Michael A. Carrier

Commercial and Residential Real Estate, Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Business Zoning

The passing of a loved one can be devastating.  While trying to grant their last wishes, you will also need to open an estate for the decedent in the appropriate probate court to ultimately settle their estate legally.  Hiring a probate attorney can be advantageous for several reasons:

1 .Legal Expertise: Probate laws can be complex and vary by state or country. A probate attorney has a concentration in navigating these laws, ensuring that the estate administration process complies with all legal requirements.

2. Minimize Errors: Probate involves various legal documents, court filings, deadlines, and administrative tasks. A probate attorney can help prevent errors that could delay the process or lead to disputes among beneficiaries.

3. Reduce Stress: Dealing with the death of a loved one is already emotionally challenging. A probate attorney can handle the legal aspects, allowing you to focus on grieving and supporting your family.

4. Estate Planning: A probate attorney can provide valuable advice on estate planning strategies to minimize taxes, avoid probate, and ensure your assets are distributed according to your wishes.

5. Conflict Resolution: In cases where disputes arise among beneficiaries or potential heirs, a probate attorney can provide mediation or represent your interests in court.

6. Efficient Administration: Probate attorneys are experienced in managing the probate process efficiently, potentially saving time and money for the estate and beneficiaries.

Overall, hiring a probate attorney can provide peace of mind, ensure legal compliance, and streamline the estate administration process during a challenging time. With 38 years of legal experience and as a former probate judge for Berlin, Connecticut, Attorney Michael A, Carrier has the knowledge, skill and gentle demeanor to guide you through the probate process.  Call him today at 860-225-9463 X 134 for a free consultation and allow him to do the heavy-lifting through probate court proceedings.

Michael A. Carrier, a life-long resident of New Britain, is a partner in the firm practicing in the areas of real estate, mortgage financing, zoning, commercial law and probate law.  He graduated from the University of New Haven, summa cum laude, in 1982 and received his law degree from Western New England School of Law in 1986.  He was admitted to the Connecticut Bar and the United States District Court in 1986. Attorney Carrier served as the judge of probate for the district of Berlin from 2021-2023.

Attorney Carrier serves or has served in a leadership capacity on numerous community boards and commissions including the City of New Britain Board of Fire Commissioners, New Britain Board of Education, New Britain Commission on Community and Neighborhood Development, New Britain Housing Authority, Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce, New Britain Bar Association, United Way of New Britain & Berlin, Inc., New Britain-Berlin YMCA, Boys and Girls Club of New Britain, CCARC, Inc., City of New Britain Charter Review Commission 2016, and American Savings Foundation.

Attorney Carrier also serves as the New Britain Special Representative to the Metropolitan District Commission Regional Water and Sewer Authority, Corporator of the Hospital of Central Connecticut and the Hospital for Special Care, and is a Trustee of St. Francis of Assisi Church in New Britain.



  • Western New England University School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts
    • J.D. – 1986
  • University of New Haven, Connecticut
    • B.S. – 1982
    • Honors: summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1986


  • United Way of New Britain & Berlin, Inc. Volunteer of the Year
  • Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Community Service Award

Representative Clients

  • Farmington Bank
  • Jasko Development, Inc.
  • Siracusa Moving and Storage, Inc.
  • TD Bank
  • Webster Bank

Professional Associations

  • New Britain Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Our Offices

New Britain, Connecticut
24 Cedar Street
New Britain, CT 06052
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
191 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
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