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Carla Zahner

Divorce and separation Attorney at Hartford, CT

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2004
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About Carla

Learn Carla’s areas of practice.

Carla is an attorney with Louden, Katz & McGrath, LLC. She focuses her practice on family law and divorce.

Carla is a passionate advocate, who has been litigating for a majority of her legal career. Prior to focusing specifically on family law, Carla spent a number of years as an attorney for the Connecticut Office of Child Advocacy, where she would represent children in abuse and neglect cases. As a mother of two, advocating for the welfare of children has always been and will always be a top priority for the spirit of Carla's legal practice.

Carla understands first-hand the benefits that alternative processes like collaborative law and mediation can have for children and families. In addition to her marital and family litigation practice, Carla is a committed collaborative divorce attorney.


Louden, Katz & McGrath, LLC
638 Prospect Avenue
Hartford, CT, 06105

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Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2020
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Positive, Compassionate, Honest, Professional.
I am so happy I found Carla. She is very easy to talk to, compassionate and trustworthy, She is extremely knowledgeable and professional. Carla genuinely wanted to see my case resolved in the most equitable and beneficial way for all those involved. I was especially pleased with the collegiality among the lawyers and counselor during our collaborative divorce. All attempts were made to ease the process as much as possible for both sides. Even when I became worried or upset, Carla kept her focus on the end result and guided me back to the path toward resolution. Her positive attitude, consideration, and care made a very difficult, scary process feel safer and more survivable. I would recommend Carla Zahner to anyone facing divorce.
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Posted by Jason | March 3, 2020
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Refreshing Attorney
Carla was refreshing to work with... I was faced with a very toxic divorce with just layers upon layers of challenges and she navigated it fluidly with a well thought out plan, she implemented it, and made the painful process less painful. I unfortunately, have been exposed to many attorneys in my time and mostly every single one; all with great reputations, have failed me. I felt like a billable guinea pig and was charged numerous hours to explain over and over the issue and they never quite captured the weight of my problem or fought for the results I needed. Carla quite the opposite! She was empathetic and got the results I needed. In my opinion, there are way too many attorneys in the market that frankly shouldn’t be. A piece of mind comes when working with Attorney Zahner. My only regret is that I didn’t meet her soon enough. MY first attorney, again very reputable… who handled my divorce did a terrible job and did not get me a fair deal. If Carla handled it from the start, I would have never needed to change council and would have saved me a ton of heartache. The nice part is the annuity is over and I do not think I will ever have to use her again on the problem she solved. Refreshing when that happens!
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Posted by Daniel | August 5, 2019
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more good people like this
First of all, it was a pleasure to meet and have the opportunity to work with an honorable attorney. Carla, has earned my respect as she is upfront about difficult and sensitive subjects and able to reassure without false hopes. Her knowledge of Connecticuts laws is vast and she understands how to utilize the judicial system to better her client. Carla is recommend for many reasons. Her ability to adapt, transparency, morals and ability to stand up and fight legally on my best interests earned my respect. Thank you sincerely
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Posted by Jonelle | November 29, 2018
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Exceptional Attorney
Carla was successful in navigating my complex custody case. Her focus was on the safety and best interest of my child, she was able to secure sole custody after our first appearance. The case was continued several times and Carla ensured the pertinent facts were presented to secure a positive outcome.
Posted by Chris | November 23, 2018
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Carla Zahner
Carla was fantastic in my case and ready for what I needed in my lengthy custody case. I am very grateful to have found her. I would recommend Carla's services to anyone.


  • Hourly Rates $ 300-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Freed Marcroft
  • 2016 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • The Rivera Law Group, LLC
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Commission on Child Protection
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Associate Counsel
  • The Hartford
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, PC
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Summer Associate
  • Robinson & Cole
  • 2003 - 2003
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  • University of Connecticut
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Trinity College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001


  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Greater Connecticut
  • Board Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

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Hartford Divorce and separation Lawyer Carla Zahner
Carla Zahner
Divorce and separation Attorney
Hartford, CT
Licensed for 19 years