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A total of 27 attorneys from Pullman & Comley, LLC, were honored by 2021 Super Lawyers with 19 named to the Connecticut Super Lawyers list for 2021 and eight recognized as 2021 Super Lawyers “Connecticut Rising Stars.”

In addition to being named as Super Lawyers, Pullman & Comley Chairman James (Tim) Shearin was included on the “Top 10: 2021 Connecticut Super Lawyers” list and Pullman & Comley attorneys David P. Atkins, Campbell D. Barrett, and Jonathan B. Orleans were each named on the “Top 50: 2021 Connecticut Super Lawyers” list.

The Pullman & Comley attorneys on the 2021 Connecticut Super Lawyers list include the following, listed below with their cited practice areas. The names of the attorneys selected to Connecticut Super Lawyers appear in the November 2021 issue of New England Super Lawyers, and in a special section appearing in the February 2022 issue of Connecticut magazine.

David P. Atkins, Professional Liability: Defense
Campbell D. Barrett, Family Law
Megan Carannante, Business Litigation
Anne C. Dranginis, Family Law
Monte E. Frank, Business Litigation
Irve J. Goldman, Bankruptcy: Business
Nancy A. D. Hancock, Securities & Corporate Finance
Joshua A. Hawks-Ladds, Employment & Labor Law
Lee D. Hoffman, Energy & Resources
Robert L. Holzberg, ADR
Jonathan A. Kaplan, Business Litigation
Thomas F. Maxwell, Jr., Civil Litigation: Defense
Michael P. McKeon, Schools & Education
Adam S. Mocciolo, Business Litigation
Gary B. O’Connor, Real Estate
Jonathan B. Orleans, Employment & Labor Law
Michael G. Proctor, Real Estate
James (Tim) Shearin, Business Litigation
Diane W. Whitney, Environmental

The following attorneys were also named to the 2021 Connecticut Rising Stars list:

Johanna S. Katz, Family Law
Jon T. Kukucka, Family Law
Thomas S. Lambert, General Litigation
Michael Marafito, Family Law
Kelly F. O’Donnell, Business/Corporate
Erick A. Russell, Government Finance
Kelly A. Scott, Family Law
Steven J. Stafstrom Jr., Business Litigation

In total, the attorneys recognized represent 15 of the firm’s practice areas.

About Pullman & Comley

Pullman & Comley is one of Connecticut’s largest firms and, for more than 100 years, has provided a wide range of legal services to clients in the New England region, as well as throughout the United States and internationally. Pullman & Comley’s major practice areas include business organizations and finance; government finance; health care; labor, employment law and employee benefits; litigation; property tax and valuation; real estate, land use and environmental; and trusts and estates. The firm has offices in Bridgeport, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury and Westport, Connecticut; White Plains, New York; and Springfield, Massachusetts. The firm is an active member of the Law Firm Alliance, an international affiliation of law firms. For more information, please visit

About Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multiphase rating process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The Rising Stars selection process is the Super Lawyers selection process except that candidates must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for ten years or less, and the selection process does not include peer evaluation by practice area. Super Lawyers is published in 50 states and the District of Columbia by Thomson Reuters. For more about the standards for inclusion in Super Lawyers, click here.