EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS
Aza Gray Mosley
Aza G. Mosley is an Assistant Attorney General for the State of CT (Environment Area). Her previous experience was Counsel for the State of CT, Department of Insurance. Prior to that, she worked as Prosecutor for the State of CT, Division of Criminal Justice. Before that position, she worked for Bendett and McHugh, P.C. as an Attorney specializing in foreclosure mediation. She had the opportunity to work as an attorney for Martha Croog, LLC prior to that. Her first position after law school was at the CT Judicial Branch, Hartford Judicial District as a Temporary Assistant Clerk assisting several judges. Aza taught Paralegal courses as an Adjunct for the State of CT Community College system.
She serves in a number of roles in the community. She is a Commissioner on the CT Judicial Selection Commission, a member of the Waterbury (CT) Chapter, The Links, Incorporated, and a member of Grace Baptist Church of Waterbury. In prior years she served as a Director on the CT Veterans Legal Center (Board Member 2021 - 2023), the George W. Crawford Black Bar Association (Director & Chair of the Membership Committee 2018 -2020, President-Elect 2022-2023), Oliver Ellsworth Inn of Court (Barristers member 2016-2019), and CT Bar Association (Women and the Law Section 2017 -2018 & CT Lawyer Advisory Committee 2018-2019).
Aza received her A.S. from Naugatuck Valley Community College, B.A. from the University of Hartford, and her J.D. from Ohio Northern University, Claude W. Pettit College of Law. She is a veteran, having served a stint in the U.S. Air Force after
graduating from Wilby High School in Waterbury, CT. Aza resides in Waterbury with her husband Mr. Sean Mosley and their daughter.
Mallori Deanna Thompson
Mallori Deanna Thompson is an associate attorney in the Business Litigation Group at Robinson+Cole. Prior to joining the firm, Mallori was the term clerk for Chief Justice Richard A. Robinson of the Connecticut Supreme Court. She received her B.A. in Comparative Women’s Studies from Spelman College and her J.D. & Human Rights Certificate from the University of Connecticut School of Law.During law school, Mallori was a student representative in the Asylum & Human Rights Clinic and represented an asylum seeker in immigration court. She was also a Community Justice Fellow at Greater Hartford Legal Aid. Mallori served as the Editor-in-Chief of Volume 53 of the Connecticut Law Review, the Chief Administrative Officer of the Student Bar Association, and as a member of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
LeeAnn Neal, Esq. is an Assistant Attorney General in the Child Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General. LeeAnn graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a bachelor’s degree in political science and legal studies. She went on to Quinnipiac University School of Law in Hamden, CT, where she received her Juris Doctorate Degree. During Law School she served as the Secretary and later the President of the Black Law Student Association. She was also the Connecticut Sub-Regional Director of the National Black Law Student Association. Currently, LeeAnn serves as the board secretary for the Waterbury Promise Scholarship Program and is also a member of the Waterbury Mayor’s Diversity Committee. She has been a long-standing member of the Cape Verdean Social Club Inc. of Waterbury. In her spare time, LeeAnn enjoys spending time with her family, sports, and travelling.
Jessica Withel Simpson
Jessica Withel Simpson serves as an Assistant Attorney General in the child support and collections section. Prior to joining the Connecticut Office of the Attorney General, Jessica was a Civil Assistant Clerk in the Hartford Judicial District. She also practiced in the areas of criminal law and personal injury.
She received her B.A. in Political Science from Hampton University and her J.D. with a concentration in criminal law from the Western New England University. Jessica also serves as a Connecticut Justice of the Peace. Jessica is a Windsor resident who is dedicated to serving her community through her membership in many organizations.
Trisana N. Spence
Trisana N. Spence is an associate attorney in the Hartford, Connecticut, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. where she represents employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counseling. Trisana also conducts internal investigations of publicly traded, privately held, and not-for-profit organizations, police departments, and educational institutions in relation to allegations of fraud, financial impropriety, conflicts of interest, code of conduct violations, Procurement Integrity Act violations, and whistleblower claims under Dodd-Frank, SOX and other federal, state and local laws. Trisana entered the legal profession at 16 after being selected to intern at a local Connecticut law firm and serving as a paralegal for this firm for approximately five years. Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Trisana served as a Legal Research and Writing Clerk for the Connecticut Superior Court.
