A prominent Danbury-based civil rights attorney said her one-year suspension from the Connecticut bar was racially motivated and retaliatory.

In a wide-ranging interview Monday morning with the Connecticut Law Tribune, Josephine Smalls Miller, an attorney for 40 years, including 16 years in Connecticut, said she was singled out for offenses that white attorneys routinely wouldn’t get disciplined for. That, in fact, is the crux of her argument as Miller, who is black, prepares to appear before the Connecticut Supreme Court Jan. 22 for oral argument in Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel v. Miller.

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