Heather J. Adams

Principal



Heather Adams is a civil litigation attorney with a focus in subrogation as well as insurance defense, including the defense of both first-party and third-party claims and insurance coverage disputes. Attorney Adams has been called upon to assist a number of insurance carriers in claims investigations, to conduct fraud investigations, and to issue coverage opinions in first and third party claims on both personal and commercial policies. Additionally, she has defended several insurance carriers in litigation related to coverage disputes, bad faith, unfair trade and insurance practice claims.  She also has experience litigating both property and workers’ compensation subrogation litigation.  She has tried numerous cases to verdict in both the state and federal courts as well as handling appeals before the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Courts.  She also counsels carriers in regulatory matters before the Connecticut Insurance Department.

Education

  • Western New England College School of Law, J.D., 1997
  • University of Hartford, B.A., 1994

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • United States District Court, District of Connecticut

Honors

  • Chosen as a Connecticut Super Lawyer®: Rising Stars: Insurance Coverage, 2010, 2011, 2012

Sample Decisions

  • Roman v. City of Bristol, 101 Conn.App. 491, 922 A.2d 310
  • Middlesex Mutual Assurance v. Marguerite Komondy, 120 Conn.App. 117
  • Metropolitan Property & Casualty v. Deere and Co, 302 Conn. 123
  • Metropolitan v. Deere & Co, et al, 2008 WL 366746 (Wagner, J.)
  • Fetzer v. Safeco Insurance Co. of America, 2007 WL 4634728, 44 Conn. L. Rptr. 610, Conn.Super., December 07, 2007 (Gallagher, J.)
  • Vento v. Safeco Ins. Co. of America, 2006 WL 2053606 July 6, 2006 (Shaban, J.)

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals
  • Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association