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Joseph Michael Pankowski

Joseph Michael Pankowski Jr

Practice areas:

Probate, Trusts, Estate Planning, Wills & Living Wills, Power Of Attorney, Real Estate

About Me

I counsel individuals and corporate fiduciaries in connection with the intricate personal and business problems associated with the administration, disposition and sale of their assets. I am a graduate of Florida State University (B.S., summa cum laude, 1986) and the University of Virginia School of Law (J.D. 1990). I received an LL.M. in Taxation from the New York University School of Law and an M.A. in Religion from Yale University. I am the Chairman of the Darien Commission on Aging and serve as a Justice of the Peace. I am admitted to practice law in Connecticut and New York. 


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Wills & Living Wills: 20%
    25 years
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
    25 years
  3. Trusts: 20%
    25 years
  4. Probate: 20%
    25 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

32 total 

  • Leon M Krolikowski

    I endorse this lawyer. Joe is an excellent attorney and someone I view as an expert in the estate planning field.


    Leon Krolikowski Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • James P. Frederick

    Attorney Pankowski and I practice in some of the same areas of law. So I have had the opportunity to review dozens of his responses to Avvo Askers. I find that his answers reflect a keen understanding of the law and invariably provide helpful, practical information. While relatively new to Avvo, it is clear that Joseph knows his stuff and I look forward to his future contributions to the Avvo community. I am happy to endorse him and his services. James Frederick


    James Frederick Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Wofsey Rosen Kweskin & Kuriansky, LLP

600 Summer Street
Stamford, CT, 06901-1490


NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 199103/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale Hubbell2013
Top ContributorAvvo2013

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerWofsey, Rosen, Kweskin & Kuriansky, LLP2000 - Present
Solo Practitionerthe Law Office of Joseph M. Pankowski, Jr.1994 - 2000
AssociateBlair & Potts1993 - 1994
AssociateWinthrop Stimson Putnam & Roberts1990 - 1993
Managing EditorFlorida Flambeau1986 - 1987
Sports EditorFlorida Flambeau1985 - 1986

Association NamePosition NameDuration
First Congregational Church of DarienChurch Historian2014 - Present
Darien Commission on AgingChair2008 - Present
Town of Darien, ConnecticutJustice of the Peace1998 - Present
First Congregational Church of DarienCareNet Minister1994 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Estate of Martha JonesDistribution of estate assets to rightful heirs
Conservatorship of Jane DoeA contented client whose son is now managing her health care and financial needs.
Estate Planning of John and Nancy SmithVery satisfied clients with properly structured and funded Revocable Living Trusts

See all Legal Cases 

Publication NameTitleDate
Yale Divinity School's "Reflections" MagazineWho Is My Neighbor? Elders Among Us2013
FCC of DarienWhere is Your Gold?2012
FCC of DarienFocus on the Rocks2012

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yale UniversityReligionM.A.1996
New York University School of LawTaxationLL.M.1996
University of Virginia School of LawN/AJ.D.1990
Florida State UniversityPolitical ScienceB.S.1986

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Daywing LuncheonAvoiding Scams Which Target Seniors2014
Beyond The Statutory Short FormPowers of Attorney2012
Senior Information SeriesEstate Planning After the Death of a Loved OneN/A