Kristi M. Gardner - Associate

Ms. Gardner practices primarily in the firmís professional liability practice area. She also handles a variety of other types of claims involving general liability and commercial liability as well. She routinely defends oral surgeons, dentists, physicians and other licensed professionals in civil actions and disciplinary proceedings.

Attorney Gardner has been responsible for handling cases at all stages in litigation, including case intake and assessment, managing written discovery, drafting and arguing pretrial motions, preparing witnesses for deposition, conducting depositions and attendance at a variety of court hearings and pretrial conferences. Her trial experience includes being second chair defending a real estate broker and its associated realtor in five week jury trial assigned to the courtís complex litigation docket in Hartford that resulted in a defendantsí verdict. That was a multi -party case involving numerous claims against our clients including professional malpractice and violation of the Connecticut Unfair Trade practices Act.

She also has significant experience in mediation both privately and through the Judicial Alternative Dispute Resolution program.

Attorney Gardner is a magna cum laude graduate of Quinnipiac University (B.A. Political Science) and a graduate of the School of Law at Western New England College. While at Quinnipiac, she was inducted into Phi Sigma Alpha, the only recognized honor society for students of political science in the United States.

Her bar admissions include the State of Connecticut, United States District Court for the District of Connecticut and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals . She is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and the Hartford County Bar Association.