Two Cohen and Wolf Attorneys Elected to The Connecticut Bar Foundation James W. Cooper Fellows Program


BRIDGEPORT, CT - Attorneys Stuart M. Katz and David B. Zabel of Cohen and Wolf, P.C. were elected 2015 Fellows of the Connecticut Bar Foundation James W. Cooper Fellows Program at the Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting, held on May 6, 2015 in Hartford.

Stuart M. Katz is a principal of Cohen and Wolf and Chair of the firm’s Litigation Group. He is also a member of the firm’s Employment & Labor and Physicians Practices Groups. He has been recognized as a leading lawyer in Connecticut in the area of Labor & Employment law, in Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Katz was selected to the Top 10 Connecticut Super Lawyers lists in 2013 and 2014. He represents employers of all sizes in defending discrimination and harassment suits and litigating restrictive covenant, breach of contract, business torts and wage claims. He also has extensive experience in matters involving disputes between owners of closely-held businesses, and in litigating other complex business disputes

David B. Zabel, also a principal of Cohen and Wolf, is a member of the firm’s Litigation, Employment & Labor, Municipal and Bankruptcy Groups. Mr. Zabel holds an AV® Preeminent Peer Rating, has been recognized as a “Local Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation and is recognized by Connecticut Super Lawyers for his work in Business Litigation. He has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation, in both federal and state courts, representing insurance policy holders, real estate litigation, disputes involving closely held businesses, business torts, probate litigation, municipal litigation and complex bankruptcy proceedings. Mr. Zabel also counsels employers in a wide variety of employment matters, including discrimination and wrongful discharge claims, restrictive covenants, employment agreements, and personnel policies and procedures.

The Connecticut Bar Foundation James W. Cooper Fellows Program was established to honor the leading members of the legal profession and the Judiciary in Connecticut, to promote a better understanding of the legal profession and the judicial system, and to explore ways to improve the profession and the administration of justice in Connecticut. Membership in the Fellows is by invitation only and is evidence of professional distinction.
In addition to lawyers in private practice, the Fellows roster includes Federal and State Court judges, in-house counsel, attorneys at legal services agencies, and lawyers in government. It also includes the deans, former deans, and professors of law at Connecticut’s law schools, past and current leadership of the Connecticut Bar Association, and numerous present and former government leaders.


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