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August 15, 2017 - 35 Murtha Cullina Attorneys Receive “Best Lawyers in America” Recognition; Three Named “Lawyer of the Year”

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Hartford, CT (August 15, 2017)…Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has announced that 35 attorneys from Murtha Cullina LLP have been selected to be included in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

In addition, three Murtha Cullina attorneys were selected as 2018 “Lawyers of the Year” in their respective practice areas:

Salvatore G. Gangemi – White Plains, Employment Law

Michael Colgan Harrington – Hartford, Labor Law - Management

Michael A. Zizka – Hartford, Land Use and Zoning

We proudly congratulate all of our Firm attorneys recognized as 2018 Best Lawyers in America:

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

Karen J. Kepler – Real Estate Law

Thomas S. Vangel – Commercial Litigation

Andrew G. Wailgum – Construction Law

John C. Wyman – Commercial Litigation / Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs
Hartford, CT

Marcel J. Bernier – Corporate Law

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

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

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

Heather O. Berchem – Health Care Law

Marilyn B. Fagelson – Insurance Law

Bruce L. McDermott – Energy Law

Alfred E. Smith, Jr. – Environmental 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
White Plains, NY

Salvatore G. Gangemi – Employment Law – Individuals / Employment Law – Management / Litigation – Labor and Employment

Inclusion in the Best Lawyers list is based on 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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