Allison DePaola DROZD
Allison is passionate about helping individuals and families achieve their goals and protect what matters most. Allison works with clients to plan for proper estate planning, special family or asset protection planning, long term care planning, or residential real estate matters.
Allison was nominated by her peers and recognized by New England Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2015, 2016, and 2017. She is admitted to practice in both Connecticut and New York. Prior to practicing, she attended Quinnipiac University School of Law and graduated, Cum Laude, in 2008. She also graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2005 from Quinnipiac University School of Business with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing. While attending college and law school, she worked at Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, Connecticut.
In addition to law, Allison enjoys working on the business operations, design, and growth of Floman DePaola, LLC. She finds it exciting to create a firm full of people who are passionate about our culture, our practice areas, and most importantly, our clients. In 2016 and 2017 Floman DePaola, LLC was recognized by Law Firm 500, ranking in the top one-hundred fastest growing law firms in America. This award was based in part on operational excellence and commitment to client service.
Allison is an active member of her community. She is a member of the Connecticut, New York, and New Haven County Bar Associations as well as a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Allison serves on the Board of Directors for VISTA Endowment Fund for the VISTA Vocational & Life Skills Center and is also one of the founding members of Yelow, Inc., a non-profit peer to peer advisory group for entrepreneurs. She is proud to serve with the Board of Trustees of the Yale Sappern Memorial Fund, Inc. to help support student internship positions that provide free legal support to pro-se parties in the Connecticut Family Court system who are victims of domestic violence.
In an effort to educate the community on estate planning and long term care, Allison teaches adult education classes through Branford ERACE covering topics such as: “What you need to know about Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning”; “Myths and Truths about Living Trusts”; “The Connecticut Probate Process” and “Planning and Paying for Long Term Care.”
In her free time, Allison enjoys spending quality time with her husband and family, practicing yoga, and boating in the long island sound.