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.
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|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|
|Attorney Trial Referee, Fact Finder, Arbitrator||Connecticut Judicial Branch||2017 - 2019|
|Adjunct Instructor||University Of Connecticut School Of Law||2000 - 2016|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|Mediations are a Kind of Disruptive Innovation||2018|
|What I Learned at Harvard Law School About Mediation||2018|
|What I learned at the Stanford GSB||2017|
|Trinity College||M.A. (Writing, Rhetoric, and Media Arts)||2013|
|The University of Connecticut School of Law||J.D.||1993|
|National Business Institute||“Hearsay, E-mail, Business Records, and Social Media – In The Trenches.” ||2018|
|National Telephonic Seminar||Top 30 Trial Mistakes Made by Attorneys||2018|
|Top 30 Trial Mistakes Made by Attorneys||Top 30 Trial Mistakes Made by Attorneys||2018|
|The Northeast Regional Conference||Legal Storytelling||2018|
|Mastering Hearsay and Hearsay Exceptions||Hearsay and Hearsay Exceptions||2018|
|National Business Institute||The Rules of Evidence. A Practical Toolkit.||2018|
|Northampton County Bar Association||Preparing Your Case for Mediation||2018|
|Co-Host at Connecticut Bar Foundation||Is Mediation Your Best Option to Create Value for Your Client?||2018|
|Sponsored by the Young Lawyers Section of the Connecticut Bar Association||Essentials of Depositions||2018|
|The National Business Institute||Damages in Personal Injury||2018|
|National Business Institute||Civil Trial: Everything You Need to Know||2018|
|Hispanic National Bar Association National Conference||MasterClass: The Art of Legal Storytelling||2018|
|CBA Litigation Section||Storytelling for Lawyers||2018|
|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.|
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