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Rachel Snow Kindseth Murtha Cullina LLP Associate

Associate

New Haven
Email: rkindseth@murthalaw.com
Phone: 203-772-7774
Fax: 203-772-7723

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Bar & Court Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Education

  • University of Connecticut Law School (J.D., with honors, 1996)
  • Bates College (B.A., 1993)

Rachel Snow Kindseth


Rachel Kindseth represents clients in the area of litigation, including commercial, employment, and insurance coverage on behalf of policyholders.  Rachel also handles petitions for receivership and other collection matters for a regional public utility company.  She has worked on several injunction actions involving non-competition agreements, inevitable disclosure and/or trade secrets, representing either former employers or former employees, including Elm City Cheese Co. v. Federico, 251 Conn. 59 (1999).  She has both jury and bench trial experience.  In addition to her trial court experience, Rachel has drafted appellate briefs for cases before the Connecticut Supreme Court and Appellate Court and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Most recently, Rachel helped a policyholder-client prevail against dozens of insurers in an interlocutory appeal before the Connecticut Appellate Court involving allocation for defense costs and indemnity for asbestos-related personal injury claims.  R.T. Vanderbilt Co. v. Hartford Accident & Indem. Co., 171 Conn App. 61 (March 6, 2017).

Rachel is a member of the firm’s Insurance Recovery Practice Group, the Appellate Practice Group and the Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group.

Rachel graduated with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law where she was an editor of the Connecticut Journal of International Law.  Rachel is a past-President of the Junior League of Greater New Haven and continues to volunteer with the Junior League and other community organizations.

  • Connecticut Journal of International Law , Executive Editor (1995-96).
  • Member, Junior League of Greater New Haven (President, 2005-06).
  • Insurance Bad Faith Litigation: Connecticut Law Developments, Connecticut Bar Journal, June 2016
  • Reaching Excess Layers of Insurance: Should Policyholders Be Permitted to Fill ‘Gap' So Extra Coverage Will Kick In?, Connecticut Law Tribune, Vol. 40, No. 6, February 2014
Overview

Rachel Kindseth represents clients in the area of litigation, including commercial, employment, and insurance coverage on behalf of policyholders.  Rachel also handles petitions for receivership and other collection matters for a regional public utility company.  She has worked on several injunction actions involving non-competition agreements, inevitable disclosure and/or trade secrets, representing either former employers or former employees, including Elm City Cheese Co. v. Federico, 251 Conn. 59 (1999).  She has both jury and bench trial experience.  In addition to her trial court experience, Rachel has drafted appellate briefs for cases before the Connecticut Supreme Court and Appellate Court and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Most recently, Rachel helped a policyholder-client prevail against dozens of insurers in an interlocutory appeal before the Connecticut Appellate Court involving allocation for defense costs and indemnity for asbestos-related personal injury claims.  R.T. Vanderbilt Co. v. Hartford Accident & Indem. Co., 171 Conn App. 61 (March 6, 2017).

Rachel is a member of the firm’s Insurance Recovery Practice Group, the Appellate Practice Group and the Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group.

Rachel graduated with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law where she was an editor of the Connecticut Journal of International Law.  Rachel is a past-President of the Junior League of Greater New Haven and continues to volunteer with the Junior League and other community organizations.

Prior Experience
  • Connecticut Journal of International Law , Executive Editor (1995-96).
Community Activities
  • Member, Junior League of Greater New Haven (President, 2005-06).
Publications
  • Insurance Bad Faith Litigation: Connecticut Law Developments, Connecticut Bar Journal, June 2016
  • Reaching Excess Layers of Insurance: Should Policyholders Be Permitted to Fill ‘Gap' So Extra Coverage Will Kick In?, Connecticut Law Tribune, Vol. 40, No. 6, February 2014
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Education
  • University of Connecticut Law School (J.D., with honors, 1996)
  • Bates College (B.A., 1993)
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