Since Pullman & Comley’s founding in 1919, we have played a vital role in shaping our local communities and contributing to the legal profession. Our attorneys and staff are active and involved participants in charitable, civic, public service and professional organizations and each year, raise thousands of dollars for local nonprofit organizations.
Helping Others is Who We Are
To mark the important 100th year anniversary of the firm, Pullman & Comley has been celebrating with a "Centennial Year of Service." During 2019, the firm's attorneys and staff have participated in monthly service projects throughout Connecticut, in partnership with nonprofit organizations including, the Discovery Museum, nOURish, Foodshare, the Center for Children's Advocacy, Junior Achievement, Connecticut Legal Services, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Wakeman Boys and Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity, and the Bridgeport and Hartford public schools.
Pullman & Comley’s commitment to pro bono work reflects the firm’s long tradition of legal excellence and public service. We encourage our attorneys to take on pro bono work that serves individuals and nonprofit organizations that would otherwise not be able to afford legal representation. Public service matters generally are undertaken as a result of a referral from a legal aid organization such as Connecticut Legal Services, Inc.; Greater Hartford Legal Aid, Inc.; Greater Hartford Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc.; New Haven Legal Assistance Association, Inc.; Pro Bono Partnership; Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut, Inc. and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. Members of our firm also serve as court-appointed counsel for indigent clients on a wide variety of litigation matters.
Pullman & Comley’s pro bono activities are coordinated by Adam J. Cohen, who also serves as a member and legislative liaison for the Connecticut Bar Association’s Pro Bono Committee. As coordinator for pro bono matters, Adam helps create opportunities for attorneys, summer associates and paralegals to volunteer for public service matters.
Pullman & Comley has been honored by the Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers Section (YLS) for its contribution to the $1 Million Pro Bono Service Campaign. The firm was welcomed as a member of the $150,000 Club, designated to firms that performed in excess of $150,000 worth of pro bono service, and honored for the Highest Percentage of Attorneys Participating in a Large Firm. The work reflects our firm’s long tradition of serving nonprofit organizations and individuals who need pro bono legal counsel.
Pulling together. Succeeding together:
In our work.
“Volunteering is built into the nature of who we are as a firm. We’re very proud of the commitment of so many colleagues who give their time and passion to helping neighbors and improving the communities in which we work and live”
James (Tim) Shearin
Chairman, Pullman & Comley