Mario Mozzillo achieved distinction early at East Haven High School, where he made All-State in football and was named Outstanding Young Man of the Year by the Connecticut Junior Chamber of Commerce. Mario Mozzillo then attended Boston College for his undergraduate education, after which he earned his Juris Doctor from Yale Law School. Following his formal education, Mario Mozzillo began practicing law. While working as an attorney, he maintained a strong interest in current affairs and frequently contributed op-ed pieces that were published in the newspapers of Toledo, Pittsburgh, Tucson, and Washington, D.C., among other places. Mario Mozzillo distilled his opinions into a book on American society called Things Are Out of Joint, which Windsor House Publishing released in 1995.Mario Mozzillo subsequently began writing fiction, debuting with Respect the Dead, the first in a series of murder mysteries featuring the protagonist Nick "the Wreck" Ranieri, a guy with an interest in literature who is not unfamiliar with barroom brawls. Mozzillo takes readers inside the world of Ranieri as the latter explores the strange disappearance of a woman police think eloped. Mario Mozzillo is currently working on the second book in the series, entitled Do No Harm. Also progressing with his first screenplay, he is about to make his foray into the film industry.Mario Mozzillo has served on the Connecticut Governor's Commission on Regulatory Bodies and on the Board of Directors for the Visiting Nurses Association of America.