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Description: Jack G. Steigelfest (Partner)Jack G. Steigelfest (Partner)

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Jack Steigelfest graduated with High Honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he served on the editorial board of the law review. He then had the privilege of clerking for Justice David Shea at the Connecticut Supreme Court. Attorney Steigelfest is admitted to practice before the State and Federal Courts in Connecticut, as well as the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Jack practices in the field of civil litigation, at both the appellate and trial level, and more specifically handles complex disputes involving insurance, serious injury, death and property damage, as well as more general litigation in the fields of personal injury and insurance defense. Jack has served as Editor in Chief of the Connecticut Bar Journal and as President of the Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association. He holds the highest rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell*, has been recognized by Connecticut and New England Super Lawyers* (civil litigation defense), is listed in Best Lawyers in America* (appellate law), and has a rating of “Superb” from Avvo*.


*For information on how these rating services develop and award their designations, see:

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Civil Litigation
  • Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit 1987


  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D. with High Honors, 1984
  • Lehigh University, B.S., 1981

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association, (President 2003-4)
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Sr. Editor for Civil Litigation, Connecticut Bar Journal (Editor in Chief 2008-10)
  • Member, Code of Evidence Oversight Committee, Connecticut Judicial Department
  • Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Defense Research Institute (Exceptional Performance Cititation 2003-4)
  • American Bar Association
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Former Member, Civil Division Task Force, Connecticut Judicial Department
  • Former Member, Civil Jury Instruction Task Force, Connecticut Judicial Department

Community Involvement and Public Service

  • Life Fellow, Connecticut Bar Foundation
  • Vice President-Finance, Beth Sholom B’nai Israel
  • Co-Chair, Todd Abitz Memorial Golf Tournament
  • Member, ADL Connecticut Civil Rights Committee
  • Recipient, 2013 Keeper of the Flame Award,      CT Valley Region, FJMC


  • Connecticut Appellate Advocacy Institute, CBA 2012, 2007, 2005
  • Auto Insurance Law and Accident Litigation In Connecticut, Lorman 2003, 2002
  • Insurance Coverage Law in Connecticut, NBI 2003, 1998
  • Beyond Coverage: An Update on Insurance Bad Faith Claims, CDLA 2001
  • Adjusting the Automobile Injury Claim in Connecticut, NBI 2000
  • Annual Survey of Connecticut Law, Torts, UCONN Alumni Association, 2000, 1999
  • Connecticut Personal Injury Practice for Paralegals, Half Moon 2000
  • Bad Faith Litigation in Connecticut, NBI 1999
  • Private Client Seminars


  • Steigelfest, 2006 Survey of Developments in Civil Litigations, 81 Conn. B. J. 123 (2007)
  • Steigelfest, 2005 Survey of Developments in Civil Litigation, 80 Conn. B. J. 99 (2006)
  • Steigelfest, Book Review: Alternate Dispute Resolution in Connecticut’s Courts, 73 Conn. B. J. 314 (1999)
  • Steigelfest, Withdrawal and Reinstatement of State Court Actions, 71 Conn. B.J. 389 (1997).
  • Steigelfest, The Unity of Interest Rule and Peremptory Challenges in Connecticut, 69 Conn. B.J. 353 (August 1995)
  • Steigelfest, The Common Law of Indemnification: Narrowing and Expanding the Doctrine, 4 Conn. Lawyer No. 6, pg. 3 (March 1994)
  • Steigelfest, Reversing the American Rule: Collecting Attorneys Fees from Plaintiffs and Plaintiffs' Counsel, 20 The Defense No. 1 (Winter 2005)
  • President's Column: How to be Miserable as a Defense Lawyer, 19 The Defense No. 1 (Spring 2004)
  • Steigelfest, Beyond Coverage: An Update on Insurance “Bad Faith” Claims, 16 The Defense No. 3, pg. 1 (Summer 2001)
  • Epstein & Steigelfest, Stacking Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage: A Friendly Debate – Yes, “Stacking” is Dead and Buried, 12 The Defense No. 2, pg. 1 (Spring 1996)
  • Steigelfest, Multiple Claims, Meager Coverage, 10 The Defense No. 2, pg. 1 (Spring 1994)
  • Steigelfest, Double/Treble Damages and Ethical Issues, 10 The Defense No. 1, pg. 3 (Winter 1994)
  • Steigelfest, Cumis in Connecticut? An Insurer’s Right to Select Defense Counsel, 9 The Defense No. 1, pg. 1 (Winter 1993)
  • Note, The End of an Era for Single-Sex Schools?: Mississippi University for Women v. Hogan, 15 Conn. L. Rev. 353 (1983)

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