Dozen Who Made A Difference

Dozen Who Made A Difference

The Connecticut Law Tribune


Assistant AG Benjamin Zivyon Heads the Team That Handles DCF Cases

To get where he wanted to be in the legal profession, Benjamin Zivyon went to law school twice. The first time was at Hebrew University in Israel. He graduated in 1977 and became a prosecutor, a position in Israel that included participation in some hotly contested family law cases.


John Stafstrom Worked Overtime on the Jackson Labs' Financing Package

For attorney John Stafstrom, being in the middle of the contract negotiations of large public-private partnerships is starting to become a habit.


Tim Fisher Expands Reach of Connecticut Bar Foundation, and Raises Its Profile

There were times in 2012 when it seemed like Timothy S. Fisher was involved in just about every issue of importance to the Connecticut judicial system. From chairing a committee on judges' salaries to authoring an amicus brief that challenged the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, the McCarter & English partner had a busy year.


Ted Phillips Works Tirelessly to Boost Local Charities, Assist Store Owners

As long as his friends have known him, attorney Ted Phillips been a volunteer of spectacular scope. "He's probably done as much pro bono work as he's done regular work," said Todd Postler, owner of the Wireless Zone stores in Norwich and Lisbon, and incoming chairman of the Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce. "There's probably no one I know who gives as much in the legal field."


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