PRESS RELEASE: Pullman & Comley Attorneys Named as 2016 Connecticut Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut:  Twenty-five attorneys from Pullman & Comley, LLC, were recently named to the Connecticut Super Lawyers list for 2016, the law firm reported today.  In addition, ten of the firm’s attorneys were named as 2016 Super Lawyers “Connecticut Rising Stars.” 

The Pullman & Comley attorneys on the 2016 Connecticut Super Lawyers list include the following, listed with their cited practice areas:  David P. Atkins, Professional Liability: Defense; Elizabeth J. Austin, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights; Morris Banks, Tax; Collin P. Baron, Health Care; Campbell D. Barrett, Family Law; Deborah S. Breck, Estate Planning and Probate; John B. D’Agostino, Real Estate; Anne C. Dranginis, Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate; Eliot B. Gersten, Business Litigation; Irve J. Goldman, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights; Nancy A. D. Hancock, Securities and Corporate Finance; Joshua A. Hawks-Ladds, Employment and Labor: Robert C. Hinton, Business Litigation; Lee D. Hoffman, Energy and Resources; Robert L. Holzberg, Alternative Dispute Resolution; Thomas F. Maxwell, Jr., Civil Litigation Defense; Christopher P. McCormack, Environmental Litigation; Michael P. McKeon, Schools and Education; Gary B. O’Connor, Environmental; Jonathan B. Orleans, Employment and Labor; Michael G. Proctor, Real Estate Richard C. Robinson, Business LitigationJames (Tim) Shearin, Business Litigation; Alan J. Sobol, Criminal Defense; and Diane W. Whitney, Environmental.

Those named to the Rising Stars list include Rebekah M. Burgio, Estate Planning & Probates; Megan Y. Carannante, Business Litigation;  Nathanial Gentile, Criminal Defense: White Collar; Rachel Ginsburg, Employee Litigation: Defense;  Brion J. Kirsch, Real Estate: BusinessJon T. Kukucka, Family Law; Adam S. Mocciolo, Business Litigation, Employment & Labor, Intellectual Property, Immigration; Erick A. Russell, Government Finance; Zachary D. Schurin, Schools & Education; and Steven J. Stafstrom, Jr., Business Litigation

Campbell D. Barrett and James (Tim) Shearin were each ranked as a "2016 New England Top Super Lawyer" and a “2016 Connecticut Top Super Lawyer.”  Diane Whitney was ranked as a "2016 Connecticut Top Super Lawyer" and was additionally named as a “2016 Women Top 25 Connecticut Super Lawyer."

The names of the attorneys selected to Connecticut Super Lawyers appear in the November 2016 issue of New England Super Lawyers, and in a special section appearing in the February 2017 issue of Connecticut magazine. 

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

With more than 95 attorneys, Pullman & Comley 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.  Pullman & Comley’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 tax and 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.  


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