Trisana is the current secretary for the George W. Crawford Black Bar Association. Trisana also serves as the secretary for The RiseUP Group, a Connecticut non-profit focused on youth empowerment and development through art and other community-based activities. Trisana was recently named a National Black Lawyers©, “Top 40 Under 40” Honoree.
Ahmir Glover is originally from Passaic, New Jersey. Ahmir previously worked as an associate at Wiggin and Dana. Before joining Wiggin, Ahmir worked as a corporate legal intern for an aerospace and defense company. In addition, Ahmir served as a constituent services intern for United States Senator Robert Menendez.
Ahmir received his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2022. Ahmir also received two certificates from the University of Connecticut School of Law, one in Transactional Practice and the other in Corporate and Regulatory Compliance. While at UConn, Ahmir was involved in the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal as the administrative editor; served as President of the Diversity Alliance, was a member of the Student Bar Association, co-chaired the Dean’s Diversity, Equity & Belonging Committee, and was the community service chair for the Black Law Students Association.
Ahmir completed both the UConn Law mediation clinic, where he mediated CHRO employment discrimination cases and the Connecticut Urban Legal Initiative
(“CULI”) clinic, where he assisted nonprofit organizations establish bylaws, diversity policies, and property acquisition. Ahmir is a Priscilla Green scholarship recipient and graduated from William Paterson University in 2019 with a double major in Psychology and Criminology and a double minor in Legal Studies and Business Administration.
Alexandria McFarlane concentrates her practice on civil litigation and represents clients in product liability, toxic tort, pharmaceutical, and complex commercial litigation. She is active in both state and federal courts and represents clients of all sizes, including manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and industrial machinery.
Prior to joining McCarter & English, Alexandria practiced at a national law firm where she represented clients in a broad range of civil litigation matters across the country. She is experienced in the areas of insurance defense, employment and product liability law, including claims against manufactures of complex commercial machinery. Alexandria’s additional legal experience includes insurance coverage matters, particularly complex litigation involving first- and third-party coverage disputes with allegations of bad faith and unfair claim settlement practices.
Tamara J. Titre
Tamara J. Titre serves as an Assistant General Counsel for the State Board of Labor Relations (the Labor Board), a quasi-judicial board within the State of Connecticut Department of Labor that handles collective bargaining disputes between unions and employers. As Assistant General Counsel Tamara serve as legal advisor to the Labor Board which includes drafting the board’s decisions and defending the board’s decisions before all courts. Prior to that she served as Senior Labor Relations Officer (2020-2022) and as an Assistant City Attorney (2016-2022) for the City of Bridgeport. She began her legal career as a Temporary Assistant Clerk with the Connecticut Judicial Branch, Fairfield Judicial District.
Tamara received her B.A. from the Fairfield University, and her J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law. Her professional affiliation includes service on the Board of Directors for Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County (where she also serves on the board's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and on the Governance Committee) and membership with the Connecticut Bar Association and the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association.
Tyler Williams is an associate at Berchem Moses PC in the Milford office. He is a member of the firm’s litigation group specializing in Commercial, Municipal, and Insurance Litigation as well as assisting in business services and commercial matters. Tyler graduated from Stonehill College in 2013 and obtained his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2018.
While attending the University Of Connecticut School Of Law, Tyler worked as a student attorney for the School’s Connecticut Urban Legal Initiative and was a member of the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal. Additionally, Tyler had the opportunity to work in-house for two large corporations.
Tyler is an active member of the New Haven Bar Association and Connecticut Bar Association. He also serves as an Executive Board Member for several local organizations.
Diaghilev Lubin-Farnell is an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Connecticut in the Financial and Revenue Services Section. In this role, she provides legal services for various state agencies including the Department of Revenue Services, the Department of Economic and Community Development and the Office of Policy and Management. She also handles tobacco-related matters to enforce the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement between fifty-two states and territories, and over forty participating tobacco product manufacturers. Prior to her current position, Diaghilev worked in the Child Support and Collections Section.
Diaghilev graduated from New England Law School and was a recipient of the Charles Hamilton Houston Full Tuition Merit Scholarship. During her tenure at law school, Diaghilev was a certified student attorney at the Public Interest Law Clinic and a legal intern at the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board.
Diaghilev serves on the Board of Directors of The Carver Foundation and she volunteers for an asylum resettlement agency that assists families from Haiti, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Syria, Guatemala, and Ecuador.
She received her B.A. from Clark Atlanta University and her M.A. from Sacred Heart University.