A lifelong resident of Connecticut, Delena began practicing law in 2015 and joined her husband, J. Patten Brown, III, at the Law Offices of Pat Brown in 2016. Delena began her career as a law clerk with the Connecticut Superior Court for the Hartford Judicial District. In this role she coordinated proceedings, interacted with Judges, counsel, jurors and handled evidence and evidentiary matters in Part A criminal trials. Delena practices criminal and personal injury law. She handles complex Part A and federal criminal matters throughout Connecticut. She has distinguished herself as one of the few people who has secured the release of an accused on parole who was convicted of murder as a juvenile.
Delena graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2014, where she earned her Juris Doctor and Tax Certificate. While in law school, she served as Legislative Clerk to the House Democrat’s Caucus where she researched and authored memoranda concerning pending legislation, administrative law, and Freedom of Information requests. Additionally, Delena participated in the UCONN Law Poverty Clinic and attended Social Security Disability and housing hearings on behalf of low income clients in the Waterbury area.