Attorney Kriesen:

Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury

$500,000.00 Resolution. Head-on motor vehicle collision in which client sustained serious injuries (September, 2019).

$92,000.00 Resolution. Motor vehicle collision (October, 2020).

Civil Defense

Attorney Kriesen has tried numerous jury trials to verdict, with many outright defendants’ verdicts. His success arises from his effective method of jury selection, preparation, and strategic execution of his trial plan. He weaves the facts and law of each case into a compelling story.

Cyr v. VKB. Summary Judgment in favor of client on a statute of limitations defense in a nuisance cause of action. (September, 2021).

Pacheco v. Barschow, et al, Superior Court, judicial district of Hartford, Docket No. X07HHDCV166083522S (May 6,2019). The court, in the complex litigation docket, grants summary judgment in favor of the defendant in a wrongful death claim on the grounds the Graves Amendment barred the claim and the defendant was not a motor carrier under federal regulations (May, 2019).

Essex Ins. Co. v. William Kramer & Associates, LLC, Connecticut Supreme Court, SC 20130 (2019). On a certified question from the Second Circuit, the Court affirms the District Court decision in favor of the defendant.

Essex Ins. Co. v. William Kramer & Associates, LLC, District Court of Connecticut. 3:2013cv01537 (2016). Attorney Kriesen prevailed on a renewed motion for judgment in favor of the defendant. The plaintiff insurer claimed the defendant independent adjuster negligently failed to name a mortgagee on a property settlement check, resulting in a $1 million damages payment by the plaintiff insurer to the mortgagee. Attorney Kriesen moved for judgment on the ground the claim was time-barred, but the court held there were issues of fact, and the case asserting there was no equitable tolling of the statute of limitations under the facts at trial and that the claim was time-barred. The trial court agreed, vacated the verdict, and entered judgment in favor of the defendant.

Horrigan v. Town of Washington, 144 Conn.App. 536, cert. denied, 310 Conn. 939 (2013). Attorney Kriesen successfully defended an appeal brought by one of the premier plaintiff’s personal injury firms in Connecticut. At trial, the plaintiff claimed, pursuant to the highway defect statute, Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 13a-149, that an open storm drain was a defect and the sole proximate cause of the death of the minor decedent. After the jury returned a verdict for the defendant and the trial court denied the plaintiff’s motion to set aside the verdict, the plaintiff appealed. The case was transferred to Attorney Kriesen to defend the appeal. The primary claim on appeal was that the jury’s finding was clearly erroneous, requiring a review of the entire trial record. The court unanimously agreed with Attorney Kriesen’s argument that certain evidence supported a jury reasonably finding the open drain was not a defect, concluded that finding was dispositive, and did not address the plaintiff’s secondary claims. The Supreme Court denied review.

Sports Domain v. Max Specialty Group, et al., NNH-CV09-5025291-S (2011). Attorney Kriesen won a defendant’s verdict for his client (James River Insurance Company) on a coverage claim tried to the court. The parties stipulated to the value of damages ($400,000). The plaintiff suffered a property loss to its sports dome following a snowstorm, a deflation of the dome, and a reinflation, followed by a full-length rip in the dome. The events occurred during the end of one policy period and the beginning of another. Attorney Kriesen successfully argued that, given the evidence and the language of the policies, the loss was not covered by his client’s policy.

Giglio v. American Economy Ins. Co., 278 Conn. 794 (2006). Attorney Kriesen successfully defended an appeal challenging the validity of an exclusion in a uninsured motorist policy.


**Every case is different. Past results do not guarantee future outcomes.




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Effective September 14, 2015

Hartford Square Office

Directions for Hartford Square

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.

From the South

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

From the West

Take Route 84 East to Route 91 South. Take your first exit on Route 91, the “Capitol Area” Exit 29A. and follow the directions above.

From the East

Take Route 84 West to the “Downtown Hartford” Exit. You will cross the Connecticut River on the Founders Bridge (stay in the Left Lane) and come to a traffic light with the downtown area directly in from of you. Turn Left at the light on Columbus Boulevard. Pass the Convention Center and go over the bridge. Our building is the 10 floor Silver building. The Garage entrance is at the beginning of the building.


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.