Benchmark Litigation Recognizes Attorneys Philip C. Pires and Alexander Copp


The law firm of Cohen and Wolf, P.C. is proud to announce that Attorney Philip C. Pires and Attorney Alexander Copp have been named to the Benchmark Litigation© 2022 "40 & Under" List, the guide to the nation’s most notable up-and-coming litigation attorneys in the US.

Benchmark Litigation’s publication focuses exclusively on the litigation and disputes market.  Through an extensive research process, including interviews with litigators, dispute resolution specialists and attorney clients, Benchmark identifies leading litigators and firms from across the globe.  In its 7th edition, Benchmark’s “40 & Under List,” sets out to find the “best and brightest law firm partners who stand out in their practices,” and deems named practitioners to be “among the top young talent in their respective litigation communities.” 

For the fifth consecutive year, Philip Pires has been named to Benchmark Litigation’s “40 & Under List,” recognizing his accomplishments from both inside and outside the courtroom. A principal of Cohen and Wolf’s firm, Attorney Pires practices law in the areas of commercial litigation, municipal law, estate and probate litigation, and land use and zoning. 

Active in his community, Attorney Pires serves as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Bridgeport’s Downtown Special Services District, a special taxing district serving the city’s downtown area.  He has previously served for six years as a member of Fairfield’s Representative Town Meeting (RTM), the legislative body for the Town of Fairfield, including two years as the Moderator of the RTM.

Attorney Pires is listed in Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation (2021 – present). Named a “Rising Star” by Connecticut Super Lawyers® (2012 – present) in the category of Business Litigation,  he has received an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating, the highest possible Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale- Hubbell. Attorney Pires is admitted to practice in Connecticut, U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, and the U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, and he is a member of the American Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association, and the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association.

Alexander Copp has been named to Benchmark Litigation’s “40 & Under List” for two consecutive years.  A principal at Cohen and Wolf, Attorney Copp regularly advises individuals, businesses, and municipalities in a wide range of matters, focusing primarily on civil litigation involving land use, landlord-tenant issues, probate litigation, defamation, employment discrimination, and business litigation.

Recently, Attorney Copp was named to the 2022 Fairfield County Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty” list for his leadership, commitment, and outstanding accomplishments in the field of law. In addition to being named “New Leader in the Law” by the Connecticut Law Tribune in 2020, he is listed in Best Lawyers: "Ones to Watch" for Land Use and Zoning Law (2021-2022), Commercial Litigation (2022) and Litigation-Labor & Employment (2022). Attorney Copp is on the Connecticut Super Lawyers® list as a “Rising Star” in the area of General Litigation (2018-2021)From 2016-2018, he served as Chair of the CBA Young Lawyers Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. 


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