Kathy Bower


Gager, Emerson, Rickart, Bower & Scalzo, LLC

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(203) 262-6600


325 Main Street South








Kathy Bower is the managing partner at the Southbury branch of Gager, Emerson, Rickart, Bower & Scalzo, LLP. She is admitted to practice law in three states: Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. Kathy also practices in State and Federal Courts in a wide variety of civil matters.

Kathy is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego and received her Juris Doctor Degree from Hofstra University School of Law. She began her legal career in 1987 at the Manhattan office of Thurm & Heller; she joined Gager Emerson in 1990 and became partner in 1994.

Kathy presently serves as a Special Master in the United States District Court. She also serves as an Attorney Trial Referee Arbitrator and Fact Finder at the Superior Court. She was recently admitted to the United States Supreme Court.

Plaintiff’s Personal Injury
Workers’ Compensation
Insurance Defense
Insurance Coverage
Family Law

Professional Associations
Member, American Association for Justice
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Connecticut Bar Association
Member, National Women Trial Lawyers
Member, New York State Bar Association
Member, The National Trial Lawyers
Member, Waterbury Bar Association

Other Professional Activities
Attorney Trial Referee
Special Master, Federal Court

Other Recognitions
America’s Most Honored Professional 2015
National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Superlawyers 2010 – 2016 For Personal Injury Plaintiff, Personal Injury Defense, and General Litigation
The National Association of Distinguished Counsel:  Nation’s Top Attorneys, Nation’s Top One Percent
10 Best Female Attorneys for Connecticut for Client Satisfaction in the practice area of Personal Injury Law,  American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys.
Fellowship of the Litigation Counsel of America
Rue Ratings Best Attorneys of America Lifetime Charter Member
James W. Cooper Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation

Business Organizations and Community Activities
Board of Trustees, Connecticut Community Foundation
Co-Chair, Women’s Initiative Fund, Connecticut Community Foundation
Board of Directors, Audubon Center Bent of the River
Past Board of Directors and Executive Committee Member, Waterbury Regional Chamber
Board of Directors, Southbury Perpetual Fund
Past President, Southbury Business Association
Connecticut Community Foundation, Southbury Community Trust Fund Committee Member
Southbury Public Library 2004 Fund Committee Member
Chairperson, Pomperaug Regional Community YMCA
Member, Woodbury Business Association and Southbury Business Association

Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, NY
(J.D., 1987)
Articles Editor, Hofstra University Labor Law Journal, Hempstead, NY
State University of New York
College at Oswego, Oswego, NY
(B.A., Magna Cum Laude, History and Public Justice, 1985)

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