PRESS RELEASE: Jessica Grossarth Named Chair of LGBT Section of Connecticut Bar Association

August 2, 2013

BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut:   Jessica Grossarth, a partner with Pullman & Comley, LLC, has been named chair of the new Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Section of the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA).

The newly formed section, which Ms. Grossarth was instrumental in creating, will provide LGBT attorneys and their supporters with an opportunity to share concerns, communicate, network and build relationships with one another in a supportive forum.   

Erick Russell, an associate in the Litigation Department at Pullman & Comley, will serve as treasurer of the new section.

 “We are very grateful to the CBA, and president Kim Knox in particular, for their support in developing this section,” said Jessica.  “We look forward to collaborating with other CBA sections and outside organizations on substantive LGBT legal issues that affect practice areas such as estate planning, divorce and employee benefits.  Our ultimate goal is to create awareness of the legal and non-legal issues that affect the LGBT community and to educate the greater community on those issues.”

 At Pullman & Comley, Jessica Grossarth practices in the areas of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. She represents debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees and trustees in formal bankruptcy proceedings and out of court workouts.  Jessica also represents individuals in family law matters including the dissolution of marriage, alimony, child support, division of property and post-judgment issues.

 Jessica serves as chair of the firm’s Orientation and Diversity Committees and also serves as a member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee. She was a summer associate at the firm in 2001 and became a full time associate in 2002.  She received her J.D. degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law and her B.S. degree from Fairfield University, where she was a member of the women’s Division I basketball team.

 About the Connecticut Bar Association

The Connecticut Bar Association is a professional association committed to the advancement of justice, the practice of law, the image of the profession, and public understanding of the law. For more information, please visit www.ctbar.org.

 About Pullman & Comley:

Pullman & Comley, LLC provides a wide range of legal services to clients in the New England region, as well as throughout the United States.  The firm’s major practice areas include business organizations and finance, government finance, environmental and land use, health care, labor, employment law and employee benefits, litigation, property valuation, real estate, regulatory, energy and telecommunications, and trusts and estates.  The firm has offices in Bridgeport, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury and White Plains.  For more information, please visit www.pullcom.com.