Matthew J. Jalowiec, Esq. – Of Counsel
Matthew J. Jalowiec obtained his Juris Doctor at Quinnipiac College School of Law in 2000. While pursuing his JD he also studied international law at Trinity College in Dublin Ireland. Prior to his legal education Jalowiec obtained a B.S. in Marketing at the University of New Haven.
His prior work experience includes two international Fortune 500 companies, The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch Office of Complex Litigation, The Office of the Chief Public Defender, and 17 years of private practice. He has also received training from the Federal Bureau of Investigation on the Forensic Interviewing of Adolescents and Adults, the CT Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Forensic Sciences Division, the CT Commission on Child Protection, the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, and the National Association of Counsel for Children.
Jalowiec was elected Judge of Probate for the 18th Probate District of Connecticut which consists of the towns of Cheshire and Southington in 2010. In said capacity he serves over 75,000 residents on matters ranging from estates, trusts, conservatorships, guardianships of children and termination of parental rights. Judge Jalowiec was re-elected in 2014 for another four year term as Judge of Probate.
He is a member of the National College of Probate Judges, the Connecticut Probate Assembly and a panel member on the Committee for Probate Ethics and Probate Court Security. He also serves as a Judge of Probate for the Central Connecticut Regional Children’s Probate Court. Outside of work Jalowiec sits on the board of directors for the non-profit Cheshire Half Marathon, Inc., is a member of Temple Lodge No. 16, in Cheshire, Washington Lodge No. 81 in Cromwell, and St. Elmo’s Commandery in Meriden.
In addition to the above, Jalowiec also regularly presents on the topics of estate planning to the Cheshire and Southington Senior Centers, the Southington Library, the Cheshire Board of Education, the Southington Board of Education, the Boy Scouts of America, the Cub Scouts and the Daughter’s of The American Revolution as well as AARP. He has also been a keynote speaker for the National College of Probate Judges as well as a guest Judge for the Southington Schools’ annual DECA competition.
As Judge, Jalowiec has been published in the Quinnipiac Law School Probate Journal for his work related to contested estates, the Alliance Advantage Magazine published by the Hospital of Central Connecticut and has been a guest presenter on Ethics before the Connecticut Probate Assembly.