Cynthia Isales - Clerk

Cynthia Isales is the legal director of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP), the state agency charged with providing an array of emergency services to Connecticut residents. The Legal Affairs Unit of the agency, which Attorney Isales oversees, handles a range of legal issues affecting the agency’s divisions including the Connecticut State Police and the State Forensic Lab. Prior to joining DESPP, Cynthia served as Chief Legal Counsel at the Office of Early Childhood and Assistant General Counsel at the Office of State Ethics where she argued and won the agency’s first state Supreme Court appeal. Her additional work experience includes posts at a law firm in Springfield, MA and a legal assistance program in Hartford, CT. Cynthia is active in community service, having served for three years as a board member for Girls, Inc. of Holyoke, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering girls and young women and as a guide at the Noah Webster House in West Hartford, CT. A graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law, Attorney Isales now resides in West Hartford with her sons Anselmo and Alejandro.