Steven B. Ryan: Lawyer with Halloran & Sage LLP

Steven B. Ryan

Hartford,  CT  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Insurance
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
University Catawba College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1996
Law SchoolNew England School of Law, J.D., 1999
Admitted2000, Connecticut; 2006, North Carolina; 2000, District of Connecticut; 2005, 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals; 2006, U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships American Bar Association; Connecticut Defense Lawyers' Association; Defense Research Institute.

BornCleveland, Ohio, June 12, 1974

Steven Ryan is a member of the Insurance Law Practice Group. His practice focuses on insurance coverage litigation. Prior to joining Halloran & Sage he worked at a boutique insurance coverage firm.

Steven has extensive experience in first-party and third-party personal and commercial policy coverage disputes. He also represents and advises several Fortune 500 insurance carriers in complex litigation related to coverage disputes, bad faith, unfair insurance practice claims, arson and fraud investigations and prosecuting declaratory judgment actions at both the trial and appellate levels. In addition, Steven has extensive experience with handling complex litigation matters, subrogation and recovery actions, and maritime and admiralty claims in federal court.

Steven is routinely called upon to advise clients in the early stages of claim investigation to reduce and/or eliminate extra contractual exposure.

He provides coverage opinions on all personal lines of insurance, excess policies, maritime policies and commercial policies. Steven has handled appeals involving coverage before the Connecticut Appellate Court and Connecticut Supreme Court. Steven has also litigated cases in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He has also conducted claim investigations in Florida, North Carolina, Rhode Island, New York, and Massachusetts. He also represents and counsels carriers in regulatory matters before the Connecticut Insurance Department. Steven has tried numerous jury and bench trials to verdict.

Steven has extensive experience in the investigation of suspicious/fraudulent commercial and personal lines claim including arson. He has also acted as a liaison between his carriers and local law enforcement investigation involving insurance fraud.

Steven also represents towns and municipalities against general and professional liability claims. Steven also defends law enforcement officers against civil rights claims. Steven counsels municipalities, Boards of Educations and town councils regarding issues involving risk management.

Steven has authored numerous articles and given seminars on a multitude of issues concerning the insurance industry.

Steven is a former member of the Glastonbury Town Council, Glastonbury Town Plan and Zoning Commission, Glastonbury Human Relations Commission and the Manchester Housing Authority.

As an Eagle Scout, Steven is an avid supporter of the Boy Scouts of America.


American Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

Connecticut Bar Association

Rep Matters

H & S Obtains Summary Judgment in Commercial General Liability Matter

Court Permits Insurer to Pursue Declaratory Judgment Action to Establish Right of its Insured to Additional Insured Status

Zulick v. Patrons Mutual Insurance Co. 287 Conn. 367 (2008)

Roy v. Metropolitan Property and Casualty Insurance Company, 98 Conn. App. 528 (2006)


Business Interruption Claim: How Do You Determine a Period Of Restoration?
Insurance Law Update, 03/11/2013

Pre-Tender Defense Costs: Who Foots the Bill?
Occam's Razor Insurance Law Update, 11/07/2011

Double G.G. Leasing, LLC v. Underwriters at Lloyd's: Further Confirmation of an Insured's Duty to Cooperate in First Party Claims
Occam's Razor Insurance Law Update, 09/01/2010

Fraud - Using it as a Sword Instead of a Shield
Occam's Razor Insurance Law Update, 10/26/2009

No Coverage For Use Of A Rental Vehicle In Violation Of The Rental Agreement
Occam's Razor Insurance Law Update, 10/26/2009

No Shingles, No Roof
Occam's Razor Insurance Law Update, 01/05/2009

Does the Vandalism Exclusion Include Loss Caused by Arson?
Occam's Razor, 08/26/2008

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Office Information

Steven B. Ryan

225 Asylum Street
HartfordCT 06103


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