Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, Mr. DeMeo was Assistant Vice President and Managing Counsel at Travelers Property Casualty Company, where he oversaw all commercial property insurance litigation nationwide, including bad faith lawsuits arising from property insurance claims. He directly supervised the World Trade Center property insurance litigation and oversaw all litigation arising from Hurricane Katrina. Mr. DeMeo also served as Assistant Vice President of Property Claims at Ironshore Specialty Insurance Company, where he directly supervised high-exposure surplus lines property claims and litigation, and assisted in the drafting of policy forms and endorsements.
Mr. DeMeo has tried several cases to verdict in federal and state courts, and briefed and argued numerous state and federal court appeals. He is a court-appointed arbitrator and special master for the Connecticut Judicial Department. He is also an adjunct professor of property insurance law at the University of Connecticut School of Law, and former president of the Federal Bar Association of Hartford County. Mr. DeMeo is a frequent speaker at professional conferences sponsored by the American Bar Association’s Tort and Insurance Practice Section, the Defense Research Institute, the Loss Executives Association, and other industry groups.
A graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law with High Honors, Mr. DeMeo was Notes and Comments Editor of the Connecticut Law Review. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ellen Ash Peters during her tenure as Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court.