Catherine S. Nietzel is a partner in the firm. She practices in the firm’s litigation department, primarily defending civil suits in the areas of personal injury, civil rights, professional negligence, employment litigation, and medical malpractice. Catherine has tried over 40 jury cases to verdict.
Catherine is a member of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (“ABOTA”), an association of experienced trial lawyers and judges whose mission is to foster improvement in the ethical and technical standards of practice in the field of advocacy.
The Board is uniquely balanced between the plaintiffs and the defense bar and its membership is by invitation only. Membership is limited to the top trial lawyers who are actively engaged in trying civil jury cases. The national membership consists of approximately 8,500 lawyers.
The Connecticut chapter has just under 80 members. She has also been board certified in civil trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocates (“NBTA”) since 2002. A board certified attorney demonstrates an enhanced level of expertise and substantial involvement in civil trial practice.
She was appointed by Chief Justice Chase Rogers in 2007 to join the Connecticut Supreme Court’s Civil Commission. The Civil Commission is charged with the review of the status of the civil docket and the development of practices that will improve the administering of judicial services to litigants, the bar and public, and will promote the resolution of cases in a fair, timely and cost-effective manner. It is comprised of members of the judiciary and experienced trial attorneys.