The experienced advocates in Pullman & Comley’s Litigation practice handle all phases of civil and criminal litigation, regularly appearing in state and federal courts, before state and federal administrative agencies and in arbitration proceedings.
Our litigators serve a large client base, ranging from individuals and small businesses to large corporations and major financial institutions. While our lawyers are seasoned and successful advocates in the courtroom, our ultimate goal is to provide our clients with cost-effective results, whether obtained in or out of court. Consistent with this goal, our litigators counsel clients in strategies to avoid litigation and are skilled in the art of negotiation. Our attorneys have significant experience acting as counsel to litigants in alternative dispute resolution settings, and several of our Litigation practice attorneys are American Arbitration Association (AAA) qualified arbitrators.
Our litigators have broad experience in all types of civil and criminal litigation including the following areas:
- Business litigation disputes including contract claims, unfair competition, antitrust litigation and class shareholder derivative actions
- Defense of consumer protection, privacy and credit reporting claims
- Representation of financial institutions in commercial foreclosures and lender liability cases
- Securities litigation and arbitration
- Labor and employment matters, including discrimination, wage & hour, leave entitlements, non-compete agreements and wrongful termination
- Construction litigation, including complex architectural and engineering disputes
- Representation of municipalities in a wide range of matters including the litigation of land use issues and civil rights claims
- Intellectual property matters including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation
- Product liability and product warranty litigation
- Professional malpractice litigation
- Insurance coverage litigation
- Administrative law matters including appellate review
- Environmental litigation including the representation of companies involved in Superfund cases and hazardous waste litigation
- Municipal and state tax appeals
- State and federal white collar crime
News & Insights
- Fairfield County Business Journal, 09.21.2019
- Among ‘Best Lawyers in America,’ Retired Middletown Judge Man of Integrity, ‘Emotional Intelligence’The Middletown Press, 09.04.2019
- Campbell D. Barrett Named as President of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers06.17.2019
- The Fairfield Citizen, 04.22.2019
- First Circuit Holds that Parents' Payment of Tuition for an Adult Child Can Be Avoided as a Fraudulent Transfer12.04.2019
- “THAT'S NOT FAIR!” How Soto v. Bushmaster Changed the Interpretation of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act to Permit Claims by Parties Whom the Defendant Has Never Met11.22.2019
- This article was originally published in the October 7, 2019 issue of the Connecticut Law Tribune, 10.14.2019
- CT Lawyer, September/October 2019
- A Superior Court Judge Applies Soto v. Bushmaster Firearms International, LLC, 331 Conn. 53, 202 A.3d 262 (2019), to Conclude that the Absence of a Commercial Relationship did not Preclude a CUPTA Claim08.30.2019
- Connecticut Supreme Court vastly expands the scope of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (“CUTPA”)03.15.2019
- ABA/BNA Lawyers' Manual on Professional Conduct, 11.28.2018
- ABI Journal, 09.01.2018
- Law360.com, 04.30.2018
- Connecticut Lawyer, 03.2018
- This article originally appeared in Law 360 and is reprinted here with permission., 02.02.2018
In addition to handling overage disputes, the attorneys in Pullman & Comley's Insurance practice defend class actions and other litigation challenging computerized underwriting and claim handling systems.
During the past five years, members of our ADR team have conducted hundreds of mediations and arbitrations in an array of areas spanning commercial, employment and individual matters.
Pullman's Family Law Practice remains at the leading edge of Connecticut matrimonial law, regularly litigating, mediating, arbitrating, and defending and prosecuting appeals involving the most complex financial and child custody related dissolutions of marriage actions in the state.
Pullman attorneys negotiated the casino project development agreement on behalf of the Town of East Windsor, Connecticut, the first approved to be constructed off Indian tribal lands.
Our Litigation attorneys assisted investors in Branford Manor Associates, L.P. in a complex intra-partnership dispute involving corporate governance, business tort, tax, trust, housing regulation, and injunction issues.
We obtained a significant jury verdict for our client in a case involving a terminated transaction with the government of Turkmenistan over the rights to the orbital slots for a government-launched satellite.
A significant number of Connecticut attorneys, in law firms, corporate legal departments and insurance agencies, turn to our Professional Liability team for risk management advice to handle their important matters.
A common complaint of the business community is that the court system moves too slowly. But what happens when the system moves too fast? Our commercial litigators defended a large winter sports facility against just that risk.
- David P. Atkins
- Livia DeFilippis Barndollar
- Campbell D. Barrett
- Jill D. Bicks
- Megan Youngling Carannante
- Adam J. Cohen
- William R. Connon
- Anne C. Dranginis
- Monte E. Frank
- Eliot B. Gersten
- Boris Greenshpun
- Joshua A. Hawks-Ladds
- Robert C. Hinton
- Lee D. Hoffman
- Robert L. Holzberg
- Donald F. Houston
- Karen A. Jeffers
- Jonathan A. Kaplan
- Johanna S. Katz
- Jon T. Kukucka
- Michael A. Kurs
- Thomas S. Lambert
- Michael N. LaVelle
- Patricia LeBel-Lasse
- Michael J. Marafito
- Thomas F. Maxwell Jr.
- Christopher P. McCormack
- Edward P. McCreery III
- Michael P. McKeon
- Adam S. Mocciolo
- Lynda B. Munro
- Jonathan B. Orleans
- Kristen F. Perkins
- Julie V. Pinette
- Stacie L. Provencher
- Michael E. Riley
- Richard C. Robinson
- Timothy G. Ronan
- Daniel P. Scholfield
- Zachary D. Schurin
- Kelly A. Scott
- Stephen M. Sedor
- John P. Shea, Jr.
- James T. Shearin
- Mark J. Sommaruga
- Steven J. Stafstrom Jr.
- Marcy Tench Stovall
- Terri Tamulevich
- Diane W. Whitney