Press Release08.16.2018


BRIDGEPORT, Conn., August 15, 2018: Thirty three attorneys from Pullman & Comley, LLC, were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019, the law firm reported today. 

The Pullman & Comley attorneys included in the 2019 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, Commercial Litigation, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law and Legal Malpractice Law; Elizabeth J. Austin, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Campbell D. Barrett, Family Law; Deborah S. Breck, Trusts and Estates; Frank B. Cleary, Public Finance Law; Anne C. Dranginis, Family Law and Appellate Practice; Geoffrey F. Fay, Real Estate Law; Monte E. Frank, Commercial Litigation; Eliot B. Gersten, Commercial Litigation; Andrew C. Glassman, Corporate Governance, Corporate Compliance, and Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Andrew A. Glickson, Land Use and Zoning Law and Real Estate Law; Nancy A. D. Hancock, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Joshua A. Hawks-Ladds, Litigation – Labor and Employment and Labor Law – Management; Lee D. Hoffman, Environmental Law, Energy Law and Energy Regulatory Law; Robert L. Holzberg, Arbitration and Mediation; Donald F. Houston, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management; Frederic L. Klein, Energy Law and Water Law; Nancy D. Lapera, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Christopher P. McCormack, Environmental Law; Lynda B. Munro, Family Law; Gary B. O’Connor, Litigation – Real Estate and Real Estate Law; Jonathan B. Orleans, Litigation – Labor and Employment and Employment Law – Management; Alan S. Parker, Trusts and Estates; Michael G. Proctor, Real Estate Law; Richard C. Robinson, Litigation – Construction; Stephen M. Sedor, Education Law, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment; Gregory F. Servodidio, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law; James T. Shearin, Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – Banking and Finance; Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Securities; John F. Stafstrom, Public Finance Law; James B. Stewart, Trusts and Estates; Marcy Tench Stovall, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law; and Diane W. Whitney, Commercial Litigation and Environmental Law.

In addition, the following attorneys received the additional honor of being named “Lawyer of the Year” in their practice and geographic market, a recognition given to only a single lawyer in each category. They are:

Nancy A. D. Hancock, Business Organizations (including LLC and Partnerships), Stamford; Jonathan B. Orleans, Employment Law – Management, Stamford; and James T. Shearin, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Stamford.

With nearly 100 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, regulatory and telecommunications; government finance; health care; labor, employment law and employee benefits; litigation; property tax and valuation; real estate and land use; and trusts and estates. The firm has offices in Bridgeport, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury, Westport and White Plains. The firm is an active member of the Law Firm Alliance, an international affiliation of law firms. For more information, please visit

For more than three decades, Best Lawyers publications have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere. The lists of outstanding attorneys are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. If the votes for an attorney are positive enough for recognition in Best Lawyers, that attorney must maintain those votes in subsequent polls to remain in each edition. Lawyers are not permitted to pay any fee to participate in or be recognized by Best Lawyers. Best Lawyers peer-reviewed listings are now published in almost 75 countries around the world, and its presence has grown substantially in the international legal community. The 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (2019) includes 58,507 attorneys in 145 practice areas, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and inclusion in this year’s publication is based on more than 7.4 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. For additional information on Best Lawyers, please visit:

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