Joseph A. Hourihan
Firm: Kenny, Brimmer & Mahoney, LLC
Address: 20-30 Beaver Road, Suite 103
Wethersfield, CT 6109
University: Trinity College, B.A., 1966, University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 1969
Admitted: 1969, Connecticut; 1973, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut; 1996, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Biography: 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.