'LITTLEMAN' JENKINS FOUND NOT GUILTY IN HOME INVASION, ROBBERY IN BRISTOL

By Justin Muszynski, The Bristol Press, July 27, 2018 - Azia "Littleman" Jenkins was found not guilty on Friday following a three-day trial in which prosecutors alleged he viciously assaulted a woman in her Bristol home and stole a bag with $20,000 inside. . . During closing arguments, Jenkins' attorney, Austin Ryan McGuigan contended that a number if things in the case did not make sense . . . Read More>

HARTFORD PROMISE - COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP FUND AND COLLEGE SUCCESS PROGRAM FOR HARTFORD PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS

As mentors for Hartford Promise, Attorney Zisca R. St. Clair and Attorney Joseph B. Burns are providing Hartford public school students guidance and motivational support to fulfill their college aspirations.

PRINCIPAL, AS MEDIATOR, SETTLES CASE FOR $1.25 MILLION

Retired Judge John R. Downey, a principal with the firm, has mediated a settlement for $1.25 million in a traumatic brain injury case involving an underinsured motorist with excess coverage.  The plaintiff's attorney, Stewart Casper, provided the following comments after the mediation: " . . . I want to convince the mediator of the merits of the case and have defense counsel be confident that he or she is getting a fair deal.  Judge Downey fits the bill as a mediator. . . It took all day but the successful mediation avoided a three to four week trial and the insurer saved some money which makes sense in such a case.  Judge Downey is on my list as a great choice that should be acceptable to both sides."

$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 involving 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 concealing 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>