James T. Flaherty has been practicing law for more than 40 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 divorce, domestic violence, paternity, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, gay and lesbian family law, restraining orders, spousal support, child support, separation agreements and uncontested divorce.
Attorney Flaherty has been selected to Connecticut Super Lawyers for the last ten consecutive years. 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.
James Flaherty also maintains an “AV Preeminent rating” with Martindale-Hubbell for ethical standards and legal ability, and is well-reviewed and rated on AVVO.com and Lawyers.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. James is admitted to practice in Connecticut and the U.S. District Court for Connecticut, and he is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association. He has extensive trial experience in both family courts and civil courts throughout Connecticut.