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Laurie B Giles

Employment and labor Attorney at Trumbull, CT

5.0   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Laurie

Learn Laurie’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    25%
    Practice includes wrongful termination, discrimination, severance/separation agreements, executive contracts, FMLA, sexual harassment .

    35 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    20%
    Practice limited to pre-divorce planning, mediation, uncontested amicable divorce, post-judgment modifications and contempt.

    35 years

  3. Mediation
    20%
    From divorce to deciding on care for aging loved ones, to resolving estate division disagreements, families often find themselves in a tug-of-war. Mediation will guide you through resolving the issues and find a workable solution. It's a Win-Win

  4. Uncontested divorce
    20%
    Practice limited to pre-divorce planning, mediation, uncontested amicable divorce, post-judgment modifications and contempt.

  5. Estate planning
    10%
    Unlike a traditional estate plan that plans for your death, a life and legacy plan is a plan for your life. A life and legacy plan allows you to: Protect your assets, decide medical treatment, determine the legacy you leave

  6. Elder law
    5%
    We have the experience to help ensure your loved one receives the best possible care and service while keeping their dignity intact and family assets protected. Practice includes medicaid protection and application submission.

 

The Law Office of Laurie Giles is committed to providing high-quality service at a reasonable cost.  The Choice Billing program allows you to decide how much you will spend for legal fees and you can select payment arrangements that make sense for your budget and goals. We NEVER require a large upfront retainer. 

 Attorney/Mediator Laurie Giles has a proven track record of utilizing creative approaches to find innovative solutions that achieve clients' goals. With more than 30 years of experience, Laurie has the knowledge and skill to protect your rights and get the results you need and deserve.  

Laurie is a highly trained mediator with a certificate in Family Mediation from Syracuse University. Attorney Giles is one of the only Connecticut mediators to have specific training in family financial matters. 

 Laurie is the author of What Now? Elder Planning and What Now? Divorce Planning.  She holds a J.D. from Rutgers University, M. Ed. from Eastern Nazarene College and a BS. from Springfield College.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location

Laurie Giles
799 Silver Lane
Trumbull, CT, 06611

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2021
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Great Attorney
Attorney Laurie represented me in my divorce. Never once did I doubt I was in the best possible hands. Phone calls were returned without delay, and I was updated on a weekly basis. I'd recommend Attorney Laurie to anyone that is looking for an attorney that goes the extra mile without hesitation.
Posted by Ed | February 20, 2019
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Lifelong respect
I grew up with Laurie and have had a high level of respect for her both as a friend and neighbor and as a lawyer. Laurie recently helped me navigate through the challenges of creating a Living Trust, Power of Attorney and Healthcare plan. After recently loosing my mom I realized the importance of having all of this in place for my son. Thank you Laurie for making the process easy to understand and one that helped me put everything in place for the future.
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Posted by Barry | February 7, 2019
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Mr.
I have been working with Atty. Giles for the past 2 plus Years. My mother was suffering from dementia and Atty. Giles had all of the right answers and advice. Having dealt with her own parents with elder care I felt very comfortable of the fact that she new the ins and outs of this degree of care. She is thorough, attentive, and she cares about her clients.
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Posted by David | February 7, 2019
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Excellent Elder Law
I used Attorney Giles to get my brother on Medicaid. She and her Paralegal got the job done in only 3 months. I couldn’t believe how fast. Attorney Giles has lots of experience in Elder Law and really cares about the elderly as well .
Posted by Donna | February 3, 2019
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Elder Law
When I retired, I had a need to establish a living trust. Laurie Giles not only guided me through the process, but has been very personable and caring on a personal human level. If you want personalized service, Laurie is the attorney for you!
Posted by Lori | February 2, 2019
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Holisic Attorney
Attorney Giles representive me with a Lump Sum buyout from my former husband. The case was difficult to say the least. Her patience and hard work helped me come to a fair and equitable conclusion.
Posted by Kelli | February 2, 2019
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Amazing
Laurie has made my experience with family court as smooth as it possibly could’ve been. She is exceptional at what she does and she is very easy to communicate with. She listens to our concerns and she is honest in her answers. I would (and have) recommend her to anyone who needed help.
Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2018
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Recommendation / Professional Services
In 2017, I was searching for a divorce attorney who had the qualifications and a humanistic approach, when I came upon Laurie Giles website. There were many recommendations from prior clients who were satisfied with her service. Additionally, she made the process affordable by offering a payment plan. When I met with Laurie for our initial consultation, she immediately put me at ease and listened to my objectives and strategy, in order to facilitate a smooth transition throughout the divorce process. In the second meeting, Laurie had a plan of action and walked me through the power point presentation she had customized using our prior discussion points. She is an excellent listener and communicator. My divorce was handled professionally and expediently. I would absolutely and highly recommend her to anyone who is seeking a divorce attorney to represent them.
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Posted by James | September 10, 2018
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Never disappointed
After reading Attorney Giles review, I decided to hire her to represent me in my divorce. My situation was quite a tough one but Laurie kept it all under control in a professional way. I avoided trial due to her expertise in negotiations. I will highly recommend her service. Everything I read about her was true. My expectations were exceeded. And as an added bonus, you could sign up for a payment plan.
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Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2017
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Resourceful and Efficient
Ms. Giles was efficient in resolving a legal matter for me. Ms. Giles remained supportive throughout the entire ordeal. Ms. Giles gave me peace of mind throughout the process. Ms. Giles was very knowledgeable and concise. I appreciate her assistance and support during that entire process.
Posted by Brenda | December 31, 2016
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Divorce Attorney
I was referred to Laurie, after seeking for a second opinion attorney, not happy with my previous. Laurie was very knowledgeable, genuine, explained strategy and potential outcomes. Her expertise and understanding of my situation is just what I needed. Already stressed out from this case being resolved, I decided without a doubt to let Laurie represent me. Wow, got favorable results and an agreement in a month's time.
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Posted by Robin | November 21, 2016
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Highly recommend Laurie
I hired Laurie 11 years ago when I was going through my divorce. Hiring an attorney at that time can scary because you are so vulnerable. It was one of the best decisions I've made. Never once did I feel she did not have my or my children's best interest as a primary focus. Her knowledge and compassion kept me focused on what was important. Having had a mother that was diagnosed with Alzheimers I learned first hand the importance of preparing financially. Laurie once again guided me through the process helping me prepare my estate and make Healthcare decisions so my children would not have to. Most recently worked with Laurie regarding a business issue. I have referred Laurie to personal friends and my own clients and will continue to do so. Something I don't do lightly. As a bad referral reflects on me. Every person has come back to thank me.
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Posted by Nina | November 16, 2016
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A Pleasure to Work With
Laurie pays attention to detail and she is quick to reply whenever help is needed. She is knowledgeable, understanding and there for support when I come to her with questions and concerns regarding my case.
Posted by Lori | November 16, 2016
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Divorce lawyers
I hired Laurie Giles to represent me in my divorce. I found her to be extremely professional as well as very sensitive to my situation. What I admired about Attorney Giles was her attention to detail. Her prompt return phone calls to me, as well as our many meetings. We managed to come to terms within a timely manor. I would highly recommend Laurie Giles, and if I need an attorney in the future, she would be the one I would choose.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Family Special Master
  • Connecticut Superior Court- Fairfield County
  • 1999 - Present
  • Mediator
  • Mediator Privately Retained & Court Appointed
  • 1997 - Present
  • Court appointed attorney
  • Probate Court Of Connecticut
  • 1991 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Attorney Laurie B. Giles
  • 1989 - Present
  • Court Appointed Attorney
  • Conn. Probate
  • 1989 - Present
  • Professor
  • Eastern Nazarene College
  • 2010 - 2016
  • General Counsel
  • Partners in Care
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Attorney for Minor Children
  • Superior Court of Connecticut
  • 1999 - 2011
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • Connecticut Superior Court
  • 1999 - 2011
  • General Counsel
  • East End Development
  • 1989 - 1999
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Education

