Overview

Pullman & Comley has long been a leader in appellate litigation. Our Appellate Practice Group has experience in the United States Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit Courts, and the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts. Pullman & Comley’s appellate attorneys work with clients in all aspects of appellate advocacy to overturn unfavorable rulings, defend prior court victories, and prepare “friend of the court, or “amicus curiae” briefs when someone else’s appeal affects their interests. We also stand ready to assist trial counsel in presenting their case in a manner that preserves issues for purposes of appeal, while also remaining effective. Businesses, municipal and government agencies, nonprofit institutions and individual clients alike routinely turn to us for appellate counsel.

Our firm’s reputation for authoritative and effective appellate advocacy and professionalism is recognized across Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York.  Our group includes retired Connecticut Appellate Court Judge Anne Dranginis, as well as former appellate law clerks, all of whom apply this experience while advocating for their clients. Our attorneys, many of whom have helped shape Connecticut law, handle all types of appeals, from the most complex matters to straight-forward cases across a broad range of subject areas and bring to each case a distinctive set of skills and experience.

Our attorneys handle all types of appeals, from the most complex matters to straight-forward cases across a broad range of subject areas and bring to each case a distinctive set of skills and experience, including:

  • Counsel and advice as to preserving appellate issues, the appropriateness of appealing, and strategies for success
  • Analyzing and pursuing litigation strategies in the appellate courts to expedite appeals
  • Preparing and opposing petitions for certiorari and records for review
  • Providing representation during mediation efforts by appellate court officers
  • Excellence in written and oral advocacy before all appellate tribunals

For federal court appeals, contact:  James T. Shearin

For state commercial litigation appeals, contact:  Edward McCreery or Eliot Gersten 

For tax appeals, contact: Gregory Servodidio           

For an appeal from a State Agency decision, contact:  Gary O’Connor or Lee Hoffman

 For land use appeals, contact: Diane Whitney        

 For construction law appeals contact: Richard Robinson

 For your education law appeals contact: William Connon

For your employment law appeals contact: Joshua Hawks-Ladds

For appeals involving professional liability, contact: David Atkins

For FOIA appeals, contact: Adam Cohen or Mark Sommaruga  

For family law appeals, contact: Campbell Barrett or Judge Lynda Munro (ret.)

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