Press Release05.30.2014

The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals Inducts Robert L. Holzberg To Its Connecticut Chapter

HARTFORD,: Robert L. Holzberg, an attorney at Pullman & Comley, LLC and  retired Connecticut Superior Court judge, has been inducted to the Connecticut Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, the law firm reported today. 

The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADR) is an association whose membership consists of attorneys and judges distinguished by their hands-on experience in the field of commercial conflict resolution, and their commitment to the practice of alternative dispute resolution.  Membership is by invitation only and is limited to mediators and arbitrators who are well-established as trusted neutrals in the legal community within their state of practice.  All NADR members have met stringent practice criteria and are among the most in demand ADR practitioners in their respective state, as voted by both local peers and litigation firms.

Retired Judge Holzberg leads the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practice at Pullman & Comley, serving as a mediator, arbitrator and private judge in a wide range of complex civil matters in both state and federal courts.

Judge Holzberg was appointed to the Superior Court in 1990 by Governor William O'Neill.  While on the bench, he served as the presiding judge for civil matters in the Middlesex, New Britain and Waterbury judicial districts, and most recently served as the Administrative Judge and Presiding Judge-Civil for the Middlesex Judicial District.  During his career, he earned a reputation for his skill in crafting settlements in some of Connecticut's highest profile and most complex cases and became one of the most sought after mediators in Connecticut. 

He has received several awards, including the 2011 Connecticut Bar Association's Henry J. Naruk Award, given to a member of the judiciary who epitomizes long-term, dedicated and conscientious service to the community, possesses the highest integrity, and has made substantial contributions to the administration of justice in Connecticut.  In 2005 Judge Holzberg received the Honorable Robert F. Zampano Award for Excellence in Mediation and in 1998 received the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Judicial Award.

Before his appointment to the bench, Judge Holzberg was on the faculty of the University of Connecticut School of Law and also served as an Assistant Public Defender in the Office of the Chief Public Defender. He received his B.A. from Brown University and his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law. 

About Pullman & Comley LLC

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.  For more information, please visit

About the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

With over 800 members throughout the United States, the NADN is the largest free public roster of experienced ADR attorneys on the internet.  The Academy makes its roster of peer reviewed mediators and arbitrators available at no cost to visitors. 

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