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Howd & Ludorf, LLC, represents local, regional and national clients in all state and federal courts in Connecticut and in the neighboring states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The firm's collaborative approach to case handling involves clients in all important strategic decisions. Clients are also routinely updated on the status of their matters and receive comprehensive evaluations tailored to their specific needs and requests. As we employ a diversified defense practice, we handle cases in the following areas:

Municipal Litigation

Howd & Ludorf, LLC, defends municipalities, public officials, police officers, school boards, school officials, land use commissions, fire departments, ambulance companies and municipal employees against all general and professional liability claims, including civil rights claims.

Employment Litigation

The firm's Employment Law Group represents employers in both the public and private sector in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship. Working with public entities, elected officials, corporations and insurers, the group works to provide a protective frame work designed to avoid disputes through drafting of policies and procedures, handbooks, severance/downsizing agreement and training materials. The group prides itself on its role in representing employers in every aspect of litigation – from the administrative inquiry to federal and state trial and appellate courts.

Products Liability

National automotive, industrial, recreational and consumer product manufacturers employ our services to defend their interests in a wide range of matters including defense of complex lawsuits involving catastrophic loss and property damage.

Insurance Coverage

Howd & Ludorf, LLC, employs a team of skilled attorneys to analyze the complexities of insurance policy language. In addition to providing coverage opinions and advice for our insurance clients, the firm litigates insurance coverage matters including declaratory judgment actions and bad faith suits.

Insurance Defense Litigation

Our firm is approved panel counsel for many national insurance companies. We have defended a diverse group of clients in this practice area. We have extensive experience in both personal and commercial liability claims involving personal injury, property damage, liquor liability, faulty construction, wrongful death and environmental harm.

Workers' Compensation

We routinely defend workers' compensation claims representing employers, both insured and self-insured. Our clients benefit greatly from our longstanding relationship with the Workers' Compensation Commission and the Workers' Compensation Bar. Howd & Ludorf, LLC, is able to provide our clients with up-to-date changes in the workers' compensation area, as a result of legislature changes. Our efficiency allows quick implementation of the changes to produce positive results. We also counsel employers regarding employment matters in an effort to prevent additional claims.

Toxic Tort

Howd & Ludorf, LLC, advises and defends national manufacturers, land owners and subcontractors in cases involving alleged mold infestation and claimed loss of use of commercial and residential properties. In addition, we defend a wide range of clients in claims involving exposure to asbestos and toxic chemicals.