New Canaan Town Attorney Ira Bloom has been selected for inclusion on the 2012 Connecticut Super Lawyers list, which was published in the February edition of "Connecticut Magazine," includes outstanding lawyers in the state who have attained a high degree of professional achievement and peer recognition.

Bloom, a senior partner in the Westport office of the law firm Berchem, Moses & Devlin P.C., has been named to the Super Lawyers list for his legal work in land use and zoning. He has practiced in the land use and municipal areas for many years. Bloom's law firm was appointed effective October 2012 as New Canaan town attorney.

Bloom also serves as town attorney for Westport, having held that post since 1998. He has served as counsel to Easton for several years and advises numerous other municipalities and commissions. He resides in Westport.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of accomplished lawyers from more than 70 practice areas. The annual selections are made using a process that includes lawyers nominating the top attorneys they have observed in action.

There is also independent research evaluation of the candidates as well as peer reviews by practice area.

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Inclusion on the Super Lawyers list is limited to 5 percent of the practicing attorneys in Connecticut. The list is published annually in state and regional editions of Super Lawyers magazines and in inserts and advertising sections in city and regional newspapers and magazines.