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Erin O. Duques
  • Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate
  • Connecticut
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Biography

Knowledge. Experience. Compassion. When you meet with Erin, you’ll quickly see that what she accomplishes for you is much more than simply drafting legal documents. Under Erin’s kind and gentle demeanor is an experienced attorney who will take great strides to understand your objectives. After all, your plan must be tailored to meet your specific circumstances, and your personal wishes.

Who is the right person to make financial or healthcare decisions for you? Who should you choose to serve as trustee? How can you leave money to a beneficiary with creditor or other issues? Erin will take the time to guide you through your planning process and effectively address any estate planning needs you may have.

Concerned about protecting your assets? Erin will work with you to develop comprehensive asset and tax planning strategies that will help protect all that you have worked for. Additionally, you can feel confident and at ease turning to Erin for help with navigating the complex world of Medicaid, either in advance of or when faced with the imminent need for long-term care.

Erin also has in-depth knowledge of federal and Connecticut public benefit programs and a robust track record of working with and advocating for individuals with disabilities. She is well versed in creating special needs trusts to preserve assets so an individual can maintain his or her quality of life.

Prior to joining Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri, Erin worked as a special education attorney and practiced with a nonprofit that helps individuals with disabilities live and work independently in the community.

Outside of the office, Erin enjoys running and has completed three half marathons. Most recently her running consists of chasing the family’s new puppy around! She’s a wife and mom of two and a travel enthusiast.

Education
Quinnipiac University School of Law
J.D.
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude Dean's Scholar
Activities: Mock Trial Society Published in Quinnipiac University Probate Law Journal
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University of Massachusetts - Amherst
B.B.A. (1998) | Business Administration - Marketing
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri LLC
- Current
Attorney
Sullivan, Griffith & Beatty, LLP
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Estate Planning, special needs planning and elder law matters.
Director of Operations
Vista Vocational & Life Skills Center
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Director of Advocacy Services
Vista Vocational & Life Skills Center
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Attorney
Law Offices of Jennifer Laviano
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General Counsel
Vista Vocational & Life Skills Center
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Speaking Engagements
Estate Planning Series, Essex Public Library Series, Webinar
Essex Public Library
Covered multiple topics (long-term care, estate planning, uniform trust code, etc) over multiple sessions.
What the Heck is a Trust?, Guilford Senior Center, Webinar
Guilford Senior Center
Special Needs Planning, Madison Public Schools, Madison Public Schools
Madison Public Schools
Estate Administration, Guilford Senior Center, Guilford Senior Center
Guilford Senior Center
Professional Associations
SARAH Foundation
Board Member
Current
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Mitchell College
Former Trustee
Current
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Vista Life Innovations
Former General Counsel
Current
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Connecticut State Bar
Member, Elder Law and Trusts and Probate Sections
Current
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Town of Madison, Affordable Housing Committee
Member
- Current
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Town of Madison
Board of Selectmen
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Connecticut
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
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Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Elder Law
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Additional Practice Areas
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Medicaid and Public Benefits assessment and counsel
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Erin O. Duques Website Profile
Website
Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri LLC Website
Blog
Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog
Contact & Map
Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri LLC
Madison Office
64 Wall St
Madison, CT 06443
Telephone: (860) 236-7673