PRESS RELEASE: Pullman & Comley Attorneys Named to 2011/2012 Connecticut Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

October 28, 2011

BRIDGEPORT, Conn.:  Eighteen attorneys from Pullman & Comley, LLC, were recently named to the Connecticut Super Lawyers list for 2011/2012, the law firm reported today.  In addition, seven of the firm’s attorneys were named to Super Lawyers “Connecticut Rising Stars 2011/2012” list.

The Pullman & Comley attorneys on the Connecticut Super Lawyers 2011/2012 list include the following, listed with their cited practice areas:  David P. Atkins, Professional Liability: Defense; Morris A. Banks, Mergers and Acquisitions; 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; Thomas F. Maxwell, Jr., Civil Litigation Defense; 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; and Diane W. Whitney, Environmental.  Those named to the Rising Stars list include Laura A. Bellotti, Tax; Adam J. Cohen, Government/Cities/Municipalities; T. Scott Cowperthwait, Business Litigation;  Carrianna K. Field, Bonds/Government Finance; Jessica Grossarth, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights; Jessica A. Slippen, Business Litigation; and Aimee J. Wood, Appellate.

The list of attorneys selected to Connecticut Super Lawyers appears in the November 2011 issue of New England Super Lawyers magazine, and the special section appearing in the February 2012 issue of Connecticut magazine.

Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys in more than 70 areas of practice using a multiphase selection process that considers 12 separate indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.  These include verdicts and settlements; transactions; representative clients; experience; honors and awards; special licenses and certifications; position within law firm; bar and or other professional activity; pro bono and community service as a lawyer; scholarly lectures and writings; education and employment background; and other outstanding achievements.  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. 

Super Lawyers is published in 50 states and the District of Columbia by Thomson Reuters.  For more information on the selection process and a complete list of attorneys selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers, visit superlawyers.com. 

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, environmental law, health care, litigation, property valuation, public finance, real estate, and trusts and estates.  The firm has offices in Bridgeport, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury and White Plains.  For more information, please visit www.pullcom.com.

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