Press Release01.11.2019

Pullman & Comley Celebrates 100 Years

BRIDGEPORT, CT. - Pullman & Comley, one of Connecticut’s preeminent full-service law firms and a leader in the business community, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019, the firm announced today. To mark this important milestone as a long-standing member of Connecticut’s business community, Pullman & Comley will celebrate with a “Centennial Year of Service.”

During 2019, the firm’s attorneys and staff will participate in a year of community service projects throughout Connecticut, in partnership with nonprofit organizations including: the Discovery Museum, nOURish, Foodshare, the Center for Children’s Advocacy, Junior Achievement, Connecticut Legal Services, Wakeman Boys and Girls Club, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, and the Bridgeport and Hartford public schools.

The kick-off event is on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 21, at The Discovery Museum in Bridgeport. Pullman & Comley and the Aquarion Water Company are co-sponsoring a Free Admission Day in honor of the museum’s annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Volunteers from Pullman and Aquarion will help the museum with programming giving children the face-to-face opportunity to see themselves in STEM jobs, and to chat with people doing these important jobs in the local community.

According to Pullman & Comley chairman, James T. Shearin, the year of service is a fitting tribute to the firm’s history and culture. “From the beginning, our founders’ interest in the law extended beyond simply managing a law practice; each attorney took an active role in shaping the greater Bridgeport community and contributing to the legal profession,” he said. “Over the years, our attorneys and staff have given back to the communities where we live and work, through volunteer work, serving in leadership roles in nonprofit organizations, and in public service. We are very proud that although we have grown substantially over the past century, we have retained our strong culture of ‘pulling together, succeeding together’ with our clients, with each other, and with our communities.”

Founded by attorneys John S. Pullman, William H. Comley and Arthur M. Comley, the firm opened its doors at 884 Main Street in Bridgeport in June of 1919. Today, the firm has grown to include additional offices in Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury and Westport, Connecticut and White Plains, New York. More than 90 attorneys serve public and private companies of all sizes, educational institutions, government entities and nonprofits, as well as individuals, families, and closely-held businesses.

About Pullman & Comley: One of Connecticut’s largest firms, Pullman & Comley 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 and alternative dispute resolution; family law; property tax and valuation; real estate; regulatory, energy and telecommunications; and trusts and estates. The firm is an active member of the Law Firm Alliance, an international affiliation of law firms.

About Aquarion Water Company: Aquarion Water Company is the public water supply company for more than 625,000 people in 51 cities and towns throughout Connecticut, as well as serving customers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. It is the largest investor-owned water utility in New England and among the seven largest in the U.S. Based in Bridgeport, CT, it has been in the public water supply business since 1857. Across its operations, Aquarion strives to act as a responsible steward of the environment and to assist the communities it serves in promoting sustainable practices. Aquarion Water Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eversource.

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