Attorney Christopher P. Kriesen established and heads The Kalon Alternative Dispute Resolution Center, where we seek fair resolutions of disputes by a rule of law centered process. He mediates and arbitrates in the following areas: torts, professional liability, medical malpractice, employment, education, contract disputes, construction, appraisal, business disputes, land use, fee disputes, and appeals. He is also able to facilitate conflict resolution in organizations.
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 holds a Certificate in Strategic Decisions and Risk Management from Stanford University. He has tried cases in State and Federal Court and has argued appeals before the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Courts. He is an Attorney Trial Referee, Fact Finder, and Arbitrator in the Hartford Superior Court.
Unlike some mediators/arbitrators, he is an active litigator. He understands the elements of a case and the risks of a jury trial for both sides. Although some cases need to be tried, most cases get tried because one side (and sometimes both) miscalculated. Not only are jury verdicts unpredictable, but trying a case is expensive, inefficient, and does not offer finality – one side can always appeal.