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Shipman & Goodwin Attorneys James W. Bergenn and William J. Ronalter Named to Million Dollar Advocates Forum

January 15, 2009

Shipman & Goodwin LLP is pleased to announce that attorneys James W. Bergenn  and William J. Ronalter have been certified as members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States.  Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements.  The organization was founded in 1993 and there are approximately 3,000 members located throughout the country.  Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.  Forum membership acknowledges excellence in advocacy, and provides members with a national network of experienced colleagues for professional referral and information exchange in major cases.  Members must have acted as principal counsel in at least one case in which their client has received a verdict, award or settlement in the amount of one million dollars or more.

Attorney Bergenn’s practice is comprised of complex criminal and civil litigation, white collar crime and government investigations, and substantial personal injury and wrongful death cases.   He is resident in Shipman & Goodwin’s Hartford office and can be reached at (860) 251-5000 or jbergenn@goodwin.com.

Attorney Ronalter's practice focuses on representing individuals who have sustained substantial personal injuries and wrongful death cases.  He is resident in Shipman & Goodwin’s Hartford office and can be reached at (860) 251-5000 or wronalter@goodwin.com.

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