- Litigation & Dispute Resolution
|University ||Southern Connecticut State University, B.S., cum laude, 2007|
|Law School||University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 2010|
|Admitted||2010, Connecticut; 2011, District of Connecticut|
|Memberships ||Connecticut Bar Association; National Association of Asian American Professionals in Connecticut. |
Susan Kirkeby is an associate in the Firm's Insurance and Litigation Practice Groups where she focuses her practice on insurance coverage and defense litigation. Susan also counsels clients and litigates matters in the areas of divorce, employment, foreclosure and bodily injury law. As a trial attorney, she has experience in selecting juries, conducting witness examinations and post-verdict appellate work. Susan's exemplary cases include obtaining an appellate court affirmance of a trial court's decision in a breach of contract action, three defense jury verdicts in a personal injury trial, summary judgment in a coverage action against a large insurance carrier and successfully striking claims of bad faith and violations of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act/Connecticut Unfair Insurance Practices Act in an action against a large insurance carrier.
Prior to entering law school, Susan served in the United States Army Reserves as a Nuclear Biological Chemical Non-Commissioned Officer. She served in Operation Iraqi Freedom in support of the 3rd Infantry Division and in Operation Agile Response/Silent Guide in support of the United States European Command.
Susan is presently the Associate Chair of the Firm's pro bono committee. She also handles a number of pro bono matters for the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center, the Interval House and Statewide Legal Services (Connecticut). Susan is involved in a number of civic-oriented activities, including organizing charitable efforts for a local domestic violence shelter and assisting in the coordination of the Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers Section's Making a Difference Soup Kitchen Project. Susan currently serves as the Chair of the Diversity Committee on the Connecticut Bar Association and the Director of Law School Outreach on the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers Section.
Connecticut Bar Association
National Association of Asian American Professionals in Connecticut
H & S Obtains Summary Judgment in Commercial General Liability Matter
H & S Obtains Three Defendant's Verdicts in Minor Impact Soft Tissue Case
Superior Court Strikes Bad Faith and CUTPA Counts In Insurance Coverage Disputes
Occam's Razor Insurance Law Newsletter, 04/01/2012
States Legislating the "Occurrence" of Property Damage
Occam's Razor Insurance Newsletter, 07/01/2011
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
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