(Hartford, Connecticut) WSHB is happy to announce the addition of Managing Partner Jacqueline Maulucci and Partner Kate Adams as