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August 15, 2019 - 33 Murtha Cullina Attorneys Receive “Best Lawyers in America” Recognition; Four Named “Lawyer of the Year”

Hartford, CT (August 15, 2019)…Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has announced that 33 attorneys from Murtha Cullina LLP have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

In addition, four Murtha Cullina attorneys were selected as 2020 “Lawyers of the Year” in their respective practice areas:

Salvatore G. Gangemi – White Plains Litigation – Labor and Employment

Paul R. McCary – Hartford Energy Law

Patricia E. Reilly – New Haven Employment Law –Management and New Haven Litigation –Labor and Employment

Mark R. Sussman – Hartford Environmental Law

We proudly congratulate all of our Firm attorneys recognized as 2020 Best Lawyers in America:

Boston, MA

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

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

Patricia L. Boye-Williams – Environmental Law

Alfred R. Casella – Trusts and Estates

George A. Dagon, Jr. – Commercial Litigation

Thomas M. Daniells – Real Estate Law

Michael J. Donnelly – Litigation – Construction

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

Richard A. Marone – Trusts and Estates

Paul R. McCary – Energy Law / Utilities Law

Kari L. Olson – Land Use and Zoning 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

New Haven, CT

Heather O. Berchem – Health Care Law

Marilyn B. Fagelson – Insurance Law

Bruce L. McDermott – Energy Law

Patricia E. Reilly – Employment Law – Management / Litigation – Labor and Employment

Alfred E. Smith, Jr. – Environmental Law

Stephanie Sprague Sobkowiak – Health Care 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 – 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, intellectual property, 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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