Carmody & Torrance proudly announces that 26 of its attorneys have been named as “Super Lawyers®” or “Rising Stars” for 2011 by Connecticut Magazine. Special congratulations go to Kristin Connors and Richard Street for being honored as Super Lawyers® for the first time. This year also marks the first that Isabella Squicciarini, Sherwin Yoder and Kurtis Piantek have been added to Connecticut’s list of Rising Stars.

In addition to being named as Super Lawyers®, James Robertson, Jr. and Anthony Fitzgerald were also chosen as Connecticut’s Top 50 Super Lawyers®. In the past ten years, many of Carmody & Torrance’s attorneys have consistently received this recognition, including managing partner Ann Rubin and lead partner in the firm’s Labor & Employment practice D. Charles Stohler.

Only 5% of a state’s lawyers are selected as “Super Lawyers®“. Candidates are first identified by conducting a survey of lawyers, interviewing lawyers and law firms and reviewing periodicals, trade journals, and online sources. Candidates’ background, experience, and achievements are then examined by the magazine’s research staff. Lawyers deemed by the magazine to be leaders in their practice areas are then invited to form panels that review, evaluate and score Super Lawyers candidates. The magazine’s research staff then selects a final list, ensuring that lawyers from differing firm sizes are included.

About Carmody & Torrance LLP

Founded in Waterbury more than 100 years ago, Carmody & Torrance LLP is a general law practice with local, regional and national 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, environmental and OSHA, land use, real estate, health care and hospital management, insurance, municipal, personal injury and trusts and estates and tax planning. More information is available at