David Estabrook, Senior Counsel with Hickey Smith, is a highly skilled litigation attorney with more than ten years of experience expertise in insurance defense, premises liability, and personal injury matters.
David began his career as a judicial clerk with the Connecticut Superior Court. Early in his career, he also worked as staff counsel for the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Massachusetts.
Before joining Hickey Smith, David practiced law within the context of defending policyholders in complex litigation arising from premises liability, motor vehicle collision, general product liability, specialty product liability actions within automotive and trucking contexts, and trucking accident matters. In addition, he has extensive experience with commercial and residential construction and construction-defect litigation and has represented numerous builders, managers, and construction management firms in a variety of matters.
David has successfully argued matters at state Appellate Court and briefed matters that have been argued at state Supreme Court. Along with his appellate work, David has also tried numerous cases to verdict before state juries in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
He has successfully represented clients in complex liability and contractual matters through the use of alternative dispute resolution techniques. As part of those alternative resolution activities, he has worked in the Massachusetts and Connecticut Federal Courts and settled several cases through court-required mediation.