Robert F. Cavanaugh


Feb. 9, 2008. Wiggin and Dana Partner Robert F. Cavanagh Pens New Book: From The Colonies To Today: Over Three Centuries of Law and Lawyers in New Haven

Wiggin and Dana LLP announced today that Robert F. Cavanagh, a partner in the firm’s New Haven office and former managing partner, authored a new book entitled From The Colonies To Today: Over Three Centuries of Law and Lawyers in New Haven. The book traces the history of law in the Elm City from the inception of the New Haven colony to today, and was published by New Haven County Bar Association (“NHCBA”) in conjunction with its Charter Centennial Celebration.


Robert Fisk Cavanagh Hamden, Conn. Attorney

Robert Fisk Cavanagh, of Hamden, Conn., former managing partner at Wiggin and Dana in New Haven, Conn., died Saturday, March 14, 2009, at the Gaylord Rehabilitation Hospital in Wallingford, Conn., following a brief battle with lymphoma. He was 73. Born in 1936 in Framingham, the eldest child of public school educators the late Francis J. and Dorothy Fisk Cavanagh, he met his wife of 51 years, Patricia McLaughlin Cavanagh, at Framingham High School. He was a 1956 cum laude graduate of Yale University (Timothy Dwight College) and Yale Law School 1959. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Katerina Cavanagh, daughter and son-in-law, Reverend Susan and George Wyper, and daughter and son-in-law, Julia and Thomas Homza; as well as his sister and brother-in-law, Susanne and Wade Greene; and sister, Jane Keating. A service in celebration of his life will take place at Trinity Church on the Green, New Haven, Conn., at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 21. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made in Bob’s honor to the charity of your choosing. Arrangements are in care of Beecher & Bennett, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Conn.

Published by MetroWest Daily News on Mar. 16, 2009.