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Phone: 860-969-5369

Attorneys & Staff

Sydney W. Elkin


Phone: 860-969-5369
Fax: 860-525-6954
Email: SWE@SMR-Legal.com

About Sydney

Judge Elkin has practiced law in the Greater Hartford area since 1972. He has focused on real estate, probate, and civil and criminal litigation and is now “Of Counsel” to Shimkus, Murphy and Rosenberger, PC of Hartford, CT.

He graduated from Franklin & Marshall College and the University of Connecticut School of Law and holds a Master’s Degree in Spanish Literature from Trinity College. He is a former Prosecutor in the West Hartford Superior Court, Assistant Corporation Counsel for the Town of West Hartford, Hearing Officer for the Department of Motor Vehicles and Chairman of the West Hartford Zoning Board of Appeals.

He has been active in his community as past President of the Greater Hartford Jaycees, Probus Club of Greater Hartford and the Emanuel Synagogue and has served as coach in the West Hartford Boys’ Soccer and Baseball leagues.

Judge Elkin served as Probate Judge from 2002 through 2016. He presently serves as Past President – Judge of the Probate Assembly and is a committee member of the Continuing Education and Legislative Committees.

He is a member of the Connecticut and Hartford County Bar Associations.


  • University of Connecticut School of Law, JD
  • Trinity College, MA
  • Franklin & Marshall College, BA
  • University of Madrid

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Connecticut and Hartford County Bar Associations
  • Connecticut Probate Assembly (President-Judge, 2014)
  • National College of Probate Judges
  • CT Magistrates Association (Past President)

Current Boards and Commissions

  • Board of Directors – Jewish Family Services
  • Executive Committee – CT Probate Assembly

Previous Boards and Commissions

  • West Hartford Zoning Board of Appeals (1983-1998)
  • Greater Hartford Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Council (1977-1982)
  • West Hartford Chamber of Commerce (1999-present)

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If you have any questions about this firm or whether we can service your legal needs contact us today!

Shimkus, Murphy 
and Rosenberger, P.C.

Phone: 860-969-5369
Fax: 860-525-6954