Christopher P. Kriesen presents, “What the Best Negotiators Know,” to the CBA Young Lawyers Section, January 10, 2024.


Christopher P. Kriesen presents, “Mediation, Start to Finish,” NBI, December 21, 2023.

Christopher P. Kriesen presents, “What the Best Negotiators Know,” CBA Litigation Section, October 26, 2023.

Super Lawyers names Christopher P. Kriesen to Top 50 Connecticut List (for mediation). October, 2023.

Sonia R. Joins Kaon as a Fellow. September 15, 2023.

Attorney Kriesen speaks on Decision Quality, Disruptive Innovation, and Mediation for ECSU’s Masters class on Conflict Resolution. September 21, 2023

Attorney Kriesen presents, “The Complete Civil Trial,” NBI. September 21, 2023.

Attorney Kriesen presents, “Advocacy and Argument,” for the CBA’s Law Camp. July 13, 2023.

Attorney Kriesen presents, “The Complete Civil Trial Attorney,” NBI, June 26, 2023.

Courtney P. and Hollianne L. begin as Kalon Fellows. June 1, 2023.


Attorney Kriesen presents, “Mediation from Start to Finish,” NBI, December 20, 2022. publishes Attorney Kriesen’s article, “To Speak or not to Speak.” October 24, 2022.

Attorney Kriesen presents, Narrative, How to use it in Dispute Resolution,” for the Department of Energy, October 19, 2022.

Attorney Kriesen presents, “Negotiation, 7 Essential Skills,” New Haven County Bar Association, September 1, 2022.

Attorney Kriesen presents, “Top 50 Mistakes Attorneys Make in Civil Litigation,” NBI, August 25, 2022.

Attorney Kriesen presents legal storytelling at, “Law Camp, CBA,” July 14, 2022.

Attorney Kriesen presents, “Top 42 Negotiation Tips from a Mediator,” June 21, 2022.

Attorney Kriesen presents, “Nurturing Agreements,” CBA Section Litigation Retreat, May 12, 2022.

Attorney Kriesen presents, “The Next Step in Mediation: Narrative.” ABA Spring Conference, April 25, 2022.

Attorney Kriesen presents, “Develop Mastery of Essential Skills for Your Legal Practice Series, Value Creation,” CBA. April 6, 2022

Attorney Kriesen presents, “Develop Mastery of Essential Skills for Your Legal Practice Series, Storytelling for Persuasion,” CBA. March 30, 2022

Attorney Kriesen presents, “Develop Mastery of Essential Skills for Your Legal Practice Series, Decision Quality,” CBA. March 23, 2022

Attorney Kriesen, presents, “Develop Mastery of Essential Skills for Your Legal Practice Series, Nurturing Agreements,” CBA. March 16, 2022


Attorney Kriesen presents, “How to Lay a Foundation to Get Your Evidence Introduced,” NBI. December 30, 2021. 

Attorney Kriesen presents, “The Complete Civil Trial Attorney,” NBI. November 30, 2021.

Attorney Kriesen presents, “Storytelling in Mediation: How Story Shapes Our Conflicts and Our Resolutions,” Hawai’i State Judiciary. November 24, 2021.

Attorney Kriesen invited to be a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. November, 2021

Attorney Kriesen presents, “Connecticut Personal Injury Bootcamp,” NBI, November 15, 2021.

Best Lawyers names Kalon as a Tier 1 Law Firm in Hartford for Mediation and Arbitration, 2022. November, 2021

Attorney Kriesen inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates. October, 2021.

Attorney Kriesen presents at the ABA’s Mediation Week 2021: Trailblazing Speakers, Narrative Mediation. October 18, 2021.

Attorney Kriesen presents with Kalon Fellow Jessica “What Mediators Need to Know for Nurturing Cross-Cultural Agreements,” Community Boards, San Francisco, September 30, 2021.

Attorney Kriesen presents “Civil Trial Case Presentation,” NBI, September 22, 2021.

