Waterbury (November 30, 2012) — Carmody & Torrance proudly announces that 25 of its attorneys have been named to the Connecticut Super Lawyers® or Rising Stars lists for 2012. Selected attorneys are noted on the following page. No more than 5% of the top lawyers in the state are selected as Super Lawyers® and no more than 2.5% of the up-and-coming attorneys in the state are selected as Rising Stars.

In addition to being named to the Super Lawyers® list in the area of civil litigation- defense, attorney James K. Robertson, Jr. was selected to the Connecticut’s Top 50 Super Lawyers® list and New England’s Top 100 Super Lawyers list. Attorney Anthony M. Fitzgerald was also selected to Connecticut’s Top 50 Super Lawyers® list in the area of business litigation.

Special congratulations go to William M. O’Donnell, III for being selected as a Super Lawyer® in the area of personal injury for the first time. This year also marks the first time that Jason R. Gagnon has been recognized in Connecticut’s list of Rising Stars in the area of product liability.

About Super Lawyers®

Super Lawyers®, a Thompson 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 independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. For information on the selection process please visit http://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.html.

About Carmody & Torrance LLP

Founded in Waterbury more than 100 years ago, Carmody & Torrance LLP is a general law practice with locally, regionally and nationally-based clients. The firm has offices in Waterbury, New Haven and Southbury. Representative practice areas include energy/utility, corporate, banking, bankruptcy, litigation, securities, tax, intellectual property, labor and employment, trusts and estates and tax planning, environmental and OSHA, land use, real estate, health care and hospital management, insurance, municipal, and personal injury. More information is available at www.carmodylaw.com.