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Michael P. Kaelin

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Background

Michael P. Kaelin is a Principal in Cummings & Lockwood's Litigation Group, and Family Office and Closely Held Business Group. 

Mike represents individuals, fiduciaries and businesses in commercial, employment, employee benefits, probate, trusts and estates, conservatorship, guardianship, and investment disputes, including wrongful discharge and discrimination claims, will contests, fiduciary removal proceedings, contested accountings, fee disputes, construction proceedings, undue influence actions, and commitment proceedings in trial and appellate courts in Connecticut and Florida.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Duke University School of Law (J.D., 1984)
  • Duke University (B.A., cum laude, 1981)

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • New York
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court, District of Connecticut
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Organizations

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • New York City Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court, Fairfield County Chapter

Professional Recognition

Civic and Philanthropic Activity

  • Board of Finance, Wilton, Connecticut

Articles/Publications/Presentations

  • Anatomy of a Will Contest
  • Probate Jurisdiction and Procedure in Connecticut, 3d Edition, co-author, Thomson Reuters
  • Probate Litigation in Connecticut, 3d Edition, co-author, Thomson Reuters

Matters

  • Hynes v. Jones, 331 Conn. 385, 204 A.3d 1128 (2019)
  • DeNunzio v. DeNunzio, 320 Conn. 178, 128 A.3d 901 (2016)
  • Dinan v. Patten, 317 Conn. 185, 116 A.3d 275 (2015)

Books & Guides

News & Press Releases

Videos

Principal

6 Landmark Square
Stamford, CT 06901

T 203.351.4106

F 203.708.3805

Seacoast Banking Centre
3001 PGA Boulevard, Suite 104
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

T 561.214.8516

F 239.430.3360

mkaelin@cl-law.com

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Background

Michael P. Kaelin is a Principal in Cummings & Lockwood's Litigation Group, and Family Office and Closely Held Business Group. 

Mike represents individuals, fiduciaries and businesses in commercial, employment, employee benefits, probate, trusts and estates, conservatorship, guardianship, and investment disputes, including wrongful discharge and discrimination claims, will contests, fiduciary removal proceedings, contested accountings, fee disputes, construction proceedings, undue influence actions, and commitment proceedings in trial and appellate courts in Connecticut and Florida.

Education
  • Duke University School of Law (J.D., 1984)
  • Duke University (B.A., cum laude, 1981)
Bar Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • New York
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court, District of Connecticut
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
Professional Organizations
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • New York City Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court, Fairfield County Chapter
Professional Recognition
Civic and Philanthropic Activity
  • Board of Finance, Wilton, Connecticut
Articles/Publications/Presentations
  • Anatomy of a Will Contest
  • Probate Jurisdiction and Procedure in Connecticut, 3d Edition, co-author, Thomson Reuters
  • Probate Litigation in Connecticut, 3d Edition, co-author, Thomson Reuters
Matters
  • Hynes v. Jones, 331 Conn. 385, 204 A.3d 1128 (2019)
  • DeNunzio v. DeNunzio, 320 Conn. 178, 128 A.3d 901 (2016)
  • Dinan v. Patten, 317 Conn. 185, 116 A.3d 275 (2015)
News & Press Releases