Bethany L. Barrese focuses her practice on complex policyholder coverage issues. She has extensive experience in handling coverage disputes arising from construction projects and frequently handles construction defect and additional insured claims on behalf of owners, architects, construction managers and general contractors. Bethany also works with clients to review their existing insurance programs, recommend various risk management strategies and help develop innovative long-term solutions to common coverage issues.

In addition to her construction-related practice, Bethany concentrates on bad faith and unfair trade practices claims and has written several articles on this topic. She also serves as a Content Editor for substantive content produced by SDV attorneys.

While in law school, Bethany was the Editor-in-Chief of the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal and was the recipient of both the CALI Excellence for the Future Award® in Insurance Litigation and the Connecticut Insurance Law Center J.D. Award.

A Connecticut native, Bethany currently resides in northern New Jersey with her husband and their young daughter.


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