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Andrew Stephen Knott

Probate Attorney at Cheshire, CT

4.8   16 reviews
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  • Licensed for 20 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2003
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About Andrew

Learn Andrew’s areas of practice.

Practice areas

Andrew’s area of practice consists all aspects of probate, trust, estate, and elder law, including special needs and bioethics with all associated planning, administration, and litigation in all courts and fora, whether local, state, or federal. He has particular experience in international probate involving cross-border issues. There are few parts of these fields that Andrew has not covered at some point.

Andrew is active in local, state, and national communities, both professionally, and charitably.

Knott & Knott is law practice with a long history and deep ties to the state and community. The firm has been in existence in New Haven County since 1918 and represented the Town of Cheshire for over 35 years. We view our profession as our way we serve our community, employees, and families.

We see practicing law to be a privilege and an honor which we take seriously. We have a truly excellent record and reputation for competence and ethics, and encourage you to give us a search online; we also enjoy what we do. We enjoy meeting new clients and solving their problems. When you do come to our office, you will find a relaxed atmosphere without pretensions. We offer every person the opportunity for an introductory meeting without worrying about payment. Some people's problems can be solved in our first meeting while other problems need our representation; regardless, we take the time to listen to your entire story and ask questions and hopefully provide you with an answer. Our goal is not to land a client, but to build a relationship.

A note about our fees: We are well-aware of the public’s view of lawyers and legal fees. You will find our fees to be very competitive; we look at each situation individually, and come up with a fee structure that works for your particular case and financial situation. Your case may require hourly payment, a flat-fee, a contingency, or a combination of all three. We tend not to charge our clients for short phone calls or quick visits and work very hard to ensure that our fee agreement and our invoices are transparent and fair to you. We know that trust is hard-earned and easily lost.


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Knott & Knott LLC
125 Main Street
Cheshire, CT, 06410


