Kathleen Nastri

Kathleen Nastri

Bridgeport, Connecticut

Kathleen Nastri's focus is on medical malpractice, personal injury and other complex cases.

Kathleen has obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, including a $58 Million verdict, the largest medical malpractice verdict in Connecticut history, for a Norwalk family whose son suffered a birth injury that resulted in cerebral palsy. Recently, she won a $12.3 Million verdict for the family of a 5 year-old girl who drowned at the Waterbury Boys & Girls Club. 

In June 2003, Kathleen was elected president of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers' Association (CTLA) after previously serving as the vice president and treasurer. She is also co-chair of the CTLA's Continuing Legal Education Committee and is Editor of the "Verdict and Settlements" column of CTLA Forum Magazine.

In 2017, Kathleen was elected President of the American Association of Justice. She continues to serve on the Board of Governors of the American Association of Justice.

Before joining Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder she had been head of the Plaintiff's Personal Injury Practice Group at a Waterbury-based law firm, where she began assisting clients in 1986.

She 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.

Kathleen is a Fellow, Connecticut Bar Foundation, a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Trial Experience

  • Numerous trials in Connecticut State Courts, including medical malpractice, and other personal injury cases.
  • Trials in U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, including medical malpractice case against U.S. Government for negligence at West Haven V.A. Hospital.
  • Trial in U.S. District Court, Southern District of N.Y. in Warsaw Convention/Aviation case.

Areas of Practice

  • Automobile Negligence
  • Medical Malpractice

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1986
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1997


  • University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut
    • J.D. - 1986
    • Honors: With Honors
  • University of Connecticut
    • B.S. - 1983

Published Works

  • Editor, Verdict and Settlements Column, CTLA Forum Magazine

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, Connecticut Bar Foundation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association of Justice, Past President
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Treasurer
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Vice President
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, President Elect
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, President (Was First Woman President of CTLA), 2003 - 2004
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Co-Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Editorial Board of Forum Magazine
  • American Association for Justice, Member of Publications Committee
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Carmody & Torrance, Waterbury, CT, 1986 - 2003
  • Head of Plaintiff's Personal Injury Practice Group, 1993 - 2003
  • Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, Bridgeport, CT, 2003