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Connecticut Attorney James T. Flaherty - West Hartford, CT

41 North Main StreetSuite 201 West Hartford, CT 06107 - 1929

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Updated: 01/24/2020

West Hartford Family Law Lawyer

Overview

James T. Flaherty has been practicing law for more than 35 years. He uses a team approach to solve the problems created by divorce, working with two talented young partners and two experienced and hard-working paralegals. In his practice, he deals with family law trials often involving large marital estates, complex custody issues and post-judgment enforcement issues...

James T. Flaherty has been practicing law for more than 35 years. He uses a team approach to solve the problems created by divorce, working with two talented young partners and two experienced and hard-working paralegals. In his practice, he deals with family law trials often involving large marital estates, complex custody issues and post-judgment enforcement issues. He also frequently receives referrals from other members of the family bar requesting that he try or co-chair their family cases that have little or no prospect of settlement.

Attorney Flaherty also utilizes private mediation to assist couples seeking to amicably end their marriages. He provides legal counsel in family law matters involving domestic violence, paternity, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, gay and lesbian family law, father’s rights, restraining orders, spousal support, child support, separation agreements and uncontested divorce. Attorney Flaherty also has experience in civil and criminal litigation such as DUI defense.

Attorney Flaherty has been selected for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Attorney Flaherty also maintains an “AV Preeminent rating” with Martindale Hubbel and Lawyers.com for ethical standards and legal ability, and is well-reviewed and rated on AVVO.com.

A Special Master in the Tolland and Hartford Judicial Districts, Attorney Flaherty has also been selected to serve as a Special Master for the Regional Family Trial Docket in Middletown. He has lectured on various family law topics, educating young family law attorneys in this field. Attorney Flaherty is admitted to practice in Connecticut and the U.S. District Court for Connecticut, and he is a member of the American, Connecticut and Hartford Bar Associations, as well as the American and Connecticut Trial Lawyers Associations. He has extensive trial experience in both family courts and civil courts throughout Connecticut.

Attorney Flaherty received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Tufts University in 1968 and was in the top 10 percent of his graduating class at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law. He was also selected to serve as a law clerk to the Appellate Session of the Superior Court of the State of Connecticut. Prior to law school, Attorney Flaherty served a six-year term with the U.S. Navy, where he attained the rank of Lieutenant. Attorney Flaherty 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 resides with his wife in beautiful Canton, where they raised their four boys.

About Connecticut Attorney James T. Flaherty

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Property Division
  • Child Custody & Visitation
  • Post-Judgement Enforcement Orders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Paternity
  • Prenuptial and Post-nuptial Agreements
  • Same-Sex Marriage and Divorce
  • Father's Rights
  • Restraining Orders
  • Alimony & Spousal Support
  • Child Support
  • Legal Separation

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1977

Other Affiliations

  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Education

  • State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, New York
    J.D.
    Honors: Top 10%
  • Tufts University, 1968
    B.A.

Past Positions

  • Appellate Session of the Superior Court of the State of Connecticut, Law Clerk
  • United States Navy, Lieutenant
  • Chief of Legislative Affairs for the Navy in Washington, D.C., Administrative Assistant

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About James T. Flaherty

Included on the 2023 Connecticut list


Past Lists

  • 2022 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Connecticut Super Lawyers list

View the profile for James T. Flaherty on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2009 New England SuperLawyers® magazine
  • 2010 New England SuperLawyers® magazine
  • 2011 New England SuperLawyers® magazine
  • 2012 New England SuperLawyers® magazine
  • 2013 New England SuperLawyers® magazine
  • Included on the 2013 Connecticut Super Lawyers List

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41 North Main StreetSuite 201 West Hartford, CT 06107 - 1929

Fax

  • 860-904-2056

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Yes

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