Thomas J. Sansone, Partner
Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP
Tom Sansone concentrates his practice in civil litigation, particularly commercial, utility and insolvency litigation. He has tried more than 90 cases in Connecticut’s state and federal courts, as well as the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut, and has argued before both the State Supreme and Appellate Courts. Much of his work involves complex banking issues, lender liability cases, contested foreclosure/collection matters and representation of creditors in bankruptcy proceedings.
From 2012 – 2018, Tom served on the Connecticut Judicial Branch’s Statewide Grievance Committee. He is also currently serving as Chairman of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section. Mr. Sansone received his B.A., magna cum laude, from the Boston University College of Arts and Sciences, and his J.D. from the Boston University School of Law.
Deborah Winokur, Attorney
Deborah A. Winokur serves as Professional Responsibility Counsel and is a member of the Legal Profession Services Group at Cozen O’Connor. Deborah advises clients on risk management and ethical issues. Deborah is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School where she teaches professional responsibility. Deborah also handles pro bono representations, including representing clients through the Defender Association of Philadelphia, Campaign for Working Families Tax Clinic, Volunteers for the Indigent Program and Homeless Advocacy Project. Deborah is Co-Chair of the Professional Responsibility Committee and a member of the Professional Guidance Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association and conducts Continuing Legal Education seminars on risk management and ethics issues. Ms. Winokur is a 1999 graduate of the Columbia University School of Law, and a graduate, cum laude, of the University of Pennsylvania.
Sarah Sweeney, Attorney
Sarah A. Sweeney serves as Professional Responsibility Counsel and is a member of the Legal Profession Services Group at Cozen O’Connor. Sarah advises the firm’s attorneys on risk management and ethical issues, and works to ensure the firm’s compliance with all applicable rules of professional conduct. Sarah is a longtime member and current Co-Chair of the Professional Guidance Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association, which is tasked with providing advice concerning the interpretation, application and observance of the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct and the Pennsylvania Code of Judicial Conduct. Sarah also regularly represents pro bono clients, primarily through the Support Center for Child Advocacy and Philly VIP.