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December 22, 2016 - Elizabeth J. Stewart and Kristen L. Zaehringer Receive District of Connecticut 2016 Pro Bono Award

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NEW HAVEN & STAMFORD, CT (December 22, 2016)…Murtha Cullina LLP attorneys Elizabeth J. Stewart and Kristen L. Zaehringer were recently among 13 recipients of the 2016 Pro Bono Award for the District of Connecticut.  This honor, awarded by the U.S. District Court judges of the District of Connecticut, is in recognition of their “outstanding service as pro bono counsel.” 

This year, Ms. Stewart and Ms. Zaehringer helped a client prosecute a civil rights case brought under the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in which they alleged that the corrections officers transported the client from a correctional institution to a hospital in a manner that showed deliberate indifference to a substantial risk of serious harm to the Plaintiff.

Ms. Stewart is the Chair of the Murtha Cullina Complex Litigation Practice Group, and a member of the Firm’s Insurance Recovery and Appellate Practice Groups.  She received her Bachelor’s degree and J.D. from the University of Virginia.

Ms. Zaehringer is a member of the Murtha Cullina Litigation Department, as well as its Labor and Employment practice group. She received her Bachelor’s degree from George Washington University and her J.D. from the Quinnipiac University School of Law. 

About Murtha Cullina LLP

With more than 105 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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