Press Release10.13.2022

22 Pullman & Comley Attorneys Named to 2022 Super Lawyers Lists

BRIDGEPORT, CT October 13, 2022 -- A total of 22 attorneys from Pullman & Comley, LLC, were honored by 2022 Super Lawyers with 15 named to the Connecticut Super Lawyers list for 2022, one named to the Massachusetts list for 2022, and six recognized as 2022 Super Lawyers “Connecticut Rising Stars.”

In addition to being named as Super Lawyers, Pullman & Comley attorneys James (Tim) Shearin, David P. Atkins, Campbell D. Barrett, and Jonathan B. Orleans were included on the “Top 50: 2022 Connecticut Super Lawyers” list.   Attorney Shearin was also named to the "Top 10: 2022 Connecticut Super Lawyers" list.

The Pullman & Comley attorneys on the 2022 Connecticut Super Lawyers list include the following, listed below with their cited practice areas. The names of the attorneys selected appear in the November 2022 issue of Connecticut Super Lawyers magazine and the November 2022 issue of Connecticut magazine.

  • David P. Atkins, Professional Liability: Defense
  • Campbell D. Barrett, Family Law
  • Megan Carannante, Business Litigation
  • Anne C. Dranginis, Family Law
  • Monte E. Frank, Business Litigation
  • Irve J. Goldman, Bankruptcy: Business
  • Nancy A. D. Hancock, Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Joshua A. Hawks-Ladds, Employment & Labor Law
  • Lee D. Hoffman, Energy & Resources
  • Robert L. Holzberg, ADR
  • Jonathan A. Kaplan, Business Litigation
  • Jonathan B. Orleans, Employment & Labor Law
  • James (Tim) Shearin, Business Litigation
  • Frederic S. Ury, General Litigation
  • Diane W. Whitney, Environmental

Additionally, James F. Martin, an attorney located in Pullman’s Springfield, Massachusetts office, was selected to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers list for 2022 and ranked as a top rated Closely Held Business attorney.

The following attorneys were also named to the 2022 Connecticut Rising Stars list:

  • Dana M. Hrelic, Appellate
  • Thomas S. Lambert, Business Litigation
  • Michael Marafito, Tax
  • Erick A. Russell, Government Finance
  • Kelly A. Scott, Family Law
  • Steven J. Stafstrom Jr., Business Litigation

About Pullman & Comley

With nearly 90 attorneys, Pullman & Comley, LLC, founded in 1919, 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; public and private finance; health care; labor, employment law and employee benefits; litigation; property tax and valuation; real estate; regulatory, energy and utilities; and trusts and estates. The firm has offices in Bridgeport, Hartford, Waterbury and Westport, Connecticut; Springfield, Massachusetts; Wakefield, Rhode Island; and White Plains, New York. Pullman & Comley is a member of the Law Firm Alliance, an international affiliation of law firms. Visit for more information.

About Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multiphase rating process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. 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 about the standards for inclusion in Super Lawyers, please visit

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