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Kate W Haakonsen

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Mediation, Family, Real Estate

About Me

I  have practiced law since 1978 and joined Brown, Paindiris & Scott in 1995. My principal areas of practice are Divorce and Family Law. In addition to representing clients in court, I also practice collaborative law and mediation and have over 200 hours of mediation training and over 70 hours of Collaborative Training.  I also have significant experience in other civil litigation and real estate.


 


I am admitted to practice in Connecticut and in the U.S. District Court for Connecticut, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.  I am a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and serve as the Family Section’s Secretary and as a member of that section’s Executive and Legislative Committees; I am also a member of the Hartford County Bar Association where I served as co-chair of the Family Law Committee, and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. I am a charter member and past president of the Connecticut Counsel for Divorce Mediation and Family Dispute Resolution and Connecticut Collaborative Divorce Lawyers.  I am an Advanced Practitioner member of Association for Conflict Resolution, a member of International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and a past president of the Hartford Association of Women Attorneys.  I was also a member of the Connecticut Statewide Grievance Committee from 1994 to 1996.   I have been chosen by my peers as a "Super Lawyer" in the annual Connecticut Magazine listing.


 



I have been a speaker at family law and mediation conferences around New England.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1978

  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
    36 years
  2. Mediation: 30%
    23 years
  3. Family: 18%
    36 years
  4. Real Estate: 2%
    36 years

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

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Contact Info

Brown, Paindiris & Scott, LLP

100 Pearl Street
Hartford, CT, 06103

Brown, Paindiris & Scott, LLP

747 Stafford Avenue
Bristol, CT, 06010

Brown, Paindiris & Scott, LLP

42 East High Street
East Hampton, CT, 06424

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CTActive197809/23/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerThompson Reuters2014
Super LawyersThompson Reuters2013
Super LawyersThompson Reuters2012
Super LawyersThomson Reuters2011
Top LawyersHartford Magazine2010
Certificate of AppreciationRegional Family Trial Docket2007

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior PartnetBrown, Paindiris & Scott, LLP1995 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Academy of Professional Family MediatorsAdvanced Mediator2014 - Present
Connecticut Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2009 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2006 - Present
Connecticut Collaborative Divorce GroupMember and Past Treasurer2004 - Present
Connecticut Bar Association, Family Law SectionChair 2012-2013, Executive Committee, Legislative Commitee1998 - Present
Association for Conflict ResolutionMember1996 - Present
Hartford County Bar Association, Family Law CommitteePast Co-chair1995 - Present
Connecticut Counsel for Non-Adversarial DivorcePast Co-President/ Member1995 - Present
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1984 - Present
Hartford Association of Women AttorneysPast President1981 - 1984
Hartford County Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. ("MCLE")A Practical Guide to Divorce in Connecticut2014
The Connecticut Family LawyerDrafting Complaints for the Dissolution of Civil Unions2006
Public Accommodations Law in ConnecticutPublic Accommodations Law in Connecticut1977

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Connecticut School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Ursinus CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1975

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Professionalism SymposiumFamily Law Panel Moderator2014
CLE ProgramThe Role of Advocacy in Collaborative Divorce2014
2005 Statewide ConferenceThe Role of Consulting Lawyers in the Mediation Process2005
Biennial Statewide ConferenceChallenging Our Assumptions About Children, Families and Divorce2002
Gathering of New England MediatorsUnauthorized Practice of Law by Mediators2000
Biennial Statewide ConferenceThe Unauthorized Practice of Law in Connecticut1999
Biennial Statewide ConferenceParental Relocation and Custody1997
Tax Aspects of Divorce in ConnecticutTax Aspects of Divorce in Connecticut1993
Understanding Your DivorceDivorce 101N/A