Rutkin, Oldham & Griffin participated in the Center for Children’s Advocacy’s 3rd Annual Play for Kids event at Chelsea Piers. The firm’s team for the charitable event, organized by Dyan Kozaczka, chose the team name “Arnie’s Army” to honor firm founder, CCA Board of Directors member, and champion of children’s rights, Arnold Rutkin. Arnie’s Army competed in athletic and strategy events such as trampoline dodgeball and obstacle courses. The Center for Children’s Advocacy provides legal services and advocacy for children, working to improve the quality of legal representation for vulnerable children in communities throughout Connecticut.
David W. Griffin
David Griffin recently co-chaired the Educational Programs for the AAML’s 2018 Mid-Year Meeting in Maui. The CLE portions of the meeting covered topics such as Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence, Economic Abuse, Defending the Admissibility of an Expert’s Opinion and Examination of Professional, Personal and Enterprise Goodwill. David assembled an excellent program, and the meeting was very well attended. He will continue to use his expertise in providing an interesting and well-received CLE program as he co-chairs the AAML’s Annual Meeting in Chicago in November 2018.
Arnold H. Rutkin, Sarah S. Oldham and David W. Griffin were named to the 2017 “Connecticut Super Lawyers” list in the area of family law. Mr. Rutkin and Ms. Oldham have held this esteemed distinction since 2006, and Mr. Griffin since 2011. In addition, Dyan M. Kozaczka was named a “Connecticut Rising Star” in the area of family law. Based on a rigorous, multiphase peer-review process, Super Lawyers is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of attorneys in more than 70 practice areas. Super Lawyers listings are used as a resource guide to assist businesses and individuals in hiring legal counsel. Super Lawyers is published by Law & Politics as a special supplement in top newspapers and city and regional magazines across the country. The published list represents no more than 5% of the lawyers in the state. For more information on the Super Lawyers selection process, visit http://www.superlawyers.com/connecticut/selection_details.html
Arnold H. Rutkin, Sarah S. Oldham and David W. Griffin were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 in the field of Family Law. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Mr. Rutkin has been listed annually in every edition since 1995, Ms. Oldham since 2006, and Mr. Griffin since 2013. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. For the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in approximately 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” For more information, visit http://www.bestlawyers.com/about/MethodologyCT.aspx
Rutkin, Oldham & Griffin organized a team for a friendly competition in the Play for Kids fundraiser to help support the Center for Children’s Advocacy (CCA). Attorneys Arnold Rutkin, Sally Oldham, David Griffin, Dyan Kozaczka and Karissa Parker participated. The event is held annually at Chelsea Piers in Stamford, CT, and includes events such as trampoline dodgeball and pedestal jousting. CCA provides legal representation and advocacy for the most vulnerable and at-risk children in Connecticut.
David W. Griffin was named 2016 National “Fellow of the Year” by The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Mr. Griffin was presented with this prestigious award at the Academy’s annual meeting in Chicago. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers is the premier national organization of family lawyers in the country. Academy Fellows are broadly regarded by judges and lawyers as preeminent family law practitioners who demonstrate a high level of knowledge, skill and integrity. “With a candidate pool of more than 1,650 esteemed Fellows practicing family law in 50 different states, we could not be prouder of David,” stated senior partner Arnold H. Rutkin. “In both his trial work and leadership roles, he has demonstrated excellence at every step.”