Danielle J. B. Edwards
Danielle Edwards is an associate who focuses on civil, criminal, and child protection appeals, representing commercial and private clients in litigation before Connecticut’s appellate courts. Prior to joining Sexton & Co., Attorney Edwards practiced law with a prominent firm in Stamford, CT, where she litigated complex procedural and substantive issues of state and federal law in appellate, trial, and administrative tribunals. She began her career as a legal research clerk for the Connecticut Superior Court. Attorney Edwards has litigated myriad legal issues in a broad spectrum of practice areas, including constitutional rights, conflict of laws, insurance, collective bargaining disputes, criminal law, breach of contract, other business and personal torts, family disputes, housing law, administrative law, probate matters, land use issues, and other topics. She is admitted to practice in Connecticut, the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Attorney Edwards was selected as a Presidential Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Association in 2016, resulting in her appointment to the Appellate Advocacy Section. Since her appointment, Attorney Edwards has become a member of that Section’s Executive Committee. She is also a member of the Business Section’s Executive Committee. In addition to her work with the Connecticut Bar Association, Attorney Edwards serves on the American Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Committee and the Women in Law Committee of the Fairfield County Bar Association. Through her work with the Women in the Law Committee, she facilitates the professional development of young women attorneys. In addition, Attorney Edwards supports various other legal, faith-based, and community endeavors.
Attorney Edwards received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington in 2003 and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2010. In law school, she served as a membership editor of the Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal and received a merit scholarship. Through the law school’s Criminal Appellate Clinic, she worked on a team that brought a successful habeas corpus action for an imprisoned client.