HARTFORD, May 15, 2014: Robert C. Hinton has joined Pullman & Comley, LLC as a partner of the firm in the Labor, Employment Law and Employee Benefits Department, the law firm reported today. He will be based in the firm’s Hartford office.
Bob has nearly 20 years of experience in all phases of commercial and complex litigation and employment law counseling, representing a wide range of clients from small business owners to Fortune 500 companies. He litigates and counsels on breach of contract claims; employment discrimination claims; noncompete litigation; wage and hour claims; Family Medical Leave Act claims; and ERISA life, health and disability insurance claims. Bob also represents clients in connection with enforcement/execution of domestic and foreign judgments; recovery of funds, assets and property; commercial landlord/tenant matters; unfair and/or deceptive trade practices; and fraudulent conveyances.
Prior to beginning his legal career, Bob served more than eight years on active duty service in the Armor/Cavalry branch of the United States Army and, thereafter, resigned his commission as a Captain to attend law school. Bob’s military decorations include the United States Meritorious Service Medal.
Bob is the president of the New Haven County Bar Association, and a James W. Cooper Life Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Association. He is actively involved in the community and currently serves on the board of directors to three organizations, including the Gateway Community College Foundation, the University of Connecticut School of Law Alumni Association and The Bridge Family Center. Bob serves as mentor/pro bono counsel for at-risk children through the Connecticut Pro Bono Network’s Truancy Intervention Program. Bob also supports the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center by providing legal services to veterans facing eviction and homelessness.
Bob is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only honorary society dedicated to promoting superior advocacy, professionalism and ethical standards among trial lawyers. In 2013, Bob was the recipient of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Honorable Anthony V. DeMayo Pro Bono Award.
Bob received his B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point and his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law. He is a member of the bars of Connecticut and New York, and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court, and the United States District Courts for the District of Connecticut, the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, the Northern District of New York and the Western District of New York.
“We are delighted to welcome Bob to our firm,” said Joshua Hawks-Ladds, chair of Pullman & Comley’s Labor, Employment Law & Employee Benefits Department. “The growing needs of our clients will be served by his extensive knowledge and demonstrated capabilities in litigation and employment law.”
About Pullman & Comley LLCWith nearly 90 attorneys, Pullman & Comley, LLC is one of Connecticut’s largest firms and 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 business organizations and finance; environmental and land use; government finance; 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. The firm is an active member of the Law Firm Alliance, an international affiliation of law firms. For more information, please visit www.pullcom.com.