In loving memory of Richard Bieder 1940 - 2021 Remembering Richard

Lawyers & Staff




Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury

I try to make sure my clients are taken care of – nothing is more important to me than that.


Kathleen’s focus is on medical malpractice, personal injury, and other complex cases. She is known for the thoroughness she brings to each of her cases, and the compassion and empathy she has for each of her clients.

Kathleen has obtained numerous precedent-setting and 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.

Whether through her commitment to provide the best possible representation to her clients, or her fierce conviction to do whatever she can to protect the civil justice system, Kathleen’s goal is always to make a difference. In 2017, Kathleen was elected President of the American Association of Justice, and she continues to serve on the Association’s Board of Governors.  She has also held numerous leadership positions with Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), including becoming its first woman president in 2003, and is on the editorial board of CTLA’s Forum Magazine.


Bar Admissions

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


  • University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut
    • J.D., With Honors
  • University of Connecticut
    • B.S.


Representative Cases

  • $58 Million, the largest medical malpractice verdict in Connecticut history, for the family of a baby born who suffers from severe cerebral palsy resulting from a birth injury Read More
  • $12.3 Million for the family of a 5-year old girl who drowned in the indoor pool at the Waterbury Boys & Girls Club Read More
  • $9.3 Million for a 72 year-old woman who suffers lifelong permanent injuries after being given an overdose of a drug at Bridgeport Hospital Read More
  • $2.7 Million for a baby with partial shoulder paralysis, Erb’s Palsy, resulting from an unnecessarily violent birth Read More


Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, Connecticut Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Inner Circle of Advocates
  • Best Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association of Justice, Recent Past President
  • American Association of Justice, Member, Board of Governors
  • American Association for Justice, Member, Publications Committee
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, President (first Woman President), 2003 to 2004
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Editorial Board of Forum Magazine
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Co-Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member
  • Greater Bridgeport Bar Association, Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • International Society of Barristers, Member
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member