  • Eastern Nazarene College
  • MA - Masters
  • 2015
  • Rutgers University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Springfield College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1984

Associations

  • Black Attorney Resources Association
  • President
  • 2018 - Present
  • National Black Lawyers
  • 2017 - Present
  • Black Attorney Resources Association
  • Founding Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Special Masters Program
  • Special Master
  • 1999 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • "10 Best Attorneys" for Connecticut
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • The National Black Lawyers – Top 100
  • The National Black Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Best of Fairfield County
  • Connecticut post
  • 2016
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Publications

  • Book
  • What Now? Divorce Planning
  • 2011
  • Book
  • What Now? Elder Planning
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Divorce Litigation From Start to Finish
  • Divorce Case Intake and Pre-litigation tactics
  • 2018
  • Family Law Start to Finish
  • Ethics
  • 2017
  • Family Law form Start to finish
  • Settlement Negotiations
  • 2017
  • 8th Annual Mentoring Conference
  • New Prospectives In Mentoring
  • 2015
  • American Association of Law Schools- ADR Section
  • Keeping Family Ties Tied- Using Mediation To Resolve Sibling Conflict Around Elder Law and Estates
  • 2013
  • NAACP National Convention
  • Police Misconduct
  • 2005
  • International Family Law Association
  • Gypsy Life: The Realities Of Shared Custody
  • 2005
  • National Business Institute
  • Student Rights In Connecticut
  • 2003
  • National Business Institute
  • Ethics In School Law In Connecticut
  • 2003
  • National Business Institute
  • Drafting Wills That Protect Client Interests
  • 2003
  • National Business Institute
  • Working Through Key Estate Planning Issues
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (17)
Endorse Laurie
Family Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Giles is extremly competent and knows her way around the court room. A must have for family law."
Family Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Laurie is and incredibly devoted attorney who both zealously advocates for her clients and addresses opposing counsel with respect and dignity. She is very reasonable and a pleasure to work with."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Giles nows her stuff. She is highly regarded in the community and by her fellow attorneys. Every interaction with her has been pleasant and she is extremely helpful. I endorse this attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Giles is an experienced divorce and estate planning lawyer. She brings her wealth of experience and tenancity to any matter with the goal of getting her clients exactly what they want and need."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, Laurie is an outstanding family law attorney. Highly recommended!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse Atty Laurie B. Giles. Atty Giles has many years of experience in Divorce, Custody and Family Law and has the knowledge and skills needed to help clients accomplish their goals. She is a zealous advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Laurie is a great communicator who works very hard for her clients in divorce and family law matters. She is a conscientious and diligent attorney who leaves no stone unturned in representing her clients."
Family Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney Giles is an incredibly knowledgeable and capable advocate. She represents her clients passionately and in our matter she facilitated a fair and reasonable resolution of the case."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Atty. Giles is well versed in the area of family law. She is creative and achieves successful resolutions for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is committed to her clients and her community. Her commitment results in good outcomes for those who engage her."
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