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Matthew J. Shiroma


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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



Education and Credentials

University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 2008, Connecticut Law Review member, Moot Court Board
Swarthmore College, B.A., 2005
State of Connecticut
State of New York
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1
Connecticut Bar Association
Hartford County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Recognition and Community


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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