Only 5 percent of attorneys in the state are selected to receive this prestigious honor
MILFORD AND WESTPORT, CT: Marsha Belman Moses, Ira W. Bloom, Floyd J. Dugas, Christopher M. Hodgson, Mario F. Coppola, Warren L. Holcomb and Bryan L. LeClerc of Berchem Moses PC have been named to the Connecticut and New England Super Lawyers lists as top attorneys for 2018. Each year, no more than five percent of attorneys in Connecticut are selected by Super Lawyers. In addition, Rebecca Goldberg has been named to the Rising Stars list; each year, no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state under the age of 40 or in practice ten years or less are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, 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. The annual selections are made using a rigorous, multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an individual research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country. The first Super Lawyers list was published in 1991, and by 2009 the rating service had expanded nationwide. In February 2010, Super Lawyers was acquired by Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals.
The objective of Super Lawyers is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys to be used as a resource for both referring attorneys and consumers seeking legal counsel.
Marsha Belman Moses, the firm’s Managing Partner, was named as a leader in the field of School and Education Law. Attorney Moses has represented boards of education both at the administrative and judicial levels for more than thirty years. She is a past President of the Connecticut School Board Attorneys Council, and a member of the Education Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association and the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education. Ms. Moses is also a member of the Connecticut Academy of Pediatrics School Health Committee and presents regularly on issues of school health.
Ira W. Bloom, Senior Partner in the firm’s Westport office, has been named for ten consecutive years for his work in area of Land Use & Zoning. Attorney Bloom is a James W. Cooper Fellow and former member of the House of Delegates for the Connecticut Bar Association, as well as former chair of the Connecticut Bar Association Planning & Zoning Section. Mr. Bloom has been Town Attorney for Westport since 1998, Town Attorney for New Canaan since 2012, Town Counsel for Wilton since 2016, Weston Town Attorney since May 2018, and has served as counsel to Easton and Madison for several years.
Partner Mario F. Coppola, also based in Westport, was selected for his work in State, Local and Municipal Law and has been listed since 2013. Attorney Coppola was named by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star from 2010-2012. He currently serves as Corporation Counsel for the City of Norwalk and an Assistant Town Attorney for the Town of Westport. Mr. Coppola has also served as a Town Attorney for the Town of Trumbull and regularly provides legal representation and services to other municipalities.
Attorneys Floyd J. Dugas, Christopher M. Hodgson, and Warren L. Holcomb have all been recognized as leaders in Employment and Labor Law. Senior Partner Floyd Dugas heads up the firm’s Municipal Labor & Employment practice and is also a member of the firm’s Education Law department. Attorney Dugas was involved in discussions resulting in the New Haven Reform contract, heralded by local and national leaders as a model for public school reform and recognized by the Obama administration as precisely the type of reform needed to improve student achievement, particularly in lower socio-economic enclaves. Christopher Hodgson, also a Senior Partner, has been named by Super Lawyers for eleven consecutive years. Attorney Hodgson has represented numerous private and public sector employers in collective bargaining and labor relations matters, and has also represented management in a wide spectrum of labor and employment litigation in state and federal courts. Warren L. Holcombis a Partner in the Milford office whose practice concentrates on labor and employment law and civil rights litigation. He has tried numerous jury and non-jury cases in state and federal courts, including the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. Earlier in his career, Mr. Holcomb was Vice President of Industrial Relations for Universal Studios in Los Angeles, CA.
Attorney Bryan L. LeClerc is a widely recognized lawyer in the fields of Municipal, Business & Commercial Law, Zoning & Land Use, Probate Law and Litigation. In addition to traditional court forums, Mr. LeClerc has represented clients before local land use boards and commissions, the Freedom of Information Commission, Probate Courts and the Workers’ Compensation Commission.
Rebecca Goldberg, an Associate in the Milford office, was named to the Rising Stars list for Employment and Labor Law. She focuses her practice on labor and employment matters in state and federal courts and administrative agencies.
About Berchem Moses PC – From its roots as a general practice law firm established in 1933, Berchem Moses PC has grown into a sophisticated multi-practice law firm with 40 attorneys in two offices located in Milford and Westport, Connecticut. For more information, visit www.berchemmoses.com or call (203) 783-1200.