Audrey B. Blondin Resume
Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT , B.S. Degree, Magna Cum Laude, May, 1975
Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, PA, Juris Doctor Degree, August, 1979
Certificate in Public Health, University of Connecticut School of Public Health, May 2009
Languages spoken: English, Some Spanish
1980 to Present:
Attorney – Law Offices of Audrey B. Blondin, 379 Prospect Street, Suite A, Torrington, CT 06790
General practice of law:
Founder, Torrington’s oldest woman-owned law firm. Areas of practice include real estate, wills and estate planning.
Office has served as counsel for many banks and mortgage companies, providing representation on residential closings,
including FHA, CHFA, and VA loan programs, commercial closings, foreclosures and loan work-out. Office has served
as court-appointed Committee on numerous foreclosure sales over the past thirty years.
Lender representation includes: Bank of America, Litchfield Bancorp, Torrington Savings Bank, Thomaston Savings
Bank, Webster Bank, Northwest Community Bank, People’s Bank, Village Mortgage Company, New Milford Savings
Bank, Salisbury Bank & Trust Company, Union Savings Bank
Licensed title insurance agent for Connecticut Attorneys Title Insurance Company.
Selectman - Town of Litchfield – 1993 to 2003:
Elected position to five-person Board of Selectmen. Participated in all aspects of local town government, including budget
process and preparation, labor negotiations, hiring of personnel, community involvement and interaction with various
town departments and local boards and commissions, including Public Works, Park and Recreation and Board of Finance.
Served as Chairman of the Litchfield Courthouse Committee. Also served as Moderator for Town Meetings. Obtained
designation of Litchfield as a Millennium Community by organizing the purchase and sealing of a town time capsule.
Developed concept and assisted Recycling Committee in formation and implementation of the Litchfield Book Exchange
at the town recycling center. Served as the longest-serving Democratic woman member of the Litchfield Board of
Public Information Officer – Town of Litchfield – 2002 to 2004:
Appointed by First Selectman and Board of Selectmen as part of the Town Emergency Management Plan. Revised Town
Emergency Management Plan and participated in state-sponsored Emergency Management courses. Performed official
Public Information Officer duties during town-wide ice storm related State of Emergency from November 17-20, 2002.
Democratic State Central Committeewoman-30th District 2002 to Present:
Elected from the 30th State Senatorial District as member of 76 person statewide Democratic organization. Responsibilities
include providing assistance to the Democratic Party on the state level, candidate recruitment and organization,
fundraising, media briefing on local and state Democratic candidates and issues.
Connecticut State Chairman – NACBA – 2002 to 2006:
Appointed by the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Board of Directors to serve as State Chairman
for Connecticut. Duties include promoting and developing NACBA membership among Connecticut bankruptcy
attorneys, as well as assisting and contributing to the issues advocated by NACBA on behalf of current bankruptcy law
and clients. Also performed lobbying duties on behalf of NACBA in Washington, D.C. 1999-2005. Met with members
and staffs of the House of Representatives and United States Senate in Washington, D.C. on behalf of the National
Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys to advocate for fair and responsible bankruptcy reform legislation.
VOSH-Connecticut(Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity):
Co-founder with husband, Dr. Matthew Blondin, in 2001 of VOSH-Connecticut. VOSH-Connecticut is the Connecticut
chapter of VOSH-International, an international organization providing eye care services to residents of third world
countries. Currently serving as Secretary/Treasurer of VOSH-Connecticut.
Missions to San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua- 2001 - 2013, Upcoming 2015
As a member of VOSH, assisted in providing eye examinations and eyeglasses to over 2,500 area residents per year
without access to eye care of any kind. Served as Director of Mission Clinic in 2001-2013 supervising over 100
volunteers, optometrists, optometry students, opticians, assistants and local support staff providing eye care services to
several thousand local Nicaraguan residents each year. Upcoming mission is currently scheduled for 2015.
Democratic National Convention Delegate -2000, Alternate Delegate-2004, Delegate 2012, Candidate for Secretary of the State
Served as a member of the Connecticut delegation to the 2000, 2004 and 2012 Democratic National Conventions.
Provided legal representation on behalf of the Democratic National Committee for a gender balance challenge to the
Connecticut delegation in 2000. Served as a Connecticut counsel for the Gore 2000 campaign, and as the 5th
Congressional District Coordinator Kerry for President 2004. Served as a member of the Statewide Campaign Hillary
Clinton for President 2008. Ran a state-wide campaign as one of the six candidates for Secretary of the State 2006.
Law Offices have new Dell Computers, Laptop Computers and Hewlett Packard LaserJet printers. Program expertise
includes Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2010, including Microsoft Word, Publisher, FrontPage, Access,
PowerPoint, Excel, Works, and Outlook, Adobe Acrobat 8.0, CATIC PrepExpress 6.0, Quicken 2012 for Windows
(Trustee and Office Bank Accounts), America Online 9.0, DSL, Internet Explorer, AOL and Yahoo e-mail.
Professional Organizations and Activities:
Connecticut Bar Association
Litchfield County Bar Association
James W. Cooper Fellow - Lifetime Member
Justice of the Peace
Various political, legal, optometric, opinion and other articles, including Connecticut Bar Journal, Connecticut Law
Tribune, Optometric Economics, The Connecticut REALTOR and the Register Citizen, Litchfield Enquirer, Litchfield
County Times, Republican-American and the Hartford Courant.
Admitted to Connecticut Bar, May 19, 1980
Admitted to U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, August, 1980
Admitted to the Supreme Court of the U.S., January 9, 1984
Admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, June 12, 1984
Rose A. Blondin Shea Resume
Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA
Juris Doctor, May 2014, Cum Laude
Admitted to Connecticut Bar, November 2014
Emmanuel College, Boston, MA
Bachelor of Arts in American Studies, May 2011, Summa Cum Laude
∗ Dean’s List Fall 2007 - Spring 2011, Membership in Alpha Delta and Kappa Gamma Pi, Distinction in Field of American Studies
*Recipient of the Kingston-Mann Student Research Awards for Excellence in Diversity/Inclusion Scholarship – Essay competition that rewards and celebrates undergraduate research that focuses on issues of diversity and inclusion
*Recipient of Best Brief Award in recognition of outstanding performance in Legal Writing
*Dean’s List Fall 2011 – Spring 2014