The 2019 edition of Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business ranks two Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP practice areas and eight attorneys, from our Real Estate, Environment, Litigation and Labor & Employment practices, in the top tiers in Connecticut. Chambers USA is a publication by Chambers and Partners, a third-party research and publishing company, that ranks U.S. Law firms and attorneys based on extensive interviews with clients and members of the legal community.

The publication highlights William J. Hennessey, Jr. under Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use, who is commended on his “experience, knowledge and wisdom in connection with complex permitting matters and zoning disputes.” Attorneys M. Anne Peters and Pamela K. Elkow are recognized under Environmental. Sources describe Ms. Peters as “very down to earth and practical;” Ms. Elkow is described as “smart, effective and practical with an extremely broad base in environmental law.”

Carmody’s Litigation Group is ranked again for its general commercial litigation practice and noted for its “well-regarded practice with strength in a range of complex issues.” The publication highlights two attorneys, James K. Robertson, Jr. and Trudie R. Hamilton. Mr. Robertson is described as “an esteemed practitioner with leading experience representing clients in trials, arbitration and mediation.” Ms. Hamilton is recognized as “a very well known litigator who is particularly experienced in handling medical malpractice suits.”

The Labor and Employment Group is noted for “a depth of litigation experience in claims concerning discrimination, retaliation and harassment, among other matters.” Chambers USA highlights three attorneys, D. Charles Stohler, Giovanna Tiberii Weller and Domenico Zaino, for their extensive experience in labor and employment matters. Mr. Stohler is recognized for his “excellent communication, strategic thinking and negotiation skills.” Ms. Weller is praised for her long-standing employment litigation practice, which draws on significant experience as a trial lawyer and Mr. Zaino is noted for counseling employers on the full range of employment issues, including discrimination, harassment and preventative strategy.

About Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP

Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP is a Connecticut-based law firm serving a wide range of businesses, utilities, governmental entities and individuals.  With more than 75 attorneys and offices in New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury, Litchfield, and Southbury, we practice in nearly 30 specific areas of law, with each lawyer skilled in multiple related areas of practice. More information is available at