Wiggin and Dana Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2020

August 15, 2019 Press Release

New Haven – Wiggin and Dana is pleased to announce that four partners have been named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers. Only one lawyer in each category in each community receives this honor. In 2020, The Best Lawyers in America® recognized the following Wiggin and Dana partners:

  • Michelle Wilcox DeBarge – Health Care Law (Hartford, CT)
  • Jonathan Freiman – Appellate Practice (New Haven, CT)
  • Kevin M. Kennedy – Franchise Law (New Haven, CT)
  • Rebecca A. Matthews – Health Care Law (New Haven, CT)

In addition, the firm is pleased to announce that 27 attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2020. The following are the recognized Wiggin and Dana lawyers and their respective practice areas:

  • Melinda A. Agsten - Health Care Law
  • Erika L. Amarante - Franchise Law
  • Jeffrey R. Babbin - Appellate Practice
  • Aaron S. Bayer - Appellate Practice
  • Robert W. Benjamin - Trusts and Estates
  • Daniel L. Daniels - Litigation - Trusts & Estates; Trusts and Estates
  • Michelle Wilcox DeBarge - Health Care Law
  • Francis J. Duffin - Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • James F. Farrington, Jr. - Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
  • Constantine T. Fournaris - Franchise Law; Litigation - Patent
  • Jonathan M. Freiman - Appellate Practice; Art Law
  • James I. Glasser - Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Merton G. Gollaher - Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice; Health Care Law
  • Mark W. Heaphy - Technology Law
  • Paul A. Hughes - Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
  • John B. Kennedy - Information Technology Law
  • Kevin M. Kennedy - Franchise Law
  • Charles C. Kingsley - Trusts and Estates
  • Robert M. Langer - Antitrust Law; Litigation - Antitrust
  • Leonard Leader - Trusts and Estates
  • Peter J. Lefeber - Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management
  • Frank J. Marco - Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Rebecca A. Matthews - Health Care Law
  • Lawrence Peikes - Litigation - Labor & Employment
  • William H. Prout, Jr. - Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Construction; Litigation - Trusts & Estates
  • Carolyn A. Reers – Trusts and Estates
  • Maureen Weaver - Health Care Law

    According to the Best Lawyers website, the Best Lawyers' selection process is based on an extensive peer-review survey in which more than 41,000 attorneys cast almost 3.9 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. For more information about Best Lawyers' methodology, please click here.