Ernest "Ernie" Mattei is a trial lawyer who practices in the area of complex commercial disputes, with an emphasis on insurance coverage and insurance defense related matters. He also practices in the area of family law, but limits his cases to non-custody matters. He has substantial trial experience, representing clients in state and federal courts in Connecticut, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Michigan, Missouri, and Alabama. He also has been involved in numerous arbitration and mediation proceedings, as well as appeals to the Appellate and Supreme Courts of Connecticut, and the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the Fourth Circuit. In addition, he has been appointed as a special master and fact-finder/arbitrator by the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch and a special master by the Federal District Court for the District of Connecticut.
Defense of insurers in insurance coverage matters
Representation of insurers in multimillion-dollar subrogation matters
Representation of owners and contractors in complex construction litigation cases
Representation of diverse groups of companies in asbestos litigation
Representation of professionals in negligence cases
Chosen for inclusion in the Chambers USA Legal Directory (Chambers & Partners) as a leading litigation attorney, 2016-2018
Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), Insurance Law (1997-2018) and Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, (2011-2018)
Selected to the list of Connecticut Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), Insurance Coverage, 2006-2017
Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), Hartford Insurance Lawyer of the Year, 2013
Selected to the list of Top 50 Connecticut Super Lawyers (Thompson Reuters), 2011-2012
Recognized as Father of the Year for the American Diabetes Association, 2012
Trinity Club of Hartford, Man of the Year Award, 2009
AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell (LexisNexis)
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