued appeals before the Appellate and Supreme Courts of Connecticut.

A graduate of Boston University School of Law in 1969, Mr. Moots received his undergraduate
degree from the University of Miami. He is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, the
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and
the American Bar Association.

A long-time resident of New Milford, Mr. Moots served as Town Counsel for more than five years
and was formerly as public defender, based in New Milford, in the Connecticut Circuit Court.

Terry C. Pellegrini
Zoning and Land Use, Commercial and Residential Real Estate, Commercial Lending and
Business Law.

Attorney Pellegrini is widely acknowledged to be the area's most experienced attorney in land use
and zoning, having practiced in that field for more than thirty years. He represents numerous
commercial and developer clients before the various boards and commissions in New Milford and
surrounding communities.

He also practices in the areas of residential and commercial real estate and has served as general
counsel to the Greater New Milford Board of Realtors for more than twenty-five years.

His community activities are extensive and include the Board of Directors of the New Milford
Hospital, of which he is past chairman. He also served as Town Attorney and Selectman for the
Town of New Milford.

Mr. Pellegrini graduated from St. Francis College in 1966 and from Villanova Law School in 1969.
A resident of New Milford for many years, Mr. Pellegrini now lives in South Kent.
Ann Martindale
Commercial and Residential Real Estate, Business Law, Commercial Lending, Zoning and
Land Use, Estate Planning, Probate, Condominium Law, Community Associations and
Environmental Law.

After graduating from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1988, Attorney Martindale
began practicing in the areas of real estate, zoning, condominium law, leasing and commercial
lending. Her practice areas have expanded to include business law, environmental law, as well as
estate planning and probate matters. She joined the firm in 1997 and is now its managing partner.

A resident of Warren, Connecticut, her community activities are extensive. She has served on the
 Warren Zoning Board of Appeals since 1995 and is currently as its chairman. She is vice
chairman of the Lake Waramaug Task Force Inc. and secretary of The Pratt Center, 190-acre
nature center located in New Milford. She is a Board member of the Warren Land Trust, a member
of the Warren Democratic Town Committee, and president of the St. John's Chorale.

An "Air Force brat" born in Virginia, she received her undergraduate degree from the University of
Michigan and holds an M.A. from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. After several
years as a newspaper reporter and in corporate public relations, she began law school in 1984. At
UConn, she was administrative editor of The Connecticut Law Review.

Barbara McMahon Dratch
Residential Real Estate, Probate, Divorce and Family Law, Employment Law, Social
Security Appeals, Criminal Law and Personal Injury Litigation.

A native of New Milford, Attorney Dratch practices in the areas of family law, criminal law, probate
administration, including adoptions and children's matters, and Social Security disability. She also
has extensive experience in personal injury litigation and residential real estate.

Before obtaining her law degree from the University of Bridgeport (now Quinnipiac) School of Law,
Mrs. Dratch has extensive experience as a paralegal and was involved in fire protection regulatory
work. She is a member of the National Fire Protection Association and an elected affiliate member
of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers.

She is a member of the New Milford Chapter of the American Red Cross, a member of the vestry
of Christ Church in Roxbury. She is a member of the Litchfield County Bar Association, the
Danbury Bar Association, and the Connecticut Bar Association.

Lynda Lee Arnold
Divorce and Family Law, Personal Injury Litigation and Real Estate.

Attorney Arnold is a native of New Milford and joined the firm in 2001 after being employed in
Danbury Superior Court as a clerk serving in family matters, civil short calendars and personal
injury jury trials. Her practice areas at the firm include family law, personal injury litigation and real

Mrs. Arnold is a 1995 graduate of Pace University School of Law and received her undergraduate
degree from Western Connecticut State University. For a number of years before entering law
school, she served as a sign language interpreter for the Danbury Board of Education.

She serves on a committee for the Connecticut Bar Association Family Law Section to establish
duties of guardians ad litem and attorneys for minor children in divorce action. She is a member of
the Litchfield, Danbury, Connecticut and New York Bar Associations.
              Reka S. Ludanyi
              Criminal Law, Motor Vehicle Defense, Divorce and Family Law, Personal Injury Litigation.


              Attorney Ludanyi joined the firm in 2003 after extensive experience as a public defender attorney
              for the State of Connecticut in the Norwalk District. Her practice area is criminal defense work.

              A native of Danbury, Ms. Ludanyi received a B.A., cum laude, in political science and international
              relations from the University of Connecticut at Storrs in 1991. She received her law degree from
              New York Law School in 1998.

              She is a member of the Danbury, Litchfield and American Bar Associations. Her volunteer
              activities include serving as a volunteer teacher at the German School of Connecticut, Weston,
              Connecticut, and she is fluent in German.

              Naomi L. Anstett
              Personal Injury


              Attorney Anstett's practice area is personal injury litigation and she has experience in this field as
              a civil litigator in a large Hartford law firm before joining our practice. Her practice includes
              automobile accidents, slip-and-falls and other premises liability matters, professional liability
              cases, products liability and other lawsuits brought by injured persons.

              A native of West Hartford, Attorney Anstett received a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and political
              science, cum laude, from Union College in Schenectady, New York. She received her law degree
              from University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2001. After leaving law school, she served as a
              judicial law clerk in New Britain Superior Court.

              She is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, the Litchfield Bar Association and the
              Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. She is also a member of the Warner Theater in Torrington,
              Connecticut, where she resides.

              Moots Pellegrini Law Firm
46 Main Street, P.O. Box 1319, New Milford, CT 06776-1319
      Telephone 860-355-4191      Fax 860-355-8487

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