Attorneys at RisCassi & Davis Win Additional Regional Honors

RisCassi & Davis is proud to announce that Best Lawyers in America has just named three of our attorneys as Lawyer of the Year for 2018 and has also released their entire list of “Best Lawyers” in the field of personal injury litigation, with nine of our attorneys listed.

The announcement that attorneys John Houlihan, Andy Groher, and Patrick Kennedy have been named Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation means that a RisCassi & Davis attorney has been named Lawyer of the Year for seven of the last nine years.

Best Lawyers in America is a well known national organization in the legal profession that annually identifies and recognizes outstanding attorneys from across the U.S. They base their selections on the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

They employ “a sophisticated, conscientious, rational, and transparent survey process designed to obtain meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services.”

If you or a loved one are ever in need of personal injury attorney, call us. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney can help to ensure that your rights are protected.

We have a great team of legal experts dedicated to personal injury cases in Connecticut.   Please contact us if we can help you. The consultation is free and there is no obligation of any kind.

 

            

RisCassi & Davis Partner David Cooney Named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers

Dave Cooney a 2017 Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the YearAttorney David Cooney, Partner at the Hartford law firm of RisCassi & Davis, has just been named the Best Lawyers’ 2017 Hartford Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year.”

His selection means that an attorney from RisCassi & Davis has been named “Lawyer of the Year” in six of the last eight years (Bill Davis, Jim Bartolini, Kathy Calibey, Michael Jainchill, Andy Groher, and Dave Cooney). Additionally, nine of our attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the category of personal injury litigation.

How does Best Lawyers choose the top attorneys in a region?

“Inclusion  is based entirely on peer-review. The methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Best Lawyers employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational, and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services. Our belief has always been that the quality of a peer-review survey is directly related to the quality of its voting pool.

“Lawyer of the Year” recognitions are awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific Practice Area and geographic location. Only one lawyer is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location.”

David Cooney is a 1975 honors graduate of Rutgers College where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He then attended the University of Connecticut School of Law receiving his J.D. in May, 1978. In 1998, David obtained an M.A. degree from Wesleyan University, where he studied history, politics and literature. He joined RisCassi & Davis in June, 1985.

Since 1994, David has been certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He was also selected as an Advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocacy.

Since 1994, David has been certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He was selected as a James W. Cooper Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation in 2006 and is a member of the Roscoe Pound Foundation. He is also a member of the State of Connecticut’s Judicial Civil Commission, a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Hartford Legal Aid Foundation and a member of the Center for Children’s Advocacy.

David Cooney is Best Lawyers' Lawyer of the Year 2017

What Your Peers Think Says a Lot…

 

Each year, a number of prestibest_lawyers_riscassi_davisgious national and regional law firm rating agencies evaluate Personal Injury attorneys and others by looking at their professional achievements and by examining peer reviews.

One of the most respected such rating agencies is Best Lawyers.

Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based entirely on extensive peer-review. The methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Best Lawyers employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational, and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services.

We are proud to announce that the 2016 evaluations have just been released and that 10 of our 11 attorneys have made the list! Congratulations to each!

  • Jim Bartolini
  • Kathy Calibey
  • Dave Cooney
  • Bill Davis
  • Andy Groher
  • John Houlihan
  • Paul Iannaccone
  • Michael Jainchill
  • Patrick Kennedy
  • Gene Swain

What’s more, for the 5th time in the last 7 years – one of our attorneys has been named “Lawyer of the Year”. “Lawyer of the Year” designations are awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific Practice Area and geographic location. Only one lawyer is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location.   Our colleague, Andy Groher has been named the Best Lawyers‘ 2016 Hartford Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year.” Bill Davis, Kathy Calibey, Jim Bartolini and Michael Jainchill are our prior years “Lawyer of the Year” honorees.

To learn more about our team of attorneys and how we might help you with your injury case, please take a look around our website. We have been helping people from across Connecticut just like you for 60 years. If you are ever in an accident of any kind and would like a free consultation with one of our Connecticut personal injury lawyers, please contact usThere is no obligation.  

RisCassi & Davis named a Tier 1 law firm in Hartford by U.S. News Best Lawyers/Best Law Firms

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the fifth consecutive year, has released the 2015 “Best Law Firms” rankings and RisCassi & Davis has for the fifth consecutive time received high honors as a Tier 1 law firm in Hartford in personal injury litigation – plaintiffs.

“We have been blessed throughout our nearly 60 years to receive so many honors from the legal profession for our work in the field of personal injury law”, said Bill Davis, founding partner of the firm.  “This latest honor from US News & World Report and Best Lawyers is another one we are particularly prBLF-2015_Silver_Standard-26590467282_originaloud to receive.”

According to US News & World Report and Best Lawyers, firms included in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

“For thirty years, U.S. News has provided consumers with accurate, in-depth information and rankings of a wide range of institutions,” says Tim Smart, Executive Editor of U.S. News & World Report. “Law firms are an integral part of our rankings and a natural accompaniment to the law school rankings.”

The 2015 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the US (RisCassi & Davis has 9 attorneys on that list). Over 17,000 attorneys provided almost 600,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,500 clients provided more than 40,000 evaluations.

“For five years, we have combined massive amounts of hard data with peer reviews and client assessments to develop our law firm rankings,” says Steven Naifeh, CEO and Co-Founder of Best Lawyers. “Increasingly, clients tell us that ours are the most thorough, accurate, and helpful rankings of law firms available anywhere.”

Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.

Experience and Dedication to Excellence Has Lead RisCassi & Davis To Be Selected for Many High-Profile Cases

RisCassi & Davis, P.C., has been protecting the rights of injured victims of negligence inThe_Connecticut_personal_injury_lawyers_at RisCassi_&_Davis_have_been_chosen_by_many_because_of_their_dedication_to_excellence Connecticut long before it was popular to do so. Since 1955, the firm has been dedicated to protecting the rights of the seriously injured and has been nationally recognized for handling complex injury cases.

In addition, the firm has handled many high profile cases for decades, going back to the its involvement in the litigation surrounding the collapse of the roof of the Hartford Civic Center more than 30 years ago.  From that time, the firm has represented victims of the Connecticut Lottery shootings, Mott Metallurgical mercury poisoning, a fatal tour-bus accident in England, the Lifestar helicopter crash, electrocution after Hurricane Gloria, and a drowning in Elizabeth Park.

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Choose an Accident Lawyer Recognized by Peers

There are certain questions you should ask when meeting with a personal injury law choose an accident lawyer that has also been chosen by their peersfirm. One question to ask the accident lawyers you meet with is the following:

Have your peers recognized you for your accomplishments?

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