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    I am a litigator and proud of my record helping those in trouble and injured in their times of need, for forty years.

    I was born and raised in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the son of the first policeman in the State to graduate from Law School. I practiced with my dad for 25 years in our AV rated firm. We were joined in 1996 by my son, Michael, making us Connecticut's only firm with three active generations at that time.

   I am proud to have been selected fro induction as Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers; Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers; Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America.

   I am a board certified criminal trial specialist and board certified as a civil trial specialist by the National board of Legal Specialty of Legal Certification.
    I have been married to Kathy Lynn Mucci for 45 years.  Children:  Michael, 42 Brian, 40; Daniel, 35; Timothy, 32; Richard, 22. Proud grandfather of 11.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    42 years
  2. Personal Injury: 40%
    42 years
  3. Litigation: 10%
    42 years


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Attorney endorsements

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  • John Jeffrey Mager

    Attorney Meehan's reputation among his peers is stellar. I have never hesitated in referring a client accused of criminal conduct to him for outstanding legal representation.


    John Mager Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Meehan Meehan & Gavin LLP

76 Lyon Ter
Bridgeport, CT, 06604-4022


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
MemberAmerican Board of Trial Advocates2014
Top FiftyConnecticut Super Lawyers2014
New England Super LawyerNew England Super Lawyers2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top FiftyConnecticut Super Lawyers2013
Top FiftyConnecticut Super Lawyers2012
FellowAmerican College of Trial Lawyers2012
FellowInternational Academy of Trial Lawyers2011
Top FiftyConnecticut Super Lawyers2011
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2011
Civil Trial SpecialistNational Board of Legal Specialty Certification2009
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2008
Charter FellowLitigation Counsel of America2007
Connecticut Super LawyerConnecticut Super Lawyers2006
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2005
Community Builders AwardUnited Way2002
Volunteer of the YearCatholic Charities2000
Ciminal Trial pecialistNational Board of Legal Specialty Certification1994
Research and Special Projects EdtorConnecticut Law Review1973
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerMeehan, Meehan & Gavin LLP2014 - Present
MediatorArbitrator/Mediator/Factfinder2011 - 2016
ExaminerNational Board of Legal Specialty Certification2002 - 2016
ArbitratorConnecticut Judicial Branch1999 - 2014
Adjunct Professor-Trial PracticeQuinnipiac University School Of Law1997 - 2000
Adjunct Associate Professor-Paralegal StudiesSacred Heart University1976 - 1979
Law clerkConnecticut Supreme Court1974 - 1975
Association namePosition nameDuration
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2000 - Present
Conncecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2000 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationAttorney Member1974 - Present
Greater Bridgeport Bar AssociationPast President1974 - 1977
Publication nameTitleDate
CtPost.comColumn: Due Process2014
Norwich BulletinOpinion Columnist2014
The Biggest Legal Mistakes Physicians MakeThe 10 Biggest Mistakes Physicians Make When Dealing with Suspected Child Abuse and Suspected Sexual Abuse2005
American Encyclopedia of Civil RIghts and Civil LibertiesRICO (Racketeering)2005
American Encyclopedia of Civil Rights and Civil LibertiesConspiracy2005
American Encyclopedia of Civil RIghts and Civil LibertiesInsanity and the Death Penalty2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Connecticut School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Notre Dame Law SchoolGeneral Program of Liberal StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1970
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Connecticut Association of Criminal Defense LawyersCross Examination2012
Civil Justice FoundationEthics for the Criminal Practitioner2008
Connecticut Bar Association, Media and the Law CommitteeLaw and the Media2006
Connecticut Society Of Professional JournalistsLaw and the Media2005
People's Law SchoolPeople's Law School1998
Greater Bridgeport Bar AssociationCriminal Trial Practice--The Rules Have Changed1995
Greater Bridgeport Bar Association, Criminal Law CommitteeAn Alphabet Soup Guide to the GA (Court)1994
Greater Bridgeport Bar Association, Criminal Law CommitteePre-Trial Diversion in Criminal Cases1989

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