Kenny, Brimmer & Mahoney, LLC

Established in 1952, Kenny, Brimmer & Mahoney, LLC (KB&M) has established a reputation throughout Connecticut for providing dedicated legal representation in a wide variety of general practice law matters.

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Firm Overview

Of utmost importance to KB&M is cultivating long-standing relationships with all of our clients. We accomplish this by providing creative, cost-effective, and devoted legal representation to clients' individual and business matters. The firm's attorneys are committed to being readily accessible and to working with our clients to contain fees and costs, while at the same time ensuring that close attention is being paid to each case. Our attorneys are excellent problem-solvers who handle all cases from beginning to end, throughout trial and appeal in all of Connecticut's state and federal courts. Our attorneys are also highly experienced in mediation and arbitration.

KB&M's commitment to a teamwork strategy sets the firm apart. Although each case is assigned to one of the firm's attorneys, an entire staff of attorneys, paralegals, and staff provides assistance with each case. This allows us to understand every aspect of a case and ensure that a variety of creative legal theories is being explored. It also allows us to work efficiently and acquire information and documentation in a timely and cost-effective manner.

We understand the needs of our individual, business, and insurance clients to resolve disputes effectively and efficiently. KB&M has a unique commitment to provide excellent legal representation in a cost-effective manner. This is evidenced by our move from Hartford to Wethersfield in 2006, which has allowed us to decrease our business expenses and pass these savings along to our clients. Additionally, our use of alternative dispute resolution methods resolves matters expeditiously, further reducing the cost to our clients.

In addition to our commitment to providing superior legal services, KB&M encourages its attorneys and staff to stay heavily involved in the community. Our attorneys represent clients on a pro bono basis, participate on civic boards, and volunteer their time and legal services for a variety of causes.

Privacy Protection Policy:
Kenny, Brimmer & Mahoney, LLC recognizes the sensitive nature of personal information. We are committed to protecting your privacy. To assist us in handling your matter we may need to disclose your information to legal counsel or claims handlers for the adverse party and we may need to retain the services of providers to perform functions on our behalf such as, private investigator, medical doctor, economist, accident reconstructionist. In order for such companies to perform required services, information may be shared with them.

All personal information that we obtain throughout the course of handling a claim or file shall be safeguarded from the unlawful disclosure or misuse by third parties. We restrict access to your personal information to those employees who need to know that information to perform their job function. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that guard your information.

At the completion of each matter, all files shall be retained electronically for a period of six (6) years. After six (6) years, notice will be sent to our client at the last address on file with the firm for client. At that time, our client can pick up all file materials or, in accordance with the policies of the firm, the file will be destroyed. All personal information contained in said files will be destroyed, erased, or made unreadable prior to disposal. "Personal information" shall include but it is not limited to social security number, driver's license number, state identification card number, account number, credit or debit card number, passport number, alien registration number, health insurance number, and loan number.
Main Office

Main Office
20-30 Beaver Road, Suite 103
Wethersfield  CT  06109

Phone
  • 860-527-4226
Fax
  • 860-527-0214
Workers Compensation
If you have been injured at work or suffered a work-related illness, you should know your rights under the Connecticut Workers' Compensation Act.
Also, if you are an employer, it is important to know what your responsibilities are with respect to your employees.

The purpose of workers' compensation is to provide employees who are injured on the job or who become ill while on the job medical treatment, benefits while injured or sick, and vocational rehabilitation if necessary. Connecticut has a no-fault insurance system where employers pay benefits to their injured employees, even if the employee caused the accident.

If you have been injured on the job or suffered a work-related illness, or if you are an employer wanting to know your responsibilities, it is important to be aware of workers' compensation rules under the Connecticut Workers' Compensation Act:

The employer should send the injured employee to a medical facility or clinic so that the employee can get medical treatment. Under state law, the employer must provide the initial medical treatment at an employer-designated office.

The injured employee should file a "written notice of claim" that serves as a record of your claim. The statute of limitations for filing a claim for an accidental injury is generally one year from the date the injury occurred, whereas for a work-related illness, the statute of limitations is generally three years from the first noticeable symptom.

The employee should contact his or her employer's workers' compensation insurance carrier if he or she has not obtained a benefit check within two weeks of getting injured.

If the employer disputes the claim filed by the employee, the employee must establish that the injury or illness was work-related. The employee might be required to provide evidence at an informal hearing with the Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission to prove up your claim. A Commissioner at the hearing will make the final determination of whether compensation is due.

