John graduated from Lehigh University's School of Economics and Business Cum Laude in 1985 and was awarded his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1988, having served as an Associate Editor of the Fordham Law Review. Following his graduation from Law School, John served as a law clerk to Judge J. Daniel Mahoney of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Following his clerkship, John worked for eleven years in the litigation department of the law firm of Wiggin and Dana, six years as an associate and five years as a partner. John joined Loughlin Fitzgerald, P.C. in 2000.John has served as lead counsel representing clients in complex legal challenges involving insurance, employment, land use, landlord/tenant, construction, contract, civil rights, unfair trade practices, consumer rights and corporate governance issues. He has argued multiple appeals before the Second Circuit, the Connecticut Supreme Court and the Connecticut Appellate Court. In addition, John often serves as local Connecticut counsel to national and international law firms whose clients have matters pending in Connecticut state and federal courts.
John and his wife Kristin live in Milford, Connecticut, where they raised their three children. John and Kristin have given back to the community by serving as licensed foster parents. In addition, John serves as the attorney for the Board of Directors of The Miss Connecticut Scholarship Organization, a non-profit organization that awards scholarships to outstanding young women to help advance them academically and professionally.
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