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Susman, Duffy & Segaloff, P.C.
59 Elm Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06510Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 203-624-9830
Fax: 203-562-8430
www.susmanduffy.com
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1684, New Haven, CT 06507
Established: 1977

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • General Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Construction Law
  • Fidelity and Surety
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About Us
Susman, Duffy & Segaloff, P.C. provides services to insurance carriers and self-insureds throughout Connecticut. In addition to general liability, the firm represents clients in the areas of product liability, toxic tort, legal and medical malpractice, design professional errors and omissions, health insurance benefit disputes, and construction law. It also advises and represents carriers on coverage issues.
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Architects and Engineers Insurance Company, Inc., A RRGCNA Insurance Company
Commercial Underwriters Insurance CompanyConnecticut Interlocal Risk Management Agency (CIRMA)
Genesis Underwriting Management CompanyHartford Financial Products
Liberty Mutual GroupMinnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company
North Pointe Insurance CompanyOneBeacon Professional Insurance
Pacific Insurance CompanySpecialty Risk Services, Inc. (SRS)
Utica National Insurance GroupVGM Insurance Company
Non-Insurance Clients
Carolina Precision Plastics LLCIllinois Tool Works, Inc.
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Personnel Information
Partners
Allen H. Duffy — (1931-1986)
Michael Susman
New Haven, CT
E-Mail:msusman@susmanduffy.com
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 1955
Memberships:
  • American, Connecticut and New Haven County Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of Connecticut, B.A., 1952
  • University of Connecticut School of Law, LL.B., 1955
Law Review:
Member, Board of Editors, University of Connecticut Law Review, 1954-1955
Born:1931
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James H. Segaloff
New Haven, CT
E-Mail:jsegaloff@susmanduffy.com
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 1969
Additional Biographical Details:
Member and Chairman, New Haven Civil Service Commission
Memberships:
  • Connecticut and New Haven County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Syracuse University, A.B., 1965
  • University of Connecticut School of Law, LL.B., 1968
Born:1943
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Joseph E. Faughnan
New Haven, CT
E-Mail:jfaughnan@susmanduffy.com
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 1976
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1980
Memberships:
  • Connecticut (Academy of Continuing Professional Development, 1984-1985) and New Haven County Bar Associations
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Fordham University, B.A., 1972
  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D. (with honors), 1976
Born:1950
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Laura M. Sklaver
New Haven, CT
E-Mail:lsklaver@susmanduffy.com
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 1981
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association (Executive Committee, Business Law Section, 1994-Present; Secretary, 1996-1997; Treasurer, 1997-1998; Elder Law; Estates and Tax Sections)
  • New Haven County Bar Association
Education:
  • Wellesley College, B.A., 1972
  • Case Western Reserve University, M.S.L.S., 1975
  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D. (with honors), 1981
Born:1950
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Thomas E. Katon
New Haven, CT
E-Mail:tkaton@susmanduffy.com
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1997
Additional Biographical Details:
Insurance Coverage Law and Bad Faith Litigation Lecturer, National Business Institute
Memberships:
  • American, Connecticut, and New Haven County Bar Associations
  • Defense Research Institute (Professional Liability, State Liaison Business Litigation Committee)
  • Connecticut Association of Defense Lawyers
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
Education:
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1981
  • University of Bridgeport School of Law, J.D., 1986
Law Review:
Associate Editor, University of Bridgeport Law Review
Born:1959
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Karen Baldwin Kravetz
New Haven, CT
E-Mail:kkravetz@susmanduffy.com
Practice Areas
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Municipal Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 1998
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
Memberships:
  • American, Connecticut (Litigation Section) and New Haven County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Cornell University, B.S., 1994
  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 1997
Law Review:
Managing Articles Editor, Hofstra Law Review
Born:1972
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Meghan K. Gallagher
New Haven, CT
E-Mail:mgallagher@susmanduffy.com
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 2004
Memberships:
  • Connecticut and New Haven County Bar Associations
Education:
  • College of the Holy Cross, B.A., 2000
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D., 2004
Born:1978
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Philip G. Kent
New Haven, CT
E-Mail:pkent@susmanduffy.com
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 2001
  • New York, 2003
Memberships:
  • American, Connecticut and New Haven County Bar Associations
Certifications:
  • Emergency Certified Teacher's License, New York, 1996-1997, 1997-1998
Education:
  • Boston University, B.A. (cum laude), 1993
  • Boston University, B.S., 1993
  • Mercy College
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2001
Clerkship:
Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Judge Socrates H. Mihalakos, Connecticut Appellate Court, 2001-2002
Honors:
Phi Delta Phi; Recipient, Distinguished Academic Achievement Awards: Contracts Law, 1999; Jurisprudence, 2001; Sports and Entertainment Law, 2001; Award for Excellence in Clinical Work, Advanced Tax Clinic, 2001; Dean's Scholar, 1998-2001
Born:1971
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Associates
Michael J. Pinto
New Haven, CT
E-Mail:mpinto@susmanduffy.com
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 2007
  • New York, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 2011
Education:
  • New York University, B.A., History, 1993
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D., 2007
Born:1970
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Jason L. Stevenson
New Haven, CT
E-Mail:jstevenson@susmanduffy.com
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 2011
  • New York, 2012
Education:
  • Boston College Carrol School of Management, B.S., 2007
  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 2010
Born:1984
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Clifford A. Merin
New Haven, CT
E-Mail:cmerin@susmanduffy.com
Admitted
  • New York, 2011
  • Connecticut, 2012
Education:
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2006
  • New York Law School, J.D., 2010
Born:1985
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Service Areas
Bridgeport, Connecticut18 miles
Hartford, Connecticut40 miles
Meriden, Connecticut21 miles
Middletown, Connecticut26 miles
Milford, Connecticut11 miles
New London, Connecticut49 miles
Stamford, Connecticut39 miles
Waterbury, Connecticut21 miles
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