Cynthia Bott

Cynthia Bott

Bridgeport, Connecticut

Cynthia Bott is an experienced litigator who concentrates on appellate advocacy. She has argued appeals before the Connecticut supreme and appellate courts. She joined Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder in 2004 bringing to the firm extensive experience and knowledge not only in appellate practice and procedure, but also in personal injury law.

Cynthia's primary areas of responsibility at the firm include analyzing and researching complex legal issues; drafting appeal documents, legal memoranda; writing appellate briefs; and, arguing substantive motions.

After law school, she worked at a law firm in New Haven for 12 years where she devoted most of her time to writing appellate briefs and litigating personal injury claims for plaintiffs.

From 2003-2006 Cynthia taught legal research and writing as an adjunct professor in the Legal Studies Program at the University of New Haven. Currently she is a member of the Advisory Board for the program.

The Connecticut Superior Court recently reappointed Cynthia to a second term on the New Haven County Standing Committee on Recommendations for Admission to the Connecticut Bar. She is a also a member of the New Haven County Bar Association, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the Connecticut Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. She is admitted to practice law in the Connecticut state courts and the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut.

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate Advocacy

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1988
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1992


  • Quinnipiac College School of Law, Hamden, Connecticut
    • J.D.
  • Stephens College
    • B.A.

Published Works

  • Editor-at-Large, Connecticut Bar Journal, Connecticut Bar Association, 1998
  • Connecticut Laws and their Impact on Business Entities: Connecticut Product Liability Act, (Co-Author), 64 Conn. B. J. Special Issue 364 , 1990
  • Supreme and Appellate Court Review, (Co-Author), Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 1993-2000
  • The Doctrine of Collateral Estoppel in Connecticut, (Co-Author), College of Evidence, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 1996


  • Legal Research and Writing, University of New Haven, 2003 - 2006
  • Adjunct Professor, University of New Haven Legal Studies Department, 2003 - 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Haven County Bar Association, Member
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Committee on Continuing Legal Education, 2002
  • Recommendations for Admission to the Connecticut Bar, New Haven County Standing Committee, 2003
  • Legal Studies Program, University of New Haven, Advisory Board, 2006