DAVID W. COONEY has practiced law in Hartford since 1978, after earning his law degree at the University of Connecticut School of Law. He joined RisCassi & Davis, P.C. in 1985. He is certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is a Life Fellow of the James W. Cooper Fellows Program of the Connecticut Bar Foundation. Cooney has served the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the Connecticut and Hartford County bar associations in various capacities. From 2001 to 2010, he taught a Trial Advocacy course at UConn Law School. He was appointed to serve as a Special Master by the United States District Court and serves as an arbitrator/fact finder for the State Superior Court.