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PRESS RELEASE: Pullman & Comley Attorneys Named to 2011 Connecticut Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

November 12, 2010

BRIDGEPORT, Conn.:  Eighteen attorneys from Pullman & Comley, LLC, were recently named to the Connecticut Super Lawyers list for 2011, the law firm reported today.  In addition, six of the firm’s attorneys were named to Super Lawyers “Connecticut Rising Stars 2011” list.

The Pullman & Comley attorneys on the Connecticut Super Lawyers 2011 list include the following, listed with their cited practice areas:  David P. Atkins, Professional Liability: Defense; Collin P. Baron, Health Care; Deborah S. Breck, Estate Planning and Probate; Eliot B. Gersten, Business Litigation; Andrew C. Glassman, Business/Corporate; Irve J. Goldman, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights; Joshua A. Hawks-Ladds, Employment and Labor; Lee D. Hoffman, Energy and Natural Resources; Christopher P. McCormack, Environmental Litigation; Jonathan B. Orleans, Employment and Labor; Alan S. Parker, Estate Planning and Probate; Michael G. Proctor, Real Estate;  Richard C. Robinson, Business Litigation;  Daniel A. Schwartz, Employment and Labor;  James T. Shearin, Business Litigation; Alan J. Sobol, Criminal Defense; James P. White Jr., Real Estate; and Diane W. Whitney, Environmental.  Those named to the Rising Stars list include Adam J. Cohen, Government/Cities/Municipalities; T. Scott Cowperthwait, Business Litigation;  Carrianna K. Field, Bonds/Government Finance; Jessica Grossarth, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights; Carrie L. Larson, Utilities; and Jessica A. Slippen, Business Litigation.

The list of attorneys selected to Connecticut Super Lawyers appears in the November 2010 issue of New England Super Lawyers, and the special section appearing in the February 2011 issue of Connecticut magazine.

Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys in more than 70 areas of practice using a multiphase selection process that considers 15 separate indicators of peer recognition, professional achievement and ethical standards.  The final selection for 2011 was made from a pool of 3,611 Connecticut attorneys, producing the final 2011 Connecticut Super Lawyers list of 869 attorneys.  The Rising Stars selection process is the Super Lawyers selection process except that candidates must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for ten years or less, and the selection process does not include peer evaluation by practice area. 

Founded in 1990, Law & Politics has been publishing the annual Super Lawyers lists since 1991.  Super Lawyers is published in 50 states and the District of Columbia by Law & Politics, a division of Key Professional Media, Inc.  For more information on the selection process and a complete list of attorneys selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers, visit  For more about the standards for inclusion in Connecticut Super Lawyers, please see 

Pullman & Comley, LLC provides a wide range of legal services to clients in the New England region, as well as throughout the United States  and internationally.  The firm’s major practice areas include corporate and business, health care, litigation, public finance, property valuation, real estate and environmental, and trusts and estates.  The firm has offices in Bridgeport, Hartford, Stamford and White Plains.  For more information, please visit