Membership in the elite American College of Trial Lawyers is extended only by invitation, after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality.
Although there are currently more than 5,700 Fellows across the U.S. and Canada, membership can never be more than 1% of the total lawyer population of any state or province. Qualified lawyers are called to Fellowship in the College from all branches of trial practice. They are selected from among advocates who represent plaintiffs or defendants in civil proceedings of all types, as well as prosecutors and criminal defense lawyers.
Attorney Houlihan is also certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a member of the Connecticut Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers, a member of the Hartford County Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and the American Board of Trial Advocates. In 2007, the Connecticut Bar Foundation also honored him by naming him a James W. Cooper Fellow. Mr. Houlihan is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Connecticut School of Law teaching trial advocacy.
Attorney Houlihan received his law degree from St. John’s University School of Law.