Diane W. Whitney

Diane W. Whitney

Pullman & Comley LLC

Recognized since 2013

Hartford, Connecticut

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Environmental Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Environmental Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Environmental Law
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Diane W. Whitney, chair of the firm's Land Use section of the firm's Real Estate and Land Use department, practices in the areas of environmental, toxic torts and land use law.

Diane represents businesses, individuals and municipalities in all areas of environmental and land use planning and permitting. Her litigation experience includes trial and appellate work in environmental matters, toxic torts and land use, and representation before administrative agencies including siting of utilities and Superfund matters. She is involved in the defense of toxic tort claims throughout the country. Diane frequently counsels clients regarding the purchase, sale, remediation and development of brownfields properties. She is a contributing author to Connecticut Civil Complaints for Business Litigation, Vol. 1, published in 2010, and Connecticut Civil Discovery Forms, published in 2011.

Contact & Links


  • 90 State House Square
    Hartford, CT 06103-3702


  • Sex: Female


  • Colgate University, MA, graduated 1968

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, Connecticut Bar Association


  • 1892 Club - Board Member
  • American Bar Association - member
  • Connecticut Bar Association - member
  • Connecticut Bar Foundation - Coopers Fellow
  • Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame - Board Member
  • Environmental Professionals of Connecticut - Associate Member
  • Greater Hartford Legal Aid - Board Member
  • Hartford County Bar Association - member
  • Hartford Symphony Orchestra - Board Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Environmental Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Environmental Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Environmental Law, Hartford (2018)
  • Environmental Law, Hartford (2017)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental Law


  • Recipient of the Connecticut Bar Association's Women In The Law 2015 Ladder Award
  • Named a 2015 Woman of FIRE (Finance, Insurance and Real Estate) by The Commercial Record
  • Charles J. Parker Legal Services Award - Connecticut Bar Association, 2014
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in Who's Who Legal in the area of environment, 2012

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Diane Whitney: 2018 Connecticut "Lawyer of the Year" in Environmental Law

by Abigail Rowe

Diane Whitney didn’t plan on going into environmental law.

Connecticut "Lawyer of the Year" Award Winner

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