Wilkinson Law Firm

Attorneys & Staff

Kyle B. Wilkinson - Attorney at Law 

Attorney Wilkinson strives to establish close client relationships that allow him to identify needs, provide sound counsel, and deliver practical legal solutions.  

Kyle grew up on a family farm in North Stonington, Connecticut and at the Christian Academy and in the church up the road.  He holds degrees from Gordon College, the University of Connecticut School of Law and Yale Divinity School.  Kyle served as a Peace Corps Volunteer after college, and in the Army Judge Advocate General's Corps after law school as a member of the Connecticut National Guard.

Kyle is committed to providing pro bono legal services within the community and is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and Rhode Island Bar Association.

He is admitted to practice in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and the United States District Court, District of Connecticut.

Meghan Costigan - Law Student Intern 

Meghan (she/her) is a second-year J.D. student at University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford, Connecticut. Her work in a county jail in college ignited her passion for the legal field and reinforced her desire for a career that directly engages with her community. Meghan holds executive board positions in various campus organizations, including the Jewish Law Students Association, the Arts, Entertainment and Sports Law Society and the Mental Health Committee, for which she serves as President. As a legal intern this Summer, Meghan looks forward to expanding her legal experience, while serving community members throughout the state of Connecticut. 

Esang Udoh - Law Student Intern 

Esang is currently a third-year J.D. student at University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from The City College of New York. His interest in pursuing a legal career stems from wanting to help serve individuals who desire to create and maintain businesses that will benefit our future economy. Prior to entering law school, Esang participated in outreach programs to help encourage diversity and economic development in his community. Such programs often involved workshops where minorities could learn more about financial literacy, real estate, and business management. He continues to pursue this mission at UCONN as an executive board member of Diversity Alliance, Black Law Students Association, and Business & Transactional Law Society. 

Shanté Skinner - Conservator Assistant & Paralegal

With a compassionate and understanding ear, Shanté strives to create an environment that eases every situation for all parties involved, including clients and their families.

Raised in West Haven and pursuing higher education, Shanté lived in Maine for two years before returning to Connecticut. She has a rich and diverse background, including working for the New Haven Register, Hunter Douglas, Eli's Catering Group, KeyBank, Electrix Inc., Advanced Lamps, and more! 

All of these opportunities have strengthened and enhanced her skills and perspectives to enable Shanté to be successful in her role as Conservator Assistant. Additionally, Shanté's enthusiasm for new challenges, combined with her administrative and managerial experience, equips her with the expertise to provide assistance and leadership whenever needed. Her primary goal is delivering a caring and respectful experience to all clients, ensuring their needs are met with the utmost attention, empathy, and respect.

Rico Dence - Personal Injury & Civil Litigation Paralegal

With over four years of experience as a paralegal, Rico Dence has also contributed significantly to three legislative sessions at the Connecticut General Assembly as an assistant clerk. 

Beyond his impressive legal background, Rico's heart-driven initiatives have made a profound impact on the lives of many. He is the visionary behind Up Cancer and Team Up Cancer. A remarkable organization, Up Cancer provides essential support for the mental well-being of young individuals facing the challenges of cancer. Team Up Cancer is an advocacy group that collaborates with legislators nationwide to bring about meaningful changes in laws that benefit cancer patients.

Rico Dence's academic achievements are equally commendable, having earned a degree in Biblical Studies from Gordon College and a paralegal certificate from the University of Connecticut.

Rico’s unwavering dedication to making a positive difference in the world serves him and clients well in his work at Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC. 

Imani Lane - Executive Assistant

Presently residing in Connecticut, Imani proudly identifies as an artist with a unique background in providing invaluable assistance to busy individuals, helping them navigate through their often hectic and stressful schedules. 

Her experience includes working with exclusive clientele in fast-paced environments such as the Youth Program in New York City, the NAACP, and a New York City Public Relations Firm. 

Through these diverse opportunities, Imani has gained a profound understanding of the utmost importance of treating clients with respect while providing prompt assistance. Imani effectively addresses their needs with tailored solutions, and has honed her ability to communicate clearly and concisely. Imani prioritizes transparency and honesty, acknowledging and responsibly handling any challenges that may arise, all the while with a genuine sense of care and a positive attitude.

Darryl Stafford - Trust & Estate Administrator

Darryl serves as the Trust & Estate Administrator for Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC and specializes in tax related matters. He is a Certified Public Accountant as well as an Enrolled Agent with the IRS.  Darryl has a Bachelor's degree from Gordon College and an MBA from Salem State University.  In addition to this, he has a Master of Science degree from Salem State University.  His dedication for serving clients can be seen in the caring approach he takes when handling Estates.

Kara Sisk - Probate Paralegal

After spending many years in the education field, Kara joined the Wilkinson Law Firm in  2019.  Since then, she has had the opportunity to gain legal experience in a wide range of practice areas. 

Jill Turner - Real Estate Paralegal