Region 22 Probate District

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Domenick N. Calabrese

Biographical Information

Judge Calabrese has been a Connecticut Probate Judge since 2003. He is currently the judge of the Region 22 Probate District which serves 73,000 residents in the towns of Oakville, Watertown, Woodbury, Bethlehem, Southbury, Oxford, Washington and Roxbury.  He is also a judge in the Waterbury Regional Children's Court.

In January, 2011, Judge Calabrese successfully implemented the consolidation of 5 courts into the current Region 22 Probate District. He also served on the Consolidation Advisory Committee to the Probate Court Administrator, Judge Paul Knierim.  Previously, he was the judge of the Woodbury Probate District, where he implemented one of the largest probate consolidations in Connecticut at the time. Judge Calabrese is a graduate of the University of Connecticut, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Allied Health.  He also earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of New Haven.  Judge Calabrese is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he was the lead author of an article published in Connecticut Law Review. While a law student, he participated in an internship at the Hartford Probate Court under the Honorable Robert K. Killian, Jr.   

Since 1995, Judge Calabrese has practiced law in Connecticut.  His practice includes estate planning; wills; trusts; planning for incapacity; probate; counsel to businesses; business entity formation, administration and dissolution; asset protection; contracts; agreements; software licensing agreements; and commercial transactions.

He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Probate Assembly, and serves on the Education and Court Security Committees. Judge Calabrese is a member of the National College of Probate Judges and the American Bar Association, where he serves on the Real Property and Probate Section and the Business Section. He also has memberships in the Connecticut Bar Association, where he is a member of the Estates and Probate Section and the Business Section. Judge Calabrese is also a member of the Waterbury Bar Association.

Judge Calabrese makes regular presentations to various civic groups throughout the area covering different aspects of probate, including guardianships, living trusts, unclaimed property, estate taxes and administering decedent’s estates. 

Judge Calabrese is the author of many articles on probate matters that are published regularly in the Watertown Town Times and are also available on the website of Connecticut Probate District 22.

He has served on the Board of Directors of Holy Cross High School in Waterbury, Connecticut and is currently a trustee of the Westover School in Middlebury, Connecticut.

  The focus of the probate court is to provide friendly, responsive service to all. 
However, Connecticut law prohibits probate court staff from giving legal advice.
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