PRESS RELEASE: Pullman & Comley Attorneys Named to 2015 Connecticut Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

BRIDGEPORT, Conn.: Twenty-eight attorneys from Pullman & Comley, LLC, were recently named to the Connecticut Super Lawyers list for 2015, the law firm reported today.  In addition, six of the firm’s attorneys were named to Super Lawyers “Connecticut Rising Stars 2015” list.

The Pullman & Comley attorneys on the Connecticut Super Lawyers 2015 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; Colin P. Baron, Health Care; Campbell D. Barrett, Family Law; 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: 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; Adam S. Mocciolo, Business Litigation; D. Robert Morris, Tax: Business; 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 LitigationJames (Tim) Shearin, Business Litigation; Alan J. Sobol, Criminal Defense; and Diane W. Whitney, Environmental.  Those named to the Rising Stars list include Megan Y. Carannante, Business Litigation;  Nathanial Gentile, Criminal Defense: White Collar; Rachel Ginsburg, Employee Litigation: Defense;  Jonathan A. Kaplan, Business Litigation; Brion J. Kirsch, Real Estate: BusinessJon T. Kukucka, Family Law and Steven J. Stafstrom, Jr., Business Litigation.

Diane P. Atkins, Campbell D. Barrett, James (Tim) Shearin and Diane W. Whitney were ranked as a "2015 New England Top Super Lawyer."  Additionally, Tim Shearin was ranked as a "Top 10 Super Lawyer."

The names of the attorneys selected to Connecticut Super Lawyers appear in the November 2015 issue of New England Super Lawyers, and in a special section appearing in the February 2016 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

Pullman & Comley celebrated its 95th anniversary in 2014.  With nearly 90 attorneys, it 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.  In addition to the ADR practice, 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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