Jessica Hamilton focuses her practice on insurance coverage and extra-contractual litigation, as well as high-exposure liability claims and other complex commercial litigation. She is a member of the firm’s Litigation Section, the Insurance + Reinsurance and Appellate Groups, and the Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team.
Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
Ms. Hamilton represents and advises numerous insurance companies in first-party property insurance coverage actions, including property damage, business interruption, and bad faith claims, throughout New England. She also represents and advises liability and excess insurance carriers in connection with high-exposure litigation. She has extensive experience in the defense of insurers in claims and lawsuits involving defective concrete in federal and state courts.
Ms. Hamilton is also experienced at litigating and advising clients on allegations of bad faith and unfair claims settlement practices in the adjustment of insurance claims. She has successfully obtained pretrial dismissals of numerous insurance lawsuits, including lawsuits asserting extra-contractual damages, such as those available in Massachusetts under Chapter 93A and in Connecticut under the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA) and Connecticut Unfair Insurance Practices Act (CUIPA), in both state and federal courts. She has represented clients at all stages of litigation, including pre-trial strategy, motion practice, written discovery, depositions, trial, and appeal.
Ms. Hamilton is committed to doing pro bono work. She currently represents immigrant children in deportation proceedings based upon referrals from the Center for Children’s Advocacy.
Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, Ms. Hamilton served as a law clerk to the Honorable Bethany J. Alvord of the Connecticut Appellate Court and to the judges of the Connecticut Superior Court. While attending law school, Ms. Hamilton served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Henry J. Boroff at the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts, and represented clients as a member of the University of Connecticut's Tax Clinic. She also served on the editorial board of the Connecticut Law Review.