EducationUniversity of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut: J.D., With Honors
University of Connecticut: B.S.
Legal and Professional AssociationsAmerican Association of Justice, Recent Past President
American Association of Justice, Member: Board of Governors, National Finance Council, National College of Advocacy. Co-chair AAJ PAC
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Past President (first Woman President), 2003 to 2004
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Editorial Board of Forum Magazine, CLE Committee
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Co-Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee
Connecticut Bar Association, Member
Greater Bridgeport Bar Association, Member
American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
American College of Trial Lawyers, Member
International Society of Barristers, Member
International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member
HonorsFellow, Connecticut Bar Foundation
Fellow, Inner Circle of Advocates
Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
Kathleen’s focus is on medical malpractice, personal injury, and other complex cases. She is known for the thoroughness she brings to each of her cases, and the compassion and empathy she has for each of her clients.
Kathleen has obtained numerous precedent-setting and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, including a $58 Million verdict, the largest medical malpractice verdict in Connecticut history, for a Norwalk family whose son suffered a birth injury that resulted in cerebral palsy. Recently, she won a $12.3 Million verdict for the family of a 5-year-old girl who drowned at the Waterbury Boys & Girls Club.
Whether through her commitment to provide the best possible representation to her clients, or her fierce conviction to do whatever she can to protect the civil justice system, Kathleen’s goal is always to make a difference. In 2017, Kathleen was elected President of the American Association of Justice, and she continues to serve on the Association’s Board of Governors. She has also held numerous leadership positions with Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), including becoming its first woman president in 2003, and is on the editorial board of CTLA’s Forum Magazine.