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Damon Kirschbaum

Kirschbaum Law Group, LLC

Damon Kirschbaum

Kirschbaum Law Group, LLC

Damon Kirschbaum

Kirschbaum Law Group, LLC

Damon Kirschbaum is the owner and managing attorney of the firm. He practices in the areas of criminal defense, habeas corpus law, probate law, and elder law. He is also responsible for managing all aspects of marketing, sales, operations, finance, and administration for the firm. He is admitted to the practice of law in the State of Connecticut, the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Damon practiced law as a solo practitioner from October, 1998, to October, 2012. In October 2012, he formed Kirschbaum Law Group, LLC. Before law school, Damon worked as a financial consultant at a large international financial services firm in Hartford.

Damon graduated from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 1998, where he received a Juris Doctor degree, from Skidmore College in 1992, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in government, and from Suffield Academy in 1988.

Damon lives with his wife, Amy K., and their two children in West Hartford.

Firm Description

The origin of our firm can be traced back to October, 1998, when Damon Kirschbaum was admitted to the practice of law in Connecticut, and he immediately established a solo law practice in Hartford. For the next fourteen years, he represented people in various types of cases throughout Connecticut, including superior courts, the Connecticut Appellate Court, and the Connecticut Supreme Court. During this time, he developed and refined his beliefs about providing exceptional legal services.

In October, 2012, Damon established the firm for the purpose of building a team of legal professionals that share his commitment to providing exceptional legal services. The core of the team is composed of three people that have been with the firm for more than four years. Amy Clark, our paralegal, joined the firm in January, 2014. Andrew O'Shea joined the firm in August, 2014

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433 South Main Street
Suite 101
West Hartford, CT 06110

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