Granby residents promoted in Attorney General’s office and judicial branch

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Granby resident Ann Lynch, former head of the Office of the Connecticut Attorney General’s Employment Rights Department, was recently elevated to Judge of the Connecticut Superior Court. 

Ann Lynch

Lynch had worked in the Employment Rights Department since 2012, where she defended employment and civil rights actions brought against the State of Connecticut, its officials and employees. 

From 1994 to 2012, Lynch worked as an Assistant Attorney General in the Public Safety Department, where she defended the Connecticut Department of Corrections, the Connecticut State Police, and individual officials and employees of those agencies. 

From 1990 to 1994, Lynch worked as a litigation associate with Updike Kelly and Spellacy in Hartford. She received her bachelor of arts in economics and sociology from the State University of New York at Albany and her juris doctorate from the University Of Connecticut School Of Law.

In May, Attorney General Jepsen promoted Assistant Attorney General Erik Lohr, also of Granby, to take Lynch’s job in the Employment Rights Department.

Erik Lohr

Lohr will oversee the Employment Rights Department defending state agencies and officials in employment-related litigation and administrative complaints, and provide legal advice and guidance to state agencies on various employment issues.

Lohr served in the United States Navy, with active-duty assignments as a reactor operator aboard a fast-attack nuclear submarine in Groton, and as a staff instructor at the Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit formerly located in Windsor.

In 2008, Lohr joined the Office of the Attorney General’s Child Protection Department and transitioned to the Employment Rights Department in 2011. Lohr was previously a litigation associate with Tyler Cooper and Alcorn and served as a state prosecutor in the Appellate and Civil Litigation Bureaus of the Chief State Attorney’s office. Lohr graduated from Thomas Edison State University in New Jersey, and earned his juris doctorate with honors from UConn Law School in 2002. Since 2008, Lohr has served as an active member of the UConn Law adjunct faculty.