In 1963, he became a named partner in the law firm of Moore, Epifanio & Tooher.
Joe became active in politics and was a key factor in the election of J. Walter Kennedy as Mayor of the City of Stamford. Subsequently, Mayor Kennedy became a national basketball commissioner. In addition, Joe has served the community as Chairman of the Democratic Party. He was appointed Chief Counsel to the Joint Senate House Judiciary Committee of the Connecticut State Legislature, where he had a significant part in the drafting of a Model Penal Code and the Connecticut Wire Tapping Law. He was a founder and first president of the Lower Fairfield County Chapter of the UConn Alumni Association. He is a member of the Fairfield County Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association.
Joe is a member of the Stamford Old Timers’ Association where he served as President and Chairman of the Scholarship Committee. He is a member of the State Street Debating Society and is presently Chairman of their Scholarship Committee. State Street has honored him as their “Man of the Year”. In 2014 he was named Grand Marshal of the Stamford Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.
Joseph J. Tooher, Jr. is presently “Of Counsel” to our team at Wocl Leydon LLC.