Attorney Kriesen recognized as a Lawyer of the Year for Arbitration, Hartford, 2022.

Attorney Kriesen interviewed by the CT Law Tribune. August 31, 2021

Attorney Kriesen presents, “Nurturing Agreements,” Ku’ikahi Mediation Center, Hilo, Hawaii, July 7, 2021

Attorney Kriesen presents, “Cut the Valuation Knot,” CBA, Jun 16, 2021

Attorney Kriesen presents, “Top 50 Mistakes Attorneys Make,” NBI, June 10, 2021.

Attorney Kriesen interviewed by Lawyer Minds, May 26, 2021.

Attorney Kriesen presents, “The Mediation Process, an Advocate’s Model for Mediating,” Bar Assoc. of Lehigh County, May 14, 2021.

Attorney Kriesen recognized as a Distinguished Leader, CT Law Tribune, May, 2021.

Attorney Kriesen presents “Negotiation for Young Lawyers,” CBA, 4-19-21

Attotney Kriesen featured in the CT Law Tribune on innovation in mediation, April 6, 2021.

Attorney Kriesen presents with Fellows Emilio E and Qing Wai W,  “Trial Skills Seminar: Summation,” CBA, March 18, 2021.

Attorney Kriesen presents on storytelling to students at the Quinnipiac School of Law, March 11, 2021.

Attorney Kriesen presents “Mediation from the Mediator’s Perspective” to Thomas, Thomas & Hafer in PA. March 6, 2021.

Attorney Kriesen presents,“ Negotiation, The Value Creation Approach.,” CBA, February 17, 2021.


Attorney Kriesen presents, “Mediation: Start to Finish,” NBI. December 7, 2020.

Attorney Kriesen named to Super Lawyers, for Mediation, 2020. October, 2020.http://

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Attorney Kriesen named a Lawyer of the Year, for Mediation, Hartford, 2021, by Best Lawyers. October, 2020.

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Attorney Kriesen participates on a panel, “Virtual Mindfulness Retreat,” CBA. August 21, 2020.

Attorney Kriesen sits on the CBF panel discussing generational differences in the law. August 19, 2020.

Kalon Fellow Emily and Christopher P. Kriesen present, “How to Master Virtual Alternative Dispute Resolution,” Clear Law. August 11, 2020. 

Kalon Fellow Emily and Christopher P. Kriesen present a national seminar, “The Ultimate Guide to Arbitration and Mediation Online,” through NBI. July 28, 2020.

The 11th Circuit affirms a Florida District Court decision dismissing a case in which the plaintiff had sought to reinstate a jury verdict in Connecticut District Court, which had been set aside, appealed to the 2nd Circuit, which certified a question of law to the Connecticut Supreme Court, which affirmed the District Court, and then the 2nd Circuit Affirmed the District Court. Yes, that really happened. Essex v. WKA. Our client won. June 18, 2020.

Attorney Kriesen presents, “How to Lay a Foundation to Get Your Evidence Introduced.” NBI. May 20, 2020.

Emily, Emilio, and Qing Wai join Kalon as Fellows. May, 2020.

Kalon Fellows Vania and Quyen graduate with J.D. degrees from UCONN Law. May 17, 2020.

Attorney Kriesen presents, “Legal Storytelling,” Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association. May 14, 2020.

Attorney Kriesen presents “Operating a Law Firm During a Pandemic,” Connecticut Bar Association. April 23, 2020.

Attorney Kriesen joins the CBA COVID 19 Task Force. March 18, 2020.

Kalon Fellow  Truong receives the Hartford County Bar Association’s 2020 scholarship. January 28, 2020.

Attorney Kriesen presents “Legal Storytelling” at the Connecticut Bar Association. January 21, 2020.


Attorney Kriesen speaks at “Professionalism Boot Camp” at the Connecticut Bar Association about building a law firm. December 6, 2019.

Attorney Kriesen listens to student pitches at Wesleyan’s seminar, “Startup Incubators: The Art and Science of Launching Your Idea. November 19, 2019.

