Ms. Ripegno graduated from Boston University in 1998 with honors. She received her law degree from Pace University School of Law in 2001, also graduating with honors. Ms. Ripegno is a member of both the State of Connecticut and State of New York bars. She has been practicing law since 2001 and is experienced in probate, wills, trusts and estates, as well as residential real estate law. Ms. Ripegno frequently serves as the court-appointed attorney, guardian ad-litem and conservator in such diverse cases as probable cause hearings, appointments of guardians and conservators, the temporary and permanent removal of parental rights, adoption matters and matters relating to the probate of wills and the administration of decedents’ estates. Ms. Ripegno was born in Greenwich, Connecticut and now resides in Stamford, Connecticut with her three children.