Christopher P. Kriesen

Christopher P. Kriesen

Founder and Principal, The Kalon Law Firm, LLC. Create Value, Not Conflict
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Appeals & Appellate, Insurance Defense ...
  • Connecticut
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Legal Knowledge
5.0/5.0
Legal Analysis
5.0/5.0
Communication Skills
5.0/5.0
Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
Joseph R Grippe
Reviewed by Joseph R Grippe October 27, 2018
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
I highly recommend attorney Kriesen for arbitration and mediation’s. He is knowledgeable, fair and showed a high level of professionalism. As a trial attorney he is a zealous advocate for his clients and is able to effectively connect with the jury.
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Biography

Attorney Christopher P. Kriesen is the founder and principal of the Kalon Law Firm, LLC. He formed the firm in 2017 to fulfill his vision of a better way to practice law, serve clients, and promote social good through entrepreneurship.

Attorney Kriesen holds an A.V. Rating with the peer review process of Martindale-Hubbell and is recognized by Super Lawyers 2019-2020 and Best Lawyers 2020-2021.

Attorney Kriesen has tried cases in State and Federal Court, has argued appeals before Connecticut’s Appellate and Supreme Courts, and has helped prepare amicus briefs on issues raising cases of first impression before the Supreme Court.

He is a trained mediator (Harvard Law School, Advanced Mediation Workshop, Program on Negotiation and the Quinnipiac School of Law Center on Dispute Resolution). He serves as an Attorney Trial Referee, Fact Finder, and Arbitrator in the Hartford Superior Court.

He founded the Kalon ADR Center, which donates 5% of its revenue to a fund for graduates of the Hartford Youth Scholars.

Attorney Kriesen completed the Harvard Business School | HBX course “Disruptive Strategy” with Clayton Christensen, using the HBS case method to learn how to apply disruption theory to find and execute business and social opportunities. He expanded upon his studies by completing a one-year, eight class program on innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Kalon’s model is based upon what he learned in these programs.

He completed a six class program in Strategic Decision Making and Risk Management offered by Stanford University’s Center for Professional Development.

He has taught advocacy to students at the University of Connecticut School of Law. He is an active presenter at legal seminars for other lawyers and a mentor to law students and young lawyers.

He lives with his wife in West Hartford.

Practice Areas
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Insurance Defense
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Municipal Law
Video Conferencing
  • Zoom
Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Fee structures available on request.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Connecticut
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Attorney Trial Referee
Connecticut Judicial Branch
Current
Education
Trinity College
M.A.
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Villanova University
B.S.
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University of Connecticut School of Law
J.D.
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Awards
Lawyer of the Year, Mediation, Hartford, CT 2021
Best Lawyers
Super Lawyers, ADR
Super Lawers
Kalon was recognized by Clio as a Runner Up for Best New Law Firm.
Clio
Professional Excellence Award: Game Changer
Connecticut Law Tribune
Professional Associations
Oliver Ellsworth American Inn of Court
Current
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Connecticut Bar Association
Current
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Hartford County Bar Association
Current
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Connecticut Bar Foundation
Current
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Crawford Black Bar Association
Current
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Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Current
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Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association
Current
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Speaking Engagements
“Hearsay, E-mail, Business Records, and Social Media – In The Trenches.” ?
National Business Institute
Storytelling for Lawyers, CBA Litigation Section, Hartford, CT
Mastering Hearsay and Hearsay Exceptions. Bar Associat., Hartford, CT
Hartford County Bar Association.
Legal Storytelling., Legal Storytelling. The Northeast Regional Conference for the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.
The Rules of Evidence, A Practical Toolkit., Hartford, CT
National Business Institute
Preparing Your Case for Mediation, Easton, PA
Northampton County Bar Association
Is Mediation Your Best Option to Create Value for Your Client? Co-Host.
CT Bar Foundation
MasterClass: The Art of Legal Storytelling., National Convention, Philadelphia
Hispanic National Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Christopher P. Kriesen
Contact & Map
The Kalon Law Firm, LLC
140 Huyshope Avenue, 405
Hartford, CT 06106
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