Kathy Bower is the managing partner at the Southbury branch of Gager, 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 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 admitted to the United States Supreme Court in 2011.


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

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
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Superlawyers 2010 – 2023 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
  • Best Lawyer 2024
  • Naugatuck Valley Project Micah Award

Business Organizations and Community Activities

  • Board of Directors and Governance Chair, Oswego University Foundation, Inc.
  • Board of Trustees, Vice Chair, Governance chair, 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
  • Pride in the Hills Advisory Board Member


  • 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)

Phone: (203) 262-6600
Email: [email protected]

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