BRIDGEPORT, CT (July 2, 2018) – The law firm of Cohen and Wolf, P.C. is pleased to announce that Philip C. Pires has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation, a guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys, and has been named to the Fairfield County Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty” list.
Now in its 11th year, Benchmark’s publication analyzes the litigation and disputes market in North America. Through research and extensive client interviews, Benchmark Litigation identifies those attorneys and law firms whose work stands out above the crowd. Mr. Pires was included on Benchmark Litigation’s 2018 “40 & Under Hot List”, a list which names practitioners who are consistently referenced by peers and clients during their research process. Benchmark considers these individuals to be among the top young talent in their respective litigation communities.
Earlier this year, Mr. Pires, was also named to the 2018 Fairfield County Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty” list for his leadership, commitment and outstanding accomplishments in the field of law. Drawing from the corporate, nonprofit and governmental worlds, the Journal’s list recognizes 40 of the best, brightest and most promising business and community leaders in Fairfield County who are under the age of 40.
Mr. Pires is a principal of Cohen and Wolf, P.C. resident in the firm’s Bridgeport office. He practices law in the areas of commercial litigation, municipal law, estate and probate litigation, and land use and zoning, and represents both individuals and businesses in a variety of litigation matters. Mr. Pires was recently elected to serve as Chairman of Bridgeport’s Downtown Special Services District for the 2018-2019 year, and he presently serves as Moderator of Fairfield’s Representative Town Meeting, the legislative body for the Town of Fairfield.
Mr. Pires is named a “Rising Star” by Connecticut Super Lawyers (2012 – present) in the category of Business Litigation, and has received an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating, the highest possible Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale- Hubbell.
Mr. Pires received his B.A. in 2005 from Haverford College, and his J.D., with honors, in 2008 from the University of Connecticut School of Law.
About Cohen and Wolf
The firm began in 1951 with two lawyers, Herbert L. Cohen and Austin K. Wolf, working from a single office in Bridgeport. Since then, the firm has expanded to more than 50 attorneys with offices in Bridgeport, Danbury, Westport and Orange. Attorneys at Cohen and Wolf represent a diverse assortment of individuals, businesses and municipalities, handling their personal and professional legal needs, from matters involving litigation, employment, corporate and securities law, commercial lending, real estate, land use and zoning, to family law and estate planning. Additional information is available at www.cohenandwolf.com.