|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Lawyers||American Society of Legal Advocates||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Ray of Hope Award||Family Centers/Center for Hope||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Family Champion Award||Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies||2008|
|Distinguished Alumnus Award||Fordham Law Connecticut Alumni||2005|
|Pro Bono Award||Connecticut Bar Association||2001|
|Distinguished Service Award||King & Low-Heywood Thomas School||1998|
|Member||Siegel, Reilly & Kaufman, LLC||2009 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Norwalk Community College Foundation||Director||2012 - Present|
|Family Centers, Inc.||Senior Advisor, Former Director||2007 - Present|
|Kiwanis Club of Darien||Member, Past President||1986 - Present|
|Darien Police HQ Building Committee||Chairman||2008 - 2013|
|Center for Hope||Chairman, Board of Directors||2003 - 2005|
|Darien Board of Education||Member||2001 - 2011|
|Darien Board of Selectmen||Member||1997 - 2000|
|Fairfield County Bar Association||Co-Chair, Litigation Committee||1996 - 1998|
|Darien Charter Revision Commission||Chairman||1995 - 1997|
|King & Low-Heywood Thomas School||Trustee (President 1991-'98)||1989 - 1998|
|Fordham University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|Union College, Schenectady NY||Political Science||B.A.||1977|
|Regular meeting, Norwalk CT Accountants||Collaborative Divorce Practice||2011|
Posted by anonymous
George represented me on a dissolution case involving a complexity of delicate dimensions requiring listening, understanding, and developing a fair, mutually-acceptable solution, with specific timeframes and objectives in mind.
George was already known and trusted by the other party, which defused the situation partially to begin with, a tribute to prior interaction. Further, George was then quick to understand the complexities noted above, and took ample time to listen, take all input, and thoughtfully contemplate, then educate me on alternatives.
I felt this approach enabled a mutually-acceptable framework, which left the real dialogue to how much various dials should be turned within that framework. Knowing the combustibility, George and his collaborator on the other side of the aisle were able to argue their points toward success, recognizing everyone was at least on the same road.
This resulted in a complete agreement for which both parties cited satisfaction, after years of false starts, overreactions, histrionics, and general instability in the case.
Fundamentally, George was respectful, responsive, and listened before educating or presuming. This allowed me to feel that I 'owned' the framework of the agreement, as I helped to co-author the structure and variables alongside George, and given all his guidance of pitfalls, which were aptly avoided. I highly recommend George to anyone with these sorts of complex variables, where navigation of an ever-changing minefield is imperative.
Posted by anonymous
Attorney George Reilly represented me in a highly contentious and contested divorce case which lasted well over a year. I was looking for someone with lots of experience in divorce law and George has had over 30 years’ experience in both litigation and collaborative divorce. Compassionate and professional, George saw me through a number of difficult and complicated issues and always took the time to answer my questions, return my calls and emails quickly, and provide updates.
I was not looking for a “pit bull” lawyer. George was calm under fire, which set a tone that I sought, but he was also firm and emphatic when it was called for.
One never knows what the courts will rule—things don’t always work out fairly or the way they “should”, and it’s always a good idea to stay as personally informed and ask as many questions as possible. George advised me honestly and if I didn’t agree with his opinion he honored my wishes anyway without seeking to drag anything out. He was also sensitive to my difficult financial situation and tried to minimize needless expenditures.
I would highly recommend Attorney George Reilly if you are looking for an experienced, compassionate, friendly, and accessible attorney who is also familiar with the local (Stamford, CT) courts and judges.
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