Although Rome McGuigan, P.C. Attorneys at Law is based in the Hartford Steam Boiler building, their team has strong ties to New Britain.
Founding partner and Chief State’s Attorney Austin McGuigan, who passed away March 23, was a New Britain-ite through and through. He founded the firm along with former State Senate Majority Leader Lewis B. Rome of Bloomfield.
Nowadays, the seven attorneys who represent Rome McGuigan Law uphold the strong reputation built by their forefathers.
“We’re carrying on their tradition,” Managing Principal Jack Bradley said. “Historically, we are known as a litigation boutique with deep roots in New Britain. We have extensive experience in municipal, construction, real estate and criminal law. We also do personal injury litigation of all types.”
Attorney and partner Rick Healey is very active in the New Britain community, serves as legal counsel to the Council on Probate Judicial Conduct and is on the board of the Mattabassett District Commission. Associate Nathan Favreau, who enjoys being on trial in tax appeals and commercial cases, is also from New Britain.
Rome McGuigan has earned the respect of many for its role in several big court cases in Central Connecticut over the last few decades.
The firm was the lead defense counsel for the owners of Kleen Energy Systems, a power plant in Middletown that was the site of a 2010 explosion resulting in multiple fatalities.
The son of the late McGuigan, Attorney Ryan McGuigan, is an accomplished trial lawyer with a diverse practice including white collar criminal defense and investigations. He is featured prominently in the recent Netflix series “This is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist.”
Partner Zisca St. Clair is another of the team’s litigators, representing the Mohegan Sun Tribal Gaming Authority.
The firm also represents the City of New Britain in school construction litigation. The firm was successful in fighting lawsuits arising from the renovation of Smalley School.
Rome-McGuigan P.C. is located at 1 State St. Hartford. To learn more, visit rms-law.com or call 860-549-1000.