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IMG_5548-e1574873456322-286x300 Paul Knierim, the head of our dispute resolution practice area, just returned from Philadelphia where he was awarded the National College of Probate Judges (NCPJ) highest honor – the Treat Award for Excellence. This national award recognizes Paul for his significant contribution to the improvement of the law in the probate field while he served 11 years as Connecticut’s Probate Court Administrator.

While serving as Probate Court Administrator, Paul’s accomplishments were both impressive and numerous. They included:

  • the consolidation of the state’s 117 probate courts to 54 courts

2-225x300We are told the benefits of stepping outside of our comfort zones to learn new things. Of course brain health is enhanced, but in some circumstances, others can benefit as well.

Let us tell you about just that…

Attorney Brendan Daly – Managing Partner of Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri. Certified Elder Law Attorney.  And…ballroom dancer?  Yes, that’s the part about stepping outside one’s comfort zone! Recently, Brendan participated in the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter’s “A Dance to Remember” – a special event and fundraiser modeled after the hit TV show, “Dancing with the Stars,” to benefit Connecticut residents living with Alzheimer’s and to support their caregivers.

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.

AdobeStock_37660525-300x269Last month the Connecticut Supreme Court handed down a favorable decision in a case argued by attorney Carmine Perri of Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri.

Why this matters

For married couples who intend to apply for Medicaid for one of the spouses, it is now possible to protect as much of the ill spouse’s income as is necessary for the healthy spouse to remain safely in the community , even if it exceeds the Medicaid cap.

Dollarphotoclub_88177383-300x300Advocating for Connecticut residents and helping them plan for the future is what we do. And when we feel it’s necessary to bump up our resources to accommodate our residents in the best possible way, we take the steps to do so.

For the New Year, we are pleased to announce lots of exciting news:

As of January 1st, we have a new principal, a new name, a new partner and four new attorneys. And we have opened an office in Madison, a second office in Berlin and expanded our Simsbury office.

A beautiful male peacock with expanded feathersExciting news!

We are happy to announce that on July 1st, we merge with the Law Offices of Barbara W. Reynolds and Lynda Lee Arnold of New Milford.

This merger adds two seasoned attorneys and additional staff members to further assist you with planning for and protecting your future and your family’s future. It also extends our presence and our ability to serve Connecticut residents in the western part of the state. Continue reading

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