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James B Dougherty

Estate planning Attorney at Greenwich, CT

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1983
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    25%
    Preparation of Trusts, Wills, Advanced Directives (Living Wills), Powers of Attorney.

    41 years

  2. Probate
    25%
    Assisting executors and administrators in the settlement of estates in the Probate Court. Representing elderly clients in conservatorship matters. Representing mentally challenged clients in guardianship hearings.

    41 years

  3. Real estate
    25%
    Representing clients in the purchase, sale and refinance of real estate.

    41 years

  4. Elder law
    15%
    Assisting elderly clients and their famlies in planning for their personal and financial matters as they age.

    41 years

  5. General practice
    5%

    41 years

  6. Tax
    5%
    Preparation of personal, small business, gift and trust and estate income tax returns.

    41 years

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Awards

Silver Client Champion
Distinguished Peer Review Rating

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Location

Dougherty Greenwich Legal, LLC

Reviews

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Posted by David | October 16, 2014
Wise, Knowledgeable and Reliable
I've known Jim Dougherty professionally for nearly 20 years, during which time he's proven himself to be wise, knowledgeable and reliable, three qualities I value above all others. Whenever I've needed his help he responded with alacrity. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone seeking good legal advice or representation. He's an excellent lawyer- you won't be disappointed.
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Posted by Robert | December 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Soft Spoken and Methodical
In order to buy or sell property in Connecticut, you must be represented by an attorney. My brother recently passed away, and because we live in Florida we didn't know where to turn for assistance. Our realtor provided us a list of three names, and Jim's was at the top of the list. I called Mr. Dougherty after having read reviews and visiting his website. It was immediately apparent in speaking with Jim, that he was exactly the kind of attorney that would make me feel well represented. Soft-spoken, extremely knowledgeable, and methodical in his approach, resulted in a very quick and stressless conclusion to the sale. James Dougherty is exactly the kind of attorney that will put you at ease, and remove any anxiety when in the position of requiring legal representation.
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Posted by Ron | December 4, 2014
Top in Greenwich
I know Jim very well, and have partnered with him on many matters. Jim is a client's favorite attorney because he is extremely responsive - he always returns telephone calls and e mails promptly. Jim is a highly skilled attorney, and very knowledgeable for elder law and estate planning matters. Jim is ethical, and you will feel most comfortable telling anyone to "speak to my attorney," knowing he will protect your interests.
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Posted by Michael | November 23, 2014
Recommendation
I have worked with Jim Dougherty on numerous transactions and he has been extremely thorough and responsive throughout the process. Jim has demonstrated not only a keen knowledge of the underlying legal issues but has also achieved the business goals of the transactions as well. I would highly recommend Jim and I will continue to use him for my legal work.
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Sole Member
  • Dougherty Greenwich Legal, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Managing Member
  • Dougherty Dougherty & Vecchiolla, LLC
  • 1983 - 2013

Education

  • University of Connecticut
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Iona College
  • BBA
  • 1980

Associations

  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Regional Bar Association of Stamford, Norwalk, Darien and Wilton, Estates and Probate Committee
  • Vice-Chair
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Greenwich Bar Association
  • President
  • 1995 - 1996
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Irish Legal 100
  • Irish America Magazine/Irish Voice Newspaper
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Connecticut Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Small Business 50
  • Irish Echo Newspaper
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Connecticut Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Irish Legal 100
  • Irish America Magazine / Irish Voice Newspaper
  • 2012
  • Irish Legal 100
  • Irish America Magazine / Irish Voice Newspaper
  • 2011
  • Irish Legal 100
  • Irish America Magazine / Irish Voice Newspaper
  • 2010
  • Irish Legal 100
  • Irish America Magazine / Irish Voice Newspaper
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Seminar
  • Probate in CT
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse James
General practice Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jim Dougherty. I know Jim to be a very skilled, diligent and knowledgeable attorney, particularly in the areas of real estate, probate administration and estate planning. I highly recommend him."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim Dougherty is one of the most knowledgeable trusts and estates attorneys I have ever had the privilege of working with."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer in the areas of wills, trusts and estate planning. Methodical!"
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Greenwich Estate planning Lawyer James B Dougherty
James B Dougherty
Estate planning Attorney
Greenwich, CT
Licensed for 40 years