Recognized Connecticut Divorce & Family Law Firm


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10 Years selected to Super Lawyers Avvo Rating Super Lawyers 2023 Preeminent



Family law attorneys at Flaherty Legal Group have decades of experience helping Connecticut residents with divorce and family law matters.


We utilize a team-based approach in many cases to optimize the effectiveness and efficiency in finding the solutions to clients’ problems.


Our family law attorneys are regularly recognized by clients, judges, and fellow attorneys for achievement in family law in Hartford, West Hartford and across Connecticut.




Comprehensive domestic relations law representation in West Hartford, Avon, Canton, Farmington, Simsbury, and towns throughout Hartford, Litchfield, Tolland, Middlesex and New Haven Counties.

The innovative and determined trial lawyers of Flaherty Legal Group, LLC explore every opportunity for mediated settlement. The firm focuses primarily on divorce and family law issues. Based in West Hartford, the team of experienced family law attorneys and paraprofessionals develop solutions to best help clients through all types of domestic relations matters in Hartford County and across the state of Connecticut, including:

  • Divorce
  • Enforcement of judgments
  • Post-divorce order modifications
  • Family law

Experienced Divorce Attorneys In Connecticut

West Hartford divorce attorney James T. Flaherty, firm partners Sandi B. Girolamo and Pamela M. Magnano, and Attorney Stephen J. Sinatro have the knowledge and experience to develop complete solutions for clients who are dealing with the breakdown of familial relationships. All of the lawyers have substantial trial and mediation experience. All four divorce attorneys serve as special masters in Connecticut courts, where they facilitate negotiations between couples. If you are looking for a divorce lawyer in Greater Hartford, or the state of Connecticut, call Flaherty Legal Group.

Team approach philosophy

Flaherty Legal Group finds that the best way to draw upon the strengths of each individual member as well as the collective knowledge of the group is by utilizing a team-based approach. Most cases are assigned to two attorneys and a paralegal who work together to resolve the issues in the best, most efficient and effective manner possible.

Respected Connecticut Divorce Attorneys

Attorneys Flaherty, Girolamo, and Magnano have been recognized by SuperLawyers® for their work in family law. Attorney James T. Flaherty has been selected for the Connecticut Super Lawyers honor in every year since 2009. Attorney Sandi B. Girolamo was selected for inclusion in New England Rising Stars in 2010 and to Connecticut Super Lawyers in every year since 2011. Attorney Pamela M. Magnano was recognized in Connecticut Super Lawyers in every year since 2014, and in New England Rising Stars in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Super Lawyers is a service that rates lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Attorneys Flaherty and Magnano have also been recognized with AV ratings by Martindale-Hubbell. This “preeminent” rating is awarded to attorneys who meet a very high criteria of ethical standards and legal ability as measured by peer reviews submitted by fellow attorneys and judges.

Our divorce attorneys have helped hundreds of clients in the greater Hartford area, as well as towns in Litchfield County, Tolland County, Middlesex County and New Haven County. From West Hartford and Hartford, to Glastonbury, Avon, Farmington, Simsbury, Canton and Simsbury… From Andover and Vernon to Cheshire and Wolcott, Flaherty Legal Group has provided successful results for clients across the state of Connecticut.

Strategic approach

The team at Flaherty Legal Group creates plans tailored to achieving the individual objectives of each client. These strategies can involve the use of alternative dispute resolution methods — including mediation, arbitration and cooperative techniques. At other times, the strategy may require the trial experience that Attorney James Flaherty has developed in Connecticut courtrooms over the past four decades. Attorneys Girolamo, Magnano, and Sinatro also have extensive trial experience. 

About the Founder: James Flaherty

Attorney James Flaherty opened the West Hartford, Connecticut office dedicated to the practice of divorce and family law in 2010. Since his admission to the Connecticut bar in 1977, Connecticut Attorney Jim Flaherty has been a partner at several law firms in Hartford, CT. While Jim represents clients in courts throughout Connecticut, he and his fellow attorneys at Flaherty Legal Group see the majority of their cases in the family courts of Hartford, New Britain, Litchfield, Rockville, Middletown and New Haven.
James T. Flaherty has been a lawyer in CT throughout his entire career. With an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and over ten consecutive selections to Connecticut Super Lawyers, Attorney James T. Flaherty often receives referrals from colleagues for cases involving complex custody issues, and large marital estates.

Contact a dedicated Connecticut family law firm

Flaherty Legal Group is located in West Hartford and represents clients in Hartford County and throughout Connecticut in all family law matters including high net worth divorce.
To schedule an appointment and discuss how our dedicated divorce attorneys can help you, call Flaherty Legal Group at (860) 904-2034 or contact the law firm online.


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