Joseph Busher

Joseph M. Busher Jr

Jackson O'Keefe Law Firm


Attorney Busher grew up in North Haven and currently resides in East Haddam with his family. Attorney Busher has a wide variety of litigation experience, principally addressing insurance defense, insurance coverage, personal injury and appellate matters throughout the State of Connecticut. He also represents individuals and businesses from the East Haddam, Moodus, Colchester, and Salem area with regard to personal injury matters, wills, trusts, and estate planning and litigation matters.

Attorney Busher is a partner with the firm and has been a member of the Connecticut bar for 20 years. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from the College of the Holy Cross in 1993. He obtained his Doctorate of Jurisprudence with honors in 1996 from the University Of Connecticut School Of Law, where he also received the Cornelius W. Wickersham, Jr. Award for Constitutional Law and the American Jurisprudence Award for Constitutional Law.  In addition to litigation experience, Attorney Busher has concentrations in insurance coverage and appellate practice. His concentration in insurance coverage analysis and litigation focuses on helping insurers effectively address coverage issues in an expeditious and cost-conscious manner, and includes providing coverage opinions, the preparation of declaratory judgment and other complaints, as well as discovery and motion practice. He brings the same best-practice, cost-effective, proactive and strategic approach to all litigated matters. His concentration in appellate practice includes the researching and drafting of over 50 briefs and appellate motions, and argument before Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York and the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts.  

Since 2008, Attorney Busher has also served as an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Connecticut School of Law, teaching a class on appellate practice and procedure.  

He has received an A-V rating from Martindale-Hubbell (Preeminent legal ability rating and Very High general ethical standards rating).

He has recently been received the CLMP designation as a Certified Litigation Management Professional by the CLM Alliance. As such, he searches for creative, quick resolution, case-appropriate strategies in all litigated matters.

Attorney Busher has also served as a guest lecturer on the law at Nathan Hale-Ray High School in East Haddam and is a member of The Connecticut Consortium for Law and Citizenship Education, Inc.  He is also an active member of the East Haddam Business Association, which serves to promote local business.

He serves as a Member of the Board of Finance for St. Bridget of Kildare Church in Moodus.  He is also a member of the Moodus Knights of Columbus and an active member of the East Haddam Lions Club, and has run the Lion's Club annual town-wide auction for the past eight years. This July, with the assistance of Town officials and the people of East Haddam, the auction raised over $15,000 for the Club's charitable purposes.