Christiana N. Gianopulos

West Hartford
Blue Back Square
75 Isham Road, Suite 300
West Hartford, CT 06107
T: (860) 313 5708
F: (860) 956 5830

Christiana N. "Tiana" Gianopulos – Senior Counsel

Professional Experience

Christiana N. Gianopulos serves as senior counsel to the Individual Clients department and is resident in the firm's West Hartford, CT office. Tiana's practice encompasses the representation of individual and corporate fiduciaries as well as comprehensive estate planning advice and estate administration for her individual clients.

Prior to joining the firm, Tiana spent nearly 20 years at the nation's eighth largest bank. As senior vice president and regional fiduciary officer, she co-chaired its Regional Trust Committee, managed its fiduciary litigation portfolio, and developed policies and procedures relating to many aspects of its trust and estate administration business. Tiana also analyzed proposed legislation and coordinated the bank's response to new statutory and case law.

Tiana has lectured on numerous topics, including Connecticut's Prudent Investor Act and its Principal and Income Act, estate planning for same-sex couples, common drafting errors, and a corporate trustee's document review process. While a member of the faculty of the New England School of Banking at Williams College, she taught a course on uniform laws.

Tiana is Vice-chair of the Art Advisory Board of Mount Holyoke College and a member of the Professional Advisory Committee of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Tiana is a past president of the Junior League of Hartford, chaired the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center board of trustees, co-chaired the Board of Advisors for the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame, and was a trustee of Hartford College for Women. She was a founding director of Rebuilding Together with Christmas in April*Hartford and also served on the boards of the Love Makes a Family Foundation; Planned Parenthood of Connecticut; the Mental Health Association of Connecticut; the Connecticut Valley Girl Scout Council; Asylum Hill, Inc.; Gray Lodge; and WORKS/Laura Glenn Dance Company. She is an alumna of Leadership Greater Hartford and was a guide at the Hill-Stead Museum.

In 2011, Tiana received the Maria Miller Stewart "One Woman Makes a Difference" award from the Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund. Tiana has also received awards for her volunteer efforts from The Hartford Courant, Shawmut National Corporation, and the Junior League of Hartford.

A graduate of Mount Holyoke College and the University of Connecticut School of Law, Tiana is a member of the American and Connecticut Bar Associations, and the Estate and Business Planning Council of Hartford.

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  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D.
  • Mount Holyoke College, A.B.


  • State of Connecticut