Judge Covello was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 12, 1992 for the position of United States District Judge of the District of Connecticut and entered on duty on September 2, 1992. Since 1974, he has served the Connecticut Judiciary in a succession of judicial posts: Circuit Court Judge, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Judge of the Superior Court, and Judge of the Appellate Session of the Superior Court. He served from 1987 on the Supreme Court of the State of Connecticut, and as Administrative Judge for the Connecticut Appellate System in 1992. In 1986, he was named the best trial court judge in Connecticut by a General Assembly poll of Practicing Attorneys.
Judge Covello received an A.B. degree from Harvard University in 1954 and an LL.B., (Juris Doctor) degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1960. He served on the Benchbook Committee, Rules Committee and Executive Committee of the Connecticut Superior Court and was on the Board of Pardons from 1987-91. He has undertaken numerous programs from judges at the Institute of Judicial Administration and the National College of the State Judiciary, and other organizations.
He was a Partner in the firm of Bieluch, Barry & Covello from 1960-64, and was a partners in the firm of Gross, Hyde & Williams from 1964 until his appointment to the bench 1974. He is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and the Federal Judges Association. Judge Covello is an airline transport pilot and flight instructor.