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August 16, 2016 - Attorneys Receive "Best Lawyers" Recognition

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Hartford, CT (August 16, 2016)…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 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. 

The Murtha lawyers selected for Best Lawyers inclusion for the first time are Alfred R. Casella (Trusts and Estates), Robert E. Kaelin (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law), Suzanne Brown Walsh (Trusts and Estates), Thomas M. Daniells (Real Estate Law), and David P. Friedman (Commercial Litigation).

The full list of Murtha Cullina lawyers who are currently 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

Loring A. Cook, III – Construction Law / Litigation - Construction

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

Andrew G. Wailgum – Construction Law

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


Hartford, CT

Alfred R. Casella – Trusts and Estates

George A. Dagon, Jr. – Commercial Litigation

Thomas M. Daniells – Real Estate Law

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

Robert E. Kaelin – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Richard A. Marone – Trusts and Estates

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

Mark R. Sussman – Environmental Law / Litigation – Environmental

Suzanne Brown Walsh – Trusts and Estates

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

Edward B. Whittemore – Securities / Capital Markets Law

Michael A. Zizka – Land Use and Zoning Law / Litigation – Land Use and Zoning


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

David P. Friedman – Commercial Litigation

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. 


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, insurance recovery, 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 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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