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  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 55%
    25 years
  2. Employment: 45%
    25 years

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  • Robert M Fortgang

    I had the privilege to supervise Attorney Joshua Hawks-Ladds for a brief period following his admission to the Bar and I have followed his law career through the years as he continues to distinguish himself within the Connecticut Bar Association. Perhaps the most telling endorsement I can offer is to state unequivocally that if ever there were to exist a matter in which my firm found itself in conflict, I would have absolutely no hesitancy in recommending Josh. Respectfully submitted, Rob Fortgang – 3/8/2012


    Robert Fortgang Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • Morris James Busca

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Joshua has served with me on the CT Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section Executive Committee. More than that, Joshua's prolific contributions to CT literary publications serve as a valuable resource and educational tool for both plaintiff and defendant attorneys practicing in labor and employment law. As an opposing counsel, I found him extremely fair, reasonable and sensitive, with a goal to lessen the areas of disagreement to reach a mutually satisfactory resolution. Mickey Busca


    Morris Busca Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Pullman & Comley, LLC

90 State House Square
Hartford, CT, 06103


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
James W. Cooper FellowsConnecticut Bar Foundation2008
Super Lawyer Corporate CounselSuper Lawyers2008
Connecticut Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
New England Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
New England Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Connecticut Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Martindale Hubbell AV Peer ReviewMartindale Hubbell2006
Connecticut Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2006
Connecticut Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2005
40 Under FortyHartford Business Journal2003
Distinguished Volunteers RosterConnecticut Bar Association2003
Distinguished Advocates for the ArtsConnecticut Commission on the Arts2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberPullman & Comley, LLC2001 - Present
ShareholderSorokin, Gross & Hyde PC1995 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Connecticut Bar AssociationSecretary, Labor & Employment Section Executive Committee2007 - 2008
Connecticut Bar AssociationTreasurer, Labor & Employment Section Executive Committee2006 - 2007
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Inc., Connecticut ChapterState Chair2003 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Drolett v. DeMarco, et alN/A
Eno Farms Cooperative Association, Inc. v. Connecticut Housing Finance AuthorityMotion to Dismiss granted
Silverstein v. CamposeoDefendant's Judgment
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Publication nameTitleDate
Connecticut Bar JournalLabor Relations and Employment Law: Developments in Connecticut2007
Connecticut LawyerLegality of Personality Tests Under the Americans with Disabilities Act2007
Connecticut Bar JournalSignificant 2006 Employment Law Decisions2006
Connecticut LawyerMidstream Covenants Not to Compete: Is Continued Employment Enough?2005
Covenants Not to Compete: A State by State Survey, 2005 SupplementCovenants Not to Compete: A State by State Survey, 2005 Supplement2005
Preview of United States Supreme Court CasesMay State Employees Sue Their Employer for Damages under FMLA’s Family Care Provision?2003
Connecticut Bar JournalLabor Relations and Employment Law: 2001 Developments in Connecticut2003
Connecticut LawyerDoes Actionable Emotional Distress Exist in the Connecticut Workplace?2002
Connecticut LawyerA Case of Interpretation2001
Connecticut Bar JournalLabor Relations and Employment Law: 2000 Developments in Connecticut2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Winning Your First Civil TrialKnow Protocol When You Arrive In Court2008
EEOC Technical Assistance SeminarConnecticut Employment Law2008
Connecticut Bar Association 2008 Annual MeetingMedical Examinations Related to Damages in Employment Claims2008
CBIA’s 3rd Annual Supervisors’ ConferenceWhen to Call Your Employment Lawyer2008