Attorney Kriesen attends “Disruptors: Leading Change in a World of Conflict,” Mediators Beyond Borders International’s Annual Congress in Bali, Indonesia. November 6 – 8, 2019.

Attorney Kriesen presents “Pain and Suffering in Personal Injury Cases” for NBI. October 25, 2019.

Kalon Fellow Quyen develops a logo for Kalon. October, 2019.

Attorney Kriesen presents “Legal Storytelling” at the annual Hawaii Bar Association Conference in Honolulu. October 11, 2019.

Attorney Ron Houde is admitted to the 2nd Circuit. September 25/28, 2019.

Attorney Kriesen presents at the National Business Institute seminar, “Civil Trial, From Start to Finish.” September 24, 2019.

Attorney Kriesen joins the executive committee of the CBA ADR Section. September, 2019.

UConn Law School students Quyen and Vania join Kalon as Fellows. September 1, 2019.

Attorney Kriesen was a speaker at the NBI seminar, Personal Injury 101 in East Hartford. August 22, 2019.

Attorney Kriesen is named among Best Lawyers in Personal Injury Litigation, Defendants, 2020. August, 2019.

Attorney Kriesen helped author an amicus brief submitted before the Connecticut Supreme Court in Snell v. Norwalk Yellow Cab on the issue of whether a third party’s reckless conduct can be a superseding cause. The Court agreed with the position asserted in the brief. August 7, 2019.

Attorney Kriesen taught a six week English as a Second Language class at Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford. June/July, 2019.

Kalon turns two! June 1, 2019.

Attorney Kriesen at CT Mediators. June 1, 2019.

The Supreme Court in Ashmore v. Hartford Hospital (SC 20052) 2019 rules in favor of the Defendant in seeking a remittitur. Kalon Fellows Geraldine and Chelsea filed an amicus brief with Attorney Kriesen. May 31, 2019.

Attorney Kriesen is selected to Super Lawyers. May 24, 2019.

Kalon Fellow Geraldine and Attorney Kriesen present “Negotiation: Strategy, Tactics, and Ethics,” a nationally available webinar. May 10, 2019.

The Kalon ADR Center is recognized as one of Hartford’s Finest, 2019. May 10, 2019.

Kalon wins summary judgment on behalf of its client in a wrongful death case in Hartford’s complex litigation docket. May 6, 2019.

The Connecticut Supreme Court issues its decision in Essex v. WKA, a case that Attorney Kriesen won in Federal District Court on a post verdict motion, which was appealed to the Second Circuit, which sent the case to the Connecticut Supreme Court, which ruled in favor of Attorney Kriesen’s client. It made the news here. April 16, 2019.

Attorney Christopher P. Kriesen argues before the Appellate Court defending Kalon’s Trial Court win on a motion for summary judgment. April 11, 2019.

Attorney Kriesen presents at the CBA Young Lawyers Seminar, Beyond Standard Discovery: Drafting, Objecting, and Responding. April 9, 2019.

Attorney Kriesen speaks for NBI in New Haven on how to deal with difficult attorneys. March 29, 2019.

Attorney Kriesen speaks for Clear Law Institute on a national webinar: “Become a Better Trial Lawyer.” March 26, 2019.

Attorney Kriesen speaks at the Stanford GSB Me2We2019 event, “Change Lives with a Story.” March 12, 2019.

Attorney Kriesen serves as a judge in UConn’s Loiselle Moot Court Competition. March 5, 2019.

Fellow Geraldine Macaisa competes in the National Native American Law Student Association Moot Court competition. March 1, 2019.

Kalon Fellow Luisa is awarded Yale Law School’s Liman Fellowship. February, 2019.

The CT Law Tribune interviews Ron about his experience working in Kalon’s digital environment. January 30, 2019.

Attorney Kriesen participated in the “Gateway to Practice” program at Quinnipiac University School of Law. January 4, 2019.


Attorney Kriesen presents at “Plaintiff’s Personal Injury: The Ultimate Guide.” The National Business Institute. December 13-14, 2018.

