Diserio Martin O'Connor & Castiglioni LLP

DMOC Attorneys Selected to the 2013 Connecticut Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

November 5, 2013

Richard E. Castiglioni, Scott S. Centrella and Jonathan P. Whitcomb have been selected to the 2013 Connecticut Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Jonathan J. Kelson has been selected to the 2013 Connecticut Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. The list of attorneys selected to the 2013 Connecticut Super Lawyers list appears in the November 2013 issue of New England Super Lawyers Magazine, and the February 2014 issue of Connecticut Magazine. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit SuperLawyers.com. For more information on the selection process used by Super Lawyers and statistics, please visit http://www.superlawyers.com/connecticut/selection_details.html.

A practicing attorney since 1977, Mr. Castiglioni is a founding Partner of Diserio Martin O’Connor & Castiglioni LLP and a Co-Chair of its Litigation Department. He concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation and arbitration on behalf of corporations and individuals in the areas of employment, real estate, contracts, commercial litigation and individual disputes, including complex family matters. Mr. Castiglioni also serves as an arbitrator and mediator on various commercial, construction, securities and employment panels, and is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Arbitration Panel. He is licensed to practice in Connecticut, New York, Florida and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Centrella is a Partner in the firm, the Chair of its Employment Law Department and a Co-Chair of its Litigation Department. He focuses his practice in the area of employment law and litigation where he counsels both businesses and individuals in the myriad issues which arise in law of the workplace. Mr. Centrella provides guidance and representation in matters including hiring, termination, the negotiation of employment contracts and severance agreements, reductions-in-force, the preparation of employee manuals, non-compete, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements, and counsel to employers as to human resources best practices. He also litigates a broad array of business disputes and complex commercial cases, plaintiff's personal injury claims, family law matters, and the defense of professional liability claims. He is licensed to practice in Connecticut and New York.

Mr. Whitcomb, a Partner in the firm, has an extremely diverse practice and clientele. His general corporate practice includes business advisory, crisis and risk management, general employment, corporate governance and investigations, and outside general counsel services. He has significant experience in complex insurance coverage, including litigation, settlement and advice. Mr. Whitcomb has an active litigation practice, including securities and shareholder litigation; directors and officers liability; antitrust; products liability, including pharmaceutical and device; mass tort and class action representation; professional liability, including lawyers, physicians, architects and engineers, and insurance professionals; and complex and catastrophic personal injury. Mr. Whitcomb is licensed to practice in Connecticut and New York.

Mr. Kelson, a Partner in the firm, practices in the areas of business and general civil litigation and intellectual property. He has represented clients in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels in a variety of matters, including contract and business disputes, insurance coverage and defense, employment litigation, real estate and title litigation, unfair trade practice matters and business torts, trade secrets and intellectual property. Mr. Kelson is admitted to practice in Connecticut, New York and the District of Columbia.

Diserio Martin O’Connor & Castiglioni LLP provides a wide range of legal services to clients in Connecticut and New York, and selectively in other states.  The firm’s major practice areas include corporate and business law, litigation, intellectual property, real estate, and trusts and estates. The firm is headquartered in Stamford, and has offices in Greenwich and White Plains, NY. For more information, please visit www.dmoc.com, or call (203) 358-0800.