Attorneys Sarah Oldham, Dyan Kozaczka and Karissa Parker attended the 2018 Women Who Matter Luncheon organized by the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce. The luncheon celebrates women who make a difference and have an impact on the Greenwich community and beyond. Rutkin, Oldham & Griffin was a sponsor of the event and the guest speaker was Kathie Lee Gifford.
Dyan M. Kozaczka
Partners Arnold Rutkin, Sarah (Sally) Oldham, David Griffin and Dyan Kozaczka, along with Associate Karissa Parker, have all been recognized by Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Every year, thousands of candidates are nominated by their peers for this award. Each nominee is then evaluated by independent judges using a multiphase selection process, which includes independent research and peer evaluations. Only the top 5 percent of attorneys who have practiced law for at least 10 years are included in the list of Super Lawyers, and only the top 2.5 percent of attorneys who have practiced law for less than 10 years or are under the age of 40 are included in the list of Super Lawyers Rising Stars.
Attorneys Rutkin and Oldham have been recognized as Super Lawyers since its inception in 2006. Attorney David Griffin has been selected to Super Lawyers every year since 2011. Attorney Kozaczka has been named by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star from 2014 until present. Attorney Parker received her first Super Lawyers recognition this year as a Rising Star.
The objective of the Super Lawyers recognition process is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.
Rutkin, Oldham & Griffin, LLC has received national rankings in the ninth edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” for our accomplishments in Family Law. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the US. Rutkin, Oldham & Griffin has 3 attorneys on this year’s “Best Lawyers” list.
The rankings for law firms are derived from a combination of client feedback, the regard that other lawyers have for our firm, and our responses to the law firm survey sent to us by U.S. News researchers.
Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity. Rutkin, Oldham & Griffin has been ranked as Tier 1 in Family Law on the metropolitan scale.
The Connecticut Law Tribune has awarded Dyan Kozaczka the New Leader in the Law Award. This recognition spotlights lawyers under the age of 40 who have excelled in the courtroom, in client service and cultivation, in service to bar associations and in performing pro bono work or community service in a volunteer capacity. Dyan was recently named a partner at the firm. She enjoys the law and understands family dynamics in a way many lawyers can only learn after decades of practice. In addition to her achievements on behalf of clients, Dyan volunteers regularly with the Special Olympics of Connecticut. Dyan was honored at an awards reception in Hartford at the end of May.
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.
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