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Brian Dieter Kaschel

Juvenile law Attorney at Fairfield, CT

3.7   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Brian

Learn Brian’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation

    28 years

  2. Juvenile law
    Represent parents in child neglect and abuse cases involving the Department of Children and Families (DCF). Tried over 100 cases against DCF in Juvenile Court. Court appointed to represent children in children in DCF Neglect cases. Represent children in delinquency cases where a minor has been charged with a crime.

    28 years

  3. Personal injury

    28 years

  4. Probate

    28 years

I have been practicing law since 1996 and have learned the value of building strong relationships with my clients.  I offer my valued clients the skill and experience of a large law firm with the personal attention that a solo practictioner can provide.  I work with my clients personally to help determine the course of action best suited to the client's particular situation and desired outcome.


Law Office of Brian D. Kaschel
183 Sherman Street
Fairfield, CT, 06824
Law Office of Brian D. Kaschel
1100 Summer Street
Stamford, CT, 06905
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3.7 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Kori | March 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazed with Brian
Brian took my case even though the odds were against me (I was told that I had about 10% chance of the court deciding in my favor). Patiently working with me and methodically in my case, we came into the courtroom more than prepared and he represented me there with a grace and eloquence that was astounding, and I have some experience observing trial lawyers. I am delighted to say that, in the end, the court found in my favor. I was more than delighted, for a lot was weighing on this verdict. Thank you, Brian, from both me and my family - for we were all impacted.
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Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Representation
Brian is a really sophisticated lawyer, has great connections and got me the best results. He handled my case with excellent strategy and was super attentive to the particular needs of my issues. Highly, highly recommend!
Posted by Richard | April 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This attorney did not do what he said he would. He was very rude and short with my wife and I. We hired him to help us but he made absolutely no help at all. He often talked down to us and also charged an extremely high rate. We where not happy with him at all and fired him as a result.
Response from Brian Kaschel December 22, 2023
This entire review is false. And in fact, Richard Saymon was never a client of mine. I declined to represent him (he has prior felony convictions/incarceration) and referred him to another attorney. Here is some context: He was also incarcerated for being found guilty for other offenses I would not represent him and referred his case elsewhere
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  • Hourly Rates $ 400-500 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Office Of The Chief State's Attorney
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Support Enforcement Officer
  • State Of Connecticut Dept Of Social Services Bureau Of Child Support Enforcement
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Caseflow Coordinator
  • State Of Connecticut, Judicial Branch
  • 1994 - 1995


  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • St Bonaventure University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • DCF Appeal
  • Appeal successful - judgment reversed
  • United Services Automobile Assoc v. Estate of Kelly
  • The Appellate Court concluded that the driver's failure to render aid was excluded from the homeowner's insurance policy
  • Divorce trial - property distribution
  • The trial judge awarded $3.5 million to my client which represented the majority of the marital liquid assets


  • Greater Bridgeport Bar Association, Juvenile Committee
  • Chair Elect
  • 2012 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Mediator - Legal Fee Dispute Resolution Program
  • 2012 - Present
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State of Connecticut Superior Court
  • Special Master
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Association of Counsel for Children
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2000 - Present
  • Greater Bridgeport Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • 2000 - Present
  • Greater Bridgeport Bar Association, Juvenile Law Committee
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2000 - Present
  • State of Connecticut - Commission on Child Protection
  • Attorney Mentor
  • 2006 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certification for Attorney for Children and Guardian ad Litem
  • State of CT Judicial Branch
  • 2011
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • 2009
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • 2008
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • 2007
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  • Greater Bridgeport Bar Association publication
  • Juvenile Detention Risk Assessment
  • 2017
  • Greater Bridgeport Bar Association publication
  • Requesting Records for a DCF Client
  • 2017
  • Greater Bridgeport Bar Association publication
  • Orders of Temporary Custody in Juvenile Court
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Yale New Haven Seminar
  • "Overview of the Divorce Process in Connecticut"
  • 2011
  • University of Connecticut School of Law
  • "Critical Evidentiary Issues in Representing Parents"
  • 2010
  • University of Connecticut School of Law
  • "How to be an Appellate Minded Trial Lawyer"
  • 2008
  • Connecticut Bar Institute
  • "Strategy and Evidence in Child Protection Cases"
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
Endorse Brian
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Brian. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Juvenile law Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Juvenile law Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. In my dealings with him he has always been open and honest about his intentions and skilled in the execution of his practice. A caring professional who brings the profession honor."
General practice Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Kaschel and my firm share a suite in Fairfield, and I have had the pleasure and opportunity to work with Brian numerous times. He is an intelligent, knowledgeable and diligent attorney. I, and my clients, have consulted with Brian on family and litigation matters and his advice, reliability and responsiveness are second to none. Client feedback is always highly positive, and he is a pleasure to work with. I would not hesitate to recommend Attorney Kaschel to anyone needing legal representation, and it is a pleasure to provide this endorsement."
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