Our firm's longstanding reputation is built upon a history of safeguarding our clients' interests. When you put your legal matters in our hands, you can be sure that we will represent you vigorously, ethically and effectively.
We take this same client-first approach whether we're representing an individual, a municipality, a financial institution or a business, in a broad range of matters, including litigation, probate and estate planning, commercial and residential real estate, zoning, municipal law, elder law and collections, as well as a variety of other legal issues.
While our lawyers have specific areas of legal focus, the firm can broadly service your needs through our longstanding structure as a general practice.
Lovejoy And Rimer, P.C. has a long and interesting history. Judge Joseph R. Taylor first established his Norwalk practice in 1889. He was joined in the early 1920's by noted trial lawyer, John J. Cuneo.
In 1926, Frederick F. Lovejoy joined the firm and it became known as Taylor and Lovejoy. Seven years later, Attorney Cuneo's son, John R. Cuneo, entered the firm, and in 1944 it became known as Lovejoy and Cuneo, and was located in the heart of South Norwalk on Washington Street.
In 1952, former Congressman Abner W. Sibal, Harry H. Hefferan, Jr. and Fred L. Griffin established the firm of Sibal, Hefferan and Griffin in uptown Norwalk. Shortly thereafter, Edward S. Rimer, Jr., a former New York City practitioner, was made a partner. The firm became known as Hefferan and Rimer, P.C. with offices in Norwalk and Wilton.
In 1978, Lovejoy and Cuneo merged with Hefferan and Rimer, P.C. in order to provide a broader range of legal services in the lower Fairfield County area, forming the entity known as Lovejoy, Hefferan, Rimer & Cuneo, P.C.
Effective January 1, 1998, the new firm of Lovejoy and Rimer, P.C. was created with the promise to uphold a similar tradition of integrity and high quality legal services.
Today, the principals of Lovejoy And Rimer, P.C. include Louis Ciccarello, Christopher J. Jarboe, and Steven D. Smith, with the experience and support of affiliated members, William R. Pascucci and Gene Cederbaum.
Selecting a Lawyer
Our lawyers restrict their individual practices to certain areas of the law. We will help you select the right member of the firm to handle your work. Feel free to contact any of our lawyers whom you know or call the office number and speak with the receptionist. We will introduce you, at your convenience, to the lawyer we believe will be able to handle your legal needs most effectively. We are here to serve you. In the rare event that another firm would be a better fit for your needs, we will provide referrals to you. Your best interest is paramount.
We prefer to work by appointment, allowing both of us to make better use of our time. It is more efficient for us and more economical for you if we meet at our office, although other arrangements can be made in case of illness or emergency. Our offices are always open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday for appointments. An appointment can be arranged for other days and times, if need be. If you are confronted with a legal emergency, you won't need an appointment; call us immediately.
Retainers and Fees
In general, our fees are based on the complexity of the matter, the time spent, and the experience of the professional working on your case. Some work is done on an hourly basis. For other matters, there's a flat fee. Still others, such as personal injury litigation, are handled on a contingent fee basis, where our fee is a percentage of the amount of money we obtain for you.
In many cases our office policy requires an advance payment, or retainer. We'll deposit your retainer payments into our trustee account and draw on them periodically as we continue to work on your case.
If you have any questions or concerns about our fees, just ask. We understand that your budget is not unlimited and we are committed to working as efficiently as possible.
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