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Hartford's Finest 2013 profile series is produced by Proactive Resources for the February 6th issue of Hartford Advocate. Our knowledgeable team of researchers and writers mine the wealth of current and readily available information to find the best in your field. For more than 29 years, we have profiled some of the most influential lawyers, doctors, educational and financial institutions in the country, taking direct referrals from your colleagues, Martindale-Hubbell, the Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau, and more. We know a winner when we see one!

EASTERN CONNECTICUT CARDIOLOGY ASSOCIATES, LLC is under the capable direction of Parveen Khanna, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.S.N.C. who is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine, Echocardiology and Sleep Medicine. In-home and in-lab sleep studies are also offered by Dr. Khanna.

Using state-of-the-art techniques, equipment & ICANL/ICAEL Accredited labs (both onsite), Dr. Khanna, together with Drs. Venkateswara Narla & Jayaram Radhakrishnan, are devoted to the prevention, diagnosis & treatment of illness involving the heart, cardiovascular system as well as sleep medicine. His office provides cardiac catheterization, nuclear imaging, treadmill stress testing & stress echo, echocardiography, lipid counseling, transesophogael echocardiogram and preventive & consultative cardiology. Dr. Khanna has taken the bold step in pursuing his life’s dream of a greener planet by being one the first physicians in New England to proved an eco-friendly office where the personal attention they give each patient is an important part of their care.


Eastern Connecticut Cardiology Associates, LLC

43 W Middle Tnpk.

Manchester, CT 06040

(860) 647-9494

As legal counsel for employers, their insurers & TPAs, ADELSON, TESTAN, BRUNDO, NOVELL & JIMENEZ, PC (ATB) focuses on defending claims for workers’ comp benefits and related subrogation matters.

Established in 1996, ATB is a national law firm with more than 130 attorneys and offices in 12 states, including Connecticut. Attorney Gerald V. Davino, II, managing partner of ATB’s Connecticut office, and his ATB Connecticut associates are accomplished trial lawyers who bring a unique perspective in working with clients to defend claims and recognize additional liabilities. A Certified Litigation Management Professional, Davino lectures and writes on workers’ compensation issues and regularly meets with clients on CT worker’s comp legal developments. ATB’s Trial & Appellate practice conducts client meetings on claims and disability management. ATB strives to avoid prolonged litigation and to achieve success through hard work, leadership, negotiation and innovation in defending workers’ compensation cases.


Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez, PC

2080 Silas Deane Hwy, #304

Rocky Hill, CT 06067

(860) 563-6200

GASSER LAW FIRM, LLC devotes the majority of its practice to the representation of insurance companies, insureds and self-insureds including Fortune 500 clients in personal injury and construction litigation. Principal practice areas include a wide range of civil liability claims including vehicular and premises liability, insurance coverage, construction litigation, personal injury defense, uninsured motorist coverage, property damage and subrogation cases.

Passionate about what they do, Attorney Edward Gasser and the firm provide detail-oriented review of materials, including medical records, to discover many items that may go unnoticed by other firms. The firm has chosen to remain small in size in order to give proper attention to client’s needs. Supervised para-professionals are utilized when appropriate in order to minimize costs to clients. Ed holds a “BV” Rating by the prestigious lawyer-rating firm Martindale-Hubbell.


Gasser Law Firm, LLC

20 E Main St.

Avon, CT 06001

(860) 674-8342

Attorneys John Laudati & Donna L. Buttler at MURPHY, LAUDATI, KIEL, BUTTLER & RATTIGAN, LLC provide cost-effective legal advocacy for individuals involved in family law matters, including litigation, settlement negotiations and representation in the collaborative process. With 50 years of combined experience, their focus is on guiding their clients through the often-complicated emotional and financial issues that must be resolved to complete a divorce. It is their goal to provide each client with an individualized financial plan and if necessary, parenting plan that allows them to rebuild their lives and family.

In the collaborative process, clients and their attorneys commit to seeking an alternative to the court process, and through a series of office meetings, find a resolution. This model allows clients control over their own outcome. Additional offices in Bloomfield & Granby.


Murphy, Laudati, Kiel, Buttler & Rattigan, LLC

10 Talcott Notch, #210

Farmington, CT 06032

(860) 674-8296

All divorces involve the same 4 issues. It is the process of resolving these issues that differs.

