John Pitblado has extensive experience in a wide range of litigation on behalf of insurers in the property and casualty, life, health, and reinsurance industries, including coverage, class action, ERISA, and other litigation involving contract disputes, bad faith, statutory unfair insurance and trade practices, RICO, fraud, and misrepresentation claims. Mr. Pitblado also has experience handling regulatory matters, including market conduct examinations and complaints before state insurance regulatory authorities.
A member of the firm’s insurance industry group and data privacy and cybersecurity task force, Mr. Pitblado counsels clients, speaks, and writes on a range of cybersecurity issues faced by insurers, including regulatory and coverage issues.
Mr. Pitblado regularly handles cases before Connecticut's state and federal trial and appellate courts, including matters on the complex litigation docket, and in bankruptcy court. In addition, he handles cases in numerous other state and federal trial and appellate courts as pro hac vice counsel, in pre-trial proceedings, at trial, and on appeal. His extensive experience also includes alternative dispute resolution. He has represented insurance companies in numerous private and court-annexed mediations, appraisals, and arbitrations.
Mr. Pitblado has been recognized for his pro bono work, including civil rights matters, educational outreach in underserved communities, and representation of minor children subject to neglect and abuse petitions brought by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) in Connecticut’s juvenile courts. Since 2013, Mr. Pitblado has served on the board of directors of Lawyers for Children America, Inc., a non-profit organization providing legal representation to children subject to DCF proceedings.