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Jennifer Reale
  • Probate, Estate Planning, Elder Law
  • Connecticut, Virginia
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Summary

Jennifer, a litigation attorney, appreciates that a day in court can be an intimidating and stressful experience for you. That’s why she makes it a point to take you by the hand and guide you through the process with an understanding and gentle manner. Jennifer’s relationship with her clients goes beyond just straight legal representation – she also keeps in mind your emotional and privacy concerns.

What She Does

-Defends and prosecutes Will contests, trust and Will construction proceedings, and other Probate and Superior court litigation

-Investigates and challenges fiduciary accountings and mismanagement at both the Probate and Superior court level (powers of attorney, trustees, and conservators); also defends accountings

-Defends and prosecutes involuntary conservatorships

-Litigates statutory theft and conversion claims for elder financial exploitation

-Defends against nursing facility collection actions against powers of attorneys, conservators, and responsible parties

-Litigates Medicaid fair hearings, and state and federal court Medicaid appeals

Before joining Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri, Jennifer worked at a firm where she took and defended depositions, researched, drafted and argued motions and prepared cases for trial (including first chair trial experience).

On the personal side, Jennifer was born in Hungary, moved to Texas, and we are grateful she ended up here in New England. Jennifer’s Hungarian roots run deep and she speaks the language fluently. Outside the office and court room, she is an avid traveler, delights in culinary adventure and enjoys life with her husband, two huskies and a pug.

Education
McDaniel College
B.S. | Political Science and Government
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Texas Tech University School of Law
J.D. (2015)
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
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Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri LLC
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Attorney
McCoy & McCoy LLC
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Attorney
Atlas Legal Research
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Graduate Research Assistant
Texas Tech University School of Law
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Are Fiduciaries Getting the Boot?
Connecticut Lawyer
Substance Abuse: Can You Make Someone Go to Rehab?
Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri Smart Planner Blog
Do You Have Proof? Why Online Wills Can Cause Trouble
Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri Smart Planner Blog
When Life Insurance Proceeds Go To The Wrong Person
Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri Smart Planner Blog
The Last Thing Mom and Dad Would Have Wanted
Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri Smart Planner Blog
Joint Bank Accounts—Who Gets the Funds After the Co-owner Passes Away?
Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri Smart Planner Blog
Awards
American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence
American Bankruptcy Institute
Best Articles Editor
Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal
Professional Associations
Connecticut Bar Association
Member
Current
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CBA Estate Planning Section
Member
Current
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Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal
Articles Editor
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Activities: Fundraising Chair
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Phi Kappa Pho Honor Society
Member
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Order of Coiff, Board of Barristers
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Connecticut
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Virginia
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Practice Areas
  • Probate
  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Medicaid Litigation
  • Conservatorships
  • Will Contests
  • Elder Abuse
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Hungarian: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Jennifer Reale's Website Profile
Website
Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri LLC Website
Blog
Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog
Contact & Map
Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri LLC
237 Hopmeadow St
Simsbury, CT 06089
USA
Telephone: (860) 259-1575