1. Parenting: development of a parenting schedule for post-divorce parenting and a clear understanding of the responsibilities each of you have to your children.

2. Asset and Debt Division: development of a plan to fairly divide the assets and liabilities of the marriage whether in the form of real property, personal property, deferred retirement benefits etc. (Also wise to look at the tax advantages of different options.

3. Cash Flow (support): development of a budget for how the finances of the family are going to work given the need and expense of two households; and

4. Everything Else: health insurance, life insurance, college, taxes etc.

 The difference lies in HOW you reach agreement on these issues.

For the past 25 years ATTORNEY BONNIE ROBSON has helped people to resolve these divorce related issues using the non-adversarial processes of Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Divorce.  She brings to the practice her experience and advanced degrees in child development as well as law.

In mediation, Attorney Robson serves as the neutral facilitator for the parties. The process involves being willing to sit in a room with your spouse respectfully; to be willing to speak truthfully (and listen without interrupting); and to honestly disclose all of the required financial documentation needed to develop options for your post-divorce lives. The four categories of issues are the same.

 In Collaborative Divorce each spouse has an attorney with specialized training in “the collaborative process”.  The attorneys and clients meet together over several meetings (sometimes with other neutral professionals) to resolve, out of court, the same four categories of issues.

 The commitment in both Mediation and Collaborative Divorce is to resolve these issues outside of court.  It requires a desire to feel that you can and should be the author  (or at least co-author) of your post-divorce lives.  These processes do not require people to feel undying trust and love towards their soon to be ex-spouses.  These processes are for people who recognize that for your children, the divorce doesn’t end with the court date. You’re mom and dad to them forever. These processes only require a commitment to working together on the issues of coming apart.


Attorney Bonnie Robson

18 N Main St, 2nd Fl.

W Hartford, CT 06107

(860) 561-4178

ATTORNEY MARY ALICE MOORE LEONHARDT represents health care practitioners in all aspects of their professional practices, with an emphasis on organizing and developing their business entities, creating internal operational documents, analyzing licensure, regulatory and compliance issues, advising on business transactions, reimbursement, fraud and abuse and antitrust, as well as defense in disciplinary matters.

Mary Alice has defended health care practitioners in federal and state regulatory investigations and court trials, state and federal licensing board disciplinary hearings and institutional credentialing matters. She is experienced in advising on Medicare, Medicaid & insurance fraud issues (federal & state) and advising physicians or medical residents when their privileges are restricted -- or when they are subject to peer review proceedings or terminated from their professional associations, programs or practice settings. She has 28 years of experience, is a former nurse (BSN) and assists clients in healthcare decision making and end-of-life legal support.


Moore Leonhardt & Associates LLC

102 Oak St.

Hartford, CT 06106

(860) 727-8874

Founded in 1970, COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES, INC. (CHS) is the oldest community health center in Greater Hartford. Serving over 19,000 patients, CHS offers comprehensive healthcare services including pediatrics, internal medicine, infectious disease, obstetrics/gynecology, dental, nutrition, podiatry, optometry, adolescent medicine and psychiatry with an on-site laboratory and pharmacy. Responding to the needs of a predominately low-income patient population, CHS offers vital support services programs, including eligibility screening for public insurance programs, WIC and SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) enrollment assistance, Healthy Start, HIV/AIDS counseling & treatment, chemical dependency counseling & treatment and a multi-faceted outreach effort that serves the varied needs of the community.

CHS has admitting or referral privileges to local hospitals. They accept Medicaid, Medicare, most private insurance plans, and for the uninsured, offer a sliding fee program based on income and family size.


Community Health Services, Inc.

500 Albany Ave.

Hartford, CT 06120

(860) 249-9625

With 13 years of experience, ATTORNEY COURTNEY P. SPENCER represents parents or legal guardians who have disputes concerning their child’s right to receive special education & related services. She also serves as a Guardian Ad Litem through Children In Placement. Courtney is current on the latest developments in the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehab Act of 1973 and related CT law.

As an advocate for children with special education needs, Courtney is experienced in negotiation & litigation to obtain special education services, including classroom modifications, individualized education plans, mobility access, use of computers and other special equipment, one-on-one para-professional assistants, therapy, tutoring and placement in special schools. She also represents special education students on disciplinary issues including expulsion & suspension. Your initial telephone & office consultation are at no charge.


