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Partner - Mark K. Ostrowski

Mark K. Ostrowski

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Mark Ostrowski has over 22 years of experience defending chemical and product manufacturers, public utilities, retailers, pharmaceutical companies, and business and medical professionals in complex tort and product liability actions. Armed with the latest case management and courtroom presentation technology and with ready access to many of the northeast's leading scientific, engineering and medical experts, Mark regularly handles cases in all courts throughout Connecticut and has appeared pro hac vice in other jurisdictions such as Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, New Jersey, New York New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

By understanding his clients' businesses and their unique goals, Mark approaches each case with an individually prepared litigation plan. This allows him to manage risk consistent with each client's objectives while at the same time containing costs and protecting the client's brand. As a corollary to his trial practice, Mark is often engaged by clients to take the lead on post-accident investigations and in this context he regularly interacts with government regulators, OSHA investigators and law enforcement personnel.

*Admitted only in Connecticut and Massachusetts

Distinctions

  • Listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer®: Business Litigation (2010-2016)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®: Product Liability Litigation (2011-2017); Commercial Litigation (2013-2017); Insurance Litigation (2016-2017)

Teaching Positions

  • University of Connecticut School of Law: Instructor, Trial Practice

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association: Board of Directors
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Connecticut Law Tribune Advisory Board
  • Member of Public Service Trust Commission Committee on Alternatives to Court Appearances

Community Involvement

  • The Mark Twain House & Museum: Board of Trustees
  • Town of Glastonbury Democratic Town Committee: Former Treasurer
  • Town of Glastonbury: coach, youth sports teams
  • Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation: Former President, Connecticut Corporate Board

Station Night Club Fire

Served as lead counsel for large international petroleum marketer named as a defendant in the Station Night Club Fire cases.

Summary Judgment in Hazardous Duty Case

Partial summary judgment granted in which the court held as a matter of law that the distribution of natural gas is not an ultra-hazardous activity.
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Practice Areas

Industries & Featured Services

Education

  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 1988, with honors
  • University of Connecticut, B.A., 1985,
    cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of CT
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of MA
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