Michael Giardina

MICHAEL A. GIARDINA is a partner of Henry & Giardina, LLP and is admitted to practice in both Connecticut (1997) and New York(1999). He is a member of the Connecticut and New York Bar Associations. Attorney Giardina is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the Connecticut Chapter of NAELA, and is an active member of the Elder Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association.


Attorney Giardina began his legal career with Ernst & Young, LLP as a Tax Consultant working in the Stamford and Hartford, Connecticut offices. While dealing with federal, as well as state and local, tax issues for corporate and partnership clientele at Ernst & Young, his time was primarily spent on maximizing the Federal Research and Development Tax Credit available for his corporate clients. In 1998, Attorney Giardina joined the firm of Kernan & Henry, LLP, now Henry & Giardina, LLP,  (which was formerly Henry & Federer, LLP), where in 2005 he became a partner. Since joining the firm Attorney Giardina has dedicated his practice to Estate Planning and Estate Administration, and has become intimately familiar with the Medicaid/Title XIX eligibility rules and procedures. Attorney Giardina also represents clients in residential real estate transactions, as well as in a variety of business issues and transactions.

Attorney Giardina also serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut Community Foundation, Inc.  Prior to becoming Chair he served as Vice-Chair and was also a member of its Executive Committee, Development Committee, Arts and Culture Grants Committee, and was Chair of the Governance Committee.

Attorney Giardina served on the Board of Directors of and was past-President for the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging, a private non-profit organization based out of Waterbury, Connecticut, which develops, manages, and provides comprehensive services for seniors, caregivers and individuals with disabilities in order to maintain their independence and quality of life.


Attorney Giardina was born in Clifton, New Jersey and graduated from Clifton High School, Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey with a B.S. in Accounting, and cum laude from Quinnipiac University School of Law. While attending Law School, Attorney Giardina helped found the Quinnipiac Health Law Journal which is published twice a year featuring discourse on practical and theoretical issues in the field of health law and policy.


Attorney Giardina lives in Cheshire  with his wife, Giovanna, and three children.