The Hartford Courant reports that the law firm of Howard, Kohn, Sprague and FitzGerald is celebrating its 225th anniversary this year and claims it's the oldest continually practicing law firm in the U.S. Among the firm's long list of clients: Mark Twain.
The history of Howard, Kohn, located at 237 Buckingham Street, is detailed on its website. For perspective on how far back the firm traces its history, consider that 1786 was also the year that leading figures in the newly created United States met to discuss possible changes in the none-too-successful Articles of Confederation. Those talks led to the convention that produced the U.S. Constitution.