About Us

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The Gradzki difference

Attorney Monika Gradzki has exceptionally rich and diverse educational background. Upon obtaining Master of Law Degree in Poland (University of Szczecin), she came to the United States and completed with Honors the Juris
Doctor and the advance degree of Masters of Law (LLM) programs at the University of Connecticut School of Law.

While in Law School Attorney Gradzki co-authored two papers analyzing the Retail Sales Tax and the Value Added Tax. They were published by The European Law Review and The University of Warsaw Law Review in 2007.

Prior to establishing her own practice, Attorney Gradzki worked as a temporary assistant clerk at the Rockville Superior Court. Working closely with judges and
court staff gave her a unique perspective on the practice of law.

Attorney Gradzki is dedicated to helping clients with variety of legal problems. She is often referred to by many who met her as “the people’s person”. She is proud of that characterization.

To make sure she is current on the latest trends and developments in the law Attorney Gradzki is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, New Britain Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Attorney Gradzki is fluent in Polish and offers consultation without the need of an interpreter.

In her spare time, Attorney Gradzki volunteers for her local community as the President of the New Britain Lion’s Club and enjoys spending time with her family.

Legal Resume

Attorney Monika Anna Gradzki

BAR ADMISSION: Admitted to practice in Connecticut, October 2008

EDUCATION

University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, CT

  • Juris Doctor with Honors, May 2008
  • LL.M. in US Legal Studies with a Certificate in Tax, January 2007

University of Szczecin School of Law, Szczecin, Poland

  • Master’s Degree in Law (combined Bachelor and Master’s, 5 year program), May 2004

EXPERIENCE
The Gradzki Law Firm, LLC, New Britain, CT
Principal Attorney- October 2016 – present

Owner of general practice law firm with focus on real estate, immigration and civil law. Represents both individual and corporate clients. As real estate attorney provides buyer, seller, borrower and bank representation at closing, performs title searcher and title examinations, underwrites title policies with Connecticut Title Insurance Company. On average performs four/five closing per week. As immigration attorney prepared family petitions for individual clients and well was employment based petitions for corporate and municipal clients. As litigation attorney handles wide verity of cases including: divorce, contract disputes, housing matters, collection matters, personal injury matters, administrative matters. Representative clients: Town of West Hartford, Liberty Bank, Citizens Bank.

Januszewski, McQuillan and Denigris, LLP, New Britain, CT
Of-counsel Attorney- January 2012- October 2016

Attorney in a general practice law firm. Provided legal services in wide verity of legal matters: real estate closings, divorce, immigration, business transactions, probate, housing matters, contract review, drafting and litigation. Representative cases: personal and lender attorney for Farmington Bank, Wester Bank, Liberty Bank, Simsbury Bank, business asset purchase of three daycare centers, immigration petition on behalf of manufacturing company, personal injury cases, commercial real estate closing for a loan in excess of one million dollars.

The Gradzki Law Firm, LLC, Cromwell, CT
Principal Attorney- March 2009 – January 2012

Owner of general practice law firm with focus on civil, family, real estate and immigration law. Handled wide verity of cases including: workers’ compensation, unemployment compensation appeals, civil theft, collections, divorce, immigration petitions and litigation, real estate closings, criminal defense.

State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Hartford, CT
Temporary Assistant Clerk – March 2009 – November 2009

Prepared files for short calendar hearings, specially scheduled hearings and trials, including jury trials. Assisted the judges during hearings and trials. Sent judicial notices. Decided motions for default and signed bank, property and wage executions. Assisted attorneys and the public with forms and procedures in family, magistrate and civil matters. Acquired detailed knowledge of the Connecticut Practice Book, including Rules of Evidence. Used e-filing, Edison and Cater on daily basis.

University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, CT
Research Assistant – January – May 2008

Assisted Professor Leonard Orland with the revision and update of his chapter in the book: The Justices of the United States Supreme Court. Read opinions written by Justice Stevens as well as many scholarly publications regarding Justice Stevens’ person. Analyzed Stevens’ approach to issues such as antitrust, death penalty, statutory interpretation, voting rights, prisoners’ right.

Scibilia & McCuin PC, Berlin, CT
Legal Intern, September 2005 – August 2006

Researched case law and statutory authority on issues regarding real estate transactions. Conducted research on the zoning regulations; specifically analyzed definition of wetlands. Assisted in setting up condominium association. Prepared pre-closing and post-closing documents. Interviewed clients. Drafted contracts, affidavits, and wills. Prepared title searches and recorded documents. Performed internal audit of archived files.

University of Connecticut Tax Clinic, Hartford, CT
Legal Extern, June – July 2006

Interviewed clients, analyzed legal rules and available options. Researched law concerning innocent spouse relief and offer in compromise. Prepared a presentation for the Polish community in New Britain.

District Attorney Office, Slawno, Poland
Legal Intern, September 2003
Interviewed suspects and witnesses. Observed court proceedings and collaborated with District Attorney on evidentiary rules and legal analysis relevant to pending matters before the Court.

PUBLICATIONS

Sales Tax in the United States- Theory & Practice, 7 European Law Review 81, Warsaw, Poland (03/2006) (co-author with Professor Richard Pomp)

Sales Taxes in the United States – Historical Development and Policy Analysis, 10 University of Warsaw Law Review, Warsaw, Poland (05/2006) (co-author with Professor Richard Pomp)
AFFILIATIONS:

Connecticut Attorney’s Title Insurance Company– title agent

American Immigration Lawyers Association – member

Connecticut Bar Association – member

Lion’s Club of New Britain – President

SKILLS: Fluent in Polish.

The Gradzki Law Firm