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James T. Flaherty

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in West Hartford, CT

Flaherty Legal Group, LLC
41 North Main Street, Suite 201
West Hartford, CT 06107
Phone: 860-264-5389
Fax: 860-904-2056
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2022
Licensed in Connecticut Since: 1977
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

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. 

*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.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2022

About James T. Flaherty

First Admitted: 1977, Connecticut

Professional Webpage:


  • AV® Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® in every year since 2014
  • Rated "Superb" on
  • From 2003 to present, Judicial Special Master for the Family Regional Docket in Middletown, and for the Judicial Districts of Hartford, New Britain and Rockville, Court Appointed

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court for Connecticut
  • Connecticut, 1977

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, 1968–1974

Educational Background

  • Tufts University, B.A., 1968
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Office Location for James T. Flaherty

41 North Main Street
Suite 201
West Hartford, CT 06107

Phone: 860-264-5389

Fax: 860-904-2056

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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