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Providing Effective Solutions in the Farmington Valley

Combining more than 100 years of legal experience to serve the Farmington Valley, Murphy, Laudati, Kiel & Rattigan's (MLK&R) experienced and skilled attorneys provide wide-ranging legal solutions through our diverse knowledge of the various areas of law.

The current legal environment places demands and requires changes in the legal profession to meet the expanded needs of our clients beyond what small practice resources typically provide. To fill this need, we created our multidisciplinary firm. We provide an efficient and comfortable environment for our clients with a seamless approach created by assigning attorneys with specific proficiencies to individually address all of our client's concerns. We create this experience by recognizing that all of our clients lead complex lives. We help them identify when concerns in one area of their life will likely impact other areas and help them recognize and meet those changes.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law
  • Construction Law
  • Real Estate
  • Estate Planning

Call 860-678-9428 today to arrange your consultation.

Attorney Lawrence J. Kiel

Bar Admissions:

  • Connecticut, 1983
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1985

Education:

  • University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Distinction
    • Major: Communications

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Real Property, Trusts and Estates and Elder Law Sections
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association, sub-committee of the Real Property Section
  • Connecticut Mortgage Bankers Association (Member)
  • Real Estate Finance Association (Member)
  • Connecticut Mortgage Association (Member)
  • Farmington Chamber of Commerce (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • Greater Hartford YMCA (Board of Managers)

Attorney John L. Laudati

Bar Admissions:

  • Connecticut, 1981
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut

Education:

  • University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut
    • J.D.
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • Connecticut University of Storrs and Hartford, CT.
    • B.A.

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Granby Chapter of UNICO (Charter member)
  • Granby Chamber of Commerce (Vice President)
  • Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame (President and Legal counsel)
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • American Association of Justice
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Young Lawyer’s Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, Executive Committee
  • Central Connecticut Collaborative Divorce Group
  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Collaborative Divorce Team of Connecticut and Connecticut Counsel for Divorce Mediation

Attorney Margaret Fogerty Rattigan

Bar Admissions:

  • Connecticut, 1991
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1992

Education:

  • University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut
    • J.D.
  • University of Storrs and Hartford, Connecticut
    • B.A.

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Construction Law, and Alternative Dispute Resolution section
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • New Britain Bar Association

Attorney Neil F. Murphy, Jr.

Bar Admissions:

  • Connecticut, 1970
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1970
  • U. S. Court of Military Appeals, 1971

Education:

  • University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut
    • J.D.
  • Boston College Newton Centre and Caesnut Hill, MA.
    • B.A.

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Association for Justice
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Hartford County and Connecticut Bar Association
  • Bristol Bar Association (former President)
  • Neutral Panels for Litigation Alternatives, Inc., 2010 - Present (Arbitrator, Mediator and Member)
  • Hearing Examiner, Connecticut Commission of Human Rights and Opportunities, 1976 - 1996
  • Judicial Appointment: Former Special Master for litigation resolution, Hartford Superior Court
  • Former Corporation Counsel, City of Bristol, CT
  • Former Town Attorney, Town of Plymouth, CT

Attorney Steven M. Zelman

Bar Admissions:

  • Massachusetts, 1973
  • Connecticut, 1974
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1975
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 1978

Education:

  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, 1972
    • J.D.
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, 1969
    • B.A.
    • Major: Liberal Arts

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Connecticut Bar Association, 1974 - Present (Member)
  • Commercial Law League of America, 1978 - Present (Member)
  • National College of Probate Judges, 1991 - Present (Member)
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1999 - Present (Member)
  • Hartford County Bar Association, 1977 - 1999 (Member)
  • Probate Court Rules Advisory Committee (Subcommittee Chair)

Attorney Jean E. Silverio

Bar Admissions:

  • Connecticut, 2017

Education:

  • University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut, 2017
    • Juris Doctor
    • Honors: CALI Award for excellence in Surety Law
    • Sorority: Phi Beta Kappa
  • Trinity College, Hartord, Connecticut, 2013
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: History

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • Simsbury Regional Bar Association
  • Greater Hartford Association of Realtors

Attorney Rachel Kittredge Shipman

Bar Admissions:

  • Connecticut, 1990
  • Massachusetts, 1991
  • Rhode Island, 1996
  • U.S. District Court

Education:

  • Boston College Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, 1990
    • J.D.
    • Member of National Appellate Advocacy Team
  • Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, 1987
    • B.A.
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: International Relations

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Connecticut Bar Association

Office Locations

Farmington Office
231 Farmington Ave.
Ist Floor
Farmington, CT 06032
Granby Office
4 E Granby Rd
Granby, CT 06035

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  • A Spotless Record

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Litigation and Appeals Since 2015
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Probate Since 2015
Real Estate Since 2015
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