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Christopher Peter Kriesen

Mediation Attorney at Hartford, CT

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Christopher

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Attorney Christopher P. Kriesen is the founder and principal of the Kalon Law Firm, LLC. 

Attorney Kriesen holds an A.V. Rating with the peer review process of Martindale-Hubbell and is recognized by Super Lawyers 2019-2020 and Best Lawyers 2020-2022.

Appeals: Christopher P. Kriesen handles appeals in Connecticut‘s Appellate and Supreme Courts. We accept appeals only upon referral by counsel. 

Personal Injury: Christopher P. Kriesen handles tort cases, helping people recover what they are entitled to when caused by the negligence of others.

Mediator and Arbitrator: Christopher P. Kriesen helps people in conflict reach solutions. He resolves disputes through mediation/arbitration (He is a trained mediator- Harvard Law School, Program on Negotiation, Advanced Mediation Workshop).

If you have a case that you are unable to resolve, Christopher P. Kriesen can help you reach an agreement with your opponent, create value for your client, and close your case, avoiding the expense, time, and uncertainty of trial (a resolution method of last resort). As of September 1, 2018, the Kalon ADR Center donates 5% of its revenue to fund a scholarship for a graduate of the Hartford Youth Scholars Steppingstone Academy, a twenty-six month preparatory program for middle school students, to help with their continuing education.

He lives with his wife in West Hartford. His daughter is a graduate of Brandeis University.

 

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Location

The Kalon Law Firm, LLC
140 Huyshope Ave Suite 405
Hartford, CT, 06106-2871

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Reviews

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Posted by Jill | April 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful from beginning to end
Attorney Kreisen was wonderful. The staff were all very informative and knowledgeable. I felt safe, confident and at ease during the process of my case knowing I was in good hands. I was always kept in the loop of what was taking place. Everyone at Kalon Law has shown extreme care and are very thorough. I highly recommend this Firm.
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Response from Christopher Kriesen April 23, 2019
Thank you for your kind words. I am glad we were able to help you through this difficult part of your life.
Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Chris Kriesen handled a personal injury claim for me. He is extremely professional. He is very thorough and always kept informed and feeling confident with my case. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Kalon Law firm was recommended to me by a Senior Litigator from the United States Attorney's Office. Chris handled all aspects of my case, dealing with three different civil issues simultaneously. In a recent court appearance, Chris was exceptionally well prepared, articulate and persuasive. He retains all of the qualities anyone would want in their Attorney.
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Posted by Michael | September 26, 2018
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A committed trial attorney
Chris took my case, which was not strong, and got me an excellent result. He doggedly pursued the insurance company, keeping me informed throughout the proceedings, until we reached a settlement that all could be happy with.
Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Chris kriesen did a great job for me
After a fire in a property I owned, I hired Chris to deal with the insurance company. Chris was highly professional, thorough, and effective acting always on my behalf. Best of all, his fees were reasonable.
Response from Christopher Kriesen October 28, 2018
Thank you for your feedback! I am glad we were able to help you through this process. Best wishes to you.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-350 per hour
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney Trial Referee, Fact Finder, Arbitrator
  • Connecticut Judicial Branch
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • University Of Connecticut School Of Law
  • 2000 - 2016

Education

  • Trinity College
  • M.A. (Writing, Rhetoric, and Media Arts)
  • 2013
  • The University of Connecticut School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1993
  • Villanova University
  • B.Sc.
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Essex Ins. Co. v. William Kramer & Associates, LLC, SC 20130 (2019)
  • In favor of my client.
  • Horrigan v. Town of Washington: 144 Conn.App. 536, cert. denied, 310 Conn. 939 (2013).
  • In favor of my client.

Associations

  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Oliver Ellsworth American Inn of Court
  • N/A
  • George W. Crawford Black Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Connecticut Bar Association (Litigation, Appellate, ADR Sections)
  • N/A
  • Connecticut Bar Foundation
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Leader in the Law, Professional Excellence Awards.
  • Recognized by The Connecticut Law Tribune
  • 2021
  • Lawyer of the Year, Mediation, Hartford, 2021
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyers ADR
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Game Changer, Professional Excellence Awards.
  • The Connecticut Law Tribune
  • 2018
  • Runner Up, for The Kalon Law Firm, Best New Law Firm
  • Clio
  • 2018
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Speaking Engagements

  • Top 30 Trial Mistakes Made by Attorneys
  • Top 30 Trial Mistakes Made by Attorneys
  • 2018
  • The Northeast Regional Conference
  • Legal Storytelling
  • 2018
  • The National Business Institute
  • Damages in Personal Injury
  • 2018
  • Sponsored by the Young Lawyers Section of the Connecticut Bar Association
  • Essentials of Depositions
  • 2018
  • Northampton County Bar Association
  • Preparing Your Case for Mediation
  • 2018
  • National Telephonic Seminar
  • Top 30 Trial Mistakes Made by Attorneys
  • 2018
  • National Business Institute
  • Civil Trial: Everything You Need to Know
  • 2018
  • National Business Institute
  • The Rules of Evidence. A Practical Toolkit.
  • 2018
  • National Business Institute
  • “Hearsay, E-mail, Business Records, and Social Media – In The Trenches.” ‬
  • 2018
  • Mastering Hearsay and Hearsay Exceptions
  • Hearsay and Hearsay Exceptions
  • 2018
  • Hispanic National Bar Association National Conference
  • MasterClass: The Art of Legal Storytelling
  • 2018
  • Co-Host at Connecticut Bar Foundation
  • Is Mediation Your Best Option to Create Value for Your Client?
  • 2018
  • CBA Litigation Section
  • Storytelling for Lawyers
  • 2018
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (22)
Endorse Christopher
Litigation Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Kriesen is an outstanding attorney, colleague, and mentor. He's experienced in every stage of litigation - from pre-suit to trials and appeals. He takes each case individually and plans a course of litigation, thinking several steps ahead at all times. He's an excellent litigator."
Arbitration Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had several cases against this attorney and have done an arb with him as presiding. In all of my interactions Chris has been well prepared, competent, ethical and overall a phenomenal attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I fully endorse Chris Kriesen in the area of trial litigation. The best word to describe Chris would be "intrepid." He may be characterized as having resolute fearlessness, fortitude and endurance. His integrity is unsurpassed and he is truly a creative and innovative thinker. I have the highest regard for Chris, and the people and companies who hire him are lucky to have him at their side."
Mediation Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is innovating and breaking new ground in client-centered representation and mediation. His skills and insights for both his own clients and those for whom he mediates helps reach the best and right results and restores faith and confidence in the legal system."
Mediation Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris recently served as a mediator for one of my cases, and did a great job. He spent a considerable amount of time listening to my client, exploring areas that helped increase the settlement value of the case. Ultimately he persuaded the other side to pay more money than they wanted to. He was very attentive and hard working and was a great choice. I will definitely suggest him again."
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