Attorney Kriesen presents at “Civil Trial: Everything You Need to Know.” The National Business Institute. December 7, 2018.

Attorneys Houde and Kriesen attend the Rule of Law Conference, sponsored by the CBA. December 6, 2018.

Attorney Kriesen is a speaker at “Damages in Personal Injury,” The National Business Institute. December 5, 2018.

Attorney Kriesen is a speaker at “Essentials of Depositions,” sponsored by the Young Lawyers Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. December 4, 2018.

Attorneys Kriesen presents at the Connecticut Bar Association’s “Professionalism Boot Camp,” on “Creating the Small, 21st Century Law Office” and “Adapting Your Practice to Avoid Risk,” respectively. November 30, 2018.

Kalon launches a get-know-us series, “A Minute Or So, With …” See our first video, with Attorney Kriesen.

Attorney Kriesen is a presenter at the NBI Seminar, “Hearsay, E-mail, Business Records, and Social Media – In The Trenches.” November 16, 2018.

Kalon launches a blog. November 10, 2018.

Attorney Kriesen serves as a judge at the regional ABA Negotiation Competition, hosted by Quinnipiac University School of Law. November 9, 2018.

Christopher P. Kriesen and Fellow Geraldine present “Storytelling for Lawyers,” sponsored by the CT Bar Association, Litigation Section. October 26, 2018.

 Christopher Kriesen attends the CBA Diversity and Inclusion Summit. Kalon is a signatory to the diversity pledge. October 24, 2018.

Kalon is recognized by Clio as a Runner Up for The Reisman Award, Best New Law Firm.” October 5, 2018.

Kalon hosts the opening event of “Black Esquire,” a career consultancy. September 27, 2018.

Attorney Kriesen co-hosts “Is Mediation Your Best Option to Create Value for Your Client?” CT Bar Foundation. September 13, 2018.

Christopher P. Kriesen and Fellow Geraldine present “Master Class: The Art of Legal Storytelling.” Hispanic National Bar Association, National Convention, Philadelphia, September 7, 2018.

Attorney Kriesen presents “Preparing Your Case for Mediation.” Northampton County Bar Association, Easton, PA. September 6, 2018.

As of September 1, 2018, the Kalon ADR Center donates a % of its revenue to fund a scholarship for a graduate of the Hartford Youth Scholars Steppingstone Academy, a twenty-six month preparatory program for middle school students, to help with their continuing education.

Attorney Kriesen presents at the seminar, “The Rules of Evidence, A Practical Toolkit. National Business Institute.” August 24, 2018.

On August 14, 2018, Attorney Christopher P. Kriesen summits Mt. Rainier via the Disappointment Cleaver route with Himalayan guides, including Dawa Yangzum Sherpa, as part of a fundraiser for the Juniper Fund. Story here.

Filmmaker Savannah spends July with Kalon, filming short films, “Welcome to Kalon,” “Kalon Fellows,” and “The Kalon ADR Center.”

Filming of Kalon shorts begins. Here, Kalon Fellow Shehrezad speaks about her experience as a founding fellow.

Attorney Christopher P. Kriesen speaks at a nationally available telephone seminar, “Top 30 Trial Mistakes Made by Attorneys,” through the National Business Institute. June 29, 2018. 

Christopher P. Kriesen completes the Advanced Mediation Workshop at Harvard Law School, Program on Negotiation, a five day (forty-hour) training. June 4-8, 2018.

Chris Kriesen presents Legal Storytelling” at the Northeast Regional Conference for the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. June 9, 2018.

Kalon celebrates its first birthday. June 1, 2018.

Attorney Kriesen is honored at the CT Law Tribune Professional Excellence Awards. May 24, 2018.

Attorney Kriesen serves as a judge for a UConn law student mock trial final at the Hartford Superior Court. April 28, 2018.

The Connecticut Law Tribune publishes Ron’s article, Connecticut Maintains a Hard Line in Enforcing Government Immunity.” April 16, 2018.

