Kelly B. Gaertner

Partner

Kelly Gaertner has been practicing with Nuzzo & Roberts for nearly 12 years and served as a legal research clerk for the judges of the Superior Court prior to joining the firm.  She defends a wide variety of general liability cases in state and federal court primarily in the areas of premises liability, product liability, construction defect, motor vehicle torts, trucking and transportation and municipal liability.

Kelly has successfully argued various motions on behalf of her clients including those on jurisdictional grounds, notice, ongoing storm and control.  She also handles all of her own appeals and has argued before the Connecticut Supreme Court and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Appeals Court.

She is originally from New Jersey and returns to the Jersey Shore at least once each summer for a game of skee ball and to stock up on salt water taffy.

Education
Seton Hall School of Law, cum laude, JD 2006
Rutgers University, BA 2000

Bar Admissions
Connecticut, 2006
New York, 2007
United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, 2007

Peer Review Recognition
Connecticut Super Lawyer®, 2019-2020
New England Super Lawyers Rising Star®, 2015-2018

Memberships
Connecticut Bar Association
New Haven County Bar Association

Publications 
“The Dual Employer Doctrine in the Temporary Employer Context,” Compensation Quarterly, Volume 21, No. 3, Winter 2012.