Steven B. Ryan
Attorney Ryan is a member of the Insurance Law Practice Group. His practice focuses on insurance coverage litigation. Prior to joining Halloran & Sage he worked at a boutique insurance coverage firm.
Mr. Ryan has extensive experience in first-party and third-party personal and commercial policy coverage disputes. He also represents and advises several Fortune 500 insurance carriers in complex litigation related to coverage disputes, bad faith, unfair insurance practice claims, arson and fraud investigations and prosecuting declaratory judgment actions at both the trial and appellate levels. In addition, Mr. Ryan has extensive experience with handling complex litigation matters, subrogation and recovery actions, and maritime and admiralty claims in federal court.
Mr. Ryan is routinely called upon to advise clients in the early stages of claim investigation to reduce and/or eliminate extra contractual exposure.
He provides coverage opinions on all personal lines of insurance, excess policies, maritime policies and commercial policies. Mr. Ryan has handled appeals involving coverage before the Connecticut Appellate Court and Connecticut Supreme Court. Mr. Ryan has also litigated cases in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He has also conducted claim investigations in Florida, North Carolina, Rhode Island, New York, and Massachusetts. He also represents and counsels carriers in regulatory matters before the Connecticut Insurance Department. Mr. Ryan has tried numerous jury and bench trials to verdict.
Mr. Ryan has extensive experience in the investigation of suspicious/fraudulent commercial and personal lines claim including arson. He has also acted as a liaison between his carriers and local law enforcement investigation involving insurance fraud.
Mr. Ryan has authored numerous articles and given seminars on a multitude of issues concerning the insurance industry.
Mr. Ryan is a former member of the Glastonbury Town Council, Glastonbury Town Plan and Zoning Commission, Glastonbury Human Relations Commission and the Manchester Housing Authority.
As an Eagle Scout, Mr. Ryan is an avid supporter of the Boy Scouts of America.
His reported appellate decisions include:
Roy v. Metropolitan Property and Casualty Insurance Company, 98 Conn. App. 528 (2006)
Zulick v. Patrons Mutual Insurance Co. 287 Conn. 367 (2008)
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