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.