Kate Haakonsen

2252 Main Street
Glastonbury, Connecticut 06033
United States
Office Phone: 860-659-0700
Member since 2007
Membership Type: IACP


Lawyer, Mediator

Having been involved in hundreds of divorces during over 40 years of litigation, mediation and now collaborative practice, I feel I can appreciate the benefits offered by each process choice. There are so many choices to make when ending a marriage that it is easy to become overwhelmed. One of the beauties of the Collaborative Process is that it allows the professionals to use their skills to support participants' making choices they understand and can implement. It is a privilege and a pleasure to work with people in this context where creative planning for the future takes precedence over recriminations about the past.

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law, Family Law, Mediation
License(s): Connecticut, 1978 ~U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1978 ~U.S. Circuit of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1979 ~U.S. Supreme Court, 1982 ~

Professional Activities

Connecticut Bar Association: Family Law Section (Chair, 2012-2013) Executive and Legislative Committees 1998-present, Board of Editors of the Connecticut Family Lawyer 2006-, Mediation Committee 1994-1998 ~Judicial Liaison Committee 1996-1997), Officer 2008 -. ~Hartford County Bar Association: Board of Directors (1985-1986), Family Law Committee (1989-present), Co-Chair of Family Law Committee 2003-2005 ~Hartford Association of Women Attorneys: Vice President - Treasurer (1981-1983), President (1983-1984) ~Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (1980's and present) ~Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) (1994-present),Practitioner Member (1996-present) ~Charter member of the Connecticut Council for Divorce Mediation and Family Dispute Resolution, 1995, Board of Directors 1996-2001; Secretary 1998-1999; Co-President-Elect 1999-2000; Co-President 2000-2001; Past-President 2001-2002. Committee on Standards of Practice for family mediators adopted by CCDM in 2001 ~Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) (2002-2008) ~Connecticut Collaborative Divorce Lawyers, Inc., Treasurer 2004 - 2011. Collaborative Divorce Professionals of CT (2009-present) ~ ~

Undergraduate Education

B.A. cum laude from Ursinus College, 1975

Professional Education

J.D. from the University of Connecticut, 1978