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MATTHEW M. HOROWITZ

Matt Horowitz is a founding member of the Firm. His practice focuses on fidelity, surety and construction law. He currently serves as a Vice Chair of the American Bar Association, Surety and Fidelity Law Committee. He has authored and co-authored several publications, including "The Law of Payment Bonds" and "The Law of Miscellaneous Bonds", both published by the American Bar Association. Most recently, Matt was a Co-Editor of the CGL/Builder's Risk Monograph, also published by the American Bar Association. Matt received his undergraduate degree from Tufts University, and his juris doctorate from New York University. He was admitted to the Connecticut bar in 1985. He is also a member of the bars of Massachusetts and Texas. Prior to entering private practice, Matt was an instructor and professor of law at University of Houston Law Center, the University of Connecticut School of Law and Western New England College of Law. Matt was co-chair of the surety program at the Annual Midwinter Meeting of the American Bar Association's Fidelity and Surety Law Committee in January 2004. mhorowitz@wolfhorowitz.com

 

DEBORAH ETLINGER

Debbie Etlinger is a member of the Firm. Her practice focuses on toxic tort defense, insurance defense and coverage, professional liability defense, product liability defense, ERISA, construction defect litigation and commercial litigation. Debbie was a contributing author to the Law and Practice of Insurance Coverage Litigation, published by the West Group. She has also served as Co-Chair of Mealy's Lead Litigation Conference. Debbie received her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, and her juris doctorate from the Western New England College School of Law. She was admitted to the Connecticut bar in 1988. She is also a member of the bar of Massachusetts. Debbie has been appointed to serve on the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch’s Civil Commission.  Debbie litigated the following published decisions:  Burlington Insurance Company v. DeVesta, 511 F. Supp. 2d 231 (D. Conn. 2007); Acstar Insurance Company v. Clean Harbors, Inc.  ___ F. Supp. 2d  ___  (D. Conn. 2011); Citizens Communications Co. v. Trustmark Insurance, 303 F. Supp. 2d 197 (D. Conn. 2004); and Viola v. O’Dell, 108 Conn. App. 760 (2008). detlinger@wolfhorowitz.com

 

ADAM J. LAFLECHE
Adam J. LaFleche’s practice focuses on insurance defense and coverage, toxic tort defense, product liability defense, construction defect litigation, and commercial litigation.  Adam obtained his undergraduate degree, with honors, from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1999, and his juris doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2002.  Adam is admitted to the Connecticut bar and the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.  He is a member of the American Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, and the Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association. ajl@wolfhorowitz.com


ERIC D. EDDY
Eric Eddy’s practice focuses on insurance defense, toxic tort, construction defect litigation, professional liability defense, commercial litigation and insurance coverage.  Eric graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in 1997 and obtained his juris doctorate, with honors, from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2000.  He is admitted to the Connecticut bar and United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.  He is a member of American Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute.
eeddy@wolfhorowitz.com


PAMELA A. LEBLANC
Pamela LeBlanc’s practice focuses on insurance defense, construction defect litigation, employment defense, surety and fidelity matters.   Pamela obtained her undergraduate degree from Endicott College in 2007 and her juris doctorate, with honors, from Western New England University School of Law in 2012.  She is admitted to the State of Connecticut Bar, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Bar and United States District of Connecticut.  She is a member of the American Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association and its Special Committee on Sex Trafficking of Children.  Pamela started her career at a litigation law firm in New Haven where she defended matters in both State Court and before administrative agencies.
pleblanc@wolfhorowitz.com

SHIVANI J. DESAI
Shivani’s practice focuses on construction litigation, insurance defense, surety and fidelity matters.  Prior to joining the firm, Shivani spent four years practicing at a large insurance defense firm defending professional liability, products liability, unfair trade practice matters, and premises liability cases. Shivani started her legal career practicing in general litigation, administrative appeals, and land use disputes with a firm in East Haven, Connecticut.  Shivani received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2007.  Shivani then graduated from Quinnipiac University School of Law magna cum laude in 2011. While in law school, she was a Dean’s Fellow and served as the Executive Managing Editor of the Quinnipiac Health Law Journal.  She received Distinguished Academic Achievement Awards in Contracts and Franchise Law, as well as awards for Service to the Law School and Service to the Community. 
sdesai@wolfhorowitz.com


PENROSE WOLF
One of the Firm's founding members, Penrose Wolf has extensive experience in the fidelity and surety industries. Before entering private practice, he served as Corporate Counsel with the Hartford Insurance Group. He was Chairman of the Claims Advisory Committee for the Surety Association of America and Editor of the Fidelity and Surety Law Committee. Penrose received his undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University, and received his juris doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Law. He was admitted to the Connecticut bar in 1967. He currently serves as of-Counsel to the firm.

 

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