Law Firm serving West Hartford

2013-07-16 | Jay W. Jackson
jwjackson@jacksonokeefe.com

Category: Appellate Lawyers

   Welcome to Jackson O'Keefe, a general practice law firm of attorneys serving West Hartford. The firm provides a broad spectrum of legal services to West Hartford area residents and businesses. Our lawyers' goal is to provide West Hartford with the highest quality advocacy and counsel in a cost-effective manner. The firm's attorneys handle a variety of West Hartford 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) 278-4040 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. West Hartford Lawyers The firm has deep roots in West Hartford. Jackson O’Keefe co-founding partner Jay W. Jackson is a current and long-time resident of West Hartford. Attorney Jackson has a long history of service in West Hartford. He has served as a Connecticut State Senator for West Hartford and as a West Hartford Town Councilman. He has also served as the State Insurance Commissioner and as Counsel to two Connecticut Governors. Additionally, another co-founding partner, Philip R. Dunn, Sr., was a long-time West Hartford resident, along with his family, and current partner Philip R. Dunn, Jr. For many years the firm had an office in West Hartford on LaSalle Road, where Attorney Dunn practiced before being nominated as a Connecticut Superior Court Judge. Partner Matthew J. O’Keefe also practiced primarily in West Hartford for many years in the LaSalle Road office. Additionally, partner Kathryn M. Cunningham is a current and long-time resident of West Hartford. The Jackson O’Keefe law firm has a rich history in West Hartford and has represented and continues to represent many individuals and businesses from West Hartford. West Hartford Connecticut West Hartford, Noah Webster's hometown and a suburb of Connecticut's capital made the 2010 Kiplinger 10 Best Cities For the Next Decade. "It is on our list because it is transforming itself from a suburb into a destination -- in this case, a regional destination for shopping and dining". Education is West Hartford's hallmark, and schools -- both public and private -- are the biggest draw for newcomers to the town. The town was incorporated in 1854. Prior to that date, the town was a parish of Hartford. The town has a downtown area called "West Hartford Center". This area is centered around Farmington Avenue and South/North Main Street. West Hartford Center has been the community's hub since the late 17th century. According to the Historical Society, “In many ways, the history of West Hartford epitomizes the evolution of numerous towns across America. Founded predominantly by Protestants in the 1700s out of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the small town remained rooted in agriculture into the early 1900s. At that time, the well-to-do from Hartford and later the largely white middle class moved away from city life to create one of the state capital's thriving suburbs.” According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 22.3 square miles (57.7 km2), of which 21.9 square miles (56.6 km2) is land and 0.42 square miles (1.1 km2), or 1.91%, is water. The west side of West Hartford is flanked by the Metacomet Ridge, a mountainous trap rock ridgeline that stretches from Long Island Sound to nearly the Vermont border. Notable features of the Metacomet Ridge in West Hartford include Talcott Mountain and a number of highland water reservoirs belonging to the Metropolitan District, which maintains watershed and recreation resources on the property. The 51-mile-long (82 km) Metacomet Trail traverses the ridge. The town's web site indicates that the highest point in town is 778 feet (237 m) above sea level on Talcott (Avon) Mountain. The altitude at Town Hall is 120 feet (37 m). West Hartford is adjacent to and west of Hartford, the state capital, and borders Bloomfield, Newington, Farmington, and Avon. West Hartford is approximately 100 miles (160 km) southwest of Boston and 120 miles (190 km) northeast of New York City. Interstate 84 runs through West Hartford. Jackson O’Keefe West Hartford Phone: (860) 278-4040 Fax: (860) 527-2500 Address: 74 Mohawk Dr. West Hartford CT 06117

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