Andrew R. VealeCounsel
When you’re involved in a dispute regarding a loved one, you may feel like you are alone in the fight. You want to know you’ve got the right advocate in your corner.
Meet Andrew. Your advocate. Andrew will work for you to pursue your goals and help solve problems. Andrew believes the keys to advocating for you are preparation, compassion, and empathy. He will immediately make you feel at ease with his caring and easy-going manner. And you can be assured that Andrew has your best interests at top of mind.
Ultimately, Andrew’s goal is to pave the way for shared understanding and mutually beneficial outcomes to solve a dispute – whether that is through mediation, research, legal briefs, or in the courtroom.
Andrew’s practice is broad in both subject matter and the range of clients he represents. Whether a dispute involves inheritances, trusts, medical care, or conservatorship, Andrew assists individuals, families, non-profit organizations, medical professionals, and corporations in achieving the best possible result.
Andrew has appeared in all Connecticut courts (Probate, Superior, Appellate, and Supreme) and the United States District Court of Connecticut.
Prior to joining Czepiga, Daly, Pope & Perri, Andrew worked in civil litigation including probate matters, health care, personal injury, and medical malpractice defense. He has also done pro bono work for indigent children in juvenile matters and has represented prisoners in civil rights cases.
Aside from his life at the office and in the court room, Andrew enjoys cooking, running, golf, and listening to the Yankees on the radio. But most of all, he enjoys spending time with his family – his wife and two young daughters.Notable Recent Court Decisions
- June 2022: Andrew prevailed in an appeal of successful defense of a contested Last Will and Testament.
- May 2022: Andrew defeated an attempt by a health care provider to obtain authority to perform involuntary psychiatric treatment on a patient, on behalf of the patient’s family.
- March 2022: Andrew obtained a favorable settlement for minor client in a Superior Court action alleging breach of fiduciary duty.
- February 2022: Andrew successfully contested a purported Last Will and Testament by proving that the decedent’s spouse had unduly influenced him in making changes to his estate plan.
- July 2021: Andrew successfully contested a purported Last Will and Testament by demonstrating that his client’s deceased father was a victim of undue influence. The purported Will submitted to the Probate Court was denied admission and the perpetrator of undue influence was disqualified from serving in a fiduciary capacity.
- June 2021: Andrew successfully defended a challenge to a Last Will and Testament.
- December 2020: Successfully petitioned Probate Court to appoint a third-party conservator after a five-day trial.
- October 2020: Obtained the resignation of fiduciaries in contested complex conservatorship and trust matter.
- July 2020: Andrew prevailed in a contested probate matter that resulted the admission of a non-original Last Will and Testament and had clients appointed as administrators after disqualifying proposed executor.
- University of Connecticut (J.D., 2013)
- University of the Holy Cross (B.A., 2010)
- Connecticut Bar Association- Young Lawyers Section
- ITN Central Connecticut- Board of Directors
- CALI Award for Excellence in Moot Court
- Connecticut Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018 - 2022
- Probate litigation
- Healthcare law
- Fiduciary and trust litigation
- Appellate litigation
- Nursing home disputes
- Civil commitments
- Administrative proceedings before the Department of Public Health (“DPH”), Department of Social Services (“DSS”), and the Department of Developmental Services (“DDS”)