Press Release08.16.2019

Pullman & Comley Voted a Top ADR Provider in New England

BRIDGEPORT, CT: ALM, a business-to-business information and intelligence media company, has named law firm Pullman & Comley a top Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) provider in 2019. Subscribers to ALM’s law publications in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont chose the winners through the Best of New England 2019 survey. In results published in the Connecticut Law Tribune and other outlets, Pullman & Comley tied for third place and was the highest ranked law firm in the Overall ADR Provider category.

Pullman & Comley has been a leader in ADR since establishing its practice in 2012. The law firm offers mediation and arbitration services in complex civil matters in state and federal court, including commercial, construction, employment, environmental, health care, insurance, personal injury, and probate disputes. In addition, the ADR practice offers services in all family and matrimonial matters including financial, custody and parenting disputes.

Pullman & Comley is the only firm in the State of Connecticut that features four retired Connecticut judges who are highly experienced mediators and arbitrators. Retired Judges Robert L. Holzberg, Lynda B. Munro, Anne C. Dranginis, and Michael E. Riley offer counsel and their clients more than 75 years of judicial experience in successfully resolving high profile, complex civil and family disputes.

In addition, the firm’s ADR practice includes many experienced attorneys, several of whom are on the American Arbitration Association’s national roster of arbitrators and mediators. Recognized for its work in serving as mediators and arbitrators in a wide range of civil matters, Pullman & Comley’s ADR practice is also looked upon as a highly reliable and respected resource to conduct investigations into sensitive matters.

“The breadth and depth of our practitioners and their ability to collaborate with one another is what makes our practice so effective,” says Judge Holzberg, who leads the firm’s ADR practice and served as a Connecticut Superior Court judge for more than 22 years before retiring from the bench in 2012.

Judge Holzberg specifically cites judges and attorneys with a significant amount of trial experience as an asset to Pullman & Comley’s ADR practice. “A crucial component of ADR is to help clients appreciate the range of possible outcomes,” he explains. “Those who have been in the trenches as judges and trial lawyers are able to anticipate potential road blocks or difficulties.”

About Pullman & Comley

Pullman & Comley celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2019 and is one of Connecticut’s largest law firms, providing a wide range of legal services to clients in the New England region, as well as throughout the United States and internationally.  In 2015, the firm received the “ADR-Litigation Department of the Year” award from the Connecticut Law Tribune. The firm has offices in Bridgeport, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury and Westport, Connecticut; Springfield, Massachusetts; and White Plains, New York. The firm is an active member of the Law Firm Alliance, an international affiliation of law firms. For more information, please visit

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