Attorney Donna M. Fusco
Growing up, I always had a habit of taking my responsibilities almost too seriously. My parents would give my siblings and I a list of chores to do and make comments like "we want this place spotless," and I would always take their request incredibly serious. While my brothers and sisters would be proscrastinating beginning their chores by watching TV or playing outside, I was always rushing to get to work. I would diligently work to clean my room until it was, in fact, spotless. I always felt extremely compelled to give every project, no matter how big or small, my very best. I am grateful I never lost that habit. My passion and desire to always give my all have created a work ethic that has brought me success throughout college, my various jobs, law school, and now into my practice.
Most attorneys will tell you that completing law school and passing the bar are demanding and difficult processes, and I would agree. Law school was no doubt challenging, but I loved just about every second of my experience. It was the first time that I felt as if I had truly found my purpose. I loved being able to use my skills and talents to help others in their time of need. One of the greatest pieces of advice I have ever received came from a professor at my law school commencement. He told our class, "if you don't know why you're still here, then you're here for the right reason." In order to be successful as an attorney, you need to be passionate about your work. I am passionate about helping others and providing the highest level of service possible. I am honored to be able to advocate for my clients and be their voice in the courtroom.
I regularly work with juveniles facing delinquency charges and families struggling because of their involvement with the Department of Children & Families (DCF). Navigating family, juvenile and DCF matters can be a very challenging and emotional ordeal. It is important to have someone on your side who can both guide you through the intricacies of the legal process and be a strong advocate for you and your family.
I understand the value and importance of family. When I'm not working, I am spending time with my family. My husband and I reside in Branford with our dog, Mezze Penne. If you see us around town, feel free to say hi. And if you see our dog, please feel free to pet him - he loves meeting new people!