4.8 / 5.0
  16 customer reviews
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Posted by Alex | November 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Dedicated and Top Notch
Andrew and his firm work their absolute hardest to deliver the best results for their clients. Attorney Andrew Knott is diligent, ethical, extremely competent in the work he does, and he does it with charisma. Robert Santoro, Esq. assisted on my case as well, and I extend the same compliments to him, as well as all other staff members who worked on our case. My mother and I had a rough time while our case was litigated for roughly two years. But there was always clear communication, transparency, honesty, and a sense of trustworthiness we were able to hold onto while the courts went through their motions. Lawsuits can turn a person into a basket case, and he handled all of our concerns with the utmost respect and patience. He was able to see through all of what was happening in our case and delivered results. I wholeheartedly recommend Andrew Knott and his firm to service your legal matters.
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Posted by Linda | March 30, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
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Money distribution from an estate
Attorney Andrew Stephen Knott did an excellent job of representing and communicating with me in settling the estate of a relative . I would definitely recommend him to others !
Posted by Christina | September 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Probate Atty - highly recommend
I would not have chosen anyone else to handle my family's probate needs. While working on my father-in-law's estate, a few unforeseen matters popped up that required expert handling. Attorney Knott not only took care of EVERYTHING for us, he never wanted us to worry about anything regarding the estate. He knew exactly what to do. I felt like we were in the best of hands at all times. He is extremely trustworthy, knowledgeable, and kind.
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Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2019
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Andrew Knott, Esquire
I live out of state from Connecticut lawyer Andrew Knott. I called him for advice about CT law and he gave me advice several times without asking for any fee. He was very helpful and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Carol | June 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review for Attorney Andrew S. Knott
I met Attorney Andrew S. Knott through Lawyer Referral Service of New Haven County Bar Association. Following an initial consultation, I hired him to resolve a complicated estate of which I was Personal Representative. He clearly communicated the terms of his services and maintained ongoing contact to explain case developments and clarify issues. He put forth significant effort. I appreciate Attorney Knott's transparency, in establishing a professional working relationship through treating clients with honesty, fairness and respect. Thank you.
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Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Andrew is an exemplary attorney. I needed to hire him for a conservator case. He is well versed in the law and understands intricate details on how to navigate the probate court. Andrew was successful in helping us achieve a positive result in our case. My family was in a very tough situation. I was very impressed at how he was able to help our family navigate through one of our lowest points. Andrew was able to understand and empathize with the stress the case brought to our family. He was very patient in translating the law to verbiage that we (non-attorneys) could understand and all of his actions helped to minimize the amount of stress that our family had to go through. There have been times when my acquaintances from out of state needed an attorney recommendation, and we requested a recommendation from him (since his bar did not cover that state). His recommendation came with such positive feedback that my acquaintances wanted to write Andrew a letter thanking him for the recommendation. This is not just a job to him. Andrew is passionate about what he does, cares for his clients and was instrumental in bringing about a positive outcome in our case.
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Posted by Christine | July 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Knott & Knott, LLC
I needed to hire an attorney to establish a pooled trust account for my elderly mother. I was referred to Attorney Andrew Knott from another reputable Attorney who no longer handled this type of case. What was a long, tedious and stressful process for me up to this point had finally come to an end after I hired Knott & Knott, LLC to help me. I was burnt out, stressed out and couldn’t handle anymore. The first meeting I had with Attorneys Knott and Holman it was like a ton of bricks being lifted off my shoulders. I left there with an overwhelming sense of confidence that they were going to handle everything and all I had to do was show up to court and sign a couple of documents and in a short period of time it was over. What I thought was going to push me over the edge, having to deal with attorneys and court, was actually my saving grace. I couldn’t be more pleased with the service they provided me for my mother and I can never thank them enough. I highly recommend Knott & Knott, LLC.
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Posted by Kim | September 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Intelligence and Integrity
Andrew has the expertise on how to handle any problem or situation you bring to him. He has helped our family, we have a special needs son, and Andrew has fought hard in getting the help we needed for our son and family. I would highly recommend Andrew and his firm.
Posted by Michael | September 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Unbounded Professional
Andrew's ability to tackle tough issues is remarkable. He stops at nothing to get the best results in any situation. His clear thinking and planning always results in a success outcome. I am thankful and grateful for everything he has done for me, and will always consult Andrew first when in need of legal assistance.
Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney
Attorney Knott has handled various matters for me, ranging representing me in probate estate matters to matters involving benefits and guardianship for my intellectually disabled child. I not only felt that Attorney Knott was well-versed in the law in each case, but I also felt that Attorney Knott was very personable and easy to talk to. Whenever I had to go to court with Attorney Knott, I felt that I was in very good hands. I would high recommend Attorney Knott and his office, and will return to them if I need further representation.
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Posted by Heidi and Susan | April 18, 2017
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Shortly after my Mom passed away, my sister and I met with Attorney Knott for advice regarding issues involved with her estate. Emotionally, it was a very difficult time for us and he was very understanding of the grief we felt. We were extremely impressed by his professionalism and his ability to make us feel very comfortable in dealing with the probate issues as well as other issues that came up with the estate. He is extremely easy to talk to about any matters of concern He informed us of all matters involving the settling of the estate and has worked diligently to resolve any issues that arose. We highly recommend Attorney Knott and cannot give him enough praise for his services.
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2015
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I was having difficulty dealing with an issue regarding Medicare coverage for a medical service my husband received. I contacted Mr. Knott for legal advice. He was persistent in his attempt to fully understand our situation and thoroughly researched the matter before offering a plan forward. Since then Attorney Knott has kept us abreast of all progress in a timely way. He has been realistic in his assessment of the case which has given me confidence in his knowledge and ability. My husband and I have been very pleased with Mr. Knott’s legal expertise and work ethic. We would highly recommend him to others dealing with Medicare challenges.
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Posted by Catherine | December 3, 2014
I was in need of an attorney to handle a somewhat contentious probate case for my daughter. Attorney Knott came highly recommended and has very much lived up to his reputation. He is excellently versed in the law as well as the process. His warm and reassuring personality has given me trust and confidence as he guides me through this difficult time. He keeps me well informed and has had enormous patience with my many questions. I remain impressed with his eloquence in the courtroom and observe the respect that he holds amongst his colleagues and judges. He is expeditious with obtaining necessary documentation and creative in his approach to obstacles. He has had great success in our case thus far. As a grieving parent, I appreciate Attorney Knott's sensitivity and support. A gentle man...a true reflection of his character!
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Posted by Ellen | June 9, 2014
Could Not Have Been in Better Hands
I live out of state but have been serving as conservator for a family member in CT. When an issue came up out of the blue I needed a lawyer immediately with skill in probate litigation and conservatorships. Andrew's reputation obviously precedes him because I was directed to him and no one else. Besides being very knowledgeable about the law and skilled in the courtroom he listens well, is compassionate and factors in what he knows about you as his client to the approaches he suggests taking in resolving your case. He is exceptional!
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Posted by Randal | July 16, 2013
Top Shelf Attorney!
I went to shop around for an attorney who I felt was not only well versed in the area I was needing representation but someone I felt I could trust. Luckily I went in Andrew,s doors first, because I got everything I was looking for. He helped me understand the legal parts that were confusing and always got right back to me when I had concerns or questions. Believe me, I have had other legal representation who left me hanging in limbo, but not this time. I fully endorse This firm for your legal matters.
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Dropped the Ball Completely
I have known Attorney Knott since childhood so naturally I contacted him when I was having issues with family members using fraudulent POA documents to loot my Mother in-law. We had a great conversation, he sent me an email with certain information he needed from me and said he would file paperwork the following week. I have not heard from him since our initial conversation. I have left several e and voicemails with no reply. Meanwhile I have had to obtain new counsel and leave my loved one in financial jeopardy for 2 extra weeks because of false promises on the behalf of attorney Knott. The law firms website is like ordering from a fast food menu. Everything is monitized and it is impossible to get in touch with the attorney.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Knott & Knott, LLC, Attorneys
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate
  • John K. Knott, Jr., Attorneys at Law
  • 2003 - 2008


