Nancy A. DeRose



Ms. DeRose graduated from Fairfield University with a B.A. in Politics and Western New England School of Law with a Juris Doctor. She is a member of the Connecticut Bar and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. She has been a practicing trial attorney in different venues for more than 20 years.

Ms. DeRose has experience through all phases of civil and criminal litigation from initial case evaluation through trial, jury verdict and appeal. She has both prosecuted and defended personal injury litigation with substantial experience and success in defending civil personal injury trials. In defending clients on behalf of the Allstate Insurance Company, she tried more than 20 personal injury cases to verdict with excellent results. She is a graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.

Since 2000, Ms. DeRose’s practice has specialized in medical malpractice defense and is focused on representing physicians in a variety of medical specialties. Specifically, her expertise extends to cases involving abdominal, pelvic, colon and rectal and general surgery and she has tried several medical malpractice cases to verdict within these specialties. In addition, she is skilled in defending cases involving obstetrics and gynecology, diagnostic and interventional radiology, internal medicine, breast pathology, emergency medicine and anesthesiology. She is often relied upon for her attention to detail in all phases of discovery and trial work.

Ms. DeRose is also well versed in the federal and state statutes and regulations in education law and disability law. She is a trained member of Council of Parent, Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA). She is dedicated to understanding the personal needs of children and families and advocating for their interests in all facets of education, particularly in light of the changes to education imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Representative Cases
Luce v. City of West Haven, 238 Conn. 687 (1996).
Dobozy v. Dobozy, 41 Conn. App. 861 (1996).
State v. Sewell, 38 Conn. App. 20 (1995).
State v. Varsegi, 236 Conn. 266 (1996).


  • J.D., Western New England School of Law, 1993
  • B.A., Fairfield University, 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut


Connecticut Bar Association – Litigation Section, Executive Committee, Legislative Liaison