Joseph Jay Arcata III is a member of the Firm's Litigation, Insurance and Corporate Business & Transactions Practice Groups. Jay is an active trial lawyer whose practice focuses on complex civil litigation, particularly in the areas of commercial litigation, insurance coverage and professional liability. Jay routinely handles cases involving claims for breach of contract, bad faith, unfair trade practices and other business torts. He also represents insurance companies in complex coverage actions involving construction defects, environmental torts and other commercial disputes. Jay brings high-level industry experience to his insurance practice, having served as vice president of underwriting at a managing general underwriter and having held several management positions in the claims department at a major insurance company. He is also well-versed in regulatory matters, having drafted multi-line policy forms and represented clients before the Connecticut Insurance Department.
In addition to his litigation practice, Jay provides strategic advice and guidance to a broad spectrum of businesses and individuals, including insurance companies, closely held corporations and startups. Jay works closely with the Corporate Business & Transactions Practice Group to serve the needs of his corporate clients, which range from local manufacturers to professional service providers.
Jay is listed as a Rising Star in the 2014 edition of Connecticut Super Lawyers. He was also named to the Hartford Business Journal's 40 Under 40 in 2012.
Jay is active in community affairs and currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hartford's Camp Courant, the oldest and largest free summer day camp in the country. He also serves on the Dean's Advisory Board at Quinnipiac University School of Law.
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