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About me

I am a practical lawyer. My goal is always to resolve matters to my client's full satisfaction in a timely manner, within the bounds of what the law allows. Whether that is through negotiation, or litgation, or some other alternative, I have the experience to guide my clients to successful resolutions of their matters, or to connect them with other attorneys who can do so. As a young and social lawyer, I am active in the community and have developed a network of trusted, qualified attorneys, who handle matters that I do not. 


I also have the wonderful asset of working with my father and his 50 years of experience, so when I have a question, I can always consult with him. I hope to continue the tradition of excelence that my father has delivered for half a century.


Personally, I  love New Haven, I serve on the Zoning Board of Appeals, and have a deep commitment to seeing this City remain a vibrant, safe, and strong community. 


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 60%
    12 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. Landlord & Tenant: 20%
    10 years, 400 cases
  3. General Practice: 10%
    12 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Probate: 10%
    10 years, 50 cases



Hourly ($150-275/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (15 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Kevin M Casini

    Attorney Trachten is a knowledgable, pleasant and responsive attorney. He serves his clients ethically and zealously and is considered a valuable resource in our field.


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Contact info

Trachten Law Firm LLC

679 State St
New Haven, CT, 06511-6509


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
CATIC award in Real Property LawQuinnipiac University2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior AttorneyTrachten Law Firm, LLC2010 - 2014
AttorneyTrachten Law Firm, LLC2005 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Haven Zoning Board of AppealsChair2016 - Present
New Haven County Bar Association, Real Estate CommitteeMember2010 - Present
New Haven Zoning Board of AppealsMember2009 - Present
New Haven County Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Pollard V. Mutual Housing Association of South Central CT., Inc.Judgment for the Defendant
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Publication nameTitleDate
New Haven IndependentConflicts of Interest2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Quinnipiac University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Southern Connecticut State UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Undisclosed Non-Profit ClientLandlord-Tenant Law2014