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“I bring experience and efficiency to bear, along with a practical and level-headed mindset, when handling litigation.”

Rachel Snow Kindseth represents clients in the area of litigation, including commercial, employment and insurance coverage on behalf of policyholders and in appellate practice.

Rachel has represented policyholders in coverage claims involving commercial liability, products liability, property damage and business interruption. 

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, she helped a policyholder-client prevail against dozens of insurers in an interlocutory appeal before the Connecticut Supreme Court involving allocation for defense costs and indemnity for asbestos-related personal injury claims.  Rachel 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 also handles petitions for receivership and other collection matters for a regional public utility company. 

Rachel is a member of the firm’s Insurance Recovery, Appellate and Privacy & Data Security practices.

Rachel and her family love vacationing in Maine where she has family roots and many relatives.

  • "Beware of the Double Wammie!," Insurance Recovery News (October 2020)

  • "Missouri Court Rules Policyholders State Claim for Coverage of Pandemic-Related Losses," Insurance Recovery News (September 2020)

  • "Proposed Legislation Related to Business Interruption Insurance and COVID-19," Insurance Recovery News (May 2020)

  • "Coronavirus and Business Interruption Insurance:  What Does The Physical Loss or Damage Requirement Mean?," Insurance Recovery News (April 2020)

  • "The Connecticut Supreme Court Affirms Policyholder Victory On Allocation Issues In Coverage For Asbestos-Related Injuries," Insurance Recovery News (October 2019)

  • "CT Supreme Court Issues Punitive Damages Ruling Favorable to Policyholders," Insurance Recovery News (December 2017)

  • "Murtha Cullina Helps Policyholder Prevail Before Connecticut Appellate Court In Asbestos Coverage Dispute," Insurance Recovery News (March 2017)

  • "Insurance Bad Faith Litigation: Connecticut Law Developments," Connecticut Bar Journal (June 2016)

  • "New York Holds Excess Insurers Liable For “All Sums” Related To Long Tail Claims," Insurance Recovery News (May 2016)

  • "The Connecticut Supreme Court Affirms Denial of CGL for Electronic Data Breaches," Insurance Recovery News (May 2015)

  • "Reaching Excess Layers of Insurance: Should Policyholders Be Permitted to Fill ‘Gap' So Extra Coverage Will Kick In?," Connecticut Law Tribune (February 6, 2014)

  • Pro Bono Honor Roll Honoree, U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut

  • Junior League of Greater New Haven

    • Member

    • Past President (2005-2006)

Areas of Focus