Grace V. Hebbel is a skilled insurance coverage attorney representing policyholders exclusively. She provides clients with the most current and practical perspective of risk management issues, creative solutions, and the highest level of advocacy for policyholders. Her practice focuses on complex litigation, with a concentration on Directors & Officers coverage issues.
As part of her litigation practice, Grace has successfully resolved disputes for her clients through mediation and the courtroom. Most recently, she handled a long-tail construction defect insurance dispute, authoring the brief which resulted in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania overturning an unfavorable appellate court ruling. She has also settled various AI/BI coverage disputes on behalf of construction industry clients, has achieved favorable outcomes for clients seeking coverage under D&O policies for government investigations, and has counseled many clients through complicated claims against their builder's risk insurers.
Grace routinely assists clients with developing risk transfer strategies, reviewing their corporate programs, analyzing coverage under CGL, excess, builder's risk, and professional liability policies, and negotiating with insurers to reach coverage resolutions prior to litigation.
In addition to serving as Chair on the firm's Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee, Grace is also a Connecticut Bar Association Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee member. She made the Connecticut Bar Association Pro Bono Honor Roll for her service with Lawyers for Children of America and has been selected as a New England Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2018, 2019, and 2020.