Matthew Shiroma is a partner in the firm's Commercial Litigation department where he practices primarily in the areas of Insurance and Reinsurance Disputes. Matthew represents insurers and reinsurers in Connecticut state and federal courts, New York state and federal courts, and in arbitration on a variety of matters involving claims under general liability, property, automobile, life, workers' compensation, and health insurance policies, as well as treaty and facultative reinsurance contracts.
Matthew is actively engaged in the firm's efforts to promote diversity in the legal profession. He serves in a leadership role with the Day Pitney Attorneys of Color Network and is a member of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
From 2013-2014, Matthew served as a law clerk to the Honorable Michael P. Shea, United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut.
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Obtained summary judgment on behalf of an insurance company in a construction defect action in New York Supreme Court and successfully defended the appeal to the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division: Second Department.
Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a life insurance company on claims alleging breach of contract, conversion, fraud, violation of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA), and negligence related to the alleged theft of a policyholder's investment funds by her financial advisor
Won an award of $2.8 million, including attorneys fees, on behalf of a ceding company in an arbitration involving catastrophic workers' compensation claim
Part of a team that successfully defended an appeal of an order approving the merger of two publicly traded health care insurance companies
Part of a team that initiated a successful constitutional challenge to the application of state lobbying laws to a religious organization
Represented an automobile insurer in an uninsured motorist claim alleging breach of contract, bad faith, and violation of the CUTPA and Connecticut Unfair Insurance Practices Act (CUIPA)
Represented a Fortune 100 computer company in several claims alleging violation of the Connecticut fair debt collection laws, the Creditors' Collection Practices Act (CCPA) and Consumer Collection Agencies (CCA) laws
Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), Insurance Law, 2023
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Selected to the list of Connecticut Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Thomson Reuters), Insurance Coverage, 2014-2018
Chosen as one of the Connecticut Law Tribune's 2015 New Leaders in the Law
Recognized as an Empire State Counsel by the New York State Bar Association for pro bono commitment, 2014
Recipient of a Day Pitney Coleman Award for his commitment to pro bono and public service, 2013
Ellen Ash Peters Prize
William E. Gorbach Scholarship
Nina E. Olson and Janet Spragens Low Income Tax Clinic Award
Certificate in Tax Studies
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Day Pitney Diversity Committee