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Murtha Cullina LLP is consistently recognized by leading legal publications for the achievements of our firm and individual attorneys.  The following are some of our rankings and accolades.


Chambers USA identifies and ranks the world's best lawyers based on criteria most valued by clients - such as technical expertise, business acumen, prompt delivery, value for money.  Chambers USA recognized several individual attorneys and practice areas.  For more information click here.

Recognized Attorneys:

Heather O. Berchem (Band 2)

Marcel J. Bernier (Band 3)

Daniel C. Cohn (Band 2)

Thomas M. Daniells (Recognized Practitioner)

Mark G. DeGiacomo (Band 3)

David P. Friedman (Band 2)

Scott M. Gerard (Band 3)

Paul E. Knag (Band 2)

Willard F. Pinney, Jr. (Senior Statesman)

Alfred E. Smith, Jr. (Band 1)

Mark R. Sussman (Band 1)

Barry J. Waters (Band 1)

Edward B. Whittemore (Band 3)


Recognized Practice Areas:

Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Band 4)

Environment (Band 1)

Health Care (Band 2)

Labor & Employment (Band 3)

Litigation:  General Commercial (Band 3)

Corporate/M&A (Band 3)

Real Estate (Band 3)



Chambers High Net Worth covers private wealth management work and related specialisms in key jurisdictions around the world, featuring in-depth editorial about the leading lawyers and law firms for wealthy individuals and families. Chambers HNW also features listings and information about many of the top accountancy and tax firms, private banks, wealth management firms and multi-family offices acting for high net worth individuals.  For more information click here.

Recognized Attorneys:

Richard A. Marone (Band 2)


Recognized Practice Area:

Private Wealth Law Connecticut (Band 2)


  The Best Lawyers in America is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Two of our attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in the legal referral guide.  In addition, the firm was ranked in the Best Law Firms rankings in U.S. News & World Report.  For more information click here.

Recognized Attorneys:

Frank M. Capezzera (2013) Real Estate Law (Boston)

Daniel C. Cohn, (1991) Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy (Boston)

Loring A. Cook, III, (2007) 2016 Lawyer of the Year, Construction Law, Litigation-Construction (Boston)

George A. Dagon, Jr. (2015) Commercial Litigation (Hartford)

James R. DeGiacomo, (1993) 2014 Lawyer of the Year: Family Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Family Law, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Trusts and Estates (Boston)

Mark G. DeGiacomo, (2009) Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Law (Boston)

Michael J. Donnelly, (2014) Litigation - Construction (Hartford)

Marilyn B. Fagelson, (2014) Insurance Law (New Haven)

Michael C. Harrington, (2010) Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management (Hartford)

H. Kennedy Hudner, (2006) Health Care Law (Hartford)

Dwight A. Johnson, (1995) Energy Law (Hartford)

Paul E. Knag, (1995) Health Care Law (Stamford)

Richard A. Marone (2016) Trusts and Estates (Hartford)

Paul R. McCary, (2005) 2012, 2015 Lawyer of the Year: Energy Law, Utilities Law (Hartford)

Willard F. Pinney, Jr., (1989) 2012 Lawyer of the Year: Mergers & Acquisitions Laws, 2013 Lawyer of the Year: Corporate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law (Hartford)

Frank J. Saccomandi, III (2015) Real Estate Law (Hartford)

Alfred E. Smith, Jr., (1995) Environmental Law (New Haven)

Mark R. Sussman, (1993) 2015 & 2016 Lawyer of the Year, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental (Hartford)

Thomas S. Vangel (2013) Commercial Litigation (Boston)

Andrew G. Wailgum (2016) Construction Law (Boston)

Barry J. Waters, (2003) Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Litigation – Labor & Employment (New Haven)

Robert A. White, (1995) Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Hartford)

Edward B. Whittemore, (2010) 2014 Lawyer of the Year, Securities/Capital Market Law (Hartford)

John C. Wyman (2012) Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs (Boston)

Michael A. Zizka, (2011) 2015 & 2016 Lawyer of the Year, Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation – Land Use & Zoning (Hartford)


(Year) First year the lawyer was listed.


