Law Firm Serving East Haddam and Moodus

2013-07-16 | Joseph M. Busher
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

Category: Appellate Lawyers

Joseph M. Busher

 Welcome to Jackson O'Keefe, a general practice law firm of attorneys serving East Haddam and Moodus. The firm provides a broad spectrum of legal services to East Haddam and Moodus area residents and businesses. Our lawyers' goal is to provide East Haddam and Moodus with the highest quality advocacy and counsel in a cost-effective manner. The firm's attorneys handle a variety of East Haddam and Moodus matters including accidents and personal injury, divorce and family law, estate planning and wills, criminal and motor vehicle charges, among many other areas. Please navigate through our website through the top and side menus to find the information you are seeking, or use the contact form above or call us at (860) 873-2994 to discuss your issue. We look forward to assisting you! The lawyers at Jackson O'Keefe are committed to providing professional representation as effectively and efficiently as possible. The firm manages cases carefully to minimize expense and protect the interests of its clients. The firm has represented individuals and businesses throughout the area for over 50 years and is AV-Rated under Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review Rating Process®. This is the highest peer-review rating available. Several of our attorneys have also been recognized as Connecticut SuperLawyers and New England SuperLawyers by ThomsonReuters, and as published in Connecticut Magazine. All of the attorneys at Jackson O'Keefe take pride in "fighting for the little guy." We take cases we believe in for people we care about. Each case that we select is handled with extreme care and given the amount of time it needs and deserves. We're genuinely interested in the welfare of our clients. We always try to do more than merely obtain a successful result in a particular case. We're certainly proud of the results we get, and the speed with which we get them. However, we're just as proud of the fact that we return all phone calls immediately and solve every problem we can, whether it is directly related to the case or not. We've maintained friendships with many of our clients long after we've won or settled their cases. Our relationships with them are just as rewarding as our professional accomplishments on their behalf. East Haddam, Moodus Lawyers Partner Joseph M. Busher is a long-time East Haddam resident and is involved in many local groups, including the Chamber of Commerce, the East Haddam Lions Club, the Moodus Knights of Columbus, and the East Haddam Town Committee. The Jackson O’Keefe law firm has a rich history in East Haddam and Moodus and has represented and continues to represent many individuals and businesses from the area. East Haddam, Moodus Connecticut According to the Historical Society, “Until 1650, the area of East Haddam was inhabited by at least three tribes of Indians: the Wangunks, the Mohegans and the Nehantics. The Indians called the area ‘Machimoodus,’ the place of noises, because of numerous earthquakes that were recorded between 1638 and 1899. Loud rumblings, the ‘Moodus Noises,’ could be heard for miles surrounding the epicenter of the quakes near Mt. Tom. The land, which is now Haddam and East Haddam, was purchased from the Indians in 1662 for thirty coats – worth about $100.” According to the 1913 East Haddam Swing Bridge Grand Opening Program, Haddam and East Haddam were once one colony. The name of Haddam, which was given to the town about 1668 was presumably taken from the name Great Haddam in England. There were no settlements on the east side of the river until around 1670. There was but one ecclesiastical society before 1700, when the inhabitants formed the second. But it was not until 1754 that the community was formally and agreeably divided into two towns, the colony on the west bank keeping the name of Haddam and the one on the east taking the name of East Haddam. By 1819, there were nineteen neighborhood schoolhouses throughout the various area of town - Millington, Hadlyme, North Plains, Leesville, Johnsonville, Moodus, Little Haddam, and the East Haddam Landings. In 1923, the Nathan Hale School on Town Street was built and by 1940, all students in town attended this one school. Visitors and residents such as actor, William Gillette, whose castle home was completed in 1914, were drawn to the area known for its rural charm and natural scenery. The growth of the resort areas of Lake Hayward, Bashan Lake and Moodus Reservoir began in early 1900s and was a booming business for the next fifty years. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 56.6 square miles (147 km2), of which, 54.3 square miles (141 km2) of it is land and 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) of it (3.96%) is water. Jackson O’Keefe East Haddam, Moodus Phone: (860) 873-2994 Fax: (860) 527-2500 Address: 51 Dolbia Hill Road, East Haddam, CT 06420

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