Following her graduation from Yale Law School in 1992, Ms. Baird worked as an assistant attorney general and then as an assistant state’s attorney representing the state of Connecticut in civil and criminal matters, respectively. Her background includes graduation from the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, during a six-year enlistment in the United States Air Force. While in the military, Ms. Baird began her undergraduate education at the University of Maryland, European Campus, in Germany. She continued her education at the University of South Carolina when she was transferred to Shaw Air Base, in Sumter, South Carolina. After an honorable discharge from the military, Ms. Baird completed a degree in International Studies, magna cum laude, at the University of South Carolina and attended Yale Law School.
Ms. Baird represents individuals in criminal, civil, and probate courts throughout Connecticut. Ms. Baird has argued appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York and the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco. In addition to her admission to the Connecticut Bar, Ms. Baird is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the District of Columbia and has been admitted pro hac vice in Florida courts. She is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, the District of Massachusetts, and the United States Supreme Court. The Connecticut Bar Foundation selected Ms. Baird to the James W. Cooper Fellows program which requires “demonstrated superior legal ability and devotion to the welfare of the community, state, and nation, as well as to the advancement of the legal profession.” In 2019 and 2020, Ms. Baird was selected by SuperLawyers® as a New England top attorney in Constitutional Law.
Legal Investigator Ed Peruta
A United States Marine Corps Vietnam combat veteran and a former Wethersfield (CT) police officer, Ed Peruta is no stranger to government policies, regulations, and red tape. Upon leaving the Wethersfield Police Department in late 1971, Ed became involved in local, state, and federal issues which eventually led him to form American News and Information Services, a news gathering organization. In 1991, American News expanded to Cable Television productions on the Cox Communications system and he continues to produce videos about current events. Ed advocates for Veterans and is outspoken in his support of the First and Second Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Since 2007, Ed has been Ms. Baird’s full-time legal investigator.