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                                                         THE ATTORNEYS
                                                         Roland F. Moots, Jr.
                                                         Terry C. Pellegrini
                                                         Ann Martindale
                                                         Barbara McMahon Dratch
                                                         Lynda Lee Arnold
                                                         Reka S. Ludanyi
                                                         David R. Gronbach

                                                         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.

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                                                         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.

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                                                         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.

                                                         David R. Gronbach

                                                         Personal Injury Litigation, Civil Litigation


                                                         Attorney Gronbach is a member of the firm's civil practice, with a focus on personal injury
                                                         litigation. Having previously worked at a Connecticut insurance defense firm, he has a unique
                                                         perspective on cases to achieve positive results for his clients. Mr. Gronbach has litigated
                                                         commercial disputes involving condominium associations; federal and state criminal defense
                                                         cases; wrongful death suits; medical malpractice claims; civil rights claims; and an array of
                                                         personal injury actions. An important component of David's civil work is his experience prosecuting
                                                         and defending appeals. David has argued cases in both Connecticut and New York appellate
                                                         courts. The appeals have ranged from commercial matters, civil disputes, and criminal matters.

                                                         He received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Albany, and
                                                         received his Juris Doctorate in 2001 from the Pace University School of Law in White Plains, New
                                                         York. While at law school, David was the recipient of the Dean's List and Ranking Scholar
                                                         designations. He spent a semester studying in London, England and participated in the Gray's Inn
                                                         Moot Court. He graduated from law school with certifications in Environmental and International

                                                         Mr. Gronbach is licensed to practice law in Connecticut and New York state courts. He is also
                                                         admitted in Connecticut Federal Court, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the
                                                         Eastern District of Michigan, and the United States Supreme Court.

                                                         He was raised in Westchester County, New York and lives in New Milford with his wife and three
                                                         children. He is active with his family and community organizations in the New Milford area.

                                                         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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