Kerin, Hickman & O' Donnell is one of the longest established legal practices in Co. Clare.
It was founded in 1886 by Frederick G. Kerin who was later joined by Francis William Hickman in 1903. Gerald J O Donnell joined the practice in 1928, hence the practice current trading name of Kerin Hickman O Donnell
In 1954, James B. Mac Clancy acquired the practice and continued as principal solicitor until the present principal Solicitor John Halpin acquired the practice in June 1990. John is currently assisted in the practice by Caitriona O'Connor.
Over the years, the firm has a long distinguished tradition of providing a professional, efficient and personal service to our clients. We have also developed a reputation for providing prompt advice to clients who are at all times treated with confidentiality and integrity.
The legal profession has encountered huge changes from a number of perspectives over the years. We do our best to keep up with and implement change where necessary, which is of benefit not only to our firm, but to our many clients in the County and beyond.
B.C.L., L.L.B., L.L.M., FCI Arb, Dip, ARB. Law
John is from Corofin, County Clare. John was apprenticed to James McClancy in the late 1970’s and since has been connected to the practice. In 1981he graduated from UCC – University College Cork and was admitted as a solicitor in 1982. John has been the principal of Kerin Hickman & O Donnell since June 1990 and prior to that was an assistant solicitor to James McClancy. In 1998, he completed his LL.B degree and followed with a LL.M in 2000, both from UCC. He is now a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is on the panel of arbitrators with the Law Society of Ireland. John is a past resident of the County Clare Law Association , having served in 1994 / 1995. John was appointed a Notary Public by the Supreme Court in December 1990 for the counties of Clare, Limerick, Tipperary and Galway.
John is a general practice solicitor with special emphasis on Conveyancing, Probate and Litigation.
Caitriona O'Connor comes from Liscannor, Co. Clare. Caitriona completed her Law Degree at U.C.C. On completion of same she was offered a scholarship to participate in the Masters programme and successfully completed same in 2001. On Graduation, Caitriona completed her Apprenticeship, specialising in Litigation in Dublin. Caitriona joined our Firm in 2004 and was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 2005.