Courtney Anauo joined The Colwell Law Group, LLC in May of 2022 as an Associate Attorney. Courtney is also an Alternative Divorce Resolution/Mediator for the firm. She graduated from The University of Connecticut School of Law in May of 2013 and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2021. Upon graduating from law school, Courtney served as a Senior Compliance Service Specialist (a JD preferred position where bar admission was not required) and led a team in forming LLCs for non-profits, developed workflow and procedures as well as worked with corporate clients. Ultimately though it was the love of the law that dictated her decision to reject a promotion and take the bar exam to return to the practice of law.
Prior to law school, Courtney attended Siena College as a Presidential Scholar and Honor’s Fellow and received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with minors in Peace Studies and Woman’s Studies. Courtney’s Senior Thesis explored “Who Deserves the Right to Vote: Felon Disenfranchisement as a Violation of the Eighth Amendment”.
Prior to joining Colwell Law, Courtney was an Associate Attorney with Gillberg Law Firm, LLC completing hundreds of residential real estate transactions annually. She represented purchasers, sellers, banks, and the title company through all stages of the transaction from attorney approval to post-closing.
While attending Law School, Courtney interned at John R. Williams and Associates where she conducted legal research and wrote cases in the fields of criminal and civil rights law. She also interned at the Criminal Appellate Clinic, The Connecticut Urban Legal Initiative, and The NYS Supreme Court under the supervision of Judge McGrath.
Outside of the firm, Courtney enjoys spending time with her son and husband or reading a good book with her 3 rescue dogs by her side.