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April 13, 2021: Bill O’Sullivan was the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the Connecticut Bar Association Business Law Section.  In his presentation, Bill provided a 2020 “Year in Review” summary of significant decisions by the Connecticut Supreme Court and Connecticut Appellate Court in the realm of business law.   

December 2020: O’Sullivan McCormack Jensen & Bliss PC is honored to have been recognized again by its clients and peers for its work and reputation in the Eleventh Edition of U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers® listing of Best Law Firms.  The firm’s Tier I recognition in the 2021 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” for Litigation-Insurance in the Hartford, Connecticut region is based on an evaluation from clients and peer reviews from leading attorneys.  To be eligible for inclusion in “Best Law Firms”, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who has received high enough peer review to be included in the most recent edition of Best Lawyers®.  Earlier in 2020, Michael McCormack was selected for inclusion in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers® for his work in insurance litigation and William O’Sullivan was selected for inclusion for his work in commercial litigation.  For more information about Best Law Firms, please visit https://bestlawfirms.usnews.com

November 2020: O'Sullivan McCormack Jensen & Bliss shareholders William O’Sullivan and Michael McCormack were recently named to the list of 2020 Connecticut Super Lawyers for their work on behalf of clients in the areas of business litigation and insurance law, respectively.  Bill represents clients in business and property disputes, including shareholder and partnership disputes.  Michael represents businesses and individuals concerning claims for recovery of insurance benefits under various types of insurance policies, including commercial general liability, commercial property, director and officer liability, professional liability, life, disability and title insurance.  He also counsels businesses on their insurance portfolios and risk management issues.  This is the tenth consecutive year in which Bill has been recognized as a Connecticut Super Lawyer, and Michael has been so recognized for eight consecutive years.  For more information on the selection process, please visit https://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.html
 
October 2020: O’Sullivan McCormack Jensen & Bliss PC is pleased to announce that Attorneys Michael McCormack and William O’Sullivan were recently selected for inclusion in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.  This is the fourth year in which Michael has been recognized in Best Lawyers for his experience representing clients in Insurance Litigation matters. Bill is recognized for his experience representing clients in Commercial Litigation matters.  Best Lawyers is the oldest and one of the most respected peer review publications in the legal profession.  For more information about Best Lawyers, please visit www.bestlawyers.com.
      

April 2020: Michael McCormack’s article Will your insurance cover coronavirus-related losses, lawsuits  was published in the April 6, 2020 edition of the Hartford Business Journal.  The article addresses the various types of insurance coverage that businesses should consider for claims and losses arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Michael was also quoted on this issue in an April 10 article in the Hartford Courant addressing insurance coverage issues small-businesses face arising from loss of business income from government ordered shutdowns. 

December 2019:  O’Sullivan McCormack Jensen & Bliss PC is honored to have been recognized by its clients and peers for its work and reputation in the Tenth Edition of U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers® listing of Best Law Firms in the area of insurance litigation.  The firm’s Tier I recognition in the 2020 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” for Litigation-Insurance in the Hartford, Connecticut region is based on an evaluation from clients and peer reviews from leading attorneys.  To be eligible for inclusion in “Best Law Firms”, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who has received high enough peer review to be included in the most recent edition of Best Lawyers®.  Earlier in 2019, Michael McCormack was selected for inclusion in the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers® for his work in insurance litigation.  For more information about Best Law Firms, please visit bestlawfirms.usnews.com

September 2019: Attorney Michael McCormack was selected for inclusion in the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers of America in the area of insurance litigation.  Best Lawyers is the oldest and one of the most respected peer review publications in the legal profession.  Lawyers included in the Best Lawyers of America are selected based on an exhaustive peer review process which includes lawyers evaluating their peers with more than 62,000 lawyers named as Best Lawyers from more than 8 million votes, which is approximately 5% of the lawyers in private practice in the United States.  This is the third year in which Michael has been recognized in Best Lawyers for his experience representing clients in insurance litigation matters.  For more information about Best Lawyers, please visit www.bestlawyers.com.      

September 14, 2019: O'Sullivan McCormack Jensen & Bliss attorney Amy Markim was a panelist at Quinnipiac University School of Law’s Business of Law Program, part of the law school’s Bridge to Practice Series for recent and soon-to-be graduates.  Amy, who is a 2008 graduate of QUSL, provided the attendees with real-world practice insights, such as tips for surviving the first few months of practice, time management, and marketing. 

August 1, 2019:  Attorneys William O’Sullivan and Michael McCormack were appointed to the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association Litigation Section.  Bill and Michael continue their service on the Executive Committee.  Bill recently completed a two-year term as Chair of the Litigation Section.  Michael was also appointed to another term as a member of the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association Insurance Law Section.  He is a former chair of the Insurance Law Section and has been actively involved with the section for many years.

July 2019:  Attorney William O’Sullivan’s article Business Litigation: 2018 in Review was released by the Connecticut Bar Journal.  This is the tenth consecutive year in which Bill’s annual summary of case developments in business litigation from the Connecticut Supreme Court and Connecticut Appellate Court has been accepted for publication in the Connecticut Bar Journal, a publication of the Connecticut Bar Association.  Bill’s article will appear in Volume 93, Number 3 of the Connecticut Bar Journal.  

