DOUGLAS L. DRAYTON Attorney Douglas L. Drayton, a partner in the Law Firm of Pomeranz, Drayton & Stabnick attended the University of Connecticut where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1966 and received his Juris Doctor form the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1969.

Attorney Drayton is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and the Hartford County Bar Association. He is a past member of the Medical-Legal Committee and currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Workers' Compensation Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. He has lectured on Workers' Compensation Law for many institutions, law schools and organizations including various Bar Associations as well as testified at legislative committee hearings on Connecticut Workers' Compensation Law. He was Secretary of the Connecticut Bar Association Committee on Workers' Compensation that drafted appellate rules and regulations for the Connecticut Compensation Review Division. He was a founding member of the Committee for Workers' Compensation Specialization and the original chairman of the Workers' Compensation Certification Examining Committee. He resigned as Chairman this year but remains on the Examining Committee. Attorney Drayton has also been a faculty member of the Connecticut Bar Association Section on Continuing Legal Education. He is past Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Workers' Compensation Section of the Connecticut Bar Association and has been recognized since the 1995 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for his expertise in Workers Compensation since 2011.

Email: dougd@pdslaw.com

JAMES L. POMERANZ Attorney James L. Pomeranz is a partner in the law firm of Pomeranz, Drayton & Stabnick of Glastonbury, Connecticut, specializing in the area of workers' compensation law. Attorney Pomeranz born in Hartford, Connecticut, is a graduate of Yale University (B.A. 1969) and Georgetown University (J.D. 1972), and was admitted to the Bar in 1972. He is also a member of NWCDN. He has practiced in the defense of workers' compensation claims for approximately 41 years and has also done appellate work in this field including appearances before the Supreme Court for Connecticut and the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals concerning Federal issues. He is authorized to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. Attorney Pomeranz is a member of the Hartford County Bar Association. He is also rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell and selected for The Best Lawyers in America® Workers Compensation 2008 - 2014. He was recently awarded the Pomeranz-O'Brien award, named in part for his father, a distinguished practitioner in Connecticut Workers' Compensation, for lifetime excellence in the practice of Workers' Compensation.

Email: jimp@pdslaw.com

RICHARD T. STABNICK is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the University of Connecticut School of Law. He has been practicing for 30 years. Attorney Stabnick is an AV rated attorney in Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America®. He is presently in his 42nd year of practice in the defense of workers' compensation claims with prior experience in general law, including criminal defense, litigation and real estate. He has argued before the Appellate Court in several areas and has appeared before the Supreme Court of Connecticut and the Federal District Court. He also regularly lectures on behalf of Federal Associations on the subject of workers' compensation. He serves on the Workers' Compensation Legal Advisory Committee. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association and the Hartford County Bar Association. Attorney Stabnick has also been named by Hartford Magazine and Connecticut Magazine as one of the Top Lawyers in the area on Workers' Compensation Law.

Email: richards@pdslaw.com


LUCAS D. STRUNK Attorney Lucas D. Strunk, a 1979 graduate of the College of Holy Cross, is a partner in the firm of Pomeranz, Drayton & Stabnick of Glastonbury, Connecticut. Attorney Strunk focuses on the defense of workers' compensation matters. A graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law, he was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in l982.

Attorney Strunk is a member of the American Bar Association and the Mashantucket Pequot Bar Association. He is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and serves on the executive committee of the Workers' Compensation Section. He is currently the Committee's Legislative Liaison. Attorney Strunk has argued successfully on numerous occasions before the State's Supreme and Appellate Courts.

Attorney Strunk also practices under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act and is admitted to practice in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. He is further authorized to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

Attorney Strunk has contributed articles to the Workers' Compensation Quarterly and has spoken on issues associated with workers' compensation at various seminars, including those sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Association.

Attorney Strunk is certified by the Connecticut Bar Association as a specialist in Workers' Compensation. He has an AV preeminent rating and has been named to the peer nominated The Best Lawyers in America® 2008 – 2014, Workers Compensation 2008-2010, Workers Compensation Employers 2011 – 2014 and Connecticut Super Lawyers® Workers Compensation 2008 – 2014. Attorney Strunk has been named to the National College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers.

