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Connecticut Insurance Defense and Insurance Coverage Law Firm

Jackson O’Keefe, LLP has provided legal counsel in insurance defense, insurance coverage, and civil litigation matters to clients throughout Connecticut for over 50 years. The firm routinely litigates challenging cases requiring an in-depth understanding of trial practice and of sophisticated legal and factual issues. Contact the firm to schedule a confidential consultation.

The attorneys at Jackson O'Keefe offer extensive experience in:

Insurance Defense:

We take an active approach before claims occur, and provide a strategic, cost-effective approach to claims that do occur, including a vigorous trial defense when needed. We are active participants in the CLM Alliance, and employ insurance-defense best practices in our representation, seeking quick resolutions and cost-effective outcomes, to minimize total cost.

Jackson O’Keefe has been practicing in the insurance defense field since the 1950s. The firm was co-founded by a former Insurance Commissioner for the State of Connecticut, and by one of the most preeminent tort litigators in Connecticut.  The firm is recognized in A.M. Best’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys.  The firm is also pleased to have received the highest Martindale-Hubbell rating of “AV.”  Additionally, Jackson O’Keefe is recognized in the Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys.  Several of our partners have also been peer-reviewed by Thomson Reuters as “Super Lawyers” qualifying as among the top five percent of practicing attorneys in Connecticut.  We are also recognized in Best’s Directory of Insurance Attorneys.

The firm has successfully defended lawsuits alleging medical malpractice, police misconduct in high-speed pursuits, the dangerous or defective design or distribution of consumer products and negligent maintenance of real property. The cases the firm defends often include potential exposure in excess of a million dollars. The firm has worked on numerous high-profile cases, including the Hartford Civic Center collapse, the L’Ambiance Plaza building collapse, and, more recently, the Foxwoods Casino construction defect and insurance coverage litigation.

The firm provides sophisticated representation in a wide range of insurance defense matters, including representation of the policyholders and self-insured parties. The types of claims the firm handles include:

  • Medical malpractice and professional liability
  • Nursing home liability
  • Product liability
  • Premises liability
  • Truck and auto accident claims
  • Construction defect claims
  • Work-site injuries
  • Uninsured and underinsured motorist claims
  • Civil rights and municipal liability

Insurance Coverage:

The firm brings the same best-practices, cost-effective, proactive and strategic approach to insurance coverage matters, focusing on the total cost as well as what the law requires.  We provide pragmatic advice, coverage analysis and opinions and we represent companies in litigation concerning coverage issues. The firm provides coverage counsel on a broad range of insurance policies, including CGL, auto, underinsured motorist, homeowners and excess policies. Jackson O’Keefe also advises clients on extra-contractual claims.

Appelate Advocacy:

The firm’s experience includes successfully helping businesses and individuals protect their rights and interests in complex civil litigation matters involving multi-million dollar exposures. Clients include Fortune 500 companies as well as privately held businesses of all sizes.

The attorneys at Jackson O’Keefe are committed to providing professional representation as effectively and efficiently as possible. The firm has represented individuals and businesses throughout the area for over 50 years and is AV-Rated under Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating Process®. Contact the firm to learn your options.