John J. Houlihan, Jr.

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Hartford, Connecticut

RisCassi & Davis, P.C.
John J. Houlihan, Jr.
RisCassi & Davis, P.C.

Practice Areas: Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Connecticut since: 1980

Education: St. John's University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2023

RisCassi & Davis, P.C.

131 Oak Street
Hartford, CT 06106 Visit website


An integral part of RisCassi & Davis, P.C., a Connecticut-based legal firm known for their personal injury services, John J. Houlihan Jr. is an attorney with over four decades of experience in personal injury law. In addition to his duties as an attorney, he also functions as a managing partner at the firm. Over the years, he has handled cases across the state and beyond, securing favorable outcomes for the injured individuals who seek his service.

Mr. Houlihan Jr. has a wealth of experience in representing individuals and their families involved in injuries arising from motorcycle and automobile accidents, product liability, premises liability, medical malpractice, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries and several other areas. He diligently works with his clients, providing compassionate representation to them, helping them seek justice and obtaining maximum compensation for the physical and emotional trauma that they sustained. One of his biggest settlements to date is an $8.1 million verdict in a medical malpractice case, where a patient died due to an improperly performed biopsy. 

From the initial investigation to expert witness testimony, Mr. Houlihan Jr. tenaciously pursues justice for his clients at every step in the legal process. With his careful attention to detail, thorough analysis and extensive research, he always ensures to construct a strong case before appearing before the honorable judge or jurors. 

Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a civil trial advocate, Mr. Houlihan Jr.’s success as a litigator has earned him numerous accolades from his peers and local organizations, including:

  • Listed by The Best Lawyers in America
  • Professional Excellence Distinguished Leader Award, Connecticut Law Tribune
  • Fellow, The International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • “Very Good” rating, Avvo

A cum laude graduate (1977) of Providence College, Mr. Houlihan Jr. joined the St. John’s University School of Law and obtained his Juris Doctor in 1980. 

Well-respected in society as well as the legal community for his dedication to the craft, Mr. Houlihan Jr. is an esteemed member of various professional organizations such as the American Bar Association and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, and is a co-chair of the Connecticut committee of The International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Dram Shop Laws, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 100% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1980, Connecticut

Professional Webpage:

  • Hartford Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year”, 2018, Best Lawyer
  • Recipient of the Anthony V. Demayo Pro Bono Award, 2018, Connecticut Bar Association
  • Connecticut Law Tribune Professional Excellence Distinguished Leader Award, 2018, Award
  • Hartford County Bar Foundation, 2007, James W. Cooper Fellow
  • Connecticut State Chair and Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Top 50 Attorney in Connecticut and Top 100 in New England, Super Lawyer
  • Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability, and Medical Malpractice Law, Best Lawyer, every year since 2002, Best Lawyers in America
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Trial Advocate
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member; Board of Governors; Legislative Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyer, Connecticut Chairman
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
Educational Background:
  • Providence College B.A., cum laude

Office location for John J. Houlihan, Jr.

131 Oak Street
Hartford, CT 06106

Phone: 860-996-8003

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