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Cheryl E. Heffernan

Cheryl E. Heffernan

Managing Partner
Hamden, Connecticut
Attorney Heffernan was born in New York City, has lived in New York, New Jersey, Ohio, and Vermont, all before moving to Connecticut to attend law school the University of Bridgeport School of Law, now Quinnipiac University School of Law.  Having come to love the State of Connecticut she chose to establish herself and her practice here.  Attorney Heffernan has been a trial attorney for over twenty years, working tirelessly to obtain justice for her clients, whether they are accused of a crime, injured as a result of negligence, or pursuing the dissolution of a marriage.  Attorney Heffernan practices in our State and Federal Courts, handling a wide range of matters from murder cases to insurance disputes to custody cases. More than comfortable with the idea of going to trial, Attorney Heffernan’s primary goal is to obtain the best result for her client, however that outcome might be achieved through our legal process.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal (felony and misdemeanor)
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Family Law (dissolution and support)
  • Workers' Compensation
  • General Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1989
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2012


  • Quinnipiac College School of Law, Hamden, Connecticut
    • J.D
  • University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
    • B.A
    • Major: Modern European History


  • DeGenaro Insurance Agency
  • Webster Bank

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • New Haven County Bar Association, Executive Board Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Office of Cheryl E. Heffernan, Sole Practitioner, 1997 - 2003
  • Monyanhan, Ruskin, Mascolo & Minnella, Associate, 1992 - 1997

Pro Bono Activities

  • The Foundation of the New Haven County Bar


  • English (Primary)

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Office Location

Farver & Heffernan

2858 Old Dixwell Ave.
Hamden, CT 06518
Phone: 800-406-8914
Fax: 203-288-4702
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