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Michael C. Doherty, Jr.

Shortly after graduating from college, Michael began working in the financial services industry. In 1983, Michael started his career with a Wall Street-based investment firm in New London, Connecticut. At the age of 26, he was promoted to branch manager and proceeded to establish an office in St. Louis, Missouri. After a few years, he decided that management was not for him (and he hasn't touched Maalox since!). He also missed working directly with people and experiencing the relationships that develop. So Michael and his wife decided to move back to Connecticut to start their family and he resumed working directly with people to help make a difference in their financial lives.

Michael earned a BS in economics from Southern Connecticut State University. He received his Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) designation and his Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®) designation from the American College. He also has his Chartered Retirement Plan SpecialistSM (CRPS®) from The College for Financial Planning, and his LUTCF designation from the Life Underwriters Training Council and National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. Michael has been a  certified instructor for the Continuing Education (CE) courses that allow licensed individuals to meet the Connecticut-mandated CE requirements.

Michael is a current member and on the board of directors of the Montville Rotary Club. He is a past president of the Waterford Rotary Club. Michael is past president (twice) of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors of New London County. In his spare time, Michael coaches youth sports and high school sports. He is currently assistant varsity lacrosse coach at Montville High School. He is also vice president of MLAX- Montville Youth Lacrosse. He is past president and has coached in the Montville Little League. He has coached youth soccer and basketball throughout the years in Montville. He coached high school football for 6 years and is past head coach of the Montville Youth Football senior division. He holds a Connecticut Coaching certificate which is required for all coaches for high school sports

Michael was raised and lives in Montville with his wife Karen and sons, Ryan and Kevin.


Michael C. Doherty, Sr.

After a 32-year career with a company in another industry, Mike made a dramatic career change. Since October 1993, Mike has enjoyed helping people meet their investment and insurance needs.

Mike is a graduate of Mitchell College and the University of Connecticut and has earned his master's degree from the University of New Haven. He is continually furthering his education, and has earned the LUTCF designation. He has also attended CE courses presented by his son Michael, an interesting turn of events.

Mike is a life member of the U.S. Submarine Veterans and the Willimantic Elks. He is a member of the U.S.S. Patrick Henry Alumni Association. He is a former coach of the Montville Little League and a former treasurer and coach of the Montville Babe Ruth organization. He is a past president of the Montville H.S. Athletic Booster Club and the Uncasville PTA.

Mike and his wife, Joan, our administrative assistant at DFS, have lived in the Uncasville section of Montville for the past 45 years. They have three children and six grandchildren.

We enjoy working with individuals and business owners in areas of financial planning, including retirement planning, individual and corporate benefits, insurance planning (life, disability, and long-term care) and investment planning. We are licensed for business in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, as well as other states nationwide.

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