SuperLawyers names top attorneys in each state as chosen by their peers and through independent research.  Rising Stars names the state's top up-and-coming attorneys. Twenty-eight of our attorneys were selected to the Connecticut SuperLawyers and Rising Stars (*) list.  For more information click here.

Recognized Attorneys:

Marcel J. Bernier, Listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers® in the area of Closely Held Business for 2006, in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions for 2006 and in the area of Tax for 2006 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)

Sara P. Bryant*, Construction Litigation, Business Litigation, (Boston)

Meredith C. Burns*, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, (Hartford)

Dena M. Castricone*, Health Care, Business Litigation, Employment & Labor, Construction Litigation, (New Haven)

Daniel C. Cohn, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, (Boston)

Loring A. Cook, III, Construction Litigation, Construction/Surety, Business Litigation, (Boston)

Thomas M. Daniells, Real Estate, Land Use/Zoning, Business/Corporate, (Hartford)

George A. Dagon, Jr., Personal Injury Defense: Products, Insurance Coverage, Estate & Trust Litigation, (Hartford)

James R. DeGiacomo, Civil Litigation Defense, Business LItigation, Family Law (Boston)

Mark G. DeGiacomo, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, (Boston)

Jennifer Morgan DelMonico, Civil Litigation Defense, Business Litigation (New Haven)

Francis A. Di Luna, Environmental, Environmental Litigation (Woburn)

David P. Friedman, Professional Liability:  Defense, Business Litigation, Appellate (Stamford)

Taruna Garg*, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Business Litigation (New Haven)

Michael C. Harrington, Employment & Labor, General Litigation, (Hartford)

H. Kennedy Hudner, Health Care, Business/Corporate, Intellectual Property, (Hartford)

Robert E. Kaelin, Business Litigation, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, (Hartford)

Paul E. Knag, Health Care, Business Litigation, (Stamford)

Richard A. Marone, Estate Planning & Probate, Tax, Closely Held Business, (Hartford)

Paul R. McCary, Utilities, Energy & Natural Resources (Hartford)

Lissa J. Paris, Employment & Labor, Employee Benefits/ERISA, (Hartford)

Willard F. Pinney, Jr., Business/Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities & Corporate Finance, (Hartford)

Alfred E. Smith, Jr., Environmental, (New Haven)

Elizabeth J. Stewart, Insurance Coverage, General Litigation, (New Haven)

Mark R. Sussman, Environmental, Energy & Natural Resources, Environmental Litigation, (Hartford)

Joseph R. Tarby, III, Land Use/Zoning, Real Estate, Closely Held Business, (Woburn)

Thomas S. Vangel, Business Litigation, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, (Boston)

Keith S. Varian*, Real Estate, Business/Corporate, Health Care (Stamford)

Suzanne Brown Walsh, Estate Planning & Probate

Barry J. Waters, Employment Litigation: Defense, (New Haven)

Robert A. White, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, (Hartford)

Michael A. Zizka, Land Use/Zoning, Government/Cities/Municipalities, Environmental, (Hartford)

Kristen L. Zaehringer*, Employment & Labor Litigation, Civil Litigation Defense and Business Litigation


American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL) is a professional association of distinguished lawyers who practice in the field of environmental law.  Membership is by invitation and members are recognized by their peers as preeminent in their field.  ACOEL members are dedicated to: maintaining and improving the ethical practice of environmental law; the administration of justice; and the development of environmental law at both the state and federal level. Click here to learn more.

Recognized Attorneys:

Mark R. Sussman, Environmental (Hartford)


 Who's Who Legal

Who's Who Legal publishes an International Who's Who of Environment Lawyers. The publication lists attorneys that are experienced in the areas of environment law and policy. Click here for more information.

Recognized Environmental Attorneys:

Alfred E. Smith, Jr., (New Haven)

Mark R. Sussman, (Hartford)


  Benchmark provides general counsel at the country's preeminent corporations, investment banks, and financial institutions with analysis of the best commercial and financial litigators and law firms in the United States.  Murtha Cullina is recognized as a Recommended firm.  For more information click here.

Recognized Attorneys:

George A. Dagon, Jr., Insurance, Products Liability (Hartford)

Robert A. White, Bankruptcy, Commercial Litigation (Hartford)

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