Kelly E. Reardon

The Reardon Law Firm, PC
The Reardon Law Firm, PC
160 Hempstead Street, New London, CT 06320 United States

Attorney Kelly E. Reardon is known for her experience in personal injury cases, for her compassion with clients and her groundbreaking success in changing the medical malpractice law in the State of Connecticut in the case of Cefaratti v. Aranow.

In that case, Attorney Reardon successfully argued before the Connecticut Supreme Court that it should recognize the doctrine of apparent agency, which changed the landscape of medical malpractice law in the State.

Prior to becoming an attorney, she was a television reporter in Burlington, Vermont and Hartford, Connecticut. During that time, she earned praise for her empathy and integrity. News directors turned to her first when reaching out to the family of a soldier killed in Iraq or Afghanistan because of her ability to connect with those in need. This ability won her two Associated Press Awards for her reporting in Vermont and a New England Emmy Award nomination for her work at Fox 61 in Hartford.

After five years in journalism, Attorney Reardon realized that she could make a greater difference in people's lives by representing them in the courtroom than she ever could simply sharing their stories on the news. As a result, she decided to enter the exciting world of the law, earning her J.D. at Boston College Law School, where she was elected President of the student government by the entire student body.

Attorney Reardon has also earned a Bachelor's degree cum laude from Princeton University, and Master's degrees from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the London School of Economics and Political Science.

She is admitted to practice both in Connecticut and Rhode Island, and is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.

Since 2019, she has served as Managing Partner of The Reardon Law Firm and now runs the day-to-day operations of the firm.


Boston College Law School, Boston, Massachusetts

J.D. – 2009

Peter Privatera Award for Academics and Excellence

Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

Honors: cum laude

Columbia University – Graduate School of Journalism

M.A. – 2000

London School of Economics and Political Science

M.Sc. in History of International Relations 

Bar Admission

Connecticut, 2009

U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 2010

Rhode Island, 2009


Connecticut Superlawyers Rising Stars

Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rated

Connecticut New Leader in the Law

American Bar Foundation Fellow, 2020 to present

Pro-Bono Activities

Board of Directors of Noank Community Support Services, 2009 to Present

Regional Multicultural Magnet School, Former member of Endowment Committee

Boston College Law School Alumni Board, Former Student Programs Chair

Eastern Connecticut Ballet, Board Member

Public Justice, State Ambassador for Connecticut

Professional Associations

American Association for Justice, State Delegate

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors

New London County Bar Association, Member, 2009 to Present

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Connecticut Bar Association, Member

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Forum Magazine, Co-Editor

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Membership Committee

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Medical Malpractice Committee

Connecticut Civil Commission, Former Member

American Association for Justice, PAC Development Committee, Co-Captain for Connecticut

Practice Areas:

Personal Injury

Medical Malpractice

Wrongful Death

Product Liability

Premises Liability

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