Cramer & Anderson Wins Best Law Firm, Personal Injury Lawyer, and Estate Planning Lawyer Awards

Reader's Choice 2022 Republican-AmericanCramer & Anderson has won three awards in the 2022 Republican-American Reader’s Choice Awards, including Best Law Firm.

Partner Neal D. White, Jr. was named Best Estate Planning Lawyer for a fifth consecutive year, and Partner Chris Sochacki won the Best Personal Injury Lawyer award for a fourth time.

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“Our Founding Partner Henry B. “Hank” Anderson, who received his share of awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018, would be very proud of this Best Law Firm award because it’s an affirmation of his philosophy that we must provide engaged, caring, and professional legal services, and an absolute dedication to our clients’ best interests and advancing their cause,” said Partner Randy DiBella, a Litchfield resident who joined Cramer & Anderson in 1997 and treasures the conversations he had with Anderson about the law.

On being named Best Estate Planning Lawyer for a fifth year, Attorney White said, “It’s a tremendous honor to win any award like this, but to win it for five straight years based on the votes of folks who live in the northwest Connecticut and Greater Waterbury regions we serve is very gratifying.”

“Being named Best Personal Injury Lawyer once again is a great honor,” Attorney Sochacki said, “and having Cramer & Anderson named Best Law Firm makes it more special. Our attorneys and staff work as a team to provide clients with our trademark ‘sophisticated services, close to home,’ and it’s heartening to receive affirmation of the firm’s positive impact.”

Attorneys White and Sochacki are both based in the firm’s Litchfield office.

About Cramer & Anderson: Best Law Firm

Cramer & Anderson provides sophisticated legal services, close to home, and has six regional offices serving western Connecticut, including a flagship location in New Milford, primary offices in Litchfield and Danbury, and satellite offices in Washington Depot and Kent. Our newest office in Ridgefield is positioned conveniently for clients in Fairfield County.

The firm’s 19 Partners, four Associates, paralegals, law clerks, and administrative staff are united in supporting the firm’s mission to consistently deliver excellent, cost-effective services to all who entrust us with their legal matters. This involves advancing our clients’ legal causes and protecting their rights by applying sound counsel, and, when necessary, aggressive advocacy.

Our interdisciplinary approach allows us to combine forces, bringing in colleagues from other disciplines as a way to keep costs down and avoid unnecessary billable hours.

Cramer & Anderson's flagship office in New Milford, CTThe firm’s origins date to the Civil War, when John H. Hubbard, a member of Congress, began his law practice in Litchfield. Nicknamed “Old Connecticut” by President Lincoln, Hubbard practiced law until his death in 1872. His son, John T. Hubbard, who served as probate judge for Litchfield, took over the practice and Hubbard & Cramer was created in 1928, when David Cramer joined Judge Hubbard in the practice of law. In 1962, Cramer and his partners merged with Hank Anderson’s New Milford firm and Cramer & Anderson was born.

The firm’s flagship office is located in the historic Elijah Boardman House in New Milford, built in 1793 for the prominent businessman and U.S. Senator.

About Attorney White: Best Estate Planning Lawyer

Cramer & Anderson Partner Neal D. WhiteAttorney White’s practice includes  Estate Planning, Probate & Trust AdministrationElder LawResidential & Commercial Real EstateBusiness Law and Tax Law.

Estate Planning and Elder Law are important areas of focus for Attorney White, who guides clients through issues that can be intricate and emotionally challenging as they plan for the future based on their individual needs and goals.

In drafting estate planning documents including wills, living wills, durable Power of Attorney documents, and health care directives, Attorney White addresses issues of taxation, preservation of assets, and asset management in a process that includes identifying when trusts are necessary, and what type of trust is appropriate.

Elder Law and long-term care can be difficult to navigate as laws and policies change and evolve. Attorney White assists families with issues related to housing, care facilities, and accessing state and federal benefits for long-term care, as well as special needs planning, conservatorships, and guardianships.

Attorney White is also the lead partner for business and corporate law in the Litchfield office, assisting business owners with the formation of companies and providing counsel on transactions and other issues.

He may be reached by phone at (860) 567-8718, or by email at nwhite@cramer-anderson.com. For further information, see his website profile.

About Attorney Sochacki: Best Personal Injury Lawyer

Cramer & Anderson Attorney Chris Sochacki, Best Personal Injury lawyer awardAttorney Sochacki’s Civil Litigation and Personal Injury practice focuses on helping people who have been wronged or injured, including cases involving automobile accidents, falls, product liability, construction defects, medical malpractice, professional malpractice, and Workers’ Compensation claims.

His experience includes 17 years of practicing as an insurance defense litigator, giving him strategic insight and experience concerning how insurance companies and their defense counsel handle the litigation of claims.

Attorney Sochacki also has extensive experience with employers’ liability and discrimination, and real estate errors and omissions, as well as fire and explosion litigation, along with emergency management and emergency response consultation and litigation.

Attorney Sochacki’s volunteer service as a first responder—as a former member of New Hartford Volunteer Ambulance and New Hartford’s Nepaug/Bakerville Volunteer Fire Department—also provides him with insights and experience that benefit clients. A licensed Paramedic and certified firefighter, he has a deeper understanding than most attorneys of medical conditions and emergency response.

In addition to his Reader’s Choice awards, Attorney Sochacki was honored with a 2018 Distinguished Leaders Award from the Connecticut Law Tribune based on how successfully he leverages his background and community service experience in achieving optimal outcomes, often in difficult cases.

Attorney Sochacki may be reached by phone at (860) 567-8718, or by email at csochacki@cramer-anderson.com. For further information, see his website profile.

For general inquiries, see the firm’s website or call the New Milford office at (860) 355-2631.