Attorney Kriesen speaks on a panel about integrative law at Quinnipiac University School of Law. April 13, 2018.

Attorney Kriesen presents his legal storytelling model at the UConn Law School Asylum Clinic. April 12, 2017.

Attorney Christopher P. Kriesen and Kalon Fellows Chelsea and Geraldine file an amicus brief on behalf of the CDLA in a Supreme Court case, Ashmore v. Hartford Hospital, April 2, 2018.

Kalon hosts the Hartford Youth Scholars Mentor Program, March 28, 2018.

The Connecticut Law Tribune recognizes Attorney Christopher P. Kriesen as a Game Changer. March 23, 2018.

Attorney Kriesen attends a three day conference on innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. March 14-16, 2018.

Kalon hosts artists Quyen and ‘Eaze.’ March 11, 2018.

Attorney Kriesen is a panelist at the HCBA’s seminar, Mastering Hearsay and Hearsay Exceptions.” March 9, 2018.

Geraldine joins Kalon as a Fellow. February 23, 2018.

Attorney Christopher P. Kriesen files an amicus brief on behalf of the CDLA in a Supreme Court case, Snell v. Norwalk Yellow Cab. February 22, 2018.

The Kalon Fellowship is established, February 4, 2018.

Luisa of Yale College joins Kalon as a legal analyst, January 31, 2018.

Attorney Ron Houde argues his first appeal before the Connecticut Appellate Court, January 16, 2018.


Attorney Christopher P. Kriesen speaks at The National Business Institute Seminar, “Civil Trial From Start to Finish.” December 14, 2017, East Hartford, CT.

Attorney Carly joins Kalon. December 13, 2017.

Attorney Christopher P. Kriesen speaks at The National Business Institute Seminar, “Dirty Litigation: How to Handle the Rambo Lawyer.” December 6, 2017, North Haven, CT.

Attorney Christopher P. Kriesen appointed an Attorney Trial Referee, Fact Finder, and Arbitrator of The Hartford Superior Court. December 5, 2017.

Kalon hosts a Salon on “Diversity and Inclusion.” November 27, 2017.

Kalon becomes a pro bono affiliate of CIRI. November, 2017.

Kalon is featured in a front page story by The Connecticut Law Tribune. November 17, 2017.

Kalon becomes a signatory to The Connecticut Legal Community’s Diversity and Inclusion Pledge. October 26, 2017.

Kalon hosts a Salon on “Legal Ethics.” October 26, 2017.

Chelsea joins Kalon as a Law Clerk. October 16, 2017.

Shehrezad joins Kalon as a Law Clerk. October 16, 2017.

Attorney Christopher P. Kriesen completes a forty-hour training in mediation at The Quinnipiac School of Law Center on Dispute Resolution. September, 2017.

Christopher P. Kriesen is featured by the Lawyerist, “How Lawyers Work.” September, 2017.

Attorney Christopher P. Kriesen completes a one-year, eight-class program on innovation at The Stanford Graduate School of Business. September, 2017.

Kalon hosts a Salon on “Millennials in the Law.” September 17, 2017.

Attorney Christopher P. Kriesen attends a by-invitation-only national conference in law firm innovation, TBD Law, in St. Louis, Missouri. August, 2017.

Kalon opening announced in the West Hartford News.

The Kalon Law Firm, LLC opens. A law firm built for the future, focused on clients, centered on employees, and mindful of the community. A law firm like no other. June 1, 2017.



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From the North

Take Route 91 South to the “Capitol Area” Exit 29A. You will be on the Whitehead Highway. The first exit is Columbus Boulevard. Take this exit and turn Left at the light. Go over the bridge. Our building is the 10 floor Silver building on the Left. The Garage entrance is at the beginning of the building.

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Take Route 91 North to the “Capitol Area” Exit 29A and follow the directions above.

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The parking garage is located underground. Go up the stairs to the lobby and check in at the security desk. You must exchange your parking ticket for a token in order to leave the garage.