Koskoff Attorney Elected to AAJ Executive Committee

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BRIDGEPORT, CT. (August 24, 2012) - Attorney Kathleen Nastri was elected by the members of the American Association for Justice's (AAJ) Board of Governors to serve on AAJ's Executive Committee. Attorney Nastri will serve on the committee for the 2012-2013 term. The purpose of the Executive Committee is to oversee the management of AAJ. Members are selected by election or by virtue of other positions held, and two members are appointed directly by the President of AAJ. Elections took place at the AAJ annual summer convention, which was held in Chicago in July.

Kathleen is an attorney at the Bridgeport-based firm Koskoff, Koskoff, & Bieder. Her focus at the firm is on medical malpractice, personal injury, and other complex cases. Recently, Kathleen won a $58 million malpractice verdict-the largest in Connecticut history-for a family whose son suffered a birth injury that resulted in Cerebral palsy.

In 2003, Kathleen was elected as the first woman president of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. Before her election to the Executive Committee of AAJ, Kathleen was a member of the Board of Governors, National Finance Committee, PAC Board of Trustees and Public Affairs Committees . She has always been an active member of the trial lawyers' community, and is honored to have been elected to the Executive Committee of AAJ.

AAJ was founded in 1946 as the National Association of Claimants' Compensation Attorneys. In 2006, members voted to rename the group the American Association for Justice. AAJ is the world's largest trial bar and aims to promote a fair and effective justice system. They support the work of attorneys in their effort to ensure that everyone has the legal right to obtain justice in the courtroom. AAJ consists of members worldwide who are involved in diverse areas of trial advocacy.

Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder has offices in Bridgeport, Danbury and New Haven. The nationally known law firm has achieved record-breaking verdicts for people who have suffered serious personal injuries and economic harm from medical malpractice, violation of their civil rights, dangerous products, negligence, drunk drivers, corporate and governmental abuse, and commercial misconduct. www.koskoff.com.