Press Release08.16.2017

Thirty-four Pullman & Comley Attorneys Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© 2018; Six Named "Lawyer of the Year"

BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut: Thirty-four attorneys from Pullman & Comley, LLC, were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America © 2018, the law firm reported today. 

The Pullman & Comley attorneys included in the 2018 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, Appellate Practice and Family Law; 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, Real Estate Law; Nancy A. D. Hancock, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Joshua A. Hawks-Ladds, Labor Law – Management and Litigation - Labor and Employment; Lee D. Hoffman, Energy Law, Energy Regulatory Law and Environmental Law; Robert L. Holzberg, Arbitration and Mediation; Donald F. Houston, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management; Brion J. Kirsch, Real Estate Law; 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; 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, 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:

Campbell D. Barrett, Family Law, Hartford; Andrew C. Glassman, Corporate Governance Law, Hartford; Robert L. Holzberg, Mediation, Hartford; Jonathan B. Orleans, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Stamford; Stephen M. Sedor, Labor Law – Management, Stamford; Diane W. Whitney, Environmental Law, Hartford.

With nearly 100 attorneys, Pullman & Comley is one of Connecticut’s largest law 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 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

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® describes itself as “the definitive guide to legal excellence.” Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation with more than 83,000 leading attorneys globally eligible to vote.  For the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.4 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 58,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice." For additional information on Best Lawyers, please visit:

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