The litigation and insurance defense practice group represents clients in a broad range of civil litigation matters, with an emphasis on professional malpractice, municipal defense and all aspects of commercial litigation. Reflecting the firm’s emphasis on the unique needs or our clients, our primary focus is to deliver zealous courtroom representation while abiding by the “real world” demand for legal cost containment. As a mid-sized firm, we eliminate the redundancies too often found in large firm, where the client pays heavily for oversight and review. At Susman, Duffy & Segaloff, the attorney assigned to try the case is involved in all aspects of the case from inception to conclusion.

We defend cases in both the federal and state courts. The litigation practice group defends professional malpractice claims, representing many professionals in the legal, medical, accounting, and design fields. The litigation practice group also defends public liability claims for municipalities throughout the State of Connecticut. In addition, we regularly represent a variety of commercial entities in liability cases, employment matters, contract disputes and landlord/tenant litigation.

Recognizing that the costs of litigation can quickly overwhelm even the winner, we offer a reasonable hourly rate and evaluate and explore exit strategies early on in the litigation process. Our skill in dispute resolution extends beyond the courtroom. The group’s lawyers use mediation and arbitration when those techniques best suit the clients’ tactical and financial needs. We have successfully resolved complex matters in mediation and appeared before arbitration tribunals.

Our litigation practice group utilizes a team approach to promote efficiency and client responsiveness. Each case is assigned a three-person primary team consisting of a partner, an associate and a paralegal. This three-person team remains consistent throughout the course of each matter, minimizing the “learning curve” and better enabling us to manage the course of the litigation and to provide clients with fast and knowledgeable responses to inquiries. Using this approach, we are able to provide quality legal services at a reasonable cost based on the knowledge and experience of the team.