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February 28, 2020

Murtha Cullina LLP is proud to announce that its Appellate Practice Group has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year as a “Litigation Department of the Year” by the Connecticut Law Tribune. The Appellate Group was selected for this honor based upon professional excellence and its recent successes on behalf of several firm clients.

In 2019, Murtha Cullina’s Appellate Group was involved in cases before the Connecticut Supreme Court, Connecticut Appellate Court, Massachusetts Appeals Court, and U. S. Court of Appeals for the First and Second Circuits involving insurance coverage for asbestos claims, tort liability, business disputes, municipal law, and elections law. The Appellate Group also represented several organizations in an amicus capacity including the Connecticut Business & Industry Association, the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, and the Connecticut Bar Association. In addition, Associates of the appellate group were able to serve as first chair and argue pro bono appeals before the U. S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit through assignments from the Second Circuit's Pro Bono Panel.

The Murtha Cullina Appellate Group comprises more than 20 active attorneys in the firm’s Hartford, New Haven, Stamford, and Boston offices. Members of the Appellate Group have litigated numerous appeals in the state and federal appeals courts at all levels in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York. Members of the Appellate Group include:

  • Daniel C. Cohn
  • Mark G. DeGiacomo
  • Jennifer Morgan DelMonico
  • Michael J. Donnelly
  • Marilyn B. Fagelson
  • David P. Friedman
  • Taruna Garg
  • Robert E. Kaelin
  • Rachel Snow Kindseth
  • Lorey Rives Leddy
  • Kari L. Olson
  • James F. Radke
  • Patricia E. Reilly
  • Emily McDonough Souza
  • Joseph D. Szerejko
  • Thomas S. Vangel

The Connecticut Law Tribune will honor the Litigation Departments of the Year at the annual Connecticut Legal Awards Dinner on May 6.

About Murtha Cullina LLP
With more than 100 attorneys in six offices throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York, 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, corporate, commercial finance, insurance recovery, labor and employment, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, construction, energy, health care, trusts and estates, intellectual property, real estate, land use and retail and hospitality. Murtha Cullina is the exclusive member firm in Connecticut for Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide; and the exclusive Connecticut member firm of State Law Resources, an international network of independent law firms. For more information, visit

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