Law Office of Courtney P. Spencer, LLC

100 Riverview Ctr, #290

Middletown, CT 06457

(860) 430-5380

THE MERCY COMMUNITY has what is most important to seniors: warmth, security & comfort. It is a not-for-profit organization whose mission-driven approach focuses on quality of life & lifestyle. Its award-winning, compassionate colleagues provide around-the-clock services at The McAuley, a continuing care retirement community & Saint Mary Home, a skilled nursing facility. Clinicians & specialized professionals are committed to supporting each resident’s social, psychological, physical & spiritual needs.

The Mercy Community is a faith-based organization that promotes wellness, embraces diversity & enhances quality of life. As a health care provider & in partnership with the communities it serves, The Mercy Community respects & empowers individuals, restores health, provides comfort, and witnesses compassion & healing to all, especially the elderly poor. Its beautiful campus provides independent living, rehab therapy, assisted living, long-term care, adult day services, home care & hospice services, and Alzheimer’s & dementia care.


The Mercy Community

2021 Albany Ave.

W Hartford, CT 06117

(860) 570-8400

It’s about convenience & quality medical care. VELOCITY URGENT CARE, LLC offers comprehensive medical services to individuals, families & businesses that require prompt medical attention. Drs. John Yaylagul & Aleksandr Gorenbeyn are Board-Certified in Emergency Medicine. They are available to treat general illnesses and minor injuries such as cuts, burns, asthma, back pain, ear infections, fever, dehydration, animal/insect bites, rashes, flu & colds, sore throats, upset stomachs, eye injuries, physical exams & occupational health services.

Velocity Urgent Care’s seven day-a-week and extended hours cater to busy life styles. Their professional staff provides the medical attention you deserve with significant savings over the alternative of the hospital emergency department. Many of the non-life threatening problems treated at an emergency department can receive timely/cost-effective treatment in less than one hour at Velocity Urgent Care. No appointment is needed. Most major insurance plans accepted.


Velocity Urgent Care, LLC

396 Cromwell Ave.

Rocky Hill, CT 06067

(860) 372-4990

The most complete riding academy & stable in the area is VALKYRIE EQUESTRIAN CENTER. Owner Carolyn Mainardi & her management team strive to provide the best instruction and facilities around. For 14 years, they have specialized in teaching beginners all the way up to the most advanced equestrians. Their step-by-step instructions are easy to understand and fun to learn. They help with individualized instruction that aids in the rider/horse relationship. They also focus on more specialized equestrian training, such as hunter-jumper.

Valkyrie Equestrian Center has experience in horsemanship instruction and horse training. Riding and managing a horse is taught as an art form. They cover all the steps of horsemanship, from mounting & dismounting to basic care, through to competition work and higher-level movements. They also have riding camps during the summer where students learn the entire care of horse handling, grooming, tacking, cooling out and care of riding equipment. Stable facilities are modern, clean & comfortable with rich, abundant pastures.


Valkyrie Equestrian Center

175 Barndoor Hills Rd.

Granby, CT 06035

(860) 653-0288

Cats are popular and have recently over-taken dogs as the number one pet in America. Drs. Linda Dupont, Peter Braun & the caring staff at CATZABLANCA CAT CLINIC & HOSPITAL feel that cats deserve special treatment. This full-service hospital provides a welcome haven for cats & their owners. It is clean & hygienic, providing a stress free environment with no barking dogs to disturb “cat naps”. The hospital offers a complete program of preventive medicine, including vaccines, spay & neuter, dentistry, Chinese medicine & acupuncture, viral testing & nutrition. The doctors are also adept in feline behavioral counseling and have years of combined experience treating cats.

If your cat becomes ill or hurt, the clinic’s equipment is specifically tailored to be “cat-sized”. Being the complete cat center, Catzablanca Cat Hospital also provides incredible boarding & grooming services. For an appointment, contact their courteous staff for a well or sick cat exam. Visit their Website for more information. Come in for a hospital tour. Contact them, your cat will be glad you did!


Catzablanca Cat Clinic & Hospital

2096 Silas Deane Hwy.

Rocky Hill, CT 06067

(860) 721-6369

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