Michael represents clients in insurance and risk management matters, including trials and arbitration proceedings involving complex insurance coverage litigation. He represents policyholders in claims for recovery of insurance benefits under various types of insurance policies, including general liability, property, director and officer liability, professional liability, life, disability and title insurance. He also represents insurance and financial services clients in proceedings before the Connecticut Insurance Department and Connecticut Banking Department. Michael also counsels clients on their insurance portfolio and risk management issues by assisting policyholders with understanding their insurance coverage and their exposure to liability and other risks.
In addition to his insurance practice, Michael represents clients in product liability litigation, securities and financial services litigation and arbitrations, commercial contract, business tort, trade secret, and non-compete litigation. Michael has represented clients from various industries in numerous jury and court trials in the state and federal courts in Connecticut, appeals before the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts, and in litigation in trial courts and arbitration matters throughout the country.
Insurance Coverage and Recovery Experience
Business Litigation Experience
Product Manufacturer/Distributor Experience
Securities/Financial Services Litigation Experience
Bagley v Adel Wiggins Grp., 327 Conn. 89 (2017)
Federal Ins. Co., vs Yankee Casting Company, Inc. 2019 WL 3248885 (Ct. Super. Ct. June 18, 2019)
Alvarez v. New Haven Register, Inc., 249 Conn. 709 (1999).
Manka v. Walt Disney Co., 149 Conn. App. 1 (2014)
Knox v. Smith, 127 Conn. App. 593 (2011).
Piteo v. Gottier, 112 Conn. App. 441 (2008).
Torres v. Kunze, 106 Conn. App. 802 (2008).
Banks Bldg. Co., LLC v. Malanga Family Real Estate Holding, 102 Conn. App. 231 (2007).
Banks Bldg. Co. v. Malanga Family Real Estate Holding, LLC, 92 Conn. App. 394 (2004).
Mezes v. Mead, 48 Conn. App. 323 (1998).
Hubbard v. Total Communs. Inc., 347 Fed. Appx. 679 (2d. Cir. 2009).
Southern Air, Inc. v. Chartis Aero. Adjustment Servs, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5781 (D. Conn. 2012).
Fireman's Fund Ins. Co. v. Tecumseh Prods. Co., 767 F. Supp. 2d 549 (D. Md. 2011).
Hernandez v. Cavaliere Custom Homes, Inc., 511 F. Supp. 2d 221 (D. Conn. 2007).
WB Music Corp. v. Symetry Enters., LLC, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 52862 (D. Conn. 2007).
Impulsive Music, Inc. v. Bryclear Enters., LLC, 483 F. Supp. 2d 188 (D. Conn. 2007).
Four Seasons Software, LLC v. ICICI Infotech, Inc., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92723 (D. Conn. 2006).
McCarty v. Derivium Capital, LLC, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 31242 (D. Conn. 2005).
Media Group v. Tuppatsch, 298 F. Supp. 2d 235 (D. Conn. 2003).
Greif v. Anheuser-Busch Cos, 114 F. Supp. 2d 100 (D. Conn. 2000).
Inset Sys. v. Instruction Set, 937 F. Supp. 161 (D. Conn. 1996).