Attorney general names new deputy

State attorney general George Jepsen has named a new deputy attorney general, Perry Zinn Rowthorn, resident of West Hartford.

Zinn Rowthorn, who currently serves as associate attorney general for litigation, will step into the post following the departure of current deputy Nora Dannehy later this month. Current associate attorney general for administration and management Margaret Chapple will assume Zinn Rowthorn’s current post.

Zinn Rowthorn and Chapple will step into their new roles as of Oct. 18.

“Both Perry Zinn Rowthorn and Peggy Chapple have provided dedicated service to state of Connecticut and this office for many years,” said Jepsen said in a statement Monday. “As Associate for Litigation, Perry has brought critical and thoughtful oversight to the office’s litigation practice. Time and again, Peggy Chapple has proved herself a capable and intelligent litigator and an effective leader. I have every confidence in their abilities, and I’m pleased to name them to these new roles within my administration.”

Zinn Rowthorn joined the attorney general’s office in 1999 and has served as associate general for litigation since 2009. Previous roles include positions as assistant attorney general in the consumer protection, public safety and special litigation departments. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

After joining the attorney general’s office in 1985, Chapple served as head of the public safety and employment rights departments. She is also a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law.


Olivia Just