Mark Dubois has practiced law for over 40 years. He is a retired assistant clinical professor of law at the University of Connecticut School of Law. He is also of-counsel with the New London firm of Geraghty & Bonnano. He was Connecticut’s first Chief Disciplinary Counsel from 2003 until 2011. In that position he established an office that investigated and prosecuted attorney misconduct and the unauthorized practice of law. He is co-author of Connecticut Legal Ethics and Malpractice, the only book devoted to the topic of attorney ethics in Connecticut. He is a contributor to the Connecticut Law Tribune where he wrote the Ethics Matters column for over 7 years. He writes and lectures on matters related to lawyer ethics with a recent focus on senior attorneys.
Attorney Dubois has prosecuted and represented thousands of individuals accused of ethical misconduct and malpractice. He has also served as an expert witness on matters of privilege, ethics and malpractice. He taught legal ethics at the University of Connecticut School of Law and at Quinnipiac University School of Law where he was Distinguished Practitioner in Residence in 2011. He has lectured in Connecticut and nationally on attorney ethics and has given or participated in over 100 presentations and symposia on attorney ethics and malpractice.
Attorney Dubois was board certified in civil trial advocacy by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification for over 20 years. He is former president of the Connecticut Bar Association. In addition to being a member of the Bar Association, he is a member of the Professional Discipline, LGBT and Unauthorized Practice groups. He is a member of the New Britain, New London, and American Bar Associations, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers. He is the 2019 recipient of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Edward Hennessey award for career professionalism, the Quintin Johnstone Service to the Profession Award in 2012 and the American Board of Trial Advocacy, Connecticut Chapter, annual award in 2007.