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17 Cummings & Lockwood Attorneys Have Been Named 2018 New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

October 24, 2018

Cummings & Lockwood is pleased to announce that 12 attorneys have been selected to the 2018 New England Super Lawyers list and five attorneys have been selected to the 2018 Rising Stars list. 

“We are very pleased that so many of our attorneys in Connecticut have been acknowledged for their outstanding professional achievements,” commented Jonathan B. Mills, Firm-wide Chairman and Managing Director of Cummings & Lockwood.

The following attorneys have been selected as 2018 Connecticut Super Lawyers:


  • Laura W. Beck, Estate Planning & Probate (Greenwich)
  • B. Cort Delany, Estate Planning & Probate (Greenwich)
  • Gina D. Silvestri, Estate Planning & Probate (Greenwich)


  • John W. Cannavino, Business Litigation, Closely Held Business, Environmental Litigation (Stamford)
  • John F. Carberry, Civil Litigation, Bankruptcy, Business Litigation (Stamford)
  • Daniel G. Johnson, Estate Planning & Probate (Stamford)
  • Michael P. Kaelin, Estate & Trust Litigation, Employment & Labor, General Litigation (Stamford)
  • Jonathan B. Mills, Real Estate, Banking, Business/Corporate, Estate Planning & Probate (Stamford)
  • John R. Musicaro, Jr., Estate Planning & Probate (Stamford)
  • Howard S. Tuthill III, Estate Planning & Probate (Stamford)

West Hartford:

  • Paul L. Bourdeau, Estate Planning & Probate (West Hartford)
  • Heather J. Rhoades, Estate Planning & Probate (West Hartford)


The following attorneys have been selected as 2018 Rising Stars:


  • Daniel P. Fitzgerald, Estate Planning & Probate (Greenwich)


  • Stefania L. Bartlett, Nonprofit Organizations (Stamford)
  • David T. Martin, Business Litigation, General Litigation (Stamford)
  • Katherine A. McAllister, Estate Planning & Probate (Stamford)
  • Rachel Rhein Zarghami, Estate Planning & Probate (Stamford)


About Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers, a Thomson 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 patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates based on 12 indicators, and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less.  All attorneys first go through the Super Lawyers selection process. Those who are not selected to the Super Lawyers list, but meet either one of the Rising Stars eligibility requirements, then go through the Rising Stars selection process.