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About Rute Mendes Caetano
Rute Mendes Caetano has been practicing with Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith since 2004, where she currently concentrates in Personal Injury.
Attorney Caetano also concentrates part of her practice in representing victims in sexual assault and molestation cases in the criminal courts as well as representing the families of people who have passed due to the negligence of others.
Attorney Caetano has worked closely with the Brazilian Consulate General in Hartford providing counsel and legal advice in various matters. Attorney Caetano has been heavily involved with the Portuguese Cultural Center, Danbury CT, where she served as President of the Board of Trustees. Attorney Caetano is also involved with her alma mater, Western Connecticut State University, where she has participated as an Advisor to the Mock Trial class in the Justice and Law Department and the Mock Trial presentation for the Justice and Law Club and currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Alumni Association and participated in the Entering the Gates Ceremony welcoming new students.
Attorney Caetano has been a seminar presenter for the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and she received the Pro Bono Award from the Danbury Bar Association in 2012. Attorney Caetano is currently on the Board of Directors for the Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut and also has received the honor of being named one of the "Top 40 under 40" by the National Trial Lawyers Association.
Honors and Awards: - The National Trial Lawyers "Top 40 under 40" - Recipient, Pro Bono Award from the Danbury Bar Association Professional Associations and Memberships: - Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association - American Association for Justice - Connecticut Bar Association - Danbury Bar Association - Portuguese Bar Association of CT, Founding Member - Danbury Women's Business Council - Member of the New Haven Inn of Court Pro Bono Activities: - Portuguese Cultural Center, Danbury CT, Past Vice- President and Past President Board of Trustees - Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut, Board of Directors - Women's Center, Member - Western Connecticut State University Alumni Association, Board of Directors