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Fifty-Nine Robinson+Cole Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018

Fifty-nine Robinson+Cole lawyers were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 (Copyright 2017 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Of the 59 lawyers from across the firm’s practice groups and offices named to the list, 49 are from Connecticut. The firm continues to have the highest number of recognized lawyers in the state.

Additionally, the following six lawyers were named the Best Lawyers® 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” in Hartford, Connecticut, in the noted practice areas: Dennis C. Cavanaugh in Litigation – Construction; Stephen E. Goldman in Insurance Law; Stuart D. Rosen in Litigation – Banking and Finance; Edward J. Samorajczyk Jr. in Securities / Capital Markets Law; William T. Sellay in Mergers and Acquisitions Law; and Theodore J. Tucci in Health Care Law.

Best Lawyers® lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer review evaluation. Over 83,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, resulting in more than 13 million votes received to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. 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.

1.     Kenneth C. Baldwin - Energy Law

2.     Bruce B. Barth - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

3.     Patrick M. Birney - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

4.     Brian W. Blaesser - Real Estate Law

5.     Lisa M. Boyle - Health Care Law

6.     Dennis C. Cavanaugh - Construction Law; Litigation – Construction

7.     Thomas P. Cody - Real Estate Law

8.     Frank F. Coulom Jr. - Commercial Litigation

9.     Eric D. Daniels - Insurance Law

10.   S. Frank D’Ercole - Public Finance Law

11.   Alice E. DeTora - Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management

12.   Natale V. Di Natale - Employment Law – Management

13.   Steven L. Elbaum - Real Estate Law

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.   Michael S. Giaimo - Land Use and Zoning Law; Real Estate Law

18.   Stephen E. Goldman - Insurance Law

19.   Dana M. Horton - Litigation – Insurance

20.   Christopher J. Hug - Litigation – Construction

21.   Patricia J. Igoe - Commercial Finance Law

22.   John H. Kane - Insurance Law

23.   E. Christopher Kehoe - Real Estate Law

24.   Judith M. Keppelman - Litigation – Trusts and Estates; Trusts and Estates

25.   Richard A. Krantz - Securities / Capital Markets Law

26.   Rachel V. Kushel - Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management

27.   Peter V. Lacouture - Energy Law

28.   Mimi M. Lines - Real Estate Law

29.   John B. Lynch Jr. - Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law

30.   Michael F. Maglio - Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Finance Law; Equipment Finance Law; Securitization and Structured Finance Law

31.   Linda J. McDowell - Trusts and Estates

32.   Virginia E. McGarrity - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

33.   Robert S. Melvin - Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental

34.   Dwight H. Merriam - Land Use and Zoning Law; Litigation – Land Use and Zoning; Litigation – Real Estate; Real Estate Law

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

36.   Joey Lee Miranda - Environmental Law

37.   Brian E. Moran - Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Intellectual Property

38.   Linda L. Morkan - Appellate Practice

39.   Megan R. Naughton - Immigration Law

40.   Martin A. Onorato - Construction Law; Litigation – Construction

41.   Earl W. Phillips Jr. - Environmental Law

42.   Christopher S. Pitt - Real Estate Law

43.   Kathleen M. Porter - Information Technology Law

44.   James P. Ray - Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental

45.   Todd R. Regan - Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Construction

46.   Norman H. Roos - Banking and Finance Law; Financial Services Regulation Law

47.   Stuart D. Rosen - Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Banking and Finance; Litigation – Real Estate

48.   Edward J. Samorajczyk, Jr. - Corporate Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law

49.   Jacqueline Pennino Scheib - Copyright Law; Trademark Law

50.   William T. Sellay - Antitrust Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law

51.   Brian R. Smith - Land Use and Zoning Law

52.   Robert H. Smith Jr. - Litigation – Trusts and Estates; Trusts and Estates

53.   W. Richard Smith Jr. - Environmental Law

54.   Peter E. Strniste Jr.  - Construction Law

55.   Daniel F. Sullivan - Insurance Law

56.   Theodore J. Tucci - Health Care Law; Insurance Law

57.   Gregory P. Varga - Insurance Law  

58.   James A. Wade - 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

59.   Jeffrey J. White - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

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