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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in West Hartford, CT

At Connecticut law firm Flaherty Legal Group, LLC, James T. Flaherty covers a full range of divorce, family law, criminal law and DUI defense issues, including divorce-related criminal law. He has extensive experience with complex divorce and custody issues, often handling cases with large marital estates, post-judgment enforcement matters and difficult cases that other attorneys believe are too complicated or contentious to attempt to settle. He accepts cases in Hartford, West Hartford and the surrounding areas.

Mr. Flaherty is also a skilled mediator, having helped countless divorcing couples resolve their issues without the need for a lengthy and costly court process. He takes a team approach with the other lawyers in his firm to build the best possible case for clients. With a talent for compassionate and thorough representation, Mr. Flaherty has experience in such matters as paternity, domestic violence, fathers' rights, gay and lesbian family law, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, spousal and child support, and separation agreements.

After graduating from Tufts University in 1968, Mr. Flaherty received his Juris Doctor from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, in 1977, graduating in the top 10 percent of his class. Before attending law school, he served a six-year term with the U.S. Navy, where he attained the rank of Lieutenant. Jim served a tour of duty in Vietnam and one in the Pentagon as Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Legislative Affairs for the Navy. He gained experience as a clerk with the appellate section of Connecticut's superior court, and today is admitted to practice law in Connecticut and the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

By practicing only the highest in ethical standards, Mr. Flaherty has achieved the rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell, and is also well-reviewed with AVVO. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association, the Hartford County Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

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