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Longtime probate judge and retired Probate Court Administrator joins our litigation team

Paul-k-200x300We are pleased to announce our expansion into the dispute resolution practice area.  With a specific focus on probate and elder law dispute resolution, our firm now provides mediation and arbitration services. Paul Knierim, the recently retired Connecticut Probate Court Administrator, has joined the firm to lead this initiative.

During his eleven years as head of the probate court system, Paul was responsible for policy leadership and operation of all 54 of the state’s probate courts. He has been recognized for launching numerous initiatives which include the enactment of stronger judicial ethics code, expanding continuing education for judges and court staff, establishing better support and oversight for conservators and the complete overhaul of the rules of procedure that govern probate cases.

“Who could have more conflict resolution savvy than a long-time probate judge and administrator?” says Brendan F. Daly, Managing Partner of Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri. “We are honored to have someone of Paul’s stature to offer his extensive experience to those who would benefit from mediation or arbitration. His impressive ability to build consensus and to forge compromise is sure to provide Connecticut judges and residents and their attorneys, with expeditious resolutions to their disputes in lieu of protracted litigation.”

Prior to his position as Probate Court Administrator, Paul served as Simsbury Probate Court judge for ten years, practiced law in the areas of estate planning, probate and family business at two Greater Hartford firms, and served three terms as State Representative in the General Assembly. He is a graduate of Williams College and Yale Law School. Learn more about Paul…

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