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Congratulations Richard W. Brown!Jan 02, 2018

Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C. (SDV) is pleased to announce the elevation of Richard William Brown to partner with the firm effective January 1, 2018.  Mr. Brown is based in the firm’s Connecticut office. Rich consistently demonstrates a strong commitment to the firm’s mission of the highest quality advocacy on behalf of policyholders nationwide, providing practical guidance in all lines of insurance coverage. Rich is a graduate of the Quinnipiac…

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Big Policyholder Win in MichiganDec 23, 2016

Jeremiah Welch and Michael Barrese recently had a big win in front of the Michigan Court of Appeals. The case (Skanska-Schweitzer v. Farm Bureau General Insurance Company of Michigan) involved Skanska’s claim for defense and indemnity from Farm Bureau Ins. Co. of Michigan for an injury to an elementary school student arising out of the removal of playground equipment by a landscaping company, Horrocks. Farm Bureau denied coverage because it…

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40 Year Anniversary – Congratulations Ed DoernbergerNov 22, 2016

Forty years ago, on the Big Island of Hawaii, Edwin L. Doernberger was sworn in as an attorney. Fifteen years ago, Ed rejoined two former partners to help build an exciting new boutique insurance policyholder practice. Today, Saxe Doernberger & Vita is pleased to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its most distinguished partner. “Ed’s energy and enthusiasm are undiminished,” said co-founder and Managing Partner, Tracy Alan Saxe. “He’s still one…

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10 Year Anniversary – Congratulations Greg PodolakNov 21, 2016

2016 marks 10 years of successful practice for SDV Partner, Gregory Podolak.  Greg has spent his entire professional career with Saxe, Doernberger & Vita, rising up the ranks from Summer Associate to Managing Partner of SDV’s first satellite office located in Naples, FL. Greg also manages SDV’s Cyber Risk group and is a nationally recognized author and speaker on the topic. Over the past decade, Greg has been honored with…

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SDV Visits Slovakia, Expanding International ReachNov 09, 2016

SDV has been serving policyholders and insurance brokers in the United States for over 20 years. As part of its continuing growth, SDV has been expanding its insurance coverage expertise to include more multinational clients. The firm feels it can bring a unique perspective to growing insurance markets, such as Central and Eastern Europe. Last month, Stella Szantova Giordano attended the SIBAF Forum – an annual conference of insurance brokers in…

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Come see SDV at the IRMI Construction Risk ConferenceNov 02, 2016

Tracy Alan Saxe, Jeffrey Vita, Jeremiah Welch, Gregory Podolak, and Theresa Guertin will be attending the IRMI Construction Risk Conference (CRC) next week (November 6 – 9) in Orlando, FL. IRMI CRC brings about 1,500 leading project owners, general contractors, subcontractors, developers, insurers, and insurance agents and brokers together to explore and convey state-of-the-art ideas and techniques for improving insurance coverages, controlling insurance costs, and fine-tuning risk management programs. Click here…

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Announcing SDV Super Lawyers for 2016!Oct 19, 2016

We are pleased to announce that six of our attorneys have been named to the 2016 Connecticut Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars* list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. SDV selections are: Tracy Alan Saxe Edwin Doernberger Jeffrey Vita…

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SDV Partner Selected for The Best Lawyers in America©Aug 17, 2016

Congratulations to SDV partner Jeffrey J. Vita for his inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the practice area of Insurance Law. This is Jeff’s 10th year in a row he has been recognized for this honor.   Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an…

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SDV Opens Southeast OfficeJul 14, 2016

We are pleased to announce the opening of our new Southeast office in Naples, Florida. “SDV is dedicated to the prevention and resolution of insurance disputes,” said Managing Partner, Tracy Alan Saxe. “With the explosive growth of clients in the region, we felt it vital to have a physical presence in order to best continue our mission of providing exceptional service.” SDV partner Gregory D. Podolak has been named Managing…

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Meet SDV’s 2016 Summer AssociatesJun 08, 2016

  As we have done every year, SDV is pleased to add a new class of Summer Associates to our ranks. These students work side by side with our partners and associates to learn how real world law firms operate and aid in advancing SDV’s mission of counseling and advocating for policyholders. Our Summer Associates Program reflects SDV’s core values involving organic growth and integration – past participants include several…

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Strong Litigator Joins SDV as New AssociateMay 27, 2016

SDV is pleased to announce that Brian Clifford has joined the SDV team. Prior to law school, Brian worked as a police officer in Ohio and taught at a prominent Catholic boarding school. He then returned to the law as a trial lawyer in Rhode Island. Insurance law appeals to him because it allows him to use his academic and litigation backgrounds in an intellectually challenging branch of legal practice….

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SDV Partners Elected to Prestigious Insurance Law FellowshipMay 12, 2016

   Last week, Tracy Alan Saxe and Jeffrey J. Vita were elected as fellows of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel. They were officially inducted as part of the ACCEC’s Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. Membership is through nomination only, and limited to lawyers who: are licensed to practice law in the highest court of their respective states; have engaged substantially in the practice of insurance law for…

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Why Understanding Our Clients’ Businesses Makes All the DifferenceDec 23, 2015

Earlier this week, Greg Podolak spoke with the editors of Law360.com again. This time, he noted that not knowing a client’s business is one of the worst mistakes a policyholder attorney can make. If policyholder lawyers want to establish a long-term partnership with a client instead of being a “one-shot” litigator, they must become intimately familiar with how the client operates, according to attorneys. “It’s crucial to really take the time to understand the…

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Join Us Next Week at the Construction Super ConferenceDec 03, 2015

Several SDV partners will be presenting next week at the Construction Super Conference, held from December 7-9, at the Hilton Bayfront in San Diego, CA. The Construction Super Conference, now in its 30th year, is recognized as the preeminent construction conference developed for mid- to senior-level professionals who work in any of the legal and commercial construction markets.  Impactful plenary sessions and compelling panel discussions from top legal, consulting, and leaders…

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Congratulations Greg – 2015 New Leaders in the LawNov 24, 2015

SDV is proud to announce that Gregory D. Podolak was named as one of the Connecticut Law Tribune’s 2015 New Leaders in the Law.  Greg was one of only 50 lawyers in the state chosen for this honor, given to attorneys under forty whose traits and achievements place them ahead of their peers. Congratulations, Greg! We couldn’t be more proud of your accomplishments and are pleased that you are getting the recognition…

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