Christopher P. Kriesen

Christopher P. Kriesen

Founder and Principal, The Kalon Law Firm, LLC
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Appeals & Appellate, Insurance Defense...
  • Connecticut
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Summary

Attorney Christopher P. Kriesen is the founder and principal of the Kalon Law Firm, LLC. He formed the firm in 2017 to fulfill his vision of a better way to practice law, serve clients, and promote social good through entrepreneurship.

Attorney Kriesen has tried cases in State and Federal Court, has argued appeals before Connecticut’s Appellate and Supreme Courts, and has helped prepare amicus briefs on issues raising cases of first impression before the Supreme Court.

He is a trained mediator (Harvard Law School, Advanced Mediation Workshop, Program on Negotiation and the Quinnipiac School of Law Center on Dispute Resolution). He serves as an Attorney Trial Referee, Fact Finder, and Arbitrator in the Hartford Superior Court.

He founded the Kalon ADR Center, which donates 10% of its revenue to a scholarship for a graduate of the Hartford Youth Scholars Steppingstone Academy.

Attorney Kriesen completed the Harvard Business School | HBX course “Disruptive Strategy” with Clayton Christensen, using the HBS case method to learn how to apply disruption theory to find and execute business and social opportunities. He expanded upon his studies by completing a one-year, eight class program on innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Kalon’s model is based upon what he learned in these programs.

He completed a six class program in Strategic Decision Making and Risk Management offered by Stanford University’s Center for Professional Development.

He has attended The Yale Writers Workshop, is an adherent of the Story Model of advocacy, and is writing a book on the theory, “Legal Storytelling.“ He has been invited several times to be a storyteller at Speak Up events, including a performance at Infinity Hall.

He 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.

He lives with his wife in West Hartford.

Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Municipal Law
Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Fee structures available on request.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Connecticut
Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Attorney Trial Referee
Connecticut Judicial Branch
Current
Education
Trinity College
M.A.
Villanova University
B.S.
University of Connecticut School of Law
J.D.
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Awards
Kalon was recognized by Clio as a Runner Up for Best New Law Firm.
Clio
Professional Excellence Award: Game Changer
Connecticut Law Tribune
Professional Associations
Oliver Ellsworth American Inn of Court
Current
Connecticut Bar Association
Current
Hartford County Bar Association
Current
Connecticut Bar Foundation
Current
Crawford Black Bar Association
Current
Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Current
Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association
Current
Speaking Engagements
“Hearsay, E-mail, Business Records, and Social Media – In The Trenches.” ?
National Business Institute
Storytelling for Lawyers, CBA Litigation Section, Hartford, CT
Mastering Hearsay and Hearsay Exceptions. Bar Associat., Hartford, CT
Hartford County Bar Association.
Legal Storytelling., Legal Storytelling. The Northeast Regional Conference for the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.
The Rules of Evidence, A Practical Toolkit., Hartford, CT
National Business Institute
Preparing Your Case for Mediation, Easton, PA
Northampton County Bar Association
Is Mediation Your Best Option to Create Value for Your Client? Co-Host.
CT Bar Foundation
MasterClass: The Art of Legal Storytelling., National Convention, Philadelphia
Hispanic National Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Christopher P. Kriesen
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Contact & Map
The Kalon Law Firm, LLC
140 Huyshope Avenue, 405
Hartford, CT 06106
USA