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Kate L Rizzo

Family Attorney at Wallingford, CT

3.7   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1988
    Active No misconduct found

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Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C.
150 South Main Street
Wallingford, CT, 06492-4217


3.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Karen | April 26, 2015
Highly regarded family law attorney ...
When I was new to Wallingford and in need of a family law attorney I was told that Kate Rizzo was not only the best on town, but the best in the Greater New Haven area. Having been told that I consulted Attorney Rizzo on two separate occasions for different family law related matters. I found her not only to be extremely knowledgeable and professional, but also straight forward, practical and compassionate. In short, Kate possesses all the qualities needed in an attorney who has chosen to work in family law, an area of practice where emotions can run high and litigants can so easily lose sight of what's most important. I highly recommend Kate Rizzo.
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2009
Guardian Ad Litem
Attorney Rizzo was appointed Guardian Ad Litem for my son a year and a half ago. Initially I was concerned about having someone whom I knew nothing about assigned to represent my son. However, my concerns were soon alleviated as I came to recognize Attorney Rizzo's ability to gracefully handle my son's difficult situation. Trust is imperative in a relationship such as theirs and her straightforwardness and honesty has made him feel well cared for and respected. She is an effective advocate,maintaining an unbiased view,one in which the child's well being is of only concern. I only hope other families experiencing turbulent times might be as fortunate as my son, represented by such an adept and compassionate attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2014
Unprofessional and illprepared
I recently used her in a child custody case. She was unprofessional, unprepared and billed me for documents she created that she knew the court would not review. $1000 for a single plan she knew she had no power to create or enforce. Please do not use her.


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


AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C.
  • 1987 - Present


  • University of Bridgeport
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of Connecticut
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Fenn-Hodson v. Hodson
  • Court accepted my recommendation as GAL
  • Ruggerio v. Ruggerio
  • Successful representation of minor chldren as GAL


  • New Haven County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Meriden Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Honors and Awards

  • Honor Society
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • 1987
  • Law Review
  • University of Bridgeport Law School
  • 1986

Speaking Engagements

  • Guardian ad litem seminar
  • Guardian ad litem
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

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Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kate is a fantastic attorney who effectively represents clients during difficult times. She approaches each matter with a wonderful balance of toughness and compassion. Moreover, I learned everything I know about family law from Kate. I highly recommend her!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kate is a highly effective divorce and family law attorney. She is known by her clients, colleagues and the family law judges of our state as a capable, tough and fair lawyer, who represents her clients--adults and children alike--with intellectual acumen, exceptional legal skill and sincere compassion. I recommend her highly."
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