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BRIDGEPORT, CT, Oct. 5, 2023: Four attorneys from Pullman & Comley, LLC, were recognized in the 2024 edition of Benchmark Litigation rankings in Connecticut, a publication noted for identifying the attorneys shaping the dynamic practice of litigation. Megan Y. Carannante, Monte E. Frank, Joshua A. Hawks-Ladds and James (Tim) Shearin were named in the guide, which provides law firm and lawyer rankings based on extensive interviews with litigators, dispute resolution specialists and their clients as well as important cases and firm developments.

The 17th edition of Benchmark Labor & Employment includes Carannante and Hawks-Ladds ranked as Labor and Employment Stars and Frank and Shearin named Litigation Stars, with Shearin also rated as a Local Litigation Star. In the firm rankings, Pullman & Comley was ranked as “Highly Recommended” in dispute resolution and “Recommended” in labor and employment in the state of Connecticut.

Pullman & Comley’s litigation practice is the largest practice area within the firm and handles all phases of civil litigation. Its experienced advocates serve a large client base, ranging from individuals and small businesses to large corporations and major financial institutions. Firm attorneys have significant experience acting as counsel to litigants in alternative dispute resolution settings, and several of the firm’s litigation attorneys are American Arbitration Association (AAA) qualified arbitrators. Pullman’s experienced attorneys routinely appear in state and federal courts, before state and federal administrative agencies and in arbitration proceedings.


About Pullman & Comley
Pullman & Comley is one of Connecticut’s largest law 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, energy, environmental and land use; and trusts and estates. The firm has offices in Bridgeport, Hartford, Waterbury and Westport, Connecticut; White Plains, New York; Springfield, Massachusetts; and Wakefield, Rhode Island. The firm is an active member of the Law Firm Alliance, an international affiliation of law firms. For more information, please visit


About Benchmark Litigation
Benchmark Litigation, now in its 16th year, is the definitive guide to the world’s leading litigation firms and lawyers. Benchmark is the only publication on the market to focus exclusively on litigation in the US and conducts its research through extensive interviews with litigators, dispute resolution specialists and their clients. During these interviews, recent casework handled by law firms is examined and individual litigators are asked to provide their professional opinions on peers and practitioners within their jurisdiction or practice area. It provides state firm rankings, national firm rankings, lists of top litigation stars, and special designations.

Megan Youngling Carannante
Monte E. Frank
Joshua A. Hawks-Ladds
James T. Shearin

Practice Areas
Labor and Employment Litigation