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Steven M Allinson

Probate Attorney at Wallingford, CT

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Elder law

    16 years, 400 cases

  2. Estate planning

    16 years, 400 cases

  3. Guardianship

    16 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Probate

    16 years, 1,000 cases

  5. Personal injury

    16 years, 100 cases

  6. Business

  7. Criminal defense

Attorney Steven Allinson earned his Juris Doctor from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2007 and was awarded a Dean's Scholarship.  While attending Quinnipiac, Steve worked for the Quinnipiac University Legal Clinic helping the community by providing free legal services.  Steve earned the maximum clinical credits allowed by the school, and upon graduation he was awarded the prestigious Excellence in Clinical Work Award.

Steve graduated from Bryant College in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Actuarial Mathematics and Business Administration with a Minor in Political Science.  While attending Bryant, he was a Brother of the Delta Kappa Epsilon and a Dean's Scholar.

Steve was admitted to the State of Connecticut Bar in November 2007. He is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Steve joined several of these organizations while attending law school and is an active member in each. He is also a proponent for Elder Rights and is an active advocate in the community.

While attending Law School, Steve worked as a law clerk for three years at Lynch, Traub, Keefe and Errante, a prestigious firm in New Haven. Upon graduation, Attorney Allinson had the privilege of clerking for several judges in New Haven Superior Court and working on cases in many different areas of law. 

Currently, Attorney Allinson works as an Of Counsel Associate for Kennelly & Associates, LLC, in Hartford, CT, and is in private practice here at Allinson & Associates, LLC. Steve uses his expertise in several areas of law to further those values he learned while working at the Quinnipiac University Legal Clinic; specifically, he uses the law to try and improve the quality of living of all those around him. Often, you can see him representing clients that can not afford a lawyer in the surrounding Probate Courts.

Currently, Steve resides in Wallingford, CT.  He is a an officer of Hiram Lodge #1 in New Haven, volunteers in his free time at Masonicare, an elder care facility in Wallingford, and serves as a Director on multiple Boards of Masonicare. Often you can find him fishing, golfing, at the gym, at a concert, skiing, travelling, or off on an adventure.

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Allinson & Associates, LLC
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Wallingford, CT, 06492

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Posted by Bill | March 31, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wholeheartedly Recommend!
Steven Allinson is a highly professional Attorney who advised and represented me throughout the Probate of my sister's estate. Mr. Allinson was very knowledgeable and explained clearly the various facets of the process. He was always very responsive and kept me informed of developments notwithstanding the added challenges of Covid and my being out of state. His fees seemed very reasonable and he provided helpful guidance that enabled me to complete some of the more straightforward steps on my own. In addition, he recommended a very responsible CPA to prepare taxes for the estate. In short, it was a real pleasure working with Mr. Allinson, whom I wholeheartedly recommend.
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Posted by Cindy | May 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Attorney Allinson recently assisted our family in completing our Estate Planning documents. Throughout the entire process he answered our questions and explained matters to the fullest. When we met to finalize the paperwork, he and his staff were incredibly professional. Our family is relieved that this very important task was dealt with by an attorney who was knowledgeable and competent.
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Posted by Peter | March 3, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Consulted with attorney today, he was very patient and very thorough! Worth every nickel!
Posted by Krystal | August 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Allinson was so amazing. He worked with me for about two and a half years trying to get my children back with me. He was so kind, patient and extremely thorough with everything i needed to accomplish. On top of it all he helped me while I'm living in a different state and my children were in Connecticut to get them back here to live with me. I could have never succeeded without him on my side and i can't even express the gratitude i have and the happiness he has fiven to me and my children for this chance to be reunited. Any one that gets Mr. Allinson as an attorny is truely blessed. All i can say is thank you from the bottom of my heart!
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Posted by Donna | June 10, 2012
After an unpleasant experience with a previous attorney, I was fortunate to find Attorney Allinson. His knowledge and dedication, mixed with keeping me well informed, made me feel secure and confident in his ability. In other words -- a JOB WELL DONE !!
Posted by Edward S. | June 4, 2012
Probate Help
Mr Allinson was very helpful in taking care of my fathers estate including probate and other issues that arose. He is extremely knowledgeable was considerate and compassionate during the uneasy times. Steven was aware of our needs, anticipated issues and was very attentive and answered all our questions promptly.
Posted by Andrew | May 30, 2012
Thoughtful and Trustworthy
Steve is thoughtful, direct and timely. Steve did exactly what he said he would and he did it when he said he would. In my interactions with him he was highly competent and trustworthy, just what I'm looking for in an attorney. I have no reservations with Steve and look forward to working with him again in the future.
Posted by Tom | May 18, 2012
Steve is everything one can desired in an attorney. Everything that we discussed was done exactly how we planned and done in a timely manner. He kept me well informed through out the entire legal proceeding via phone and email. Never once was i worried about the case nor were there any surprises. Thank You!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-350 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-50%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Kennelly & Associates, LLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Allinson & Associates, LLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Temp
  • Safeco Insurance Companies Of America
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • The Employment Law Group, PC
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Temporary Assistant Clerk
  • State Of Connecticut, Judicial Branch
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Lynch Traub Keefe & Errante, PC
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Sales Manager
  • Namco
  • 1996 - 2003
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  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Bryant College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003


