PRESS RELEASE: Pullman & Comley Attorneys Named to 2013 Connecticut Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

BRIDGEPORT, Conn.:  Twenty-two attorneys from Pullman & Comley, LLC, were recently named to the Connecticut Super Lawyers list for 2013, the law firm reported today.  In addition, seven of the firm’s attorneys were named to the Super Lawyers “Connecticut Rising Stars 2013” list.

The Pullman & Comley attorneys on the Connecticut Super Lawyers 2013 list include the following, listed with their cited practice areas:  David P. Atkins, Professional Liability: Defense; Elizabeth J. Austin, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights; Morris Banks, Mergers and Acquisitions; Collin P. Baron, Health Care; Deborah S. Breck, Estate Planning and Probate; 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; Alex V. Hernandez, Criminal Defense: White Collar; Lee D. Hoffman, Energy and Natural Resources; Thomas F. Maxwell, Jr., Civil Litigation Defense; Christopher P. McCormack, Environmental Litigation; D. Robert Morris, Tax; Gary B. O’Connor, Environmental; Jonathan B. Orleans, Employment and Labor; Elliott B. Pollack, Health Care; Michael G. Proctor, Real Estate; Richard C. Robinson, Business Litigation; James T. Shearin, Business Litigation; Alan J. Sobol, Criminal Defense; and Diane W. Whitney, Environmental.  Those named to the Rising Stars list include:Steven J. Bonafonte, Business and Corporate Law; Megan Youngling Carannante, Business Litigation; Cara A. Ceraso, Civil Litigation Defense; Adam J. Cohen, Government/Cities/Municipalities; Jonathan A. Kaplan, Business Litigation;  Adam S. Mocciolo, Business Litigation; and Steven J. Stafstrom, Jr., Business Litigation.

The list of attorneys selected to Connecticut Super Lawyers appears in the November 2013 issue of New England Super Lawyers, and in a special section appearing in the February 2014 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 same as 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 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.  

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