Congratulations to Ira W. Bloom, Richard J. Buturla, Mario F. Coppola, Floyd J. Dugas, Christopher M. Hodgson, Warren L. Holcomb and Bryan L. LeClerc of Berchem Moses PC who have been named to the Connecticut and New England Super Lawyers lists as top attorneys for 2020. 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.
Ira W. Bloom, Senior Partner in the firm’s Westport office, has been named for thirteen 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.
Richard J. Buturla as been recognized by Super Lawyers as a 2020 Top-Rated Civil Litigation Attorney. He is a Senior Partner and Chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Attorney Buturla focuses his practice in the areas of municipal law, litigation, civil rights defense, transactions involving state and federal agencies, and defending government officials in a variety of contexts.
Senior 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. Christopher Hodgson, also a Senior Partner, has been named by Super Lawyers for fourteen 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. Holcomb is a Partner in the Milford office whose practice concentrates on labor and employment law and civil rights litigation.
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.