Kara Moreau has established an enviable reputation for her representation of clients in state and federal courts. She graduated summa cum laude from Quinnipiac University School of Law. She was third in her class and served as Lead Articles Editor at the Quinnipiac Law Review and President of the Mock Trial Society.
Before joining Jacobs & Dow she worked for six years at a criminal firm where she defended clients in serious felonies, including homicide, as well as misdemeanors. She has represented more than 100 defendants in state and federal courts and has tried a number of cases to verdict as associate counsel, including murder and illegal distribution of drugs. Kara is skilled at litigating federal sentencing guidelines issues to the benefit of her clients. She also represents clients in post-conviction matters, including appeals and habeas corpus.
Kara has been appointed by the Judges of the United States District Court to the Criminal Justice Act Committee which screens and supervises appointment of counsel in federal criminal cases. She is an incoming adjunct professor of Trial Practice at Quinnipiac University School of Law. She also coaches a Mock Trial Team at Quinnipiac University School of Law.
Kara is also a board member of Connecticut Star, a non-profit organization created to provide financial support for Support Court, a program developed in the Connecticut federal courts to aid defendants who are struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.
Since joining Jacobs & Dow, Kara has broadened her practice to include representation of clients in civil matters, including personal injury litigation.
Kara grew up in Warwick, Rhode Island. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Roger Williams University and earned a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor Science Degree. Kara currently resides in West Haven with her husband and their pets.