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James D. Hirschfield- Partner

Jim Hirschfield joined Cramer & Anderson after graduating from the University of Bridgeport School of Law in 1985 and was made a partner in 2000. During his career with Cramer & Anderson, Hirschfield has practiced extensively in many areas of civil and criminal litigation. He has extensive experience in all areas of family law, including divorce, custody and visitation, relocation with minor children, support and paternity matters in the Superior Court and guardianship, custody and conservator issues in the Probate Court.

He is a Family Special Master in the Litchfield Superior Court and at the Regional Family Trial Docket Court in Middletown. He is a Connecticut-certified Guardian ad litem and is often appointed to that position by the court to represent the interests of minor children in contested custody cases. Jim also has extensive experience in criminal defense law, including DUI, DMV license suspension hearings, issues involving Ignition Interlock Devices and all motor vehicle offenses.

He is appointed by the Court as a Committee of Sale in mortgage foreclosure cases and has extensive experience in defending mortgage foreclosure actions. Hirschfield has been a member of the Region 12 (Bridgewater, Roxbury and Washington) Board of Education since 1997 and has served as Chairman since 2008. He represents individuals in areas involving education law, including suspensions, expulsions, residency hearings, and special education. In all areas of his practice, Hirschfield has extensive trial experience.

He has lived in Washington since 1989 with his wife, Robin, where they raised two children.


Admitted to Bar:

  • 1985 – Connecticut 1985 – U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • 1986 – New Hampshire
  • 1996 – U.S. Supreme Court


  • Central Connecticut State College (B.A., 1980)
  • University of Bridgeport (J.D., 1985) Phi Delta Phi


  • Litchfield County Bar Association
  • Waterbury Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • American Jurisprudence Award, 1983, Property
  • Family Special Master, Litchfield Superior Court
  • Family Special Master, Regional Family Trial Docket, Middletown Superior Court


Beverly Kolessar is Attorney Hirschfield’s legal assistant. Her email address is, and her telephone number is 860-567-8718 x 215.