Yelena Akim
860.651.1333 Ext. 104
yakim@hgesq.com

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Associate

Yelena Akim is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Insurance groups, where she focuses on tort and contract-based cases including personal injury, property damage, municipal liability, products liability, breach of consumer and commercial contracts, insurance coverage disputes, and bad faith claims.  Yelena has experience in all phases of litigation and has successfully tried jury cases.

Yelena is dedicated to providing a broad range of services to the auto rental and leasing industry and has extensive experience in risk management counseling and litigation defense.  She advocated successfully in favor of the constitutionality of the Graves Amendment and its preemption of Connecticut’s lessor liability statute.  Additionally, Yelena has obtained summary judgment on behalf of rental car companies in the leading Connecticut cases on negligent entrustment. 

In addition to her experience at private law firms in Connecticut, Yelena began her legal career by working as a Legal Research Clerk for the judges of the Connecticut Superior Court.

Yelena is fluent in Russian.

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EDUCATION

  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 2006
  • Tufts University, B.A., 2003

 

ADMISSIONS

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

 

MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS

  • Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association
  • West Hartford Community Television Board of Directors, Secretary
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