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Experienced in family law, criminal law, personal injury, landlord/tenant disputes, debt collection and debt collection defense.


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Contact info

67 Russ Street
3rd Floor
Hartford, CT, 06106

Practice areas


  1. Child Support: 35%
    5 years
  2. Family: 35%
    6 years
  3. Personal Injury: 30%
    5 years



Hourly ($50-200/hour), contingent (25-33%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Jonathan A Cantor

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    Jonathan Cantor Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Gregory A Allen

    I have known Karen for years. She is a fantastic lawyer. She is an excellent advocate for her clients and possesses a solid understanding of the law and court procedures.


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
CALI - Food and Drug LawWestern New England College School of Law2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Karen Stolp Poirier2016 - Present
PartnerHolmes & Poirier2012 - Present
AssociateTrendowski & Allen2010 - 2012
Civil Court ClerkTolland Superior Court, State of Connecticut Judicial Branch2008 - 2010
ExternConnecticut State's Attorney's Office2008 - 2008
Student ProsecutorState of Massachusetts2007 - 2007
InternPratt & Whitney2005 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Manchester Republican Town CommitteeMember2014 - Present
U.S. District Court, District of ConnecticutAdmitted to Practice2012 - Present
Middlesex County Bar AssociationMember2010 - 2012
Old Saybrook Chamber of CommerceMember2010 - 2012
Essex Board of TradeMember2010 - 2012
Federalist SocietyVice President2005 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Nadeau v. BarryRuling in favor of plaintiff mother.
Hartery v. Black Bear HartfordClaim against bar withdrawn
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Publication nameTitleDate
Hartford CourantLocal Women Open Law Firm Servicing the Greater Hartford and Greater New London Areas2013
NewsletterFamily Law & Fido2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western New England College School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of New HavenLegal Studies/Public AffairsBS - Bachelor of Science2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
University of New Haven ConvocationCollege2010