Yelena Akim

Yelena Akim


Yelena Akim is a civil litigation attorney with a focus on tort and contract-based cases including personal injury, property damage, municipal liability, products liability, breach of consumer and commercial contract, insurance coverage disputes, and bad faith claims.

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

Attorney Akim was recently appointed to serve as an Alternative Dispute Resolution representative for the Hartford Judicial District where she began her legal career as a Legal Research Clerk for the judges of the Connecticut Superior Court.


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

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • United States District Court, District of Connecticut

Professional Affiliations

  • Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association

Honors and Publications