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				Gibbons
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Brian M. Gibbons Associate

Email Direct: 617.210.7736
vCard Fax: 617.728.8852

Brian Gibbons represents businesses and insurers in insurance coverage, product liability, toxic tort, and professional liability claims. Brian pursues legal solutions that maximize recovery and mitigate losses for clients. Brian provides practical approaches to resolving matters efficiently and consistently with the goals and needs of each client. Brian is especially adept at identifying the potential for dispositive motions and drafting and arguing such motions when a client should be entitled to judgment as a matter of law.

Prior to joining the firm, Brian was associated with a regional law firm defending attorneys, architects, engineers, accountants, and other professionals in professional liability matters. In this role, Brian helped clients protect their reputations while resolving claims at a variety of stages, including pre-suit negotiations, dispositive motions, and mediation. Brian’s experience also includes litigating general liability claims for a boutique insurance defense law firm where he handled construction disputes as well as personal injury, wrongful death, and property damage cases.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Counsel insurance companies and insureds in the negotiation and settlement of large claims and coverage disputes.
  • Handle extensive asbestos litigation in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Defend automobile manufacturers in product liability claims.
  • Represent architects, engineers, construction managers, and contractors in complex construction defect matters and construction-related insurance coverage issues.
  • Won summary judgment in favor of a dissolved corporation on asbestos-related claims on the ground that the dissolution was proper and the corporation was no longer capable of being sued. Wilsey v. Special Elec. Co., Inc., No. CV176061597S, 2018 WL 7377919, at *1 (Conn. Super. Ct. Nov. 2, 2018).
  • Prevailed on a motion to dismiss various tort claims against an attorney brought by a disappointed litigant in an underlying adversary proceeding in bankruptcy court, on the basis that the claims were barred by litigation privilege. Peterson v. Laurelhart Condo. Ass'n, Inc., No. HHDCV175045039S, 2018 WL 4865946, at *1 (Conn. Super. Ct. Sept. 25, 2018)
  • Won summary judgment in favor of a regional water authority on negligence claims brought against it by a hotel arising out of a water outage. Raspberry Junction Holding, LLC v. Se. Connecticut Water Auth., No. KNLCV166027335S, 2016 WL 8135419, (Conn. Super. Ct. Dec. 23, 2016). Appeals of this case are still pending in the Connecticut Supreme Court.

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Defense Research Institute, member