Email: lukes@pdslaw.com

JASON M. DODGE received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Connecticut in 1980 (member, Phi Beta Kappa). He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1983. Attorney Dodge has appeared on more than thirty occasions before the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts; in two of those cases he was able to successfully argue that statutes adverse to his clients were unconstitutional. Attorney Dodge has co-authored the two volume workers' compensation treatise, "Connecticut Workers' Compensation Law" (Thomson-West 2008). Attorney Dodge is "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has received a "Superb" rating from AVVO. The Best Lawyers in America® , and Connecticut Super Lawyers® 2011-2012 have selected Attorney Dodge for inclusion. Attorney Dodge has also been named by Hartford Magazine and Connecticut Magazine as one of the Top Attorneys in the area of workers compensation law. He is Board Certified by the Connecticut Bar Association as a workers' compensation specialist and has frequently lectured in the area of Workers' Compensation Law. Attorney Dodge is a former member of the House of Delegates and presently is on the Workers' Compensation Executive Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association. Attorney Dodge is admitted to practice before the State and Federal Court as well as Second Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Connecticut and Hartford County Bar Associations.

Email: jasond@pdslaw.com

ANNE KELLY ZOVAS concentrates in the areas of workers' compensation, civil and insurance litigation. She received her B.A., Cum Laude, from Boston College in 1983 and her J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1986. She is admitted to practice before the state and U.S. District courts as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals. Attorney Zovas has argued before the Appellate and Supreme Courts in the State of Connecticut. She is a member of the American and Connecticut Bar Associations and the Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association. She is actively involved in the Hartford County Bar Association where she serves as a committee chair and is a member of the board of the Hartford County Bar Foundation.

Email: annez@pdslaw.com






RICHARD L. AIKEN, JR. is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of The University of New Haven and Cum Laude graduate of Western New England College School of Law. He has been practicing workers' compensation law for over 25 years and has been certified by the Connecticut Bar Association as a workers' compensation specialist. His previous experience included supervising workers' compensation claims for two major insurance companies. He has a background in forensic science and has particular expertise in medical-legal issues as they relate to the field of workers' compensation. He has appeared before the Compensation Review Board and the Connecticut Appellate Court. Attorney Aiken has spoken before many organizations on the subject of workers' compensation law. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association and the Hartford County Bar Association. During 2004 and 2005 Attorney Aiken was the Chair of the Workers' Compensation Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. He also serves on the Workers' Compensation Commission Chairman's Legal Advisory Committee as well as the Workers' Compensation Executive Committee. Attorney Aiken is also admitted to practice in Massachusetts.

Attorney Richard Aiken is "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell. Martindale-Hubbell states that "an AV® certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence."

He has an "excellent" rating from AVVO and has been designated as a Connecticut Super Lawyers® Workers Compensation 2012 - 2013. Attorney Aiken has also been named by Connecticut and Hartford Magazine as one of the top Attorneys in the area of Workers' Compensation Law.

Email: ricka@pdslaw.com


MICHAEL J. MCAULIFFE is a graduate of George Washington University and Western New England College School of Law and has practiced law since 1986. He began his career in the general practice of law and then moved to a position in house with a major insurer where he handled both general liability and workers' compensation defense. He joined the firm in 1991. He has argued before the Appellate and Supreme Courts in Connecticut and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court in Connecticut. He is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association.

Email: mikem@pdslaw.com







HEATHER PORTO is a graduate of Syracuse University where she received her B.A, Cum Laude. She received her J.D. from Quinnipiac College School of Law where she graduated with honors. She focuses her practice in Workers' Compensation and previously handled employers subrogation and civil defense. She is admitted to practice before the State and U.S. District courts. She has argued before the Compensation Review Board and Appellate Court. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association and the Connecticut Bar Association. She is also admitted to practice in New York. She also serves as an editor of Compensation Quarterly.

Email: heatherp@pdslaw.com





COURTNEY C. STABNICK is a graduate of Colby College (BA 1995) and Suffolk University School of Law, where she graduated in 1998. Before joining our firm as an associate in 2001, she clerked at the firm from June of 1995 to 1998. She practiced law in Massachusetts from 1998 to 2001. She is admitted to practice before the State and U.S. District Courts. She has appeared before the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Courts. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association as well as the Hartford County Bar Association and Boston Bar Association. She is also admitted to practice in Massachusetts.

Email: courtneys@pdslaw.com







ZACHARY M. DELANEY received a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from the University of Connecticut in 2009. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2012. While an undergraduate, Attorney Delaney interned with Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd, and while earning his law degree, he interned for Judge Christopher Droney. Prior to joining us as an associate in 2012, he clerked with the firm. Attorney Delaney sits on the Board of Directors for the University of Connecticut's Alumni Association, Greater Hartford Chapter. He is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association.

Email: zakd@pdslaw.com