Murtha Cullina LLP

August 19, 2015 - Attorneys Receive "Best Lawyers" Recognition

Hartford, CT (August 19, 2015)...Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has announced that several attorneys from Murtha Cullina LLP have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. 

The Murtha lawyers selected for Best Lawyers inclusion for the first time are Andrew G. Wailgum (Boston, Construction Law) and Richard A. Marone (Hartford, Trusts and Estates).

The Murtha lawyers selected as 2016 “Lawyers of the Year” in their respective practice areas are Francis J. Brady (Hartford, Bet-the-Company Litigation), Loring A. Cook, III (Boston, Construction Law), Mark R. Sussman (Hartford, Litigation - Environmental) and Michael A. Zizka (Hartford, Land Use and Zoning).

Additional Murtha lawyers who continue to be recognized by Best Lawyers are as follows:

Boston, MA

Frank M. Capezzera – Real Estate Law

Daniel C. Cohn – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law / Litigation – Bankruptcy

James R. DeGiacomo – Bet the Company Litigation / Commercial Litigation / Family Law / Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants / Trusts and Estates

Mark G. DeGiacomo – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law / Commercial Litigation

Maury E. Lederman – Construction Law / Litigation – Construction

Thomas S. Vangel – Commercial Litigation

John C. Wyman – Commercial Litigation / Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs

Hartford, CT

George A. Dagon, Jr. – Commercial Litigation

Michael J. Donnelly – Litigation – Construction

Michael Colgan Harrington – Employment Law – Management / Labor Law – Management

H. Kennedy Hudner – Health Care Law

Dwight A. Johnson – Energy Law

Paul R. McCary – Energy Law / Utilities Law

Willard F. Pinney, Jr. – Corporate Law / Mergers and Acquisitions Law / Securities / Capital Markets Law

Frank J. Saccomandi, III – Real Estate Law

Gregory A. Sharp – Environmental Law

Robert A. White – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Edward B. Whittemore – Securities / Capital Markets Law

New Haven, CT

Marilyn B. Fagelson – Insurance Law

Irving S. Schloss – Litigation – Trusts and Estates / Trusts and Estates

Alfred E. Smith, Jr. – Environmental Law

Sara R. Stadler – Trusts and Estates

Elizabeth J. Stewart – Commercial Litigation / Insurance Law

Barry J. Waters – Employment Law – Management / Labor Law – Management / Litigation – Labor and Employment

Stamford, CT

Paul E. Knag – Health Care Law

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting comprehensive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.  The lawyers honored as “Lawyers of the Year” received particularly high ratings in the surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

About Murtha Cullina LLP

With more than 100 attorneys in five 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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