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Christopher A. Klepps

Associate, Hartford

Christopher A. Klepps

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Christopher A. Klepps is an associate in the Firm's Hartford office, practicing in the areas of professional liability, insurance coverage and defense litigation, construction law and appellate law.

Mr. Klepps routinely represents lawyers, accountants, architects and engineers in professional malpractice cases in state and federal courts, arbitrations and mediations. Mr. Klepps also has experience representing insurers in complex matters involving insurance coverage and recovery. He has obtained favorable judgments and resolutions both at trial and through alternate dispute resolution. Mr. Klepps also represents individuals and companies in administrative appeals.

Additionally, Mr. Klepps regularly handles appeals before Connecticut’s appellate courts. His appeals have involved constitutional issues, evidentiary issues, wrongful termination and land use cases.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Klepps had the privilege of clerking for the Honorable Dennis G. Eveleigh of the Connecticut Supreme Court, where he assisted in the drafting of numerous majority and dissenting opinions.

While attending law school, Mr. Klepps was a Note & Casenote Editor of the Quinnipiac Law Review, in which he also published an article on the right to counsel for mentally incompetent non-citizens in deportation hearings. During law school, Mr. Klepps also had the opportunity to intern for the Honorable Janet C. Hall of the United States District Court, District of Connecticut. Mr. Klepps also served as a research assistant for Professor Alexander Meiklejohn.

Mr. Klepps has been recognized as a “Super Lawyers Rising Star” in the field of professional liability defense from 2015 through 2018. 

In 2019, Mr. Klepps was elected to serve as Secretary for the Young Lawyers Section of the Connecticut Bar Association.  Prior to that, he served as Director of Continuing Legal Education and was also co-chair of the Appellate Advocacy Section.

Mr. Klepps received his J.D., summa cum laude, from Quinnipiac University School of Law in Hamden, Connecticut. He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Siena College in Loudonville, New York.

  • J.D., Summa Cum Laude, Quinnipiac University School of Law, Hamden, Connecticut, 2012
    -Note & Casenote Editor, Quinnipiac Law Review
    -Distinguished Academic Achievement for Civil Procedure, Legal Writing, and Judicial Clerkship Seminar
    -Connecticut Judge’s Award Recipient

  • B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Siena College, Loudonville, New York, 2008
    - Varsity Baseball Player
    - Co-Sida Academic All-District Team
    - Student Athlete of the Month, May 2008

  • Connecticut Bar Association
    – Young Lawyers Section of CBA
    –Secretary: 2019-2020
    –Director of Continuing Legal Education: 2018-2019
    – Co-Chair, Appellate Advocacy Section: 2016-2018

  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • State of Connecticut

  • District of Connecticut

  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Author, “What Kind of ‘Process’ Is This?: Solutions to the Case-By-Case Approach in Deportation Proceedings for Mentally Incompetent Non-Citizens,” 30 Quinnipiac L. Rev. 545 (2012)