Karen Clark is a founding principal of Kenny, O’Keefe & Usseglio, P.C. She has practiced in the areas of product liability, professional liability, construction and commercial litigation for the past 24 years. In addition to her litigation experience, Attorney Clark is recognized as one of the state’s top appellate attorneys, regularly appearing before the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Attorney Clark supervises all aspects of the Firm’s appellate practice, including strategy, pleadings, motions, briefs and oral argument, covering a variety of practice areas including product liability, insurance defense, professional defense, commercial, labor, sexual abuse and personal injury. Her appellate successes include: Sullivan v. Stein, 319 Fed. Appx. 42 (2d Circ. 2009) (constitutional law and professional liability); Hollister v. Thomas, 110 Conn. App. 692, cert. denied 289 Conn. 956 (2008) (construction litigation); Doe v. Norwich Roman Catholic Diocesan Corp., 279 Conn. 207 (2006) (sex abuse); Smith v. Town of Greenwich, 278 Conn. 428 (2006) (tort reform – apportionment); Ross v. Forzani, 88 Conn. App. 365 (2005) (Civil Procedure – service of process); Allstate Insurance Co. v. Barron, 269 Conn. 394 (2004) (Insurance coverage); Sandella v. Dick Corp., 53 Conn. App. 213 cert denied 249 Conn. 926 (1999)(indemnification contract); Sicaras v. City of Hartford, 44 Conn. App. 771 cert denied 241 Conn. 916 (1997)(enforcement of settlement agreement); Close. Jensen & Miller v. Lomangino, 51 Conn. App. 576 cert denied 248 Conn. 905 (1999)(construction); Breiner v. Stone, 122 F. 3d 1055 (2d.Cir. 1997)(legal malpractice).
Ms. Clark is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and has served as the Chair and Vice Chair of the CTLA’s Women’s Caucus, an organization of which she remains an active member. Ms. Clark has also served on the CTLA’s Amicus Committee since 2010 and she is an active member of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Section.
- College of the Holy Cross (B.A. Economics/Accounting, 1987)
- University of Connecticut School of Law (J.D., 1990)
- Rhode Island
- United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
- United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
- United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
- United States Supreme Court