Robert J. Dunne has been practicing law for over twenty-two years. He is a trial attorney with experience handling matters involving insurance defense, personal injury claims, family and child custody disputes and immigration deportation proceedings. He has practiced in Connecticut and New York.
Prior to joining Hickey Smith, Rob worked for a small insurance defense firm representing clients insured with Lloyds of London, The Hartford and Omni Insurance Company. He was also in-house counsel with Safeco/ Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. Rob has appeared in 26 jury trials and 6 bench trials that went to verdict in his capacity as both a defense and plaintiff attorney. Multiple verdicts were returned as defense verdicts along with two being below the last offer made by the insurance company.
Rob has represented automobile operators, the insurance company in an uninsured/underinsured capacity and commercial property owners. He was tasked with providing insurance coverage opinions to his managing attorney and adjusters. Last year, Rob was appointed by the judicial branch to act as a court arbitrator and fact finder.
• Utilized expertise in automobile accident cases to successfully advise clients on case strategies resulting in defendant’s verdicts
• Representation of a mason in a breach of contract claim alleging improper construction of an Orangerie
Activities and Membership
• Connecticut Bar Association
• Traveled extensively overseas and assisted with building homes, disaster relief and worked with orphans and the elderly