BRIDGEPORT, July 24, 2013 - Kathleen Nastri, an attorney at the law firm of Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, has been elected Treasurer of the American Association for Justice (AAJ).
In 2008, Nastri was elected to serve on the Board of Governors of AAJ as state governor (each affiliated state trial lawyer organization is represented on the AAJ Board.) Last year, she was elected by the Board to the executive committee of AAJ.
"I'm delighted to accept another leadership role in this association," said Nastri. "AAJ's mission is to promote a fair and effective justice system - and to support the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in America's courtrooms, even against the most powerful."
Officers of AAJ serve a one-year term and are elected at the annual convention in July.
At her Bridgeport-based law firm, Nastri focuses on personal injury and medical malpractice, and has brought to trial a number of precedent-setting cases. She, along with co-counsel Jim Horwitz, recently won $58 million, the largest medical malpractice verdict at the time in Connecticut history, for a Norwalk family whose son suffered a birth injury that resulted in cerebral palsy.
Nastri is a Fellow, Connecticut Bar Foundation and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. She is also a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers. She received both her Bachelor of Science and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of Connecticut.
"Kathleen's leadership will be essential as we work to engage our membership and fight for AAJ's mission in Congress, the courts, and in the arena of public opinion," said AAJ President Burton LeBlanc.
Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, nationally known for personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, and class actions, concentrates its practice in handling cases for people who suffer serious personal injury or economic harm. Attorneys from Koskoff have been responsible for important changes in the conduct of corporate and government defendants. The firm has offices in Bridgeport, Danbury and New Haven.