Lifetime Achievement Award

2023 Lifetime Achievement Award
Kathleen Nastri

Past AAJ President Kathleen Nastri’s career focuses on medical malpractice, personal injury, and other complex cases. A true fighter for civil justice, Kathleen has won numerous precedent-setting verdicts, including the largest medical malpractice verdict in Connecticut history at one point, for a family whose son suffered a birth injury resulting in cerebral palsy. More recently, she won a significant verdict for the family of a 5-year-old girl who drowned at the Waterbury Boys & Girls Club. In addition to her successful practice, her dedication and commitment to AAJ has been a constant throughout her career. She serves on the AAJ Board of Governors, is the chair of the AAJ PAC Board of Trustees, and is a board member of AAJ’s Education arm, the National College of Advocacy. Kathleen has also held numerous leadership positions with Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, including as its first female president in 2003.

About the Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an AAJ member of at least 20 years standing whose courtroom advocacy has, during a distinguished career, significantly advanced the rights of the wrongfully injured, and who by substantial service to AAJ and the trial bar, has significantly furthered the cause of justice and the mission of the Association.

Past Recipients

2022: Brenda S. Fulmer
2021: Jayne Conroy and Paul Hanly, Jr.*
2020: Robert A. Clifford
2019: Michael P. Koskoff
2018: Richard Hailey
2017: Wayne Hogan
2016: Mark P. Robinson
2015: W. Mark Lanier
2014: Howard L. Nations
2013: Gerry L. Spence
2012: Elizabeth Cabraser
2011: O. Fayrell Furr, Jr.
2010: Ronald L. Motley
2009: Todd Smith
2008: Fred Baron
2007: Philip H. Corboy Sr.
2006: Ralph Cloar
2005: Phil Maher
2004: Kenneth Feinberg
2003: Roxanne B. Conlin
2002: Jim Kitchens
2001: Gregory Cusimano
2000: Russ Herman
1999: Kathleen Flynn Peterson
1998: Bob Gibbins

* honored posthumously