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STEVEN J. ERRANTE is a partner in the New Haven law firm of Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante, P.C., where his practice is devoted to civil litigation with a special emphasis on personal injury. He served as an adjunct professor of legal studies at the University of New Haven and is currently an adjunct professor at Quinnipiac School of Law. Mr. Errante is editor at large of the Connecticut Bar Journal. He is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association (member, House of Delegates and member, Executive Committee of the Litigation Section). Mr. Errante is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the New York Trial Lawyers Association and The Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Hofstra University and his J.D. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
CHRISTOPHER P. KRIESEN is the founder and principal of The Kalon Law Firm, LLC where his practice areas include personal injury, civil litigation, and ethic. Mr. Kriesen is admitted to practice in Connecticut and before the United States District Court of Connecticut and Connecticut's Appellate and Supreme Courts. He is a trained mediator (Harvard Law School, Advanced Mediation Workshop, Program on Negotiation and the Quinnipiac School of Law Center on Dispute Resolution) and serves as an attorney trial referee in Hartford Superior Court. Mr. Kriesen earned his B.S. degree from Villanova University, his J.D. degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law, and his M.A. degree, with distinction, from Trinity College.
PATRICK TOMASIEWICZ is the owner and principal partner of Fazzano &Tomasiewicz, a firm specializing in criminal and civil litigation located in Hartford, Connecticut, where he has been in private practice for more than 30 years after graduating from the University of Bridgeport School of Law. Mr. Tomasiewicz is admitted to practice and has been involved in cases in the Connecticut state and federal courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. Supreme Court. His professional memberships include the Hartford County Bar Association, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Civil Justice Foundation, and the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He also serves as counsel for the Fraternal Order of Police, Hartford Chapter. Since 2004, Mr. Tomasiewicz has maintained certification with the National Board of Trial Advocacy in civil litigation. He has been honored since 2007 as a Connecticut Super Lawyer and as a New England Super Lawyer. He is currently the treasurer for the Hartford County Bar Association and has also been elected to the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. Besides his commitment to the firm, Mr. Tomasiewicz has written a chapter in the 2016 compendium, Connecticut Criminal Procedure (Chapter 5, "Jeopardy, Pre-Arrest Delay, Speedy Trial, and Prosecutorial Discretion"). He has lectured individually and participated in panels before members of the HCBA and CTLA on the following topics: "Ten Most Wanted Pieces of Evidence," "The Hearsay Rule and Exceptions: Friend or Foe," "What You Want to Know About Depositions," "Courthouse Practice and Procedure," and "Panel Voir Dire." He serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Hartford in their legal studies program teaching criminal law and professional ethics. Mr. Tomasiewicz has also served as an instructor in the Laborers-AGC Apprenticeship Law class in Chicago, Illinois.