Honors & Credentials
The lawyers at RisCassi & Davis, P.C., have handled thousands of injury cases over our more than 55 years serving the people of Connecticut. Our attorneys have received local and national recognition for our handling of injury cases including:
- 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.
- Lifetime Achievement awards from the Connecticut Trail 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.
Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year
William R. Davis has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2010 Hartford Personal Injury Litigator of the Year.
Kathryn A. Calibey has been named the Best Lawyers' 2012 Hartford Personal Injury Litigator of the Year.
James D. Bartolini has been named the Best Lawyers' 2013 Hartford Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs "Lawyer of the Year."
Best Lawyers in America®
William R. Davis, James D. Bartolini, Kathryn A. Calibey, John J. Houlihan, Jr., Michael C. Jainchill and Paul M. Iannaccone are all listed in the Best Lawyers in America ®, 2012, by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC, in the category of personal injury litigation.
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®.
New England Super Lawyers
Ten of our attorneys have been selected for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers. This publication also recognized James D. Bartolini as one of the Top 10 attorneys in Connecticut and one of the Top 100 attorneys in New England; John J. Houlihan, Jr., as one of the Top 50 attorneys in Connecticut and Top 100 in New England; and David W. Conney and Andrew S. Groher as two of the Top 50 attorneys in Connecticut. In addition, James D. Bartolini, David W. Cooney, Andrew S. Groher, and John J. Houlihan, Jr., were also named to the Super Lawyers Top List for 2012.
James W. Cooper Fellows
Kathryn A. Calibey, David W. Cooney, Andrew S. Groher, 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.
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.
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 and Eugene K. Swain have all be 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
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.