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Murtha Cullina Attorneys Support Muscular Dystrophy Association

May 24, 2012

HARTFORD, CT (May 24, 2011)…Murtha Cullina LLP attorneys Meredith C. Burns, Michael J. Donnelly, Jonathan S. Heinlein and Colleen O'Neill recently worked to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

As part of the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s “Lock Up” event, Murtha Cullina attorneys joined local businesses and community leaders in getting “arrested” for having a “big heart.” Event participants collected donations to “make bail,” and those funds will go towards supporting children and adults in the community who are living with neuromuscular disease.

Through a series of office-wide fundraising events that included a firm bake sale, a jeans day and donations, the attorneys and staff of Murtha Cullina raised $1,100 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Ms. Burns, Mr. Donnelly, Mr. Heinlein and Ms. O’Neill extended their charitable efforts outside of the firm and were able to raise an additional $1,450.

Specifically, the funds raised will provide flu shots, medical research, expert consultations, diagnostics and summer camp sessions to those in need of support.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association hosted the local “Lock Up” event May 23rd at City Steam Brewery.

About the Muscular Dystrophy Association  

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education. For more information, visit

About Murtha Cullina LLP

With over 115 attorneys in six offices throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts, Murtha Cullina LLP offers a full range of legal services to meet the local, regional and national needs of our clients.  Our practice encompasses litigation, regulatory and transactional representation of businesses, governmental units, non-profit organizations and individuals. Core practice areas include litigation, labor and employment, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, construction, energy, health care, trusts and estates, affordable housing, real estate, land use and retail and hospitality. 

Murtha Cullina is the exclusive Connecticut member firm in Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms.  Visit

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