John C. Heffernan
Connecticut, 1973; U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1974; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and U.S. Court of Federal Claims 1981; U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, 1981-1982; U.S . Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and U.S. Tax Court, 1983
Catholic University, 1973, JD
Fairfield University, 1966, BA
After graduating from Fairfield University, John served two tours of duty in Viet Nam as an officer in a Naval Air A-4 Attack Squadron. Upon returning to the United States he attended the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. where he was Editor of the Law Review. He then became the first Law Clerk to the judges of the Superior Court and thereafter served as Prosecutor with the Statewide Organized Crime Investigative Task Force in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney, where he tried cases throughout the state. Since leaving state service, he has maintained a private practice focusing on Real Estate, Family Law, Wills, Estates & Probate and Small Business. He is author of many legal articles which have appeared in a variety of legal publications, including the Connecticut Bar Journal, Perspectives and Title News.
J. Colin Heffernan
Tulane University, 2008, JD
Cornell University, 2002, BA
Colin graduated magna cum laude from Tulane Law School in 2008. While at Tulane, he served as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Law and Sexuality, the nation’s only legal publication dedicated to examining the development of law relating to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered persons and the official legal publication of the National LGBT Bar Association. Colin also was a member of the Tulane Moot Court Board and was the recipient of the David L. Herman Legal Ethics Award. He was also awarded Honors in Trial Advocacy.
From August 2008 through January 2010, Colin served as a Legal Research clerk for the judges of the Connecticut Superior Court where he worked closely with judges creating draft decisions, researching legal issues and writing legal memoranda.