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June 7, 2024 | The 2024 edition of Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has ranked 15 Murtha Cullina attorneys as preeminent practitioners in Connecticut and Massachusetts. In addition, the respected legal guide named Murtha Cullina as a leading law firm in seven practice categories in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Chambers and Partners has published directories ranking the best law firms and lawyers since 1990. Rankings are based on law firm submissions and feedback received from thousands of lawyer and client interviews conducted by Chambers researchers.

The Murtha Cullina practices ranked in the 2024 edition of Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business include:


  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Real Estate


  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Construction

The Murtha Cullina attorneys ranked by Chambers and Partners in 2024 are:

Bankruptcy/Restructuring – Massachusetts

  • Daniel Cohn
  • Mark DeGiacomo
  • Thomas Vangel
  • Jonathan Horne

Construction – Massachusetts

  • Sara Bryant
  • Andrew Wailgum
  • Loring “Woody” Cook

Environment – Connecticut

  • Patricia Boye-Williams

Healthcare – Connecticut

  • Heather Berchem
  • Stephanie Sprague Sobkowiak

Labor & Employment – Connecticut

  • Barry Waters
  • Patricia Reilly

Litigation: General Commercial – Connecticut

  • David Friedman

Real Estate – Connecticut

  • Frank Saccomandi III
  • Keith Varian

A few comments in the Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business survey about Murtha Cullina and its capabilities include:

  • “Murtha Cullina’s client service is superb. They are extremely responsive, and the team is very deep. They have very experienced people working with them.”
  • “The multidisciplinary team that I have been working with has been stellar. They are on top of the latest legal issues, and they have a sense of practicality that is needed in addressing commercial matters.”
  • “Murtha Cullina’s lawyers have been responsive and reliable in terms of communications, and they have been thoughtful about managing cases to control expenses.”
  • “Murtha Cullina has a strong pulse on all regulatory matters as related to our industry, and they are always willing to assist clients in meeting their needs.”
  • “They have extensive knowledge in all facets of law and I believe we are in good hands with them; they’re very good at what they do.”

Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business is published annually by London-based Chambers and Partners. Chambers and Partners’ in-depth research teams assess lawyers and law firms across 200 jurisdictions around the world, providing independent and impartial intelligence and market insight. Learn more about Chambers and its ranking process.



About Murtha Cullina LLP

Murtha Cullina LLP is a mid-sized firm with full-service capabilities established in 1936, with a deeply rooted culture of collaboration, excellence and inclusion. With offices throughout the Northeast and New England serving local, regional, national and international clients, including public and private companies, institutions, government entities, tax-exempt organizations and individuals, Murtha Cullina is focused on its clients’ business goals and strategic objectives. The firm’s core practice areas include business law, employee benefits, energy, environmental, health care, immigration, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, real estate, tax, tax-exempt organizations, trusts and estates, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, construction, municipal and commercial finance.

Murtha Cullina recently announced the signing of a combination agreement with Harris Beach PLLC, an accomplished firm with a strong presence across New York and the Tri-State area. Together, the firms will offer greater strength and reach through an expanded geographical footprint, creating more robust capabilities to meet and exceed clients’ needs. The synergies between the two firms will benefit clients of both firms through a significantly increased knowledge base and expanded service areas. Both firms are committed to ensuring that clients continue to receive high-quality, focused services during the combination process and beyond. The firms will operate as separate, independent entities until the expected date of January 1, 2025.

Murtha Cullina is the exclusive member firm in Connecticut for Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent firms with in-depth experience in more than 125 countries worldwide and the exclusive member firm in Connecticut for the American Property Tax Counsel (APTC), the only organization of law firms providing major portfolio owners with a single source for their property tax reporting and tax reduction needs.

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