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Kelsie’s practice includes advising and representing estate and trust fiduciaries in moderate to complex probate, estate and trust administration matters. She advises individual clients and families on estate planning and business succession planning, and regularly prepares wills, trusts, and other estate planning and business documents. Complimentary to her Trusts & Estates practice, Kelsie has experience representing clients before Connecticut Probate and Superior Courts, and has successfully represented clients in a multitude of complex civil and other contested matters, including will contests, breach of fiduciary duty, summary process, partition, foreclosure, breach of contract, corporate dissolution, business and employment disputes, and wrongful death.


Work Experience

  • Hinckley Allen
    • Associate (2019-Present)
  • Law Offices of James M. Rubino
    • Associate (2016-2019)
  • Messier, Massad & Burdick, LLC
    • Associate (2014-2016)
    • Law Clerk (2012-2014)

Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyers, Connecticut, Rising Star (2020)


  • First American Title Insurance Company - License Settlement Agent, Connecticut

Professional Affiliations

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Estate and Business Planning Council of Hartford (EBPC of Hartford)
  • Fairfield County Bar Association

Bar Memberships

  • Connecticut

News & Insight


2021 Individual Tax Extension Deadline

April 7, 2021

Last month, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that the Federal income tax filing and payment due date for individuals will be automatically extended until May 17, 2021.Unlike last year, the automatic Federal tax filing extension only applies to …


To Gift or Not to Gift: Year-End Gifting Considerations in Light of Biden’s Proposed Tax Plan

December 8, 2020

As it becomes increasingly certain that President-Elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will take office in January, 2021, almost everyone is interested in President-Elect Biden's tax proposals. While many know that part of his proposal is an increase in federal inco…


Extension of April 15th Tax Payment and Filing Deadline in Response to COVID-19

March 26, 2020

On March 21, 2020, the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that the Federal income tax filing and payment due date will be automatically extended until July 15, 2020.Any individual, trust, estate, corporation, or unincorporated…


New Retirement Benefit Rules Under the SECURE Act

February 21, 2020

What is the SECURE Act?The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act was enacted on December 20, 2019 as part of the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act 2020, with most provisions effective January 1, 2020. Qualified Plan parti…

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Firm News

29 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized as 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

October 22, 2020

Hinckley Allen is pleased to announce that Super Lawyers has selected 29 Hinckley Allen attorneys as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to re…

Firm News

Hinckley Allen Welcomes Kelsie C. Leon, Trusts & Estates Attorney

February 25, 2019

Hinckley Allen is pleased to welcome Kelsie C. Leon as an associate in the Firm’s Trusts & Estates Group. Kelsie joins Hinckley Allen’s Hartford, CT office from the Law Offices of James M. Rubino.Kelsie’s practice focuses on Trusts & Estates,…