Senate Republicans Welcome New Legal Counsel, Attorney Bryan Cafferelli

January 3, 2019

Connecticut Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Len Fasano (R-North Haven) and Deputy Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Kevin Witkos (R-Canton) today announced the hiring of Attorney Bryan Cafferelli as legal counsel for the Connecticut Senate Republican Caucus.

Attorney Cafferelli has an accomplished legal career working in public service and private practice. He has most recently served as lead attorney managing drug enforcement cases for the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection. He previously served as chief of staff and legal counsel to Lieutenant Governor Michael Fedele. He has also worked as a prosecutor for the Office of the State’s Attorney.

“Our caucus is excited to welcome Attorney Cafferelli. He brings extensive experience in public service and legislative affairs as well as strong and diverse legal skills to our office,” said Sen. Fasano and Sen. Witkos. “Mr. Cafferelli is an accomplished attorney who has worked hard to serve our state in various positions throughout government. In his new role, he will assist our caucus in developing legislative policies that advance our state. Our caucus is focused on growing our economy, creating opportunities for all people, and making our state an attractive place to live, work and raise a family. Attorney Cafferelli brings strong skills to our office to help us accomplish these goals and serve our constituents.”

Cafferelli graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2003 and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of South Carolina. In 2007 he became chief of staff and legal counsel to Lt. Governor Michael Fedele where he provided legal advice on all legislative matters pertaining to the lieutenant governor’s office and rules while presiding over the Senate. He later served as executive director of the Connecticut Republican State Central Committee from 2011 – 2013. In October of 2014 he joined the Norwalk State’s Attorney’s Office and was appointed a Special Deputy Assistant State’s Attorney the following year for the Stamford / Norwalk Judicial District. As a prosecutor he handled a diverse caseload including extensive work with domestic violence cases. In April 2017, he became lead attorney managing drug enforcement cases for the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection where he was responsible for managing cases involving controlled substances, pharmacies, practitioners and other related health care and consumer protection issues.