- Oct. 14, 2020
-- Attorney Christopher P. Kriesen has been named a Lawyer of the Year for Mediation, in Hartford, CT, 2021.
Attorney Kriesen is the Founder and Principal of The Kalon Law Firm, LLC, based in Hartford, CT.
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, helping them create value by exploring interests and expanding options. 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.Giving Back and Paying it Forward
Kalon is devoted to social entrepreneurship – a for-profit business model to serve altruism. Here is what Kalon does: 1) 5% of the revenue from the Kalon ADR Center is donated to the Hartford Youth Scholars; 2) We have a dedicated pro bono practice with the Kalon Human Rights Center (focusing on asylum claims); 3) We have a Fellows program for students, whom we actively mentor to become better advocates; 4) We are devoted to diversity and inclusion; 5) We help improve the bar through our workshops, salons, and Cicero Project; 6) We help secure the rights of our clients through advocacy at the trial and appellate levels; 7) We help resolve disputes through The Kalon ADR Center.https://kalonlawfirm.com/people/kriesen-christopher-p/