Lawyers & Staff

Alinor Sterling

Lawyers & Staff

Alinor Sterling

Bridgeport, Connecticut

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate Practice
  • Medical Negligence
  • Product Liability
  • Personal Injury
At Koskoff, we all share a passion for using the law to improve the lives of our clients. The dedication that we bring to each case is what makes us unique.


Alinor Sterling is tireless in her efforts to expand and develop the law so that an injured client will recover. She works on complex cases, both in the trial court and on appeal. She has represented clients injured by defective products, as well as by the carelessness of corporations and individuals. She has also worked on behalf of clients injured on vacation and while traveling overseas, cases that are often made more difficult by the fact that the client was injured far from Connecticut.

Alinor has been instrumental in several important appellate wins.

She is an integral member of the team working on behalf of Sandy Hook families in a case against Remington Arms Company, the manufacturer of the weapon used to carry out the assault.

She recently teamed with Antonio Ponvert on an important case in the Connecticut Supreme Court. A landmark personal injury verdict was upheld by the Court, which held that a school organizing a student trip abroad has a duty to of care to the students on the trip, preserving and confirming the importance of the general duty to protect students from unnecessary dangers. The $41.5 million verdict is the highest personal injury verdict ever sanctioned by the Connecticut Supreme Court.

Earlier in her career, Alinor served as a law clerk to the Honorable Lourdes G. Baird of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.


Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1996
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1998
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2019


  • UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • UCLA Law Review, Editor
    • UCLA Women's Law Journal, Editor
  • Graduate Fellowship in Research, Moscow, Russia
  • Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton, New Jersey
    • B.A. - 1989


Representative Cases

  • Soto, et al. v. Bushmaster, et al., 331 Conn. 53, 202 A.3d 262 (2019) Read More
  • Gagliano v. Advanced Specialty Care, P.C., 329 Conn. 745, 189 A.3d 587 (2018) Read More
  • Munn v. Hotchkiss School, 216 Conn. 540, 165 A.3d 1167 (2017) Read More
  • DiLieto v. County Obstetrics & Gynecology Group, P.C., 316 Conn. 790. 114 A.3d 1181 (2015) Read More
  • Dickerson v. Pincus, 154 Conn. App. 146, 105 A.3d 338 (2014) Read More
  • Rosa v. Lawrence & Memorial Hosp., 145 Conn. App. 275, 74 A.3d 534 (2013) Read More
  • Wisniewski v. Town of Darien, 135 Conn. App. 364, 42 A.3d 436 (2012) Read More


  • Alinor has lectured for the Connecticut Bar Association, New Haven County Bar Association, and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers? Association


  • French
  • Russian


Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Parliamentarian
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Board of Governors
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Past Chair, Women's Caucus
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Rules Committee, Co-Chair
  • American Association for Justice, Member, Amicus Curiae Committee
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member, Appellate Advocacy Committee
  • New Haven County Bar Association
  • Connecticut Trail Lawyers Association, Amicus Committee, Co-Chair
  • Greater Bridgeport Bar Association, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Town of Branford Board of Ethics, Board Member
  • International Festival of the Arts, Board Member
  • Pound Civil Justice Institute, Board Member
  • Town of Branford Representative Town Meeting, Former Member