Benchmark Litigation Names Wiggin and Dana's Litigation Department as The 2016 Connecticut Litigation Department of the Year

February 12, 2016


Benchmark Litigation awarded Wiggin and Dana's Litigation Department with the 2016 Connecticut Litigation Department of the Year award during the fourth annual awards ceremony on February 11, 2016. Benchmark Litigation Managing Editor Michael Rafalowich presented Wiggin and Dana with the award. In back from left are James Glasser, Joseph Martini, Timothy Diemand, Michael Rafalowich, James Bicks and Kevin Smith. In front from left are Jenny Chou, Jonathan Freiman, Tahlia Townsend, David Ring and Michael Kenny. 

Wiggin and Dana is pleased to announce that its Litigation Department has been selected as the 2016 Connecticut Litigation Department of the Year by Benchmark Litigation. This is the second consecutive year Wiggin and Dana has won the award. The award was announced at the Fourth Annual Benchmark Litigation U.S. Awards Ceremony on February 11, 2016, at the Essex House in New York.

Benchmark Litigation selected Wiggin and Dana for this prestigious recognition following an exhaustive review process. Benchmark stated that "[t]he results stem from the culmination of a research period (lasting from four to six months, depending on region) where our researchers conduct extensive interviews with litigators and their clients to identify the leading litigators and firms. During these interviews, researchers examine recent casework handled by law firms and ask individual litigators to offer their professional opinions on peers. Firms cannot pay to be recommended for the guide. Recommendations are based on interviews with the nation's leading private practice lawyers and in-house counsel." To read more about the process, please visit Benchmark Litigation's website.

James Glasser, Chair of Wiggin and Dana's Litigation Department, stated "our litigation department successfully handles a broad spectrum of complex and sophisticated matters for our clients across the country and our litigators are well-known for their talent, experience and dedication to our clients. It truly is an honor to receive this recognition from Benchmark Litigation for the second year in a row."

Benchmark Litigation has ranked Wiggin and Dana as a highly recommended law firm in Connecticut since 2012. In addition, Benchmark Litigation 2016 recognized eight partners as "litigation stars" – Jeffrey Babbin, Aaron Bayer, Timothy Diemand, Jonathan Freiman, James Glasser, Joseph Martini, David Ring and Kevin Smith – and two partners as "future stars" in Connecticut – Erika Amarante and Tahlia Townsend.