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Woodbridge Resident Named 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” for Employment Law

Woodbridge Resident Named 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” for Employment Law

Cohen and Wolf, P.C. principal Stuart M. Katz was recently selected as 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” for Employment Law-Individuals in the Stamford, Connecticut metro area by Best Lawyers in America.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year”. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the Best Lawyers peer-review assessments.

In addition to the Lawyer of the Year award, Stuart M. Katz was also listed in the 2016 Best Lawyers in America in the following practice areas: Employment Law (Individuals and Management) and Litigation (Labor and Employment).

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

About Stuart M. Katz

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 employees and employers in discrimination, harassment, restrictive covenant, breach of contract, and wage claims. In addition, he has extensive experience in matters involving disputes between owners of closely-held businesses, and in litigating 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 he appears frequently before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, the Department of Labor, and other administrative agencies.

Mr. Katz is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (since 2013) for his work in the areas of Litigation (Labor & Employment) and Employment Law (Individuals & Management). He is included as a leading lawyer in Connecticut in the area of Labor & Employment Law in Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (since 2008). He was also recognized as one of the Top 10 Connecticut Super Lawyers for 2013 and 2014, and as a “Local Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation, the Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys (since 2011).

Mr. Katz lectures on employment law topics and has authored numerous articles in this area and is a Woodbridge resident.

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