James T. Flaherty has been practicing law for almost 4 decades. He dedicates his practice to representing clients in matters pertaining to divorce and family law. Attorney Flaherty and his partners at FLAHERTY LEGAL GROUP, LLC, Attorneys Sandi Girolamo & Pamela Magnano, advise that when it comes to the major life change of divorce, it is critical to seek answers early & become familiar with your legal rights and obligations.

Diverse Capabilities

Attorneys Flaherty, Girolamo & Magnano serve as Special Masters in the CT Superior Court System for Divorce Mediation. Initially, the attorneys and paralegals make every effort to stabilize their client’s emotional and financial situation. This may require obtaining court orders concerning child custody and spousal and child support. Many times, these issues can be resolved amicably, and a separation agreement can be negotiated. Balancing the emotional and financial costs of litigation, the firm’s attorneys maintain a commitment to a fair and equitable resolution of their clients’ cases.

Jim Flaherty’s team-based approach to solving the problems created by the breakdown of family relationships focuses on his client’s needs. With two talented partners and a team of hard-working paralegals, Jim has created an efficient law firm that prioritizes courteous and attentive communication with clients, and excellent quality of representation. Flaherty Legal Group is capable of responding to the demands of family law trials involving large marital estates and complex custody issues, as well as issues pertaining to post-judgment modification and enforcement of orders. With decades of trial experience, Jim frequently receives referrals from other members of the family bar requesting that he try or co-chair their family cases that have little or no prospect of settlement.

Attorney Flaherty and his firm provide legal counsel in family law matters involving paternity, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, restraining orders, spousal support, child support, separation agreements, uncontested divorce, co-parenting issues, adoptions, same-sex divorces, and more. Jim also has experience in civil and criminal litigation.


Attorney Flaherty has been selected for inclusion in Connecticut Super Lawyers® in every year since 2009. Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers 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. Attorney Flaherty maintains the highest “AV Preeminent rating” with Martindale-Hubbell for ethical standards and legal ability. This rating can be seen on Jim’s and profile pages. Jim is also well-reviewed and rated on We invite you to view the AVVO profile of Attorney James Flaherty.