KENNETH J. BARTSCHI

PARTNER

PHONE:  (860) 522-8338

FAX:       (860) 728-0401

E-MAIL:   kbartschi@hdblfirm.com

EDUCATION

B.M. summa cum laude, Potsdam College, 1987

M.M. Arizona State University, 1989

J.D. with honors, University of Connecticut School of Law, 1996

ADMISSIONS

State of Connecticut, 1996

State of New York, 1997

United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, 1997

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2000

United States Supreme Court, 2002

DISTINCTIONS

Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers since 2013.

AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale Hubbell

Listed in Super Lawyers, since 2011

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013 for Appellate Practice.

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Co-recipient of the 2006 Judge Maxwell Heiman Memorial Award by the Hartford County Bar Association.  The award is given annually to an outstanding Hartford County lawyer in their first ten years of practice who exemplifies the high standard of service to the profession, ethics, scholarship and devotion to clients which were the hallmarks ofthe late Judge Heiman.

PRACTICE

Appellate Litigation in Civil, Family, Constitutional, and Criminal matters in Connecticut State and Federal Courts.

 

Attorney Bartschi joined the firm in 1996 and became a principal in 2000. He has an active appellate practice, with cases in the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Courts.  He has handled a number of appeals that have shaped the state of the law in Connecticut today.

 

In addition to his practice, Attorney Bartschi is active in the legal community. He is a frequent lecturer and writer on appellate practice. He regularly presents the Supreme Court Review with Karen Dowd at the Connecticut Legal Conference, sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA). He is co-author of West’s Annotated Connecticut Rules of Appellate Procedure and The Connecticut Practice Book Annotated, as well as the Connecticut Appellate Review, which appears annually in the Connecticut Bar Journal, and MCLE New England: a Practical Guide to Divorce in Connecticut. His article Public Act 09-13 and its Significance to Marriage Equality Nationally, was published by the Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society as the lead article in its annual journal, Connecticut Supreme Court History, Volume XI (2019). His article The Two Faces of Rational Basis Review and the Implications for Marriage Equality, was published in Family Law Quarterly at 48 Fam L.Q. 471 (2014). He serves on the executive committees of the Appellate Advocacy and LGBT Sections of the CBA. He served as member of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund and was co-chair of the Human Rights and Responsibilities Section. Like many of the other attorneys at the firm, Attorney Bartschi is also involved in legal education. He has served as a faculty member at the Appellate Advocacy Institute of the Connecticut Bar Association since 2004. His non-law related activities include singing in the Vernon Chorale.

 

Some of the more notable cases in which Attorney Bartschi has argued or been substantially involved include:

 

        Zhou v. Zhang, 334 Conn. 601 (2020)

        Bagley v. Adel Wiggins Group, 327 Conn. 89 (2017)

        Powell-Ferri v. Ferri, 326 Conn. 457 (2017)

        Ferri v. Powell-Ferri, 326 Conn. 438 (2017)

        Gabriel v. Gabriel, 324 Conn. 324 (2016)

        Hornung v. Hornung, 323 Conn. 144 (2016)

        Ferri v. Powell-Ferri, 317 Conn. 223 (2015)

        Parisi v. Parisi, 315 Conn. 370 (2015)

        Brody v. Brody, 315 Conn. 300 (2015)

        Tuckman v. Tuckman, 308 Conn. 194 (2013)

        Bauer v. Bauer, 308 Conn. 124 (2013)

        DiPietro v. Farmington Sports Arena, 306 Conn. 107 (2012)

        Sequenzia v. Guerrieri Masonry Inc., 298 Conn. 816 (2010)

        Misthopoulos v. Misthopoulos, 297 Conn. 358 (2010)

        Broadnax v. New Haven, 294 Conn. 280 (2009)

        Kerrigan v. Commissioner of Public Health, 289 Conn. 135 (2008) (en banc)

        Kerrigan v. Commissioner of Public Health, 279 Conn. 447 (2006)

        Durrant v. Board of Education, 284 Conn. 91 (2007) (en banc)

        Simms v. Simms, 283 Conn. 494 (2007)

        Ramin v. Ramin, 281 Conn. 324 (2007)

        Friezo v. Friezo, 281 Conn. 166 (2007)

        Millbrook Owners Association v. Hamilton Standard, 257 Conn. 1 (2001)

        New Milford Savings Bank v. Jajer, 244 Conn. 251 (1998) (en banc)

        Oudheusden v. Oudheusden, 190 Conn. App. 169 (2019), cert. granted, 332 Conn. 911 (2019)

        Norris v. Trumbull, 187 Conn. App. 201 (2019)

        Merk-Gould v. Gould, 184 Conn. App. 512 (2018)

        Hirschfeld v. Machinist, 181 Conn. App. 309 (2018)

        Chang v. Chang, 170 Conn. App. 822 (2017)

        Whitney v. J.M. Scott Associates, Inc., 164 Conn. App. 420 (2016)        

        Hirschfeld v. Machinist, 151 Conn. App. 414 (2014)       

        Farren v. Farren, 142 Conn. App. 145, cert. denied, 309 Conn. 903 (2013)       

        Cunningham v. Cunningham, 140 Conn. App. 676 (2013)

        Mills v. The Solution, LLC, 138 Conn. App. 40 (2012)

        Hirschfield v. Machinist, 137 Conn. App. 69, cert. denied, 307 Conn. 939 (2012)       

        Myles v. Myles, 136 Conn. App. 483 (2012)       

        VonKohorn v. VonKohorn, 132 Conn. App. 709 (2011)

        Hirschfeld v. Machinist, 131 Conn. App. 364, cert. denied, 302 Conn. 947 (2011)

        Hirschfeld v. Machinist, 131 Conn. App. 352 (2011)

        Bauer v. Bauer, 130 Conn. App. 185, cert. granted, 302 Conn. 926 (2011)       

        Brooks v. Brooks, 121 Conn. App. 659 (2010)

        Marshall v. Marshall, 119 Conn. App. 120, cert. granted, 296 Conn. 908 (2010)

        Kelman v. Kelman, 84 Conn. App. 120 (2004), cert. denied, 273 Conn. 911 (2005)

        Calo-Turner v. Turner, 83 Conn. App. 53 (2004)

        Bee v. Bee, 79 Conn. App. 783, cert. denied, 266 Conn. 932 (2003)

        Cowles v. Cowles, 71 Conn. App. 24 (2002)

        Ludgin v. McGowan, 64 Conn. App. 355 (2001)

        Mandes v. Godiksen, 57 Conn. App. 79, cert. denied, 253 Conn. 915 (2000)

        Davenport v. Quinn, 53 Conn. App. 282 (1999)

        New Milford Savings Bank v. Jajer, 52 Conn. App. 69 (1999)

        Schmaling v. Schmaling, 48 Conn. App. 1, cert. denied, 244 Conn. 929 (1998)

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