Kathleen Nastri Joins Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder

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Nastri Elected President Of Conn. Trial Lawyers Association

July 1, 2003

BRIDGEPORT - Kathleen Nastri has joined the law firm Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder as a partner, the firm announced today.

The firm also announced that Ms. Nastri has been elected president of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) - the first women ever to hold the position at the top of the organization of about 1,500 lawyers in the state.

Ms. Nastri, a Cheshire resident, had been at the Waterbury law firm, Carmody & Torrance since 1986 where she was head of the Plaintiff's Personal Injury Practice Group.

Before being elected president of the CTLA, Ms. Nastri, since 1993, served on the Board of Governors since 1993 and most recently had been the association's vice president and treasurer. In addition, she is co-chair of the CTLA's Continuing Legal Education Committee and is Editor of the "Verdict and Settlements" column of CTLA Forum Magazine.

At Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, Ms. Nastri will specialize in medical malpractice and other complex cases.

"Kathleen is an exciting addition to the firm as we continue to expand our practice, particularly in medical malpractice and other complex jury cases," said Michael Koskoff, one of the firm's leaders. "Malpractice cases are generally so complex they require personnel to be up to date on developments in both law and medicine. Kathleen has proven expertise in these areas and we are pleased to have her join our team."

Ms. Nastri is a cum laude graduate of the University of Connecticut Law School and is admitted to practice at the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as in Connecticut state courts.

Ms. Nastri is a Fellow, Connecticut Bar Foundation and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder has offices in Bridgeport and Danbury. This nationally known Connecticut law firm has achieved record verdicts for people who suffer serious personal injuries or economic harm from medical malpractice, dangerous products, negligence, drunk drivers, corporate or governmental abuse and commercial misconduct.