Joseph J. Blyskal has significant experience representing private business clients and closely-held companies, individuals, and institutional clients before administrative bodies and state and federal courts in all stages of litigation, including appeals.
Mr. Blyskal advises clients involved in a variety of disputes, often involving multi-million dollar claims. He regularly advises and represents insurers involved in coverage and bad faith disputes. He has experience with various coverage forms and endorsements, including excess liability, employer liability, and directors and officers liability. He also represents and advises excess insurers involved in declaratory judgment and bad faith litigation in state and federal courts in Connecticut and elsewhere, and has bad faith trial experience.
Mr. Blyskal’s experience includes litigating commercial and business disputes on behalf of, and advising clients confronting, issues under a variety of state laws, including the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act, Connecticut Unfair Insurance Practices Act, and Connecticut law concerning closely-held companies, and federal law, including the Lanham Act and the Copyright Act. He has successfully resolved significant litigation arising from disputes over trademarks and unfair competition, and has particular experience litigating non-competition agreements and trade secret cases. In addition to these areas of emphasis, Mr. Blyskal also handles construction-related disputes involving both contractual, defect and design claims.
U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Connecticut Bar Association
Member, Executive Committee of the Insurance Law Section
Member, Executive Committee of the Litigation Section
Past Community Relations Director, co-Chair of the Labor and Employment Committee, co-Chair of the Insurance Law Committee, and Social Media Director of the Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
Defense Research Institute
Oliver Ellsworth Inn of Court
Georgia Bar Association