  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • Cheshire Land Trust v Casey
  • We won.


  • Connecticut Bar Association, Committee on Professionalism
  • Chair, Symposium on Professionalism
  • 2012 - Present
  • Foundation of the New Haven County Bar
  • President-Elect
  • 2011 - Present
  • New Haven County Bar Association
  • Assistant Editor, Marble Columns
  • 2004 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Executive Committee
  • 2003 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Estates and Probate Section
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Academic Achievement Award
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • 2001

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (10)
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Elder law Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Andrew for a while now. He has helped me out on a number of cases and given me guidance on Elder Law issues I have come across in my practice. Andrew cares about his clients and is extremely knowledgeable. Overall a great person and great attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Knott is a talented lawyer and a valued contributor to this forum. I endorse him."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Knott has continuously impressed me with his extensive expertise and his commitment to his clients. I highly recommend him for any estate planning or probate matter."
Probate Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Happy and proud to call Attorney Knott a colleague. Simply no one else I would trust more with my own family's affairs than Knott & Knott."
Probate Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney Knott and I were opponents in a Probate Matter. Although his client retained him part way through the case, he quickly familiarized himself with the facts of the matter and worked diligently to obtain an outcome his client was very pleased with."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Andy is a great listener and great problem solver. He not only has a firm grasp of the law, but knows its practical applications. This serves his clients well as he is efficient and focused on the key issues. In addition, he is leader within his area of expertise."
Probate Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Knott is a diligent attorney who works hard for his clients and is an excellent member of the legal community. He is very knowledgeable on legal issues and works hard to ensure his clients receive the best representation possible. I have no hesitation recommending this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney Knott is diligent and very knowledgable. He works hard for his clients and is honest. I highly reccomend him. He was great as opposing counsel on several matters and I do not heasitate to reccomend him!"
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Cheshire Probate Lawyer Andrew Stephen Knott
Andrew Stephen Knott
Probate Attorney
Cheshire, CT
Licensed for 20 years
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