Bridgeport, CT—Cohen and Wolf, P.C. attorney Stuart M. Katz was recently recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” for Employment Law – Management in the Stamford area. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.
In addition to the “Lawyer of the Year” award, Stuart M. Katz was also listed in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the following practice areas:
Employment Law – Individuals;
Employment Law – Management; and
Litigation – Labor & Employment.
Mr. Katz is chair of Cohen and Wolf’s Litigation Group. He practices primarily in the areas of employment law and business litigation. He represents employers of all sizes in defending discrimination and harassment suits and litigating restrictive covenant, breach of contract and business tort and wage claims. Mr. Katz also represents professionals and executives in matters relating to their employment. In addition, Mr. Katz has extensive experience in matters involving disputes between owners of closely-held businesses, and in litigating other complex business disputes. He practices in both the state and federal courts, often acting as local counsel for out-of-state law firms and companies, and handles matters before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, the Department of Labor and other administrative agencies.
Mr. Katz has been recognized as a leading lawyer in Connecticut in the area of Labor & Employment Law, by Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (since 2008) and is listed in Best Lawyers in America (2013-2018) for his work in the areas of Litigation (Labor & Employment) and Employment Law (Individuals and Management). Mr. Katz has also been recognized by Super Lawyers since 2009 for his work in the area of Employee Litigation: Defense. He is listed as one of Super Lawyers “Top 10 Connecticut Lawyers” (2013-2015) and “Top 50 Connecticut Lawyers” (2012-2016). Benchmark Litigation, The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys, named Mr. Katz a “Local Litigation Star” in Connecticut (2011-2017) in areas including Employment and General Commercial Litigation. Mr. Katz often lectures on employment law topics and has authored numerous articles in this area.
A member of the American Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association (Executive Committee, Labor & Employment Section), and Greater Bridgeport Bar Association, Mr. Katz also has served on the faculty for the Connecticut Trial Advocacy Institute. He is admitted to practice in Connecticut; the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut; the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; and the U.S. Supreme Court.