Charles Modzelewski

Charles F. Modzelewski

Associate

Charles F. Modzelewski

Associate

  • Overview

    Biography

    Charles Modzelewski, a member of the firm’s Insurance + Reinsurance Group, represents commercial insurers in a broad range of coverage matters and disputes.

    Property Insurance Coverage Litigation

    Charles advises insurers on property insurance coverage obligations related to both commercial and homeowners insurance policies. He also represents insurers when a dispute arises over coverage. He assists insurers with claims and lawsuits involving property damage due to natural disasters such as earthquakes, sinkholes, landslides, floods, hurricanes, and fires.

    Pro Bono

    Through the firm’s Domestic Violence Restraining Order Program, Charles provides representation to victims of domestic violence by helping them obtain restraining orders and navigate the court system.

    Prior to joining the firm, Charles was a law clerk for the Honorable Alfred V. Covello, United States District Judge, District of Connecticut. While attending law school, he served as the assistant managing editor of the Connecticut Law Review. Additionally, he was a member of the Connecticut Moot Court Board. He also was a finalist in the 2014 William H. Hastie Moot Court Competition.
     

  • Experience
    • Experience

      Experience

      • On behalf of insurer client, drafted motion for summary judgment in case alleging collapse due to deteriorating concrete. 

      • Drafted an order to show cause, which was granted, in a case involving the dissolution of a limited liability company.

      • Drafted answer and affirmative defenses on behalf of an insurance company in response to a complaint related to mold damage.

      • Prepared motion to dismiss based on lack of jurisdiction in a matter involving a limited liability company. 

    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      American Bar Association

      Connecticut Bar Association

      Hartford County Bar Association
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Publications

      Publications

      "Steering a Safe Course in Admiralty Removal Jurisdiction Subsequent to the 2011 Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act," published in Connecticut Law Review (3/5/2015)