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RssEscaping the doldrums of private law practice.

A position allowing for the integration of my knowledge of insurance law, comprehending the regulatory enviroment of the insurance industry, the nature of the insurance contract and the application of the contract to the actual claims made against the same. Including the ability to investigate the claim to determine: whether the claim as stated falls with the scope of coverage afforded by the policy and then what would be the equitible level of indemnity required.


Torrington, CT

About Me


Legal Services



Ideal Companies:

Chubb, Nationwide The Hartford, Travelers, any national multi-line or specialty insurence carrier

Education level:


Will Relocate:



Torrington, CT

Work Experiences

5/2005 - Present


Individual Contributor

  • As in any law practice, claedar for any present court appeartnces, file review to determoine if any particular fiile ned action that day, client contact, either to advise clients of developments in their matter or to advise of needed actions or hold their hand, research as needed and allowing time for unexpected, new clients, developments in existing matters

7/2001 - 12/2003

Law offices of John W. Callahan


  • A private law practice primarily in the areas of corporate governance, civil litigation, criminal defense, bankruptcy, will draft and estate settlement; residential real estate and juvenile practice

8/1999 - 7/2001

B&B Bail Bonds of Connecticut


  • Staff Counsel: Established and organized the staff counsel office, providing a paradigm for all other in-house counsel within B&B’s parent corporation, Emergency Financial Services, including developing an in-house licensing review manual and conducting monthly meetings to keep all licensed employees abreast of statutory and regulatory changes affecting company practices. Responsible for all legal representation of the corporation before; the Connecticut Department of Insurance, in the areas of licensing, compliance and trade practices, the Division of Criminal Justice regarding bond default and forfeitures and Civil and Appellate practice.

11/1998 - 9/1999

Bolton Foran &Klimaszewski

Individual Contributor

  • Staff Attorney: Conducted civil litigation in state courts; including preparation of pleadings, discovery, short calendar and pre trial conferences. Representation in criminal matters in the GA courts and Part A. Additional practice areas included consumer bankruptcy; probate practice, will drafting and estate settlement and residential real estate. I also acted as reviewing counsel for the Child Protection Court of the Juvenile Session of the Superior Court, preparing opinions as to whether trial proposed trial appeals were meritorious and should be funded.

4/1995 - 10/1998

Connolly & Callahan

Individual Contributor

  • Attorney: The practice consisted primarily of defense of liability claims for the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, the Middlesex Mutual Assurance Company and the Hanover Insurance Company, both first and third party general liability. Responsibilities included; file evaluation, preparation of opinion letters to carriers as to liability and value of the claim, guiding activities of investigators and conducting the defense of claims. The latter including drafting pleadings and motions, conducting discovery, including both standard and drafted interrogatories and deposing claimants and witnesses, appearances at short calendar and attending pre trial conferences. The firm also conducted a general practice including commercial litigation, probate practice and residential and commercial real estate.