July 1, 2019:  O’Sullivan McCormack Jensen & Bliss congratulates our former shareholder and friend, Raymond Bliss on his retirement from the practice of law.  Ray practiced law for thirty-five years, twenty which were with O’Sullivan McCormack Jensen & Bliss PC (formally Baker O’Sullivan & Bliss PC).  His focus was on bankruptcy, commercial law and small business formation.  We wish Ray well in his retirement.  

June 2019:  Attorney Michael McCormack obtained a judgment in favor of O’Sullivan McCormack Jensen & Bliss’s client denying an insurance company’s claims for damages for alleged bailment and negligence arising from a fire at the client’s facility.  The insurance company was contractually required to pay property damage to its insured after the insured’s property stored at the client’s facility was damaged in the fire.  After paying the insured’s claim, the insurance company filed litigation against our client to recover the insurance proceeds it was required to pay, claiming that the fire was caused by the negligence of O’Sullivan McCormack Jensen & Bliss’s client and that the client owed a heightened duty to the insured as an alleged bailee of the insured’s property.  After a trial on the merits, the court denied the insurance company’s claims in their entirety and entered judgment in favor of the firm’s client.

June 10, 2019:  Attorney Michael McCormack spoke at an insurance law presentation sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Association Insurance Law Section at the Connecticut Legal Conference in Hartford, Connecticut.  Michael and the other panelist addressed issues insurance policy conditions in various types of insurance policy and the risks associated with not complying with insurance policy conditions when seeking coverage for insurance claims under various types of insurance policies.    

May 2019:  Attorney Michael McCormack spoke at the Connecticut Bar Association Litigation Retreat in Chatham, Massachusetts on insurance issues for litigators.  Michael’s presentation addressed various types of claims that arise in lawsuits which may or may not be covered under various types of insurance policies, including personal liability, commercial general liability, professional liability, and director and officer insurance policies.  William O’Sullivan also attended and spoke briefly at the retreat as Chair of the Litigation Section of the Connecticut Bar Association.

April 2019:  O’Sullivan McCormack Jensen & Bliss obtained summary judgment on misrepresentation and ch. 93A claims in favor of its client in the Business Litigation Section of the Massachusetts Superior Court.

December 5, 2018: O'Sullivan McCormack Jensen & Bliss is pleased to announce the addition of Attorney Amy E. Markim to the firm.  Amy received her J.D. from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2008. Her practice areas include Labor & Employment, Business Litigation, Product Liability, Insurance Coverage and Administrative Proceedings.  Amy was named a “Woman to Watch” by the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund and has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star multiple times. 

October 2018:  Attorney Timothy Jensen was appointed as co-chair to the New Haven County Bar Association’s Public Service Committee.

April 2018: O’Sullivan McCormack Jensen & Bliss obtained a favorable resolution of claims it brought on behalf of a municipal client against multiple parties under a construction contract for the development of a professional soccer stadium.

October 19, 2017:  O’Sullivan McCormack Jensen & Bliss partner Michael McCormack presented a continuing legal education seminar for the Hartford County Bar Association on representing clients in response to a reservation of rights letter issued by insurance companies.  Michael was a co-speaker on the topic of why insurance companies issue reservation of rights letters when there is a question as to coverage under an insurance policy and how insurance policyholders may respond to a reservation of rights letter.

August 15, 2017: O’Sullivan McCormack Jensen & Bliss is pleased to announce that Michael McCormack has been recognized in the 24th edition of Best Lawyers in America as a Best Lawyer in the practice area of insurance litigation.  The 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America is based on peer reviews provided by leading attorneys of their colleagues within the same geographical area and practice area.  In his insurance litigation practice, Michael represents corporate and individual policyholders in insurance disputes and litigation arising from claims under various types of insurance policies issued by insurance companies.

July 1, 2017:  O’Sullivan McCormack Jensen & Bliss partner William O’Sullivan was named as Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association Litigation Section.  William, who practices in the area of business litigation, was appointed for a two year term as Chair of the more-than 700 member section of attorneys who represent clients in civil litigation.

January 26, 2017: William O’Sullivan’s article, Business Litigation: 2015 in Review was published in the Connecticut Bar Journal, a publication of the Connecticut Bar Association, in December 2016.  Bill’s recent submission of Business Litigation: 2016 in Review marks the seventh year that he has written an annual review of some of the leading business litigation cases decided by the Connecticut appellate courts.

January 23, 2017: O’Sullivan McCormack Jensen & Bliss partner Michael McCormack chaired an insurance coverage law seminar at the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. in Boston, Massachusetts on November 17, 2016.  Mr. McCormack was part of a three-attorney panel which addressed insurance law issues that arise in litigation under business liability and property insurance policies, personal liability policies, and professional liability policies.

January 19, 2017: O'Sullivan McCormack Jensen & Bliss partners William O'Sullivan and Michael McCormack were named 2016 New England Super Lawyers in October 2016.  William O’Sullivan was identified as a Super Lawyer in the area of business litigation and Michael McCormack was named in the area of insurance coverage.  This is the sixth consecutive year in which William has been named to the list and the fourth year in which Michael McCormack has been so listed.  The list of Super Lawyers was featured in a recent edition of Connecticut Magazine.  An explanation of the selection process is described here: http://www.superlawyers.com/connecticut/selection_details.html