November 6, 2018
The Commission’s newest Commissioner is Pedro E. Segarra, who has been active in the practice of law for over 30 years, in addition to his extensive experience in community activism, social work, and public service. After earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Hartford and his Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Connecticut, Segarra went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut School of Law.
From 1982-1986 Commissioner Segarra worked at Hartford Hospital as a Psychiatric/Medical Social Worker/Psychotherapist. After this, during the years 1986-2010, Segarra owned and operated a general practice of law in the areas of civil, criminal, real estate, probate, bankruptcy, disability, employment, and workers’ compensation law.
Working in public service, Segarra worked in the State of Connecticut State’s Attorney’s Office as a Deputy Assistant State Attorney from 1989-1990, and served as Corporation Counsel for the City of Hartford from 1991-1995. From 2006-2010 he was Council President and Council Member of the City of Hartford, later serving as Mayor of the City of Hartford from 2010-2016.
Since 2016, Segarra has served Of Counsel to the firm of Shimkus, Murphy & Rosenberger, specializing in the areas of real estate, zoning, probate and estate administration, landlord/tenant administration, organizational law, personal injury, criminal, and civil litigation.
In addition to his work in the law, Segarra has been a co-founder of several organizations including Hogar Crea Drug/Alcohol Treatment Center, Connecticut Latinas/os Achieving Rights and Opportunities, and the Hispanic Health Council, and in 2012 he was recognized with a Service Award by the University of Connecticut Law School Alumni Association.
Congratulations Commissioner Segarra, and welcome to the Workers’ Compensation Commission!