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Greil I. Roberts

Partner

(860) 494-7507
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Hartford
95 Glastonbury Blvd.
Suite 206
Glastonbury, CT 06033


Boston
21 Custom House Street
5th Floor
Boston, MA 02110


Education

J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law

  • Connecticut Law Review, Associate Editor
  • CALI Award in Principles of Insurance

Summer Abroad Program, Notre Dame School of Law, London, England

B.S., Business Administration and Finance, University of Connecticut School of Law

Honors

Connecticut Rising Star® distinction in the areas of Insurance Coverage, Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense, Civil Litigation: Defense (2016-2019)

Greil Roberts has litigated complex cases, appeals, arbitrations, and resolved numerous matters throughout the country. 
 
His areas of expertise include the following:
 

Insurance Coverage

Mr. Roberts handles complex insurance coverage litigation in state and federal courts. His insurance coverage experience includes evaluating and addressing disputes with policyholders and among insurers in many areas, including:  
 
  • Bad faith allegations
  • Business Liability and Comprehensive General Liability
  • Managerial, Healthcare, and Professional Liability
  • Venture capital / Private equity coverage
  • Primary and excess exhaustion
  • Additional insured issues
  • Environmental and toxic tort liabilities
  • Construction defect 
     
Before joining Gordon & Rees, Mr. Roberts worked for a major insurance company where he evaluated coverage and managed litigation for a diverse range of large loss matters including asbestos, environmental contamination, construction defect, lead paint, mold, carbon monoxide, and various toxic tort exposures. This experience gives him a unique perspective and understanding in working with insurer clients. 
 

Class Action

Mr. Roberts routinely handles complex class action litigation, including nationwide and state class claims arising under consumer protection statutes and false advertising or unfair competition statutes, including alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).  He has represented Energy Services Companies (ESCOs) and solar electricity companies in a variety of class action cases, including variable rate litigation.
 

Civil Litigation / Insurance Defense

Mr. Roberts has considerable experience in successfully resolving a wide variety of civil actions.
 

Contract Review

Mr. Roberts has significant experience in reviewing architects & engineers contracts from a risk management perspective.
 

Admissions

Connecticut
Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

Memberships

Defense Research Institute
Connecticut Bar Association