The 2023 Edition of Best Lawyers announced today that Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey partners Giovanna Tiberii Weller and William J. Hennessey Jr. have been named ‘Lawyer of the Year’ for Employment Law – Management and Land Use & Zoning Law respectively.

Giovanna Tiberii Weller: Lawyer of the Year – Employment Law – Management – New Haven, Connecticut 

Giovanna is a partner and co-leader of Carmody Litigation Group. She is also co-chair of the Labor and Employment Subgroup and leads the firm’s employment litigation practice. Giovanna is a trial lawyer and has over 20 years of experience in counseling CEOs, senior management, and boards of directors of public and private businesses of all sizes. Giovanna has successfully defended many significant employment cases in federal and state courts, including discrimination, trade secret and non-competition claims, whistleblower, as well as numerous cases before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities and the federal Equal Employment Opportunities Commission.

William J. Hennessey Jr.: Lawyer of the Year – Land Use & Zoning Law – Stamford, Connecticut 

Bill Hennessey has been a lawyer in southwest Connecticut for over 30 years. His practice is concentrated on planning, zoning and related land use issues, as well as real estate transactions, including purchases, sales, leases, financings and tax appeals. He has considerable experience on issues of municipal law primarily related to land use and real estate development issues. For various clients, Bill has been involved with many of the major development projects in Stamford and other Connecticut communities.

Commenting on these accolades, Managing Partner, Richard L. Street said: “This recognition is very well deserved by both Giovanna and Bill. They are outstanding lawyers who are consistently recognized by their peers and colleagues for their work.   They are both highly valued members of the Carmody team focused on delivering exceptional client service and successful results for our clients and we are fortunate to have them.”

A total of 39 Carmody lawyers across 13 practice areas are listed in Best Lawyers 2023.

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