Kelcie B. Reid


  • Office Contact Info
  • Biography

    Kelcie B. Reid is a Partner in the Hartford office of GRSM and is a member of the Insurance and Product & General Liability Practice Groups. Her primary areas of practice include commercial and general liability litigation, as well as providing insurance coverage opinions and defense on first-party commercial property and third-party liability claims.


    • Connecticut State Court
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
    • Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court
    • Mohegan Tribal Gaming Disputes Court


    • Connecticut Bar Association
    • Connecticut Defense Lawyers’ Association (Board Member, 2024)
    • Connecticut Public Health Association

    Community Involvement

    • Connecticut Veterans Legal Center (Pro Bono)
    • Pro Bono Service through the Connecticut Federal Court System
    • Participation in Homeless Experience Legal Protection (H.E.L.P.) 
    • UConn Law Small Claims Workshop 
    • Volunteer judge, Connecticut Science Olympiad
  • Practice Areas
  • Representative Experience

    Kelcie has extensive experience in defending claims brought under the Connecticut Product Liability Act in both state and federal court. She has also had success in arguing summary judgment in complex litigation matters.

    Kelcie has been involved in several nationwide litigation matters involving complex products disputes. She routinely facilitates in the management of high-damages personal injury matters across multiple states. She advises and defends manufacturers and servicers of complex machines such as elevators, escalators, and construction equipment, with an emphasis on component part and system functions. 

    Kelcie also provides coverage opinions and advice to several national insurance companies, and defends insurers against bad faith and unfair insurance practices claims. She regularly advises insurance companies throughout New England and in other states on first-party commercial property claims handling and litigation, and on third-party coverage issues and litigation arising under a variety of policy forms, including directors and officers, commercial general liability, and excess and umbrella.

  • Publications & Presentations


    • Author, The Ordinance or Law Endorsement: Ordinance or Law Coverage in Connection with Direct Physical Loss and Code Upgrades, DRI For the Defense (May 2020)
    • Author, Original Federal Jurisdiction over Direct Actions Against Risk Retention Groups, DRI For the Defense (November 2018)
  • Education


    J.D., with Honors, University of Connecticut School of Law, 2016

    • Connecticut Scholar
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Law & Interpretation

    Master of Public Health, University of Connecticut Graduate School, 2016

    B.A., cum laude, Linguistics/Psychology, University of Connecticut, 2013

    • Honors Scholar
    • Alumnus of the first graduating class of the Special Program in Law


    Best Lawyers in America® Ones to Watch distinction in Insurance Law and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2023-2024)

    New England Super Lawyers Rising Star (2019-2022)

    Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health

    Phi Beta Kappa