Christopher P. Kriesen: The Kalon Law Firm, LLC, Founder and Principal

Christopher P. Kriesen's Bio:

Attorney. Mediator. Arbitrator. Storyteller. Husband and father. Innovator. Accelerator of others. Informal Bio: In 2017, I opened Kalon, a law firm devoted to social good, built on a lean, efficient business model. Although I litigate at the trial and appellate levels, most of my practice is serving as a mediator or arbitrator, helping people resolve their conflicts, most of which are in suit. Before Kalon, I was a servant to traditional business models. Now I’m seeking a more fulfilling life, in line with my values, with giving back and paying it forward as guiding principles. “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” Maya Angelou. 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 better ways to practice law, serve clients, and promote social good. Kalon has a dedicated pro bono practice and the Kalon ADR Center donates 5% of its revenue to a scholarship for a graduate of the Hartford Youth Scholars Stepping Stone Academy. In 2018, he was recognized as a Game Changer by the Connecticut Law Tribune.

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Christopher P. Kriesen 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 taught advocacy to students at the University of Connecticut School of Law and has been invited several times to be a storyteller at Speak Up events, including a performance to an audience of 500 people at Infinity Hall. 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 is an active presenter at legal seminars for other lawyers and a mentor to law students and young lawyers.