Heffernan Legal Group LLP

The Heffernan Legal Group has been helping clients with their legal needs for more than thirty years. We pride ourselves on providing top quality legal services while placing our clients' unique needs and circumstances first above all.

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Firm Overview

We understand that the legal system can be confusing and intimidating, and we strive to achieve your goals with as little aggravation and expense as possible. At the Heffernan Legal Group, you don't get just counsel, you also get an ally and a service provider who truly cares about furthering your needs and attaining the best possible result for your situation.
Main Office

Main Office
433 South Main st.
suite 114
West Hartford  CT  06110

Phone
  • (860) 233-6336
Divorce
The Heffernan Legal Group has been helping clients with their legal needs for more than thirty years. We pride ourselves on providing top quality legal services while placing our clients’ unique needs and circumstances first above all.
We want to make the divorce process easier – not harder.
If you’re in a 25 year marriage, with the children grown and gone, and you know it’s over, and that it’s time to move on…

Or if you’ve been married two years and it’s clear that there’s no future in the relationship…
We’d like to help make the divorce process civilized and stress free.

If you’re married to an S.O.B. who mistreats you and you’re determined to get even, or if you’re tied to a bitch who clearly needs to be taught a lesson, please go elsewhere – we don’t handle those kinds of cases. Look, divorce is difficult enough. We’ve been helping people through these tough times for 30 years. We know the system and can play hardball if necessary, but we prefer to treat everyone reasonably and fairly, and to achieve a result through negotiation which will approximate where you would end up if you spent thousands of dollars and had a three day trial in front of a judge. We’d love to take the money, but it’s not in your best interests.
Litigation
The Heffernan Legal Group has been helping clients with their legal needs for more than thirty years. We pride ourselves on providing top quality legal services while placing our clients’ unique needs and circumstances first above all.
No one wakes up in the morning looking to be involved in a law suit. We certainly understand that. But sometimes, the circumstances of life can thrust you into the world of litigation, an intimidating and frightening place.

At Heffernan Legal, we'€™ll serve as your champion in court and protect your interests and rights to the best of our ability. That doesn’t mean, however, that we'€™ll blindly charge into court with unreasonable expectations and unnecessarily aggressive tactics. We’ll provide you with an analysis of your case and honestly advise you whether you should settle, litigate, or mediate the issue.

We represent plaintiffs and defendants and understand how hard litigation can be on everyone involved. We also recognize that sometimes, litigation isn'€™t about winning and losing, but about finding solutions to seemingly insurmountable problems.
We'€™re prepared and able to go to trial, but won'€™t subject you to the costs and pressures of further litigation unless it is absolutely necessary.
Real Estate
The Heffernan Legal Group has been helping clients with their legal needs for more than thirty years. We pride ourselves on providing top quality legal services while placing our clients’ unique needs and circumstances first above all.
Buying a home is one of the most important decisions of your life, and we know how to represent our clients in every stage of the home buying process. We’ve worked with some of the best lenders and real estate agencies in Connecticut and can help you close on your home loan as quickly and easily as possible.

We also understand that entering in to a mortgage or refinance agreement can be daunting and confusing. We’ll take the time to carefully and plainly explain your rights and obligations so that you will never be surprised by your mortgage.
Probate
The Heffernan Legal Group has been helping clients with their legal needs for more than thirty years. We pride ourselves on providing top quality legal services while placing our clients’ unique needs and circumstances first above all.
As with all of our services, our main goal in probate and estate planning is to meet the client’s needs and ensure them a positive outcome.

When it comes to estate planning, our clients often know what they want to happen, but not how to get there. That’s where we come in. We’ll listen to your thoughts and desires and help you plan for your loved ones.

After working with us, you can rest assured that when the time comes, your loved ones wont be burdened by unnecessary complications related to the final disposition of your property.
While we seek to ensure that our client’s estate planning needs are met, we also know all too well that not every end of life disposition has been carefully arranged. We have the experience to protect your rights if you are put in the unfortunate position of having to contest a will or other property disposition. We will strive to bring about a favorable outcome to your case with as little stress and difficulty as possible.

John Heffernan

Admissions:
Connecticut, 1973; U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1974; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and U.S. Court of Federal Claims 1981; U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, 1981-1982; U.S . Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and U.S. Tax Court, 1983
Education:
Catholic University, 1973, JD
Fairfield University, 1966, BA

After graduating from Fairfield University, John served two tours of duty in Viet Nam as an officer in a Naval Air A-4 Attack Squadron. Upon returning to the United States he attended the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. where he was Editor of the Law Review. He then became the first Law Clerk to the judges of the Superior Court and thereafter served as Prosecutor with the Statewide Organized Crime Investigative Task Force in the Office of the Chief State

Colin Heffernan

Admissions:
Connecticut, 2008

Education:
Tulane University, 2008, JD
Cornell University, 2002, BA

Colin graduated magna cum laude from Tulane Law School in 2008. While at Tulane, he served as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Law and Sexuality, the nation's only legal publication dedicated to examining the development of law relating to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered persons and the official legal publication of the National LGBT Bar Association. Colin also was a member of the Tulane Moot Court Board and was the recipient of the David L. Herman Legal Ethics Award. He was also awarded Honors in Trial Advocacy.
From August 2008 through January 2010, Colin served as a Legal Research clerk for the judges of the Connecticut Superior Court where he worked closely with judges creating draft decisions, researching legal issues and writing legal memoranda.
Email: colin.heffernan@heffernanlegal.com

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