Although an injured employee is not required by law to retain an attorney to pursue a workers' compensation claim, an attorney experienced in workers' compensation law can examine your situation and advise you of your best course of action. Additionally, if you are an employer contesting a workers' compensation claim, an attorney can help you prove why disputing the claim was appropriate under the circumstances. Whether you are an employee or employer, an experienced attorney can represent you effectively at hearings in front of Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commissioners.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Kenny, Brimmer & Mahoney, LLC (KB&M) is a Wethersfield, Connecticut general practice law firm representing clients throughout Connecticut in a general practice capacity in a wide variety of matters including personal injury, business and contracts, real estate, insurance defense, appeals, workers' compensation, contested estates, creditor's rights including collection, landlord-tenant, wrongful death and alcohol-related injuries/Dram Shop, and malpractice matters since 1952. For a complete list of the areas covered by our extensive practice, please visit the Practice Areas page of our firms's website at www.kennybrimmer.com

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

The attorneys at KB&M are committed to providing each client with the experience and technology of a larger firm located in the city, with the personal attention, responsiveness, and cost-effective representation that clients expect from a smaller firm. Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined legal experience litigating trials and appeals in both state and federal courts, and are experienced negotiators skilled in representing clients in alternative dispute resolution forums such as arbitrations and mediations. Our attorneys are qualified to handle each case from beginning to end, and we do not refer any work out to other attorneys unless a conflict of interest arises.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

When you become a client at KB&M, your case is assigned to one of the firm's experienced attorneys who will oversee the case. We utilize a collaborative team approach to client representation, and your case will be handled by a team of attorneys, paralegals, and staff to ensure that every aspect of your case is handled properly, professionally, and efficiently. Moreover, because the firm's attorneys have experience in many diverse areas of law, KB&M's collaborative structure allows us to leverage our legal talent to determine creative solutions to complex problems.

Regardless of your legal issue, the attorneys at Kenny, Brimmer & Mahoney, LLC are dedicated to providing exceptional representation for each client. Contact the firm today for an initial consultation regarding your case.

Richard C. Mahoney

Attorney at Law

Practice Areas:
Personal Injury; Defense/Insurance/Liability; Arbitration/Mediation; Wrongful Death; Liquor Liability/Dram Shop; Business/Contracts; Probate/Wills/Trusts/Estates; Probate Litigation; Bad Faith; Uninsured/Underinsured; Coverage/Declaratory Judgment; Opinion Letters; Errors & Omissions; Appeals; Defective Premises; Contested Wills; Employment Contracts; Start-Up LLC; Product Liability; Malpractice; Real Estate; Worker's Compensation; Creditor's Rights/Landlord-Tenant

Richard C. Mahoney joined Kenny, Brimmer & Mahoney, LLC in 1979, later becoming a principal in the firm in 1986. Mr. Mahoney has experience in diverse areas of law, including personal injury and pedestrian accidents; wrongful death; medical malpractice actions; insurance defense; premises liability; insurance coverage issues; real estate; probate; business organization; contract litigation; landlord / tenant matters; workers compensation; foreclosure mediation; wills, trusts and estates; and will contests. He has been practicing law for 35 years, and has conducted many trials and appeals, representing plaintiffs and defendants in virtually all types of litigation.

Mr. Mahoney has argued cases before the Connecticut Supreme Court and Connecticut's appellate courts, concerning issues which have contributed significantly to the development of Connecticut law including: Cora Sokolowski v. Medi Mart, Inc., 24 Conn. App. 276, 587 A.2d 1056 (1991); Andrew Dawson, et al. v. David Farr, et al., 227 Conn. 780, 632 A.2d 41 (1993); Puchalsky v. Rappahahn, 63 Conn. App.72 774 A.2d 1029 (2001); Stanley v. Lincoln, 75 Conn. App. 781 818 A.2d 783 (2003); and Gordon and Downs v. HNS Management Company, Inc., 272 Conn. 81, 861 A.2d 1160 (2004). He has attained the highest possible rating of "AV" from Martindale-Hubbell, the national directory of attorneys, indicating preeminent legal ability and the highest ethical standards in the practice of law.

In 1999, the judges of the Superior Court of Connecticut appointed Mr. Mahoney a state mediator, fact finder, and arbitrator and he continues to serve in that capacity. He has also acted as a private mediator and arbitrator for attorneys from Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York. He continues his dedication to the community through his involvement in civic and community work.

Bar Admissions:
-State Bar of Connecticut, 1979
-U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1979
-Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court, 1993

Education:
-J.D., University of Connecticut School of law, 1979
-B.A., Williams College, with honors, 1975

Professional Associations and Memberships:
-Hartford County Bar Association
-Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
-Connecticut Bar Association
-Arbitrator and Mediator through ADR Facilitation
-Arbitrator and Mediator through Dispute Resolution, Inc.
-Arbitrator and Mediator through Litigation Alternatives
-Arbitrator and Mediator through Resolute Systems, Inc.
-Arbitrator and Mediator through Amicus Mediation & Arbitration Group, Inc.

