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Murtha Cullina Team Runs New Haven Road Race to Benefit the New Haven Legal Assistance Association

September 4, 2013

New Haven, CT (September 4, 2013) – Murtha Cullina recently reaffirmed its commitment to the New Haven Legal Assistance Association, Inc., by teaming up to run the Labor Day New Haven Road Race.

Team Murtha – Running for Equal Access to Justice – was led by Murtha Cullina attorney Kristen Zaehringer who served as the official team captain. Her efforts brought together 11 team runners and more than $1,500 in support of the New Haven Legal Assistance Association, an official charity of the New Haven Road Race. The Team had the full support of the firm, including partners Elizabeth J. Stewart and Burt Cohen, two long standing members of the boards for the New Haven Legal Assistance Association and the recipients of the 2012 Equal Access to Justice Award.

“It was truly a rewarding and fun experience to create a team and support a cause that benefits our community,” said Kristen Zaehringer, Murtha Cullina attorney and race team captain. “The generosity and good spirit of our firm attorneys, staff and firm family members was tremendous and I thank them for their participation.”  

Murtha Cullina team runners included: Kristen Zaehringer, Kevin Turko, Bridget Widdowson, Jennifer Corvo, Brian Corvo, Carol-Ann DiBenedictis, Sara DiBenedictis, Colleen O'Neill, Patrick O'Neill, James D’Angelo and Lisa Staron.

Photo Caption: Team Murtha Runs New Haven Road Race. Pictured (left to right) are Sara DiBenedictis, James D’Angelo, Lisa Staron, Kevin Turko, Patrick O’Neill, Jennifer Corvo, Brian Corvo, Bridget Widdowson, Carol-Ann DiBenedictis, Colleen O’Neill and Kristen Zaehringer.

About the New Haven Legal Assistance Association, Inc

New Haven Legal Assistance Association, Inc. (LAA) is a nonprofit organization that was incorporated on April 7, 1964 to "secure justice for and to protect the rights of those residents of New Haven County unable to engage legal counsel." LAA was one of the first legal services programs established and the federal government used it as a model for similar programs throughout the country.

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, tort and product liability, energy, health care, trusts and estates, real estate and land use.

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. Visit



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