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Christopher Kriesen

In 2017, Mr. Christopher P. Kriesen opened The Kalon Law Firm, devoted to social good built on a lean, efficient business model. Although Christopher litigates at the trial and appellate levels, most of his practice is serving as a mediator or arbitrator, helping people resolve their conflicts. 

Christopher attended the Advanced Mediation Workshop at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and completed the LEAD executive education program in corporate innovation at the Stanford GSB. Christopher is recognized by his peers, who selected him to Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers, including Lawyer of the Year, Hartford, for Mediation in 2021 and for Arbitration in 2022. He is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell.

Christopher is a strategic, innovative thinker; a seeker of efficient, favorable resolutions; and a persistent advocate for his clients. He’s handled cases in State and Federal Court, has argued appeals before Connecticut’s Appellate and Supreme Courts, and has helped prepare amicus briefs on cases raising issues of first impression before the Supreme Court.

Additionally, he serves as an Attorney Trial Referee, Fact Finder, and Arbitrator in the Hartford Superior Court And a Special Master at the District Court, Connecticut, and 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.

If you have a case that you are unable to resolve, Christopher can help you reach an agreement with your opponent, create value for your client, and close your case, avoiding the expense, time, and uncertainty of trial (a resolution method of last resort). 

We are able to operate on-line, offering videoconferencing, private conferences, and document sharing.  The Kalon ADR Center donates 5% of its revenue to a fund for graduates of the Hartford Youth Scholars, a twenty-six month preparatory program for middle school students, to help with their continuing education.

Admissions

  •     Connecticut 1993
  •     United States District Court, D. Connecticut 2008
  •     Second Circuit 2020

Areas of Focus:

  •     Arbitration
  •     Mediation

Education

  •     Trinity College, M.A., with Distinction, 2013
  •     University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D. 1993
  •     Villanova University, B.S. 1988

Harvard Law School, Program on Negotiation (Executive Education)

  •     Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Seminar (2020)
  •     Advanced Mediation Workshop (2018)

Stanford University Graduate School of Business (Executive Education)

  •    LEAD Certificate: Corporate Innovation (Learn Engage Accelerate Disrupt)     (2017)

Stanford University

  •   Center for Professional Development: Strategic Decision and Risk     Management  Certificate (2016) 

Areas Served:

  •     All of CT