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Bridgeport Attorney Named New Leader In The Law

Philip Pires
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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Bridgeport attorney Philip C. Pires has been recognized by the Connecticut Law Tribune as a “New Leader in the Law” for 2015, the law firm of Cohen and Wolf recently announced.

Pires, a Fairfield resident, is among 50 attorneys selected for this prestigious award by a five-judge panel, who gave scores for each nominee in categories ranging from ‘contributions to the law’ to bar association efforts, pro bono work and peer recognition.

Award recipients were honored at the “New Leaders in the Law” Awards Dinner in Hartford.

Pires practices in the firm’s Litigation, Municipal, and Land Use & Zoning groups, and represents individuals and businesses in a variety of litigation matters, including complex commercial disputes, business litigation, real property and title disputes, collection actions, and probate litigation.

He also regularly represents municipalities and individuals in commercial and residential property tax appeals, zoning and wetlands enforcement actions, and zoning appeals.

Pires serves on the Bridgeport Community Board of Junior Achievement of Western Connecticut and on Fairfield’s Representative Town Meeting, the legislative body of the town of Fairfield.

Pires has also been named “RisingStar” by Connecticut Super Lawyers in the category of Business Litigation, each year since 2012.

He is honored with an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest such peer-review rating available to any individual lawyer.

Cohen and Wolf celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2011. 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. Visit for further information about the law firm.

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