Cacace, Tusch & Santagata, a law firm serving the State of Connecticut, is proud to announce Attorney Michael P. Nemec has joined the firm as an associate. Michael’s practice will focus on land use and zoning, and civil litigation.
Before his association with Cacace, Tusch & Santagata, Michael served as a staff attorney for the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services in Hartford, CT. There, he provided legal advice and representation to the statewide agency in all phases of employment litigation. Michael graduated with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he carried a GPA of 3.56. While attending law school Michael served as a Moot Court Board Member and completed several internships with state administrative offices. As an intern for the Office of the State’s Attorney, he prosecuted a criminal jury trial, including witness interviews and testimony preparation. He also served as an intern for the Office of the Governor’s General Counsel’s Office, where he drafted executive orders and reviewed legislation awaiting gubernatorial signature. After earning his degree, Mr. Nemec served as a Legal Action Project Fellow with the Brady Center To Prevent Gun Violence in Washington, DC, where he researched legal issues for the pre-eminent national advocacy group. Michael also served as a litigation intern with Shipman & Goodwin.
Michael has served on the Stamford Zoning Board of Appeals. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Stamford Family YMCA.
“We are thrilled to welcome Michael to the practice. He is an experienced attorney, having spent years representing the State of Connecticut as an employer,” said partner, Mark Santagata. “Mike’s service on the Stamford ZBA also provides him with a unique and detailed understanding of the Administrative Appeals process.”