Joe Garrison to Receive the Connecticut Bar Association’s Edward F. Hennessey Professionalism Award

Jan 12 2024

Garrison Law is incredibly proud to announce that our founding partner Joe Garrison has been selected to receive the Connecticut Bar Association’s Edward F. Hennessey Professionalism Award for 2024. Each year, this distinguished honor recognizes a single member of the Connecticut Bar Association who has manifested a dedication to the highest ideals and standards of the legal profession by demonstrating significant integrity, character, competence, ethics, civility, and mentoring throughout their career.

Over the course of his 50+ year career, Joe has received virtually every award and honor available to a trial lawyer. Each and every day, we at Garrison Law are inspired by his commitment to upholding the values of employee representation and to improving the practice of law in Connecticut and across the country.

Congratulations on this lifetime achievement, Joe!

All of the CBA’s 2024 awardees will be honored at the Celebrate with the Stars awards dinner on Wednesday, April 3, 2024.

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