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Partner - Mark K. Ostrowski

Mark K. Ostrowski


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Mark Ostrowski is Co-Chair of the Insurance & Product Liability Litigation Practice Group.

Mark has over 25 years of experience defending chemical and product manufacturers, public utilities, retailers, pharmaceutical companies, and business and medical professionals in complex tort and product liability actions. Armed with the latest case management and courtroom presentation technology and with ready access to many of the northeast's leading scientific, engineering and medical experts, Mark regularly handles cases in all courts throughout Connecticut and has appeared pro hac vice in many other jurisdictions.

By understanding his clients' businesses and their unique goals, Mark approaches each case with an individually prepared litigation plan. This allows him to manage risk consistent with each client's objectives while at the same time containing costs and protecting the client's brand. As a corollary to his trial practice, Mark is often engaged by clients to take the lead on post-accident investigations and in this context he regularly interacts with government regulators, OSHA investigators and law enforcement personnel.

*Admitted only in Connecticut and Massachusetts


  • Listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer®: Business Litigation (2010-2020)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®: Product Liability Litigation  - Defendants (2011-2021); Commercial Litigation (2013-2021); Insurance Litigation (2016-2021)
  • Named "Lawyer of the Year" (2018): Best Lawyers Hartford Region Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Teaching Positions

  • University of Connecticut School of Law: Instructor, Trial Practice (1991-2000)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association: Board of Directors
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Community Involvement

  • The Mark Twain House & Museum: Board of Trustees

Won summary judgment in multi-party products liability wrongful death case

Served as lead defense counsel in Connecticut Superior Court for an international equipment lessor in a wrongful death case asserting claims of negligent entrustment and products liability. After more than one year of hard fought discovery, including the disclosure and depositions of technical, medical and damages expert witnesses, the court granted our Motion for Summary Judgment at the commencement of jury selection. 

Summary Judgment in Hazardous Duty Case

Partial summary judgment granted in which the court held as a matter of law that the distribution of natural gas is not an ultra-hazardous activity.

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  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 1988, with honors
  • University of Connecticut, B.A., 1985,
    cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of CT
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of MA
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