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Jennifer Reale

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Phone: (860) 236-7673

92 Hopmeadow St
Simsbury, Connecticut 06089

Jennifer, a litigation attorney, appreciates that a day in court can be an intimidating and stressful experience for you. That’s why she makes it a point to take you by the hand and guide you through the process with an understanding and gentle manner. Jennifer’s relationship with her clients goes beyond just straight legal representation – she also keeps in mind your emotional and privacy concerns.

What She Does
  • Defends and prosecutes fiduciary/trustee litigation, including accountings and removals
  • Defends and prosecutes Will contests, trust and Will construction proceedings, and other Probate and Superior court litigation
  • Defends and prosecutes contractual disputes, including modifications, reformation, and enforcements
  • Negotiates and drafts complex settlement agreements, confidentiality agreements and mutual distribution agreements, including settling prior disputes and creating ongoing contractual relationship
  • Defends and prosecutes involuntary and voluntary conservatorships
  • Litigates statutory theft and conversion claims for elder financial exploitation
  • Handles negotiations and litigation matters involving annuity and life insurance contracts and the enforceability of related documents
  • Prosecutes and defends actions related to joint accounts
  • Defends against nursing facility collection actions against powers of attorneys, conservators, and responsible parties

Before joining us, Jennifer worked at a firm where she took and defended depositions, researched, drafted and argued motions and prepared cases for trial (including first chair trial experience).

On the personal side, Jennifer was born in Hungary, moved to Texas, and we are grateful she ended up here in New England. Jennifer’s Hungarian roots run deep and she speaks the language fluently. Outside the office and court room, she is an avid traveler, delights in culinary adventure and enjoys life with her husband and two huskies.

Notable Court Decisions

  • Successfully overcame the statutory presumption regarding the ownership of a purported joint account; and obtained a court order ordering that the funds be shared equally amongst the estate’s beneficiaries.
  • Successfully negotiated a contracts dispute with an insurance company, resulting in payment to clients without court intervention.
  • Representing the Trustee, successfully dismissed a Superior Court action seeking to invalidate a Trust at the initial stages of litigation.
  • Successfully defended against a Motion to Dismiss representing the Beneficiary of a Trust in Superior Court after the court rejected the Trustees' argument and concluded that the beneficiary had sufficient interest to challenge the Trustees.  
Other Impressive Things
  • Graduated law school in 2015, summa cum laude, from Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Served as the articles editor for the Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal
  • Member of the Order of Coiff, Board of Barristers (was a member in Law school) , and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Member, CBA Elder Law Section
Client Reviews
“I cannot find the words to thank all of you properly for your hard work and perseverance. It is a great relief to have gotten a just and proper ruling from the court. All of you have shown great professionalism and concern for the issues I brought before you.” J.G., Greensboro, GA
“All dealings have been excellent. Very professional organization. Great explanations of our options related to preparing a will. Clear, concise, great guidance and not trying to "sell us" on something we do not need. Administrative folks were super. All of our related paperwork was clearly tagged with what we needed to provide/sign/read /etc. Made things easy. Nice work.” L.G., Berlin, CT
“We loved working with your firm and really trust the advice. You have a well-deserved reputation and it was nice to check off a number of things that had been on our To-Do list. Although it's hard to make the time to take care of some of these matters, it is a great relief when you do so. I would definitely recommend your firm to anyone in need of the services that you provide.” L.M., Simsbury, CT
Everyone at the firm were consummate professionals. We felt completely comfortable with their guidance and were impressed by their compassion and commitment to us. R.H., Canton, CT
The attorney who served us was kind, thorough, and very responsive. He pointed out some issues in my mother's documents that could have been problematic down the road. After my mother passed, everything was as seamless as possible - a true gift at a time when life and death decisions were being made and emotions were overwhelming. J.B., Cromwell, CT
Great service, was on top of everything. I'm glad they were there to help us though a tough time. J.M., Farmington, CT
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