Benchmark Litigation 2018 Ranks Eight Wiggin and Dana Partners "Litigation Stars" and Five Partners as "Future Stars"

October 24, 2017

Wiggin and Dana is proud to announce that Benchmark Litigation 2018 ranked eight Wiggin and Dana Partners "Litigation Stars" and five Partners as "Future Stars".

In describing the firm, Benchmark Litigation 2018 reports that, "[the] New Haven-based firm is outstanding in service, cost, efficiency, expertise and results" and particularly highlights Wiggin and Dana's International Trade Compliance practice and its growing DC presence, noting that,"[the] firm's international trade compliance practice had quite a year, conducting over 250 internal investigations and more than over 60 voluntary disclosure submissions" and has "added team members from around the world."

Clients interviewed by Benchmark were quoted as saying that, "Wiggin and Dana provides general high-quality practical-minded legal work with good turnaround." Quoting peers, Benchmark notes that, "if you really look at the work that Wiggin and Dana is involved in and compare it to that of their local peers, you'll notice a marked difference." Relying on several sources, Benchmark Litigation highlights the firm's "special expertise" in franchise law and litigation, its "gold standard appeals practice", its reputation as a "Connecticut powerhouse", and its "sophisticated" client base.

James Glasser, Chair of the Wiggin and Dana Litigation Department, commented, "We are very proud of the work we do and the clients we serve. We genuinely appreciate the recognition by Benchmark Litigation."

The firm is pleased to announce that the following eight partners have been recognized by Benchmark Litigation 2018 as "Litigation Stars" in Connecticut:

  • Jeffrey Babbin
  • Aaron Bayer
  • Timothy Diemand
  • Jonathan Freiman
  • James Glasser
  • Joseph Martini
  • David Ring
  • Kevin Smith

Benchmark Litigation also recognized five partners as "Future Stars" with one of those same partners ranked as a "Top Litigator Under 40". They include:

  • Erika Amarante
  • Jenny Chou "Top Litigator Under 40"
  • John Doroghazi
  • Joseph Merschman
  • Tahlia Townsend

Please click here to view Wiggin and Dana's 2018 Benchmark Litigation rankings.

About Benchmark Litigation

Benchmark Litigation is the only publication on the market to focus exclusively on litigation in the U.S. The guide's results are the culmination of a six-month research period in which the publication conducts extensive interviews with litigators and their clients, examines recent case work and asks sources to offer their professional opinions on litigators practicing within their state. "Highly recommended" firms received the most mentions, and were held as "dominant" in their particular jurisdiction, "litigation stars" were "recommended consistently as reputable and effective litigators by clients and peers," and "future stars" were consistently referenced by peers and clients as likely to become local stars. To read more about the process, please visit