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61 Robinson+Cole lawyers were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021. Of the 61 lawyers from across the firm’s practice groups and offices named to the list, 46 are from Connecticut. The firm continues to have the highest number of recognized lawyers in the state. Robinson+Cole also has the highest number of listed lawyers in Connecticut in the areas of environmental law and insurance law.

Additionally, the following six lawyers were named the Best Lawyers® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” in Hartford, Connecticut, in the noted practice areas: Michael R. Enright in Litigation – Bankruptcy, Gregory R. Faulkner in Litigation – Construction, Virginia E. McGarrity in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Joey Lee Miranda in Environmental Law, James P. Ray in Litigation – Environmental and Theodore J. Tucci in Health Care Law. Michael S. Giaimo was also named a Best Lawyers® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” in Boston, Massachusetts, in the area of Land Use and Zoning Law.

The inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: “Ones to Watch” was also released, of which 17 total Robinson+Cole lawyers are listed in. The “Ones to Watch” recognition is given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

The Best Lawyers in America lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer review evaluation. The 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America is based on 9.4 million votes, which resulted in more than 67,000 leading lawyers being included. Additional information regarding the Best Lawyers® selection methodology may be read here. A Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” designation is awarded to one lawyer in each of various high-profile specialties in large legal communities. These particular lawyers received the highest ratings among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

Congratulations to the following Robinson+Cole lawyers:

Hartford, CT Best Lawyers®

  1. Kenneth C. Baldwin – Energy Law
  2. Bruce B. Barth – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  3. Garry C. Berman – Real Estate Law
  4. Patrick M. Birney – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  5. Lisa M. Boyle – Health Care Law
  6. Christine E. Bromberg – Tax Law
  7. Dennis C. Cavanaugh – Construction Law; Litigation-Construction
  8. Thomas P. Cody – Real Estate Law
  9. Frank F. Coulom, Jr. – Commercial Litigation
  10. Kevin P. Daly – Commercial Litigation
  11. Eric D. Daniels – Insurance Law
  12. Alice E. DeTora – Employment Law-Management; Labor Law-Management
  13. Natale V. Di Natale – Employment Law-Management; Labor Law-Management
  14. Michael R. Enright – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation-Bankruptcy
  15. Gregory R. Faulkner – Construction Law; Litigation-Construction
  16. Brian C. Freeman – Environmental Law; Litigation-Environmental
  17. Stephen E. Goldman – Insurance Law
  18. Christopher J. Hug – Litigation-Construction
  19. Rachel V. Kushel – Employment Law-Management; Labor Law-Management
  20. Mimi M. Lines – Real Estate Law
  21. John B. Lynch Jr. – Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  22. Michael F. Maglio – Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Finance Law; Equipment Finance Law; Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  23. Virginia E. McGarrity – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  24. Robert S. Melvin – Environmental Law; Litigation-Environmental
  25. Joey Lee Miranda – Energy Law; Energy Regulatory Law; Environmental Law
  26. Linda L. Morkan – Appellate Practice
  27. Megan R. Naughton – Immigration Law
  28. Martin A. Onorato – Construction Law; Litigation-Construction
  29. David M. Panico – Public Finance Law
  30. Earl W. Phillips, Jr. – Environmental Law
  31. James P. Ray – Environmental Law; Litigation-Environmental
  32. Norman H. Roos – Banking and Finance Law; Financial Services Regulation Law
  33. Edward J. Samorajczyk, Jr. – Corporate Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law
  34. Jacqueline Pennino Scheib – Copyright Law; Trademark Law
  35. Emilee Mooney Scott – Environmental Law
  36. Brian R. Smith – Land Use and Zoning Law
  37. Richard Smith Jr. – Environmental Law
  38. Theodore J. Tucci – Health Care Law; Insurance Law
  39. Gregory P. Varga – Insurance Law
  40. James A. Wade – Antitrust Law; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Litigation-Antitrust; Litigation-Banking and Finance; Litigation-Construction; Litigation-Intellectual Property; Litigation-Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy); Litigation and Controversy-Tax; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  41. Abby M. Warren – Employment Law – Management
  42. Jeffrey J. White – Commercial Litigation; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

Hartford, CT – Ones to Watch

  1. Nathaniel T. Arden – Health Care Law
  2. Dan A. Brody – Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  3. Andrew A. DePeau – Commercial Litigation
  4. Conor O. Duffy – Health Care Law
  5. Melanie Dykas – Commercial Litigation
  6. Ivana D. Greco – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  7. Choity R. Khan – Construction Law
  8. Charles F. Modzelewski – Insurance Law
  9. Kathryn N. Mullin – Real Estate Law
  10. Jonathan H. Schaefer – Energy Law; Environmental Law
  11. Alisha N. Sullivan – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Stamford, CT Best Lawyers®

  1. Thomas J. Donlon – Appellate Practice
  2. Steven L. Elbaum – Real Estate Law
  3. John H. Kane – Insurance Law
  4. Brian E. Moran – Commercial Litigation; Litigation-Intellectual Property

Stamford, CTOnes to Watch

  1. Gregory J. Bennici – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Boston, MA – Best Lawyers®

  1. Amanda S. Eckhoff – Real Estate Law
  2. Michael S. Giaimo – Land Use and Zoning Law; Real Estate Law
  3. Christopher Kehoe – Real Estate Law
  4. Matthew J. Lawlor – Land Use and Zoning Law; Real Estate Law
  5. Kathleen M. Porter – Information Technology Law

Boston, MA – Ones to Watch

  1. Anna R. Gurevich – Health Care Law

New York, NY – Best Lawyers®

  1. Matthew T. Miklave – Employment Law-Management; Labor Law-Management

New York, NY – Ones to Watch

  1. David C. Sienko – Insurance Law
  2. Elise A. Smith – Insurance Law
  3. Cara C. Vecchione – Insurance Law

Philadelphia, PA – Best Lawyers®

  1. Laurie A. Krepto – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Providence, RI – Best Lawyers®

  1. Linn F. Freedman – Commercial Litigation; Privacy and Data Security Law
  2. Dana M. Horton – Litigation-Insurance
  3. Patricia J. Igoe – Commercial Finance Law
  4. Peter V. Lacouture – Energy Law
  5. Roger A. Peters II – Real Estate Law
  6. Daniel F. Sullivan – Insurance Law
  7. George W. Watson III – Energy Regulatory Law

Wilmington, DE – Best Lawyers®

  1. Natalie D. Ramsey – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy

Miami, FL- Ones to Watch

  1. Gabrielle R. Mercadante – Insurance Law

About Robinson+Cole

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