PRESS RELEASE: Pullman & Comley Attorneys Recognized As 2012 “Best Lawyers In America”

BRIDGEPORT, Conn.:  Seventeen attorneys from Pullman & Comley, LLC, were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America ® 2012 (copyright 2011 by Woodward White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.), the law firm reported today.  In addition, the firm was ranked in the 2011 Best Law Firms rankings, published last week in U.S. News & World Report.

The Pullman & Comley attorneys included in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America include the following, listed with their cited practice areas:  Michael J. Andreana, Public Finance Law; David P. Atkins, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Commercial Litigation and Ethics & Professional Responsibility Law; Elizabeth J. Austin, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Deborah S. Breck, Trusts and Estates; Frank B. Cleary, Public Finance Law; Andrew C. Glassman, Corporate Governance and Compliance Law; Joshua A. Hawks-Ladds, Litigation - Labor and Employment and Labor Law - Management; Lee Hoffman, Energy Law; Frederic Lee Klein, Energy Law and Water Law; Nancy D. Lapera, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Christopher P. McCormack, Environmental Law; Jonathan B. Orleans, Litigation - Labor and Employment and Employment Law - Management; Michael G. Proctor, Real Estate Law; Richard C. Robinson, Litigation - Construction; Daniel A. Schwartz, Employment Law – Management and Labor Law - Management; James T. Shearin, Litigation – Securities, Antitrust, Banking and Finance, Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation; and James P. White, Jr., Real Estate Law.

U.S. News & World Report and Woodward/White (dba “Best Lawyers”) also published a list of “Best Law Firms,” which appeared in U.S. News & World Report on November 1, 2011. Pullman & Comley, LLC is listed under Connecticut firms as “First Tier” (highest ranking) in the Hartford region in the areas of Corporate Governance Law; Health Care Law and Labor Law – Management.  In the Stamford region, which includes greater Fairfield County, the firm was ranked as First Tier in Commercial Litigation; Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Employment Law – Management; Environmental Law; Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants; Litigation – Labor and Employment; Litigation – Securities; Public Finance Law and Real Estate Law  In addition, the following practices were ranked in Hartford Tier 2:  Employment Law – Management; Energy Law; Litigation – Construction; and Litigation – Labor and Employment.  The firm was ranked as National Tier 3 in the area of Litigation – Construction.

Best Lawyers compiles lists of attorneys by conducting peer-review surveys in which thousands of lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. In the U.S., Best Lawyers publishes an annual referral guide, The Best Lawyers in America.  For more about the standards for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America, please see  For more about the standards for inclusion in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Law Firms” list, please see

Pullman & Comley, LLC 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 corporate and business, environmental, health care, litigation, public and commercial finance, property valuation, real estate, and trusts and estates.  The firm has offices in Bridgeport, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury and White Plains.

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