Kenneth J. Bartschi

Overview

KENNETH J. BARTSCHI is Of Counsel to the firm, where his practice includes appellate litigation in civil, family, constitutional, and criminal matters.  He has argued numerous cases in the Connecticut Supreme Court and Appellate Court that have had significant impacts on the law.  He served as cooperating counsel with GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders in the landmark marriage-equality case, Kerrigan v. Commissioner of Public Health, 289 Conn. 135 (2008).  He has argued numerous significant family appeals including Ramin v. Ramin, 281 Conn. 324 (2007); Simms v. Simms, 283 Conn. 494 (2007); Tuckman v. Tuckman, 308 Conn. 194 (2013); Ferri v. Powell-Ferri, 317 Conn. 232 (2015); Zhou v. Zhang, 334 Conn 601 (2020); and O. A. v. J. A., 342 Conn. 45 (2022).  His notable civil cases include New Milford Savings Bank v. Jajer, 244 Conn. 251 (1998); Millbrook Owner’s Association v. Hamilton Standard, 257 Conn. 1 (2002); Broadnax v. New Haven, 294 Conn. 280 (2009); and DiPietro v. Farmington Sports Arena, 306 Conn. 107 (2012).

Attorney Bartschi has been listed in Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, in the area of Appellate Practice in Connecticut (2011-2022). He was also recognized as a Top 50 Connecticut Super Lawyer for 2021. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court). In addition, Attorney Bartschi has been listed in Best Lawyers® (2013-2023), a Woodward/White, Inc. business and partners with U.S. News & World Report, in the area of Appellate Practice. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court). The Hartford County Bar Association also honored Attorney Bartschi in 2006 by making him a co-recipient of the Judge Maxwell Heiman Memorial Award.

Attorney Bartschi has served as co-author to Thomson Reuter’s Connecticut Rules of Appellate Procedure (Annotated) since the 2004 edition.  He has also served as co-author of Thomson Reuter’s Connecticut Practice Series:  Connecticut Superior Court Civil Rules since 2000.  The author of numerous articles, he has co-authored the annual Appellate Review for the Connecticut Bar Journal since 2000.  He regularly co-presents the Annual Appellate Review at the Connecticut Legal Conference.

In 2013, Attorney Bartschi became a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, a national, invitation-only organization.  He is active in the Connecticut Bar Association, serving on the executive committees of the Appellate and LGBT sections and is a member of the Human Rights & Responsibilities section, having served as its co-chair.  He is also a Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation.  His activities outside the practice of law include membership in the Vernon Chorale.

  • Martindale-Hubbell awarded Attorney Bartschi with its AV Peer Review Rating, its highest level of professional excellence and a Preeminent Lawyer for 2022. 

  • Listed in Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, in the area of Appellate Practice in Connecticut (2011-2022). He was also recognized as a Top 50 Connecticut Super Lawyer for 2021. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court).

  • Listed in Best Lawyers® (2013-2023), a Woodward/White, Inc. business and partners with U.S. News & World Report, in the area of Appellate Practice. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court). 

  • 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 of the late Judge Heiman.

Overview

KENNETH J. BARTSCHI is Of Counsel to the firm, where his practice includes appellate litigation in civil, family, constitutional, and criminal matters.  He has argued numerous cases in the Connecticut Supreme Court and Appellate Court that have had significant impacts on the law.  He served as cooperating counsel with GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders in the landmark marriage-equality case, Kerrigan v. Commissioner of Public Health, 289 Conn. 135 (2008).  He has argued numerous significant family appeals including Ramin v. Ramin, 281 Conn. 324 (2007); Simms v. Simms, 283 Conn. 494 (2007); Tuckman v. Tuckman, 308 Conn. 194 (2013); Ferri v. Powell-Ferri, 317 Conn. 232 (2015); Zhou v. Zhang, 334 Conn 601 (2020); and O. A. v. J. A., 342 Conn. 45 (2022).  His notable civil cases include New Milford Savings Bank v. Jajer, 244 Conn. 251 (1998); Millbrook Owner’s Association v. Hamilton Standard, 257 Conn. 1 (2002); Broadnax v. New Haven, 294 Conn. 280 (2009); and DiPietro v. Farmington Sports Arena, 306 Conn. 107 (2012).

Attorney Bartschi has been listed in Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, in the area of Appellate Practice in Connecticut (2011-2022). He was also recognized as a Top 50 Connecticut Super Lawyer for 2021. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court). In addition, Attorney Bartschi has been listed in Best Lawyers® (2013-2023), a Woodward/White, Inc. business and partners with U.S. News & World Report, in the area of Appellate Practice. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court). The Hartford County Bar Association also honored Attorney Bartschi in 2006 by making him a co-recipient of the Judge Maxwell Heiman Memorial Award.

Attorney Bartschi has served as co-author to Thomson Reuter’s Connecticut Rules of Appellate Procedure (Annotated) since the 2004 edition.  He has also served as co-author of Thomson Reuter’s Connecticut Practice Series:  Connecticut Superior Court Civil Rules since 2000.  The author of numerous articles, he has co-authored the annual Appellate Review for the Connecticut Bar Journal since 2000.  He regularly co-presents the Annual Appellate Review at the Connecticut Legal Conference.

In 2013, Attorney Bartschi became a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, a national, invitation-only organization.  He is active in the Connecticut Bar Association, serving on the executive committees of the Appellate and LGBT sections and is a member of the Human Rights & Responsibilities section, having served as its co-chair.  He is also a Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation.  His activities outside the practice of law include membership in the Vernon Chorale.

  • Martindale-Hubbell awarded Attorney Bartschi with its AV Peer Review Rating, its highest level of professional excellence and a Preeminent Lawyer for 2022. 

  • Listed in Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, in the area of Appellate Practice in Connecticut (2011-2022). He was also recognized as a Top 50 Connecticut Super Lawyer for 2021. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court).

  • Listed in Best Lawyers® (2013-2023), a Woodward/White, Inc. business and partners with U.S. News & World Report, in the area of Appellate Practice. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court). 

  • 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 of the late Judge Heiman.

Education

SUNY, Potsdam (B.M. 1987)
Arizona State University (M.M. 1989)
University of Connecticut School of Law (J.D. with honors 1996)

Admissions

State of Connecticut
State of New York
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States

Memberships

American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, Fellow
Connecticut Bar Association