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October 3, 2017 - Appellate Practice Group Recognized as Litigation Department of the Year by Connecticut Law Tribune

HARTFORD, CT (October 3, 2017)…Murtha Cullina LLP is proud to announce that its Appellate Practice Group has been recognized as a “Litigation Department of the Year” by the Connecticut Law Tribune. The Appellate Group was selected for this honor based upon professional excellence and its recent successes on behalf of several Firm clients.

The firm’s appellate matters last year encompassed many different areas of the law, including affordable housing and community development, construction and land use, labor and employment, automotive, insurance recovery, business litigation, product liability, trusts and estates, and municipal and administrative appeals.

Murtha Cullina served as the voice of the business community in several appellate matters. The Appellate Group represented the Connecticut Business & Industry Association as an amicus curiae before the Connecticut Supreme Court in two appeals. Other 2016 appellate successes on behalf of businesses included a construction company in a zoning appeal, an employer in an employment discrimination case, a policyholder in an insurance recovery suit, and a taxi company in a suit brought by a competitor. In addition, the Appellate Group also successfully represented municipalities before the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts in appeals involving employment and land use issues.

The Appellate Group comprises close to 20 active attorneys, including some of the Firm’s top litigators. Connecticut based members of the Appellate Group include:

Jennifer M. DelMonico
David P. Friedman
George A. Dagon, Jr.
Michael J. Donnelly
Marilyn B. Fagelson
Melissa A. Federico
Taruna Garg
Sarah Gruber
Michael Colgan Harrington
Robert E. Kaelin
Rachel Snow Kindseth
Eric B. Miller
Kari L. Olson
Joseph B. Schwartz
Kristen L. Zaehringer
Michael A. Zizka

The Connecticut Law Tribune will honor the Litigation Departments of the Year at the annual Connecticut Legal Awards Dinner on October 3.

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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