  • Connecticut Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • 2012 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Estates and Probate Section
  • 2012 - Present
  • Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2004 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • French
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Excellence in Clinical Work
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • 2007
  • Dean's Scholar
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • 2004
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  • Connecticut Bar Association Section publication
  • An Apple a Day
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • What Exactly is Palliative Care and How Do You Ask Your Doctor for it?
  • Requesting Palliative Care
  • 2013
  • Law and Therapy
  • Confidentiality and Subpoenas
  • 2013
  • An Apple a Day
  • iPad in the Law Office
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (9)
Endorse Steven
Elder law Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve is responsive, reliable and respected."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve is an accessible and smart attorney. He is effective at navigating the world of probate and trusts and estates."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steve is an excellent lawyer who zealously represents his clients and cares deeply for their issues. He is the kind of lawyer I would want on my side if I needed to hire counsel."
Probate Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Atty. Allinson on multiple cases--many of which have been hotly contested. In each case, Atty. Allinson was prepared, knowledgeable, and honest--all without ego. If I need a probate lawyer, I will ask Atty. Allinson to represent me."
Probate Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Steve on a number of probate matters in the New Haven Regional Children's Probate Court and the New Haven Probate court. Attorney Allinson is well versed in probate and estate law. Steve goes above and beyond in representing his clients zealously and with true compassion. I would not hesitate to endorse Attorney Allinson's work. He is a rising star in the bar."
Probate Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Stand up guy. No games. Responsive and reasonable. Works hard for his clients and represents them well. Would refer to him if occasion arises. Robert James Naccarato, Esq."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steve has been a pleasure to work with. His intellect and work ethic make him an asset on any case. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is a wealth of knowledge in probate / estate matters and I find myself consulting with him regularly."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Steve for three years first as a colleague and then as a friend. I have always been impressed with the level of knowledge and professionalism that he has in the area of guardianship and conservatorships. It is clear that he cares about doing the right thing for his clients and for the people entrusted to his care and that he will go to great lengths to make sure that their needs are met the right way the first time. The depth and breadth of his knowledge in his field of practice is readily apparent and he has always been willing to share his expertise and knowledge with me and other colleagues."
Probate Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse Steven Allison for any position in the legal field. Steve is professional, competent, honest and a quick learner. I have worked closely with Steve on numerous probate cases and have often sought his counsel on legal matters. Steven Allison, would be an asset to any firm or organization. He a community oriented individual that shows interest and concern for clients and friends. I find it difficult at best to recommend a friend in a written manner. It lacks the personal feelings a person might have for a friend and college. Keith V. Sittnick, Esq."
Elder law Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a man who understands the principals of virtue and morality. I happily refer clients to him and am always pleased to hear how satisfied they are with his services. He is honorable and forthright and has a wonderful work ethic. I am proud to call him my friend and Brother Attorney."
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