$10M REWARD FOR STOLEN GARDNER MUSEUM ARTWORK SET TO EXPIRE AT END OF 2017

By Shelley Murphy, The Boston Globe, December 15, 2017 - The clock is ticking on a $10 million reward invloving one of Boston's greatest mysteries.  Read More>

GARDNER HEIST GANGSTER ROBERT GENTILE DECRIES "CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT"

By Edmund H. Mahony, The Hartford Courant, November 17, 2017 - Robert "The Cook" Gentile, the geriatric gangster suspected of concealing information about a notorious $500 million art heist, complained Friday that federal authorities are subjecting him to "cruel and unusual punishment", by shuttling him between prisons.  Read More>

SUPER LAWYERS

Super Lawyers names top attorneys in each state as chosen by their peers.  Rome McGuigan is proud to announce the selection of the following attorneys to the Connecticut Super Lawyers list for 2017.

♦ On Thursday, November 16th, John R. Downey, co-chaired a luncheon program on Alternative Dispute Resolutions.  The luncheon was held at the Fairfield County Bar Association.

FEDS SAY GENTILE FEIGNING MENTAL ISSUES, BUT GANGSTER'S SENTENCING POSTPONED

By Edmund H. Mahony, The Hartford Courant, September 5, 2017 - The sentencing on gun charges of Robert "The Cook" Gentile, suspected of hiding information about the world's richest art heist, was postponed Tuesday after his lawyer questioned the Hartford mobster's competency and a prosecuter accused Gentile of faking dementia to avoid another long prison sentence.  Read More>

STUBBORN STAND-OFF OVER STOLEN GARDNER MUSEUM ART COULD END WITH SENTENCING OF HARTFORD GANGSTER

By Edmund H. Mahony, The Hartford Courant, September 5, 2017 - The end may be near in the long, strange standoff between geriatric Hartford gangster Robert "The Cook" Gentile and the investigators who suspect he is concelaing information about history's richest art theft . . . Read More>

CONNECTICUT MAN ASKS TRUMP TO HALT IMMINENT DEPORTATION TO JAMAICA

By Cristina Corbin, Fox News, July 25, 2017 - By most accounts, Hugh Williams' life represents the American Dream -- a Jamaican immigrant who came to Connecticut nearly 20 years ago, working as a supervisor at the Home Depot to provide for his and three sons, one of whom is in the U.S. military.  But Williams is set to be deported Thursday to his native Jamaica over a 2002 felony marijuana conviction his lawyer said was a result of shoddy legal advice given by an attorney who is now disbarred. Read More>

PARTNER SETTLES CASE FOR A MILLION DOLLARS - June 2017

Attorney John R. Downey, a principal with the firm, has settled a personal injury case for $1 million dollars on behalf of a client who suffered serious injuries as a result of being struck by a motor vehicle in Norwalk, CT.  The clients provided the following reaction to the settlement: "You took a case others thought was worthless and you gave us a million dollar result.  We are overjoyed".  Lisa Castillo, et al. v. John Chetta, et al.  FST-CV16-6028011-S

♦ DEFENSE LAWYER A. RYAN MCGUIGAN EXPLAINS REQUEST FOR COMPETENCY HEARING

The Hartford Courant - Multimedia, 2017.  - Defense lawyer A. Ryan McGuigan explains his request for a competency hearing for Gardner heist suspect Robert "The Cook" Gentile. video

EVIDENCE IN GARDNER MUSEUM THEFTS THAT MIGHT BEAR DNA EVIDENCE IS MISSING

By Shelley Murphy & Stephen Kurkjian, The Boston Globe, June 12, 2017 - The trail had been cold for years when the FBI announced in 2010 that it had sent crime scene evidence from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to its lab for retesting, hoping advances in DNA analysis would identify thieves who stole $500 million worth of masterpieces. Read More>

MOBSTER GENTILE GUILTY OF GUN CRIMES; SLIMMER, BUT STILL SILENT ON $500 MILLION ART HEIST

By Edmund H. Mahony, The Hartford Courant, April 6, 2017 - Robert "The Cook" Gentile, the Hartford gangster at the center of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist, may have closed one of the best leads in the half-billion dollar art mystery when he pleaded guilty Thursday to a string of gun charge. Read More>

ROBERT GENTILE, A SUSPECT IN GARDNER MUSEUM ART HEIST, AGREES TO PLEAD GUILTY TO WEAPONS CHARGES

By Edmund H. Mahony, The Hartford Courant, March 28, 2017 - Robert "The Cook" Gentile, the geriatric gangster and key person of interest in the $500 million Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum art heist, has agreed to plead guilty to federal weapons charges . . .   Read More>

A LESSON FROM LEW ROME: OPPONENTS AREN'T ENEMIES

By Jonathan A. Harris, The Hartford Courant, November 11, 2016 - In 2001 I was elected mayor of West Hartford.  One of the first calls I made was to Lewis B. Rome.  That's right, a young, idealistic Democrat reaching out to a battle-tested Republican for advice.  Read More>

LEWIS B. ROME 1933 - 2015

On January 1, 1995 Lew Rome merged his Bloomfield law firm into the Hartford law firm. He recognized that there were risks in giving up complete autonomy, but saw extraordinary opportunity in what the two groups could achieve working together. That vision, optimism and positive spirit defined Lew Rome. For Lew, no challenge was insurmountable and no setback was more than momentary or without opportunity for greater success. What he didn't accomplish with incisive thinking, he brought about by sheer force of will and personality.

We at Rome McGuigan are grateful for the twenty years we shared with Lew. He made us better, more caring and more effective in improving the lives of those around us and those we serve.

LEW ROME, PROMINENT IN POLITICS, AT UCONN, DIES AT 81

By Kelly Glista and Meaghan Latella, The Hartford Courant, July 2, 2015 - Lewis B. Rome, a prominent figure in government and education, died Wednesday evening after a long illness. Read More>