Skyward Specialty Insurance Group has named Sara Logue ’17 LLM senior vice president and head of healthcare professional liability. She previously served as assistant vice president of miscellaneous medical at ProAssurance.
Dinora E. Lopez ’17, a senior associate attorney at Gfeller Laurie LLP, has been named to the 2022 Power 25 in Real Estate by the Hartford Business Journal. Lopez specializes in commercial real estate and finance. She is the president-elect of CREW CT, which is dedicated to advancing women in commercial real estate.
Joseph P. Mortelliti has joined Cramer & Anderson as a litigation associate in the firm’s Danbury office. Mortelliti previously worked in the commercial real estate and litigation departments of a New Haven firm, and before that in the land use, zoning, litigation and residential real estate departments for a firm in Vernon.
Francesco C. Mioli ’17 has been appointed to the Diversty, Equity & Inclusion Committee at the law firm Robinson & Cole. This committee strives to foster a welcoming working environment for employees who come from diverse backgrounds. Mioli is an associate at the firm, and serves on their Real Estate & Development Group. He is licensed to practice law in Connecticut and New York.
Francesco C. Mioli ’17 has joined the law firm Robinson & Cole LLP as an associate in the firm’s Real Estate + Development Group. Mioli, who will work out of the firm’s Stamford, CT office, was previously an associate at Zeldes, Needle & Cooper, P.C. and Day Pitney LLP. Mioli is licensed to practice in both Connecticut and New York.
The Connecticut law firm Cramer & Anderson, LLP. announced it has hired Matthew J. Sponheimer ’17 as a trust and estates associate. Prior to joining the firm’s Ridgefield, CT, office, Sponheimer worked for several years at Hoyle & Sponheimer, a general practice law firm based in Ansonia, CT.
Kaitlin Kontyko ’17 has joined Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP as an associate in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Kontyko represents insurance companies in disputes arising under general and professional liability insurance policies. She also counsels insurers on coverage matters, including those involving first-party property claims and policies.
Alicia Hayter ’11, Karen A. LeCuyer ’08, and Roberta L. Pelletier ’02 have been promotedto Partner at Cantor Colburn LLC, and Alison Caless ’17 has been promoted to Counsel. The firm believes that these professionals will “make even greater contributions to the firm’s success and steady, profitable growth in their new roles.”
Amanda Buckingham ’18 and Matthias Sporting ’17, associates at Halloran Sage join the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice area, based out of the firm’s Hartford and Westport offices, respectively. Buckingham handles tort claims and matters ranging from motor vehicle and uninsured/underinsured motorist to professional and products liability. Sportini handles matters including insurance defense, motor vehicle liability, premises liability, and construction.
Elizabeth O. Hoff ’15, Stacey Samuel ’17, and Melicent B. Thompson ’96 have been welcomed to Gfeller Laurie LLP. The three UConn Law alumnae have joined the insurance coverage team and will be key additions because of their knowledge and experience in handling first party coverage claims in the natural disaster context, directly relevant to the wave of COVID-19 first party coverage litigation currently before the nations’ courts.