Judge Robert Holzberg, administrative judge for the Middlesex Judicial District, received the Connecticut Bar Association’s Henry J. Naruk Judiciary Award June 23 at the CBA’s annual meeting in Hartford.
It honors a member of the Connecticut judiciary who epitomizes long-term, dedicated and conscientious service to the community in a judicial role; demonstrates integrity; and possesses legal ability to the highest quality.
Holzberg was appointed to the Superior Court in 1990 by Gov. William O’Neill. Prior to that, he was on the faculty of the University of Connecticut School of Law and was assistant public defender in the Office of the Chief Public Defender.
Holzberg has presided over numerous criminal and civil jury trials and has served as the presiding judge for both criminal and civil matters in the Middlesex, New Britain and Waterbury judicial districts. He serves as the administrative judge for the Middlesex Judicial District.
In 1998, Judge Holzberg was received the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Judicial Award, and in 2005, he received the Hon. Robert F. Zampano Award for excellence in mediation.
From 2000-2002, Holzberg served as president of the Connecticut Judges Association. He is the co-chair of the Judicial Education Committee and is also a member of the Judicial Media Committee.
Holzberg is a graduate of Brown University and the University of Connecticut School of Law. He is married to Attorney Maria Madsen Holzberg and lives in Middletown.