TRUMBULL – Probate Judge T.R. Rowe has announced his re-election bid as Judge of Probate for the Court that serves Trumbull, Monroe and Easton. Judge Rowe was elected in November 2012 to fill the position held by long time Judge John Chiota.
“Serving as Judge of the Trumbull, Monroe & Easton Probate Court has been one of the highest honors of my career,” said Judge Rowe. “I have worked very hard to preserve the reputation that Judge Chiota has set for the Court as efficient and user-friendly, and I am humbled by the tremendous support I have received across all three towns in support of my re-election to a second term.
“Judge Rowe’s empathetic and caring personality has comforted people during what is often a difficult grieving process,” said Former Judge John Chiota. “And his expertise in mediating disputes has served as an indispensable tool in bringing people together during what can be times of great conflict.”
“In all the years I have known T.R., I have found him to be one of the most principled and honest people in public service,” concluded Chiota. “He is steadfast in his believes, works tirelessly for causes he cares about, and has served us extremely well as our Judge of Probate.”
Judge Rowe regularly speaks with groups about Probate issues, and the role the Probate Court serves in many different areas of its jurisdiction. He has lectured at Quinnipiac University School of Law on Probate issues,and has served as Acting Judge in multiple other jurisdictions as needed. Judge Rowe was awarded the Exemplary Legislative Leadership and Service Award by the Connecticut Chapter of the National Elder Law Attorneys. He is a member of the Kennedy Center Advisory Committee, as well as serves as an Honorary Member of the Board of Directors of the Caroline House, an educational center which assists the women of the Bridgeport area by offering classes in English and basic computer and life skills. He is a member of the Financial Review Board of Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church in Bridgeport and coaches his son’s Little League team.
Judge Rowe lives in Trumbull with his wife Michelle and their 4 children, Joseph, James, Gemma, and John.