John Y. Khalil


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Milford, Connecticut

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John Y. Khalil recently joined Berchem Moses PC as an Associate in the Milford office, beginning his practice in education law. He received his B.A. in Political Science and Sociology, magna cum laude, from the University of Connecticut in 2013, and his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2016. Attorney Khalil was admitted to the Connecticut bar in October 2016.

Before joining Berchem Moses PC, Mr. Khalil served as a legal intern for the Center for Children's Advocacy in Hartford, CT, where he managed a large caseload of juvenile clients in the areas of abuse and neglect, special education, juvenile delinquency, and immigration. He also worked as a legal administrative specialist for the State of Connecticut Office of the Attorney General in the Child Protection Department, representing DCF in OTC proceedings, case status conferences, in-court reviews, and assisting in TPR proceedings. In this role, he drafted numerous motions and appellate briefs.

During law school, John Khalil was the Symposium Editor for the Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal and received the CALI Excellence for his work with the Center for Children's Advocacy. He also served as a research assistant for Professor Emeritus Kent Newmyer, with whom he published a comprehensive history of University of Connecticut School of Law.


  • University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut
    • J.D. - 2016
  • University of Connecticut
    • B.A. - 2013
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 2016


  • State of Connecticut Scholar
  • CALI Excellence Award, Center for Children’s Advocacy
  • Mark S. Rudy Political Science Scholarship
  • George F. Cole Thesis Dissertation Fellowship
  • New England Scholar