Tracy L. Montalbano: Lawyer with Halloran & Sage LLP

Tracy L. Montalbano

Partner
Hartford,  CT  U.S.A.
Phone860-297-4621

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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Insurance
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
 
University University of Connecticut, B.A., Psychology, magna cum laude, 2000
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 2003
 
Admitted2003, Connecticut; 2004, District of Connecticut; 2006, Second Circuit Court of Appeals; 2011, Massachusetts
 
Memberships 

Associations

Connecticut Bar Association
New London Bar Association

 
BornBethpage, New York, October 11, 1978
 
Biography

Tracy Montalbano is a member of the Firm's Insurance and Litigation Practice Groups. Tracy's practice focuses on insurance coverage litigation and business litigation, including cases involving complex contractual and extra-contractual claims. In addition, she also defends insurance agents pursuant to errors & omissions liability policies. Based upon her experience, she routinely provides coverage advice to insurance company clients.

Prior to joining Halloran & Sage, Tracy worked for a small litigation firm where she obtained significant litigation experience in a wide range of personal injury actions, including motor vehicle, wrongful death and medical malpractice cases.

News & Events

Tracy Montalbano and Brian Rich named CLT New Leaders in the Law

Halloran & Sage is pleased to announce attorneys Brian Rich and Tracy Montalbano have been chosen by the Connecticut Law Tribune as 2013 New Leaders in the Law. Brian and Tracy were chosen from large nominee pool of almost 300 applicants, of which less than 20% were selected. The CLT specifically selected a diverse list of Connecticut attorneys that have notably excelled in the areas of firm leadership, publications, bar association contributions, the courtroom and pro bono work. Brian and Tracy will appear in the New Leaders in the Law 2013 yearbook published by the Law Tribune in early November. They will also be honored at an awards dinner with keynote speaker Connecticut Deputy Attorney General Nora R. Dannehy.H & S Announces Admission of Five Firm Attorneys to Partnership

Halloran & Sage is pleased to announce the admission of five Firm attorneys to its partnership.

The partnership class of the following attorneys who are resident in the Firm's Hartford office are: Timothy Grady, who practices in the area of medical malpractice and also general tort litigation; Christopher McCarthy, who practices in the areas of criminal law, and civil and commercial litigation; Tracy Montalbano, whose practice involves insurance coverage and business litigation; and Steven Ryan, who practices in the area of insurance coverage litigation.

Thomas Brennan, resident in the Firm's Westport, Connecticut office was also admitted into the partnership and he practices in the area of commercial litigation.

We are very pleased to welcome these talented attorneys into our partnership. These advancements reflect our continued growth and our commitment to expanding the platform for the services we offer to our increasingly diversified client base, said William McGrath, Jr., the Firm's managing partner.Tracy Montalbano Interviewed by NBC Connecticut's Troubleshooters

Halloran & Sage Insurance Law Group member Tracy Montalbano provided insight to NBC Connecticut's Troubleshooters, as they explored the accident rate of snow tubing at the Woodbury Ski Area.

To see Tracy's comments, or to see the full story .

Firm Attorneys Judge Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition

Halloran & Sage attorneys, in conjunction with the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA)and the Assistant Regional Director of the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Northeast Region Competition, are pleased to participate as volunteer judges in the 2011 Frederick Douglass Moot Court Northeast Region Competition. The theme for this year's 36th Annual competition is, 1975-2011: Building a Legacy of Advocates to Fight For the Causes of Today.

The goal of the competition is to expose participants to realistic appellate advocacy experiences through oral argument and brief writing. Timothy McGuire is participating as a briefing judge and Attorneys Daniel Scapellati, John Farley, Brett Szczesny, Tracy Montalbano, Laura Pascale Zaino and Al DiVincentis are serving as oral judges. Over 100 teams from across the nation compete in six Regional Competitions. The top three teams from each region go onto compete at the national level during NBLSA's Annual Convention.

Videos

Halloran & Sage Insurance Law Group member Tracy L. Montalbano provided insight to NBC Connecticut's Troubleshooters, as they explored the accident rate of snow tubing at the Woodbury Ski Area.

To see Tracy's comments, or to see the full story .

Free Time

Tracy Montalbano is a dedicated runner, having completed 3 marathons, 8 half marathons and many other races. Tracy has combined her love for running with a commitment to the American Cancer Society and has raised thousands of dollars in connection with its DetermiNation initiative.

In addition to running, Tracy is also an avid equestrian and has competed in horse shows in Connecticut, Vermont and Florida over the last five years on her horse, Mister October.

 
Reported CasesRepresentative Matter: Appellate Court Rules on First Impression Case: MCS-90 Endorsement in Insured's Policy was Not Triggered and Insurer was Not Liable for Payment of Underlying Judgment; Halloran & Sage's insurance law group obtained an appellate victory in a case involving an issue of First Impression in Connecticut. In Martinez v. Empire Fire & Marine Ins. Co., ___ Conn. App. ___ (Slip. Op. June 24, 2014), the Appellate Court held that an insurer did not have an obligation to pay an underlying judgment against its insured. Specifically, the Appellate Court held that the MCS-90 Endorsement appended to the policy issued by the insurer was not triggered since the insured's vehicle, which was not listed on the insurance policy, was not being operated as a for-hire motor carrier at the time of the accident. In so holding, the Appellate Court applied the trip-specific approach, which the majority of courts have adhered to when determining the applicability of the MCS-90 Endorsement. On that basis, the Appellate Court ruled in favor of Halloran & Sage's client, Empire Fire & Marine Insurance Company, on its alternate ground for affirmance. Perkins v. Hermitage Ins. Co., 2013 WL 951373 (Conn. Super. Ct., J.D. of Ansonia-Milford, February 13, 2013 (Matasavage, J.); Obtained summary judgment on behalf of insurer-client in a lawsuit involving contractual and extra-contractual claims stemming from an assault at a bar. Northeast Utilities Serv. Co. v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co., 3:08-CV-01673 CSH, 2012 WL 2872810 (D. Conn. July 12, 2012); Successfully defended an excess insurer in lawsuit alleging a breach of the duties to defend and indemnify. Trez v. International Water Safety Foundation, et al., Docket No. FST-CV08-5008779-S, Memorandum of Decision, dated December 9, 2010 (Mottolese, J.); Obtained favorable verdict following a court-side trial in an action against an insurance agent and agency. Harris v. Hermitage, 2009 WL 3740666 (Conn. Super. Ct., J.D. of Hartford at Hartford, October 13, 2009) (Aurigemma, J.); Obtained summary judgment on behalf of insurer-client in a lawsuit involving contractual and extra-contractual claims stemming from an assault at a bar. Arrowood Indem. Co. v. Gen. Ins. Co. of Am., 2010 WL 4885340 (Conn. Super. Ct., J.D. of New Britain, Nov. 3, 2010)(Young, J.) Cotoia v. Holmgren, 2005 WL 3624576 (Conn. Super. Ct., J.D. of New London, Dec. 15, 2005) (Jones, J.)
 
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Tracy L. Montalbano

225 Asylum Street
HartfordCT 06103




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