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Hamden & New Haven County, CT Attorney Kristen Wolf

is a partner and owner of Wolf & Shore, LLC.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Connecticut  School of Business in 2006 and her Juris Doctor degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2009. While in law school, Attorney Wolf had the honor of serving as the Student Bar Association Treasurer and the Finance Committee Chair and also received several awards including Excellence in Clinical Work.  Prior to opening Wolf & Shore, LLC, Attorney Wolf was a partner at a small general practice law firm in Orange, Connecticut.   Attorney Wolf also previously clerked at the Hartford Superior Court and worked as a legal assistant in a private practice in Stamford, Connecticut.  While attending UCONN, Attorney Wolf interned at the Public Defenders’ Office in Hartford, Connecticut.

Attorney Wolf is licensed to practice in the state of Connecticut and is currently a member of the  New Haven County Bar Association, including the Family Law Committee, Trusts, Estates and Probate Committee, Lawyers Lounge Committee, Membership Committee,  Young Lawyers Section, and is also the co-chair of the Solo and Small Firms Committee.  Attorney Wolf is also a member of the American Bar Association,  Milford Bar AssociationWest Haven Bar Association, and Connecticut Bar Association, including Family Law, Estates and Probate and Young Lawyers Sections, as well as serving as co-chair for the Children in the Law Committee of the Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee.  Kristen Wolf is also a participating attorney for the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund and serves as Assigned Counsel for the Office of the Chief Public Defender at the Bristol and Hartford Geographical Area (GA) courts and he Hartford Juvenile court for child protection and delinquency matters, as well as guardian ad litem in the Meriden and Middlesex Judicial Districts.   In addition, Attorney Wolf has completed the GAL/AMC training session offered by the Connecticut Commission on Child Protection as well as the National Institute of Trial Advocacy’s training.  Most recently, Attorney Wolf was also selected to become part of the New Haven’s Finest Professionals Class of 2013.

Outside of her legal endeavors, Attorney Wolf is also actively involved in the community.  She serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Dan Orlovsky Foundation which works to provide opportunities for Connecticut’s children who are in need.




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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 35%
    7 years
  2. Probate: 20%
    7 years
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    7 years
  4. Juvenile: 20%
  5. Child Support: 5%
    7 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • John Jeffrey Mager

    I wholeheartedly endorse Attorney Wolf. She is dedicated to her client's cause.


    John Mager Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Carmina Kathy Tessitore

    Attorney Wolf's professionalism and competence is reflected in each matter she takes on. A wonderful person and attorney, I strongly recommend her and her firm.


    Carmina Tessitore Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Wolf & Shore, LLC

3190 Whitney Ave, Building 5
Hamden, CT, 06518


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
2016 Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2016
Distinguished in Dispute Resolution 2016Acquisition International2016
Most Outstanding Law Firm of 2016, USAWealth & Finance, International2016
Top 10 Attorneys Under the Age of 40National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Inc.2016
Best for Juvenile Law 2016-ConnecticutLegal Elite Corp America2016
Sustained Excellence in Family Law – USAM & A Awards, Corporate Live Wire Awards2015
Fees, Billing and Collection Tools and StrategiesConnecticut Bar Association2015
Voices of Experience-Law Practice ManagementConnecticut Bar Association2015
Best Client Communications in Family Law – USAAcquisition International Legal Awards2015
Best for Real Estate Transactions – ConnecticutM & A Awards, Corporate Live Wire Awards2015
Excellence in Estate Planning Law – USAM&A Awards, Corporate Live Wire Awards2015
Family Disputes Firm of the Year: ConnecticutAcquisition International2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
10 Best Under 40American Institute of Family Law Attorneys2014
Top 10 Attorneys Under 40National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2014
Best Family Legal Agency in ConnecticutBest Attorneys Online2014
Most Trusted Family Law Specialists of the Year: USAAcquisition International2014
Marketplace Excellence AwardConnecticut Better Business Bureau2013
Pro Bono AwardConnecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers Section2013
New Haven's Finest ProfessionalsCystic Fibrosis Foundation2013
Merit ScholarshipQuinnipiac University School of Law2008
Excellence in Clinical WorkQuinnipiac University School of Law2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner/OwnerWolf & Shore, LLC2012 - Present
Assigned CounselOffice Of The Chief Public Defender2011 - Present
Temporary Assistant ClerkConnecticut Judicial Branch2009 - 2009
PartnerRiordan, Cutting & Shore, LLP2009 - 2011
Legal InternNortheast Utilities2009 - 2009
Legal Administrative AssistantLaw Offices of James M. Rubino2008 - 2008
Legal InternOffice of the Public Defender2006 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Quinnipiac University School of Law Family and Juvenile Law Society MentorMentor2013 - Present
New Haven Inn of CourtMember2013 - Present
Italian American Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Connecticut Italian-American Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
New Haven County Bar Association-Lawyer Referral ServiceMember2013 - Present
Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionChildren in the Law Committee Co-Chair2013 - Present
Quinnipiac Chamber of CommerceMember2013 - Present
New Haven County Bar AssociationSolo & Small Firm Practice chair2012 - Present
Connecticut Bar Association-Estates and Probate SectionMember2012 - Present
Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce-PULSEMember2012 - Present
New Haven County Bar Association, Trusts, Estates and Probate CommitteeMember2012 - Present
Milford Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
New Haven County Bar Association, Family Law CommitteeMember2011 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Connecticut Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2011 - Present
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2010 - Present
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionMembers2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
New Haven County Bar Association, Young Lawyers CommitteeMember2009 - Present
New Haven County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Dan Orlovsky FoundationTreasurer2006 - Present
New Haven Area Senior NetworkMember2012 - 2013
West Haven Bar AssociationMember2012 - 2013
Network of Executive WomenMember2012 - 2013
Hartford County Bar AssociationMember2009 - 2013
Publication nameTitleDate
Orange Town NewsGoing Through Tough Times? Tips for the Sandwich Generation2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Quinnipiac University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of ConnecticutFinance - Risk Management and InsuranceBS - Bachelor of Science2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
seminarfind it free in fast on the net: strategies for legal research on the web2014
Monthly MeetingTop 10 Tips for Estate Planning2013
Client SeminarBuilding a Confident Retirement2013
Weekly Rotarian Meeting - North Branford10 Tips for Estate Planning2012
Monthly MeetingTop 10 Tips for Estate Planning2012
Client SeminarBenefits of Early Estate Planning2011
Client SeminarConcerns of the Sandwich Generation2011