Richard T. Meehan, Jr.

MeehanLaw, LLC


76 Lyon Terrace
Bridgeport, CT 06604-4022
(203) 333-1888
(203) 331-0107 fax
(203) 521-1039

Practice Areas


University of Notre Dame


Conn.; DConn. Second Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. Supreme Court


28 Elderberry Lane
Shelton, Connecticut 06484

Date of Birth: January 11, 1949

Bachelor of Arts, University of Notre Dame, 1970

Juris Doctor, with honors, University of Connecticut, 1974

Admitted to practice in State and Federal Courts in Connecticut, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, United States Supreme Court.

Currently the managing partner in Meehan, Meehan & Gavin, LLP. Bridgeport, Connecticut, with a concentration in criminal and civil litigation, appellate work, and labor relations. The firm and Richard T. Meehan, Jr., individually, have received an AV rating (Pre-Eminent--Highest Rating) by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory for the past twenty five years.

AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, 1988-Present

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2013

Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2011

Charter Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, 2007.

Fellow, American College of Board Certified Lawyers, 2013

Certified Criminal Trial Specialist, National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, November, 1994; recertified 1999; 2004, 2009.

Certified Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, December, 2009.

Certified Civil Pre-Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy,
May, 2012.

The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Connecticut, 2010- present

Examiner, National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, 2002- present

Fact Finder and Arbitrator, Connecticut Superior Court, 1999 - Present

Adjunct Professor of Law, Quinnipiac University, School of Law, Hamden, Connecticut, 1997-2000; Criminal Trial Practice

Adjunct Associate Professor - Paralegal Studies Program - Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut, 1976-79.

Clerk, Hon. Herbert S. MacDonald, Justice, Connecticut Supreme Court, 1974-75.

Board of Editors, University of Connecticut Law Review 1972-73, Research and Special Projects Editor - 1973-74.

Recipient: United Way Community Builders Award, 2002; Catholic Charities Volunteer of the Year Award, 2000; Connecticut Magazine Super Lawyers, 2006-2013 (voted Top Fifty Lawyers, 2006, 2012); New England Super Lawyers 2007-2013; American Jurisprudence Award for Torts, Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company, 1972, American Jurisprudence Award in Advanced Criminal Procedure, Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company, 1972, American Jurisprudence Award - Contracts, Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company, 1972.

Member of the Connecticut Bar Association; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association; Greater Bridgeport Bar Association (Executive Committee 1982, 1987-90, Chairman - Criminal Law Section 1981-82, 84-85, President 1986-87)

Richard T. Meehan, Jr.