John B. Farley: Lawyer with Halloran & Sage LLP

John B. Farley

Hartford,  CT  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate
University Georgetown University, A.B., 1980; University of Connecticut, M.A., 1983
Law SchoolUniversity of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 1987
Admitted1987, Connecticut; 1988, District of Connecticut; 1989, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; 1991, U.S. Supreme Court; 1994, 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals; 1999, 1st Circuit Court of Appeals; 2004, 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Memberships American Academy of Appellate Lawyers; Connecticut Bar Association; Hartford County Bar Association; American Bar Association (Council of Appellate Lawyers); TIPS (Appellate Advocacy Committee.

BornWillimantic, Connecticut, August 2, 1958

A nationally recognized trial and appellate advocate, John Farley is co-chair of our firm's appellate practice group and our business litigation group. His practice spans state and federal trial and appellate practice in all types of cases. His extensive range of experience encompasses general business litigation, commercial tort and contract disputes, unfair trade practices, legal malpractice, insurance coverage and unfair insurance practices, subrogation, environmental and land use and products liability. As lead counsel, he has handled to conclusion more than 80 trials and appeals in the Connecticut Courts, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the First Circuit Court of Appeals and has been involved in hundreds of such cases. He has also been involved in several cases before the United States Supreme Court.

John's legal skills have earned him national and regional recognition by his peers. In 2006, he was elected to membership in the prestigious American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, whose membership is limited to 500 of the nation's most distinguished appellate lawyers. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2001 and is listed in the Benchmark Appellate directory as a Second Circuit "star." The peer-reviewed legal directory Martindale-Hubbell gives him its highest rating of AV.

John is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association (House of Delegates 1996-2000) and the Hartford County Bar Association (chair, Civil Litigation Committee, 2001-2005). He is also a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a member of the TIPS Appellate Advocacy Committee and the Council of Appellate Lawyers of the American Bar Association. He is a frequent speaker on appellate advocacy and civil litigation.


American Academy of Appellate Lawyers

American Bar Foundation

Connecticut Bar Association

Hartford County Bar Association

American Bar Association - Council of Appellate Lawyers

TIPS Appellate Advocacy Committee

Rep Matters

Tort and Products Liability Cases

Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Cases

Business, Contracts and Commercial Cases

Constitutional Law and Civil Rights Cases

Environmental and Land Use Cases

Property Cases

Administrative and Regulatory Law Cases


'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' A Dangerous Practice
Connecticut Law Tribune, 06/14/2004

The Triumph of Dubious Distinctions:
Occam's Razor Appellate Law Update, 09/01/2003

Insurance Coverage And The D.C. Court Of Appeals
Insurance Law Update, 01/15/2002

Recent Developments in Connecticut Products Liability Law: Breaking New Ground in Design Defect Cases
Occam's Razor, 09/01/1998


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John B. Farley

225 Asylum Street
HartfordCT 06103


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