Theresa A. Guertin serves as Managing Partner of SDV's Northeast offices and as co-chair of the firm's Risk Transfer group. She has spent her entire career advocating on behalf of policyholders on issues involving all lines of coverage, focusing on giving her clients the most current and practical perspective of the risk management issues they encounter. Theresa has extensive experience in developing and rewriting insurance procurement language to meet the changing demands of the insurance and construction industries and in making certain clients procure airtight contractual risk transfer provisions in their policies. She also frequently works with contractor and broker clients to identify potential deficiencies in policies before they're issued and assists in the negotiation of more favorable terms at policy renewal.
Theresa also has an active litigation practice, representing clients in claims for coverage in a diverse array of matters, including property damage and bodily injury related to mold and asbestos, directors & officers and professional liability claims, employment disputes and construction defects.
For five consecutive years, Theresa has been named as a Super Lawyers' Rising Star (2015 - 2020). She is currently the Chair of the Insurance Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, after having spent one term as its Vice-Chair and two consecutive terms as its Legislative Liaison. She is an active speaker, frequently presenting on coverage issues and litigation strategies. Theresa also serves on the Executive Board of the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity, whose mission is to make Connecticut a more attractive place for women and attorneys of color to practice law.
Theresa is a member of the firm's Executive Committee and also serves on its Philanthropic Committee. She resides in Waterbury, Connecticut with her husband and their young son.