Jeffrey Gostyla is a member of the Insurance Law Practice Group. He has over twenty years of litigation experience in the state and federal courts in a broad range of practice areas including insurance law, commercial law, probate law and criminal defense. Since joining Halloran & Sage in 2001, he has focused his practice on insurance law and probate litigation.
He represents the Firm's insurance company clients in insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, ERISA actions, fraud investigations, professional liability matters, litigation of property and other first party coverage matters and litigation of third party insurance coverage issues. He has served as an arbitrator and mediator in insurance coverage disputes. Jeff has also handled many high-profile and often contentious probate litigation matters, including probate appeals in the Superior Court.
Jeff is a member of the American Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, Hartford County Bar Association and is a past president of the New Britain Bar Association. He is also the Immediate Past President of the Hartford Chapter of the Villanova University Alumni Association. Jeff was born and raised in Central Connecticut and he has proudly served on many volunteer boards and associations including: St. John’s Church (2013-2016); New Britain YWCA Board of Trustees; Corporator – YMCA of New Britain; Shuttle Meadow Country Club Board of Directors (2012-2015) and the Timberlin Golf Club Board of Directors (President: 1996-2005).
In 2004, he was selected to receive the Connecticut Law Tribune's New Leaders of the Law award. The New Leaders of the Law awards honor attorneys admitted to the Bar for ten years or less who have made important contributions to their profession and their communities.
Jeff has been recognized by Super Lawyers® in the area of Insurance Law for ten of the last twelve years. He received his BA from Villanova University and his JD from Quinnipiac University School of Law, cum laude.