Community and Other Pursuits
-Wethersfield Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
-Wethersfield Historical Society, Secretary of Board of Directors,
-Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce
-Hartford Chamber of Commerce
-Boy Scouts of America Law Explorers Committee, Liaison
-For 30 years, Mr. Mahoney has been involved in a variety of youth sports organizations; the Irish American community organizations and associations; and historical groups and associations specializing in the history of the American Civil War.
Education
  • University of Connecticut School of law
    Juris Doctorate , 1979

Shannon K. McCarthy

Attorney at Law

Practice Areas:
Personal Injury; Defense/Insurance/Liability; Real Estate; Probate/Wills/Trusts/Estates; Employment Law/Worker's Compensation; Creditor's Rights/Landlord-Tenant; Business/Contracts; Arbitration/Mediation; Wrongful Death; Malpractice; Appeals; Bus Accidents; Bad Faith; Coverage/Declaratory Judgment; Defective Premises; Tree Cutting Liability; Property Damages; Animal Injury/ Dog Bite; Residential - Sales and Purchases; Commercial - Sales and Purchases; Property Boundary Disputes; Wills and Trusts; Start-Up LLC; Leases; Collections; Subrogation

Shannon K. McCarthy focuses her practice on trial work, civil litigation, real estate matters, probate, worker's compensation, and collections for existing clients. She is counsel to AT&T, also formerly known as SBC and SNET (The Southern New England Telephone Company) for its property damage recovery unit. She has extensive knowledge of Call Before You Dig Regulations (CBYD), and of statutory requirements for the placement and mark out of telecommunication facilities in Connecticut.

Ms. McCarthy joined in brief in the case of Stanley v. Lincoln, 75 Conn. App. 781, 818 A.2d 783 (Conn. App. Apr 01, 2003) (NO. 22485).

In 1997, she joined the firm as a law clerk and has been an attorney in the firm since her admission to the Connecticut Bar in 1998. From 1994 through 1997, she worked as a paralegal for a solo practitioner located in East Lyme, Connecticut. In 1994, Ms. McCarthy graduated from Providence College with a B.A. in History. She also took part in a study abroad program during her junior year of college at the University College of Dublin, Ireland. She has attained the highest possible rating of "AV" from Martindale-Hubbell, the national directory of attorneys, indicating preeminent legal ability and the highest ethical standards in the practice of law.

Bar Admissions:
-State Bar of Connecticut
-State Bar of New York
-U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut

Education:
-J.D., Western New England School of Law, 1998
-B.A., Providence College, with Honors, 1994

Professional Organizations:
-Hartford County Bar Association
-Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

Community and Other Pursuits:
-Greater Hartford BNI, Member
-Hartford Chamber of Commerce, Member
-Wethersfield Chamber of Commerce, Member
-East Windsor Chamber of Commerce, Member
-Connecticut Court Reporters Association, Former Guest Speaker
On Target Utility Services, Former Guest Speaker at training seminar
Education
  • Western New England School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1998

Joseph A. Hourihan

Attorney at Law

Practice Areas:
Probate/Wills/Trusts/Estates; Defense/Insurance/Liability; Business/Contracts; Contested Wills; Probate Litigation; Actions to Quiet Title; Coverage/Declaratory Judgment; Appeals from Probate; Wrongful Death; Insurance Defense; Uninsured/Underinsured; Real Estate; Appeals; Creditor's Rights/Landlord-Tenant; Quit-Claim Deeds; Warranty Deeds; Arbitration/Mediation; Personal Injury

Joseph A. Hourihan is a jury trial and appellate court attorney with nearly four decades of legal experience. Mr. Hourihan's practice areas include wills, trusts, probate, real estate, and commercial and business law.

While Mr. Hourihan was with Heffernan & Heffernan in Hartford, Connecticut from 1970 to 2004, he supervised and conducted litigation in a vast array of different types of cases, including plaintiff's personal injury, insurance defense, construction litigation, and contested probate matters. He has also represented The Wetherell Corporation, a union mechanical and electrical company since 1978. During this period, two of the company's presidents died, and Mr. Hourihan was instrumental in managing a successful transition of the business after these events.

Mr. Hourihan has extensive trial experience, including successfully trying a wrongful death and quadriplegic case through verdict. Additionally, he was involved in the trial and appeal of a landmark case in Connecticut law, concerning the liability of landowner for a sexual assault occurring on the premises. This case was decided by the Connecticut Supreme Court in Doe v. Manheimer, 212 Conn. 748, (1989). In 1990, Mr. Hourihan was awarded the David H. Neiditz Professional Writing Award for the best-written appellate brief in a Connecticut case in 1989. He has attained the rating of "BV" from Martindale-Hubbell, the national directory of attorneys, indicating preeminent legal ability and the highest ethical standards in the practice of law.

Bar Admissions:
-State Bar of Connecticut, 1969
-U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1973
-Second Circuit Court of Appeals, 1996

Education:
-J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law, 1969
-B.A., Trinity College, 1966

Community and Other Pursuits:
-Wethersfield Chamber of Commerce
-Middlesex Chamber of Commerce
-Hartford Chamber of Commerce
Education
  • University of Connecticut School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1969

Stephanie S. Baier

Attorney at Law

Practice Areas:
Defense/Insurance/Liability; Creditor's Rights/Landlord-Tenant; Appeals; Personal Injury; Probate/Wills/Trusts/Estates; Real Estate; Business/Contracts; CUTPA; CUIPA; Self-Insured Defense; Foreclosure/Foreclosure Mediation; Premises Liability; Breach of Contract Litigation; Bad Faith; Mold; Fire; Liquor Liability/Dram Shop; Wrongful Death; Arbitration/Mediation; Malpractice; Employment Law/Worker's Compensation; Collections

Stephanie S. Baier joined the firm in 2006, after practicing in New Haven for five years. Ms. Baier has practiced in the areas of municipal, commercial and residential foreclosures; insurance defense work including municipal, legal malpractice, automobile, E&O, homeowners (including property damage, water, fire, and mold) in both state and federal court; appeals; residential and commercial closings; plaintiff's personal injury; contract collection; evictions; bankruptcy; family law and small claims.

In 2013, Ms. Baier was appointed by the Hartford Superior Court to serve as a court arbitrator, pretrier and fact finder.

Ms. Baier has extensive research skills, having drafted numerous briefs at both the trial and appellate levels. She has successfully tried, mediated, arbitrated, and settled matters in addition to a successful appellate practice. She has been involved in several complex litigation matters.

During law school, she served as a member, Executive Editor, and advisor of the University of Connecticut Insurance Law Journal. From 1993 to 2001, Ms. Baier worked in various capacities in the legal profession, including working for the Office of the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee from 1996 to 2001. While with the Bankruptcy Trustee's office, she taught a seminar to over 100 debtors' attorneys in Connecticut.

Bar Admissions:
-State Bar of Connecticut, 2001
-U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 2004

Education:
-J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law, 2001
-B.S., Eastern Connecticut State University, 1993

Professional Organizations:
-Connecticut Bar Association
-Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association
-Hartford County Bar Association

Community and Other Pursuits:
-Midstate BNI
-Hartford Chamber of Commerce
-Middlesex Chamber of Commerce
-Wethersfield Chamber of Commerce
-Annual Middle School Mock Trial competition, volunteer judge

Reported Decisions/Appeals:
-Cirinna v. Kosciuszkiewicz, 139 Conn.App. 813 (2012)(NO. 33773)
-Saleh v. Ribeiro Trucking, LLC, 303 Conn. 276 (2011) (NO.18515)
-Shenkman-Tyler v. Central Mutual Ins. Co., 126 Conn.App. 733 (2011)(NO. 31852)
-Saleh v. Ribeiro Trucking, LLC, 117 Conn.App. 821 (2009) (NO. 29825)
-Ucci v. Ucci, 114 Conn.App. 256 (NO. 28699), cert. denied, 294 Conn. 903 (2009)
-Allstate v. Thuillard, (NO. 30136 and NO. 18307) - -Transferred and Withdrawn by appellant.
-Weinstein v. Weinstein, 107 Conn.App. 903 (2008)(NO. 28236)
-Backus v. Capasso & Sons, LLC, (NO. 27209) - Withdrawn by appellant.
-Weinstein v. Weinstein, 275 Conn. 671 (2005)(NO. 17097)

Published Works:
Stephanie contributed to: Susan Wolfson, Premarital Waiver of Alimony, 38 FAM. L.Q. 141 (2004).This article analyzes divorcing parties' ability to deal with alimony or spousal support in a premarital agreement. The author explains the current state of the law and practice in this area and outlines the impact of the UPAA as it applies in states that have adopted it.
Education
  • University of Connecticut School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2001

Teresa Capalbo

Attorney at Law

Practice Areas:
Estate Planning; Probate Litigation; Real Estate; Personal Injury; Defense; Insurance; Small Claims; Creditor's Rights; Criminal; Workers' Compensation; Landlord-Tenant

Teresa Capalbo began working at Kenny, Brimmer & Mahoney, LLC in May of 2008 while on her externship with Thomas Cooley Law School. She continued with the firm as a law clerk after graduation in September. Ms. Capalbo was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in June of 2009 and has been an attorney in the firm since August of 2009.

Ms. Capalbo is conversational in Italian.

Bar Admissions:
-State Bar of Connecticut, 2009
-U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 2009

Education:
-J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2008
-B.A., Sacred Heart University, with honors, 2005

Professional Associations & Memberships:
-American Bar Association
-Connecticut Bar Association
-Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity International
-The Hartford Chamber of Commerce
-The Wethersfield Chamber of Commerce
Education
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 2008
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