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Honors & Certifications

The law firm of RisCassi and Davis is a nationally recognized Connecticut law firm, having received both national and regional recognition for our handling of personal injury cases. In addition to having been involved in and winning some of the largest cases in Connecticut history, our attorneys have received the following honors from our legal colleagues:

  • Top Listing in "The Best Lawyers in America" and "Best Law Firms."
  • Listing in New England Super Lawyers published by Connecticut Magazine. Less than 5% of attorneys in the New England states receive this honor.
  • AV Preeminent Peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
  • Lifetime Achievement awards from the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association.
  • Board Certification by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
  • Admission of five of our personal injury lawyers as members in the very prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers. Only 1% of all trial lawyers in any state are offered admission as members to the College.
  • Named 2015 Elite Top 50 Trial Law Firm by National Law Journal.

Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year 2017

David W. Cooney has been named the Best Lawyers' 2017 Hartford Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs "Lawyer of the Year."

Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year 2016

Andrew S. Groher has been named the Best Lawyers' 2016 Hartford Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs "Lawyer of the Year."

Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year 2014

Michael C. Jainchill has been named the Best Lawyers' 2014 Hartford Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs "Lawyer of the Year."

Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year 2013

James D. Bartolini has been named the Best Lawyers' 2013 Hartford Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs "Lawyer of the Year."

Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year 2012

Kathryn A. Calibey has been named the Best Lawyers' 2012 Hartford Personal Injury Litigator of the Year.

Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year 2010

William R. Davis has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2010 Hartford Personal Injury Litigator of the Year.

Martindale-Hubbel AV Preeminent - Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence

Kathryn Calibey - Martindale-Hubbel AV Preeminent - Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence

Best Lawyers in America®

James D. Bartolini, Kathryn A. Calibey, David W. Cooney, William R. Davis, Andrew S. Groher, John J. Houlihan, Jr., Paul M. Iannaccone, Michael C. Jainchill and Patrick J. Kennedy have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the category of personal injury litigation.

National Law Journal Elite 50

The National Law Journal just named the Hartford personal injury law firm of RisCassi & Davis one of the top 50 trial law firms in the United States... the only law firm in Connecticut to receive that honor.

New England Top Rated AV Preeminent® Law Firm

James D. Bartolini, Andrew S. Groher, Michael C. Jainchill, John J. Houlihan, Jr., David W. Cooney, Eugene K. Swain, Kathryn A. Calibey, and Paul M.Iannaccone have all received a peer review rating of AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. Peer review ratings are generated from evaluations by other members of the bar to determine an attorney's ethical standards and professional ability. In addition, Kathryn A. Calibey has been named one of the Martindale-Hubbell's peer-rated 2015 Women Leaders in the Law.

American College of Trial Lawyers

William R. Davis, James D. Bartolini, Paul M. Iannaccone, Michael C. Jainchill and John J. Houlihan, Jr., have all been honored by admission into the American College of Trial Lawyers. The American College is a professional society of Fellows who become members only by invitation, with admission limited to experienced, outstanding trial lawyers who are unquestionably and eminently qualified as actively engaged trial lawyers. Only 1% of all trial lawyers in any state are offered admission as members into the College.

New England Super Lawyers

Every one of our attorneys have been selected for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers for 2015.

Kathryn A. Calibey was named a Top 25 2013 Connecticut Women Super Lawyer.

James W. Cooper Fellows

Kathryn A. Calibey, David W. Cooney, John J. Houlihan, Jr., and Michael C. Jainchill have all been selected by the Connecticut Bar Foundation as James W. Cooper Fellows for their superior legal ability and devotion to the community, state and nation, as well as, the advancement of the legal profession. Andrew S. Groher was recently elevated to a Life Fellow.

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

James D. Bartolini, David W. Cooney, William R. Davis, Andrew S. Groher, John J. Houlihan, Jr., Michael C. Jainchill, Patrick J. Kennedy and Eugene K. Swain have all been named Trial Advocates by ABOTA. ABOTA is an organization that requires its members to be responsible for elevating the standards of integrity, honor, ethics, civility and courtesy in the legal profession.

National Board of Trial Advocacy

RisCassi & Davis, P.C., is proud that seven attorneys in our firm have been certified as Civil Trial Advocates by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. James D. Bartolini, John J. Houlihan, Jr., Eugene K. Swain, David W. Cooney, Michael C. Jainchill, Andrew S. Groher and Paul M. Iannaccone have all achieved this distinction, awarded after compiling extensive trial experience and passing a written examination. To be eligible even to take the test for this certification, you must first have been lead counsel in at least 15 trials to verdict or judgment and lead counsel in 40 contested matters involving the taking of evidence, among other requirements.

Hartford County Bar Association

Hartford County Bar Association President's Award For Excellence
William R. Davis - 2001
Kathryn A. Calibey - 2010

University of Connecticut School of Law

Distinguished Alumni Award 
William R. Davis
Distinguished Graduate Award 1984
Medal of Excellence 1975

James D. Bartolini
Distinguished Service Award 2004

Hartford Magazine

The Hartford law firm of RisCassi & Davis is pleased to have been voted runner-up in the category of Best Law Firms in Connecticut, as published in Hartford Magazine. The firm is also very proud to be the AV Preeminent Rated™ by Lexis Nexis Martindale-Hubbell.

U.S. News Best Lawyers/Best Law Firms

RisCassi & Davis, P.C., is ranked as a Tier 1 law firm in Hartford in personal injury litigation - plaintiffs - by U.S. News Best Lawyers/Best Law Firms®.

Lifetime Achievement in Litigation Award

Bill Davis was selected as the first recipient of the "Lifetime Achievement in Litigation Award" from the Connecticut Law Tribune. For decades, Bill has been a leader of the Bar, a mentor to countless lawyers, and one of the pre-eminent trial lawyers in the State of Connecticut.

American Association for Justice

Board of Governors
David W. Cooney - 2014 to present

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