Joel M. Grafstein

Title: Attorney
Company: Grafstein & Arcaro, LLC
Location: New Britain, Connecticut, United States

Joel M. Grafstein, Attorney at Grafstein & Arcaro, LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in bankruptcy law.

Having accrued nearly 50 years of professional experience, Mr. Grafstein currently serves as an attorney for Graftstein & Arcaro, LLC in Connecticut, where he specializes in bankruptcy, chapter seven, chapter 13 and bankruptcy litigation. Earlier, he served as a partner for Lublin, Wolfe, Kantor & Silver from 1984 to 1989, as well as an associate with Albrecht and Zelman in 1982 and 1983 and with Rome & Case from 1974 to 1982. Finding great success in his work, Mr. Graftstein has been AV-Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell and received a Certificate of Appreciation from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Pro Bono Service in 2012. Likewise, he has been guest featured on Fox 61, WFSB and WTIC for his expertise in bankruptcy law and has consulted as an authority by the New York Times, Hartford Courant, Journal Inquirer and Hartford Business Journal.

Notably, Mr. Grafstein was an initial member of the panel of chapter seven trustees appointed by the Carter administration in 1977. Presently, he maintains affiliation with the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Lawyers, Bankruptcy Round Table and Pro Bono Network. Mr. Grafstein received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Bridgeport in 1970, a Doctor of Jurisprudence from New York Law School in 1973 and a Master of Laws from New York University in 1974. Shortly thereafter, he was admitted to practice law in Connecticut and New York, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and U.S. Tax Court. To attest to his legacy, Mr. Grafstein can also be found in various editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the East and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America. In five years’ time, he hopes to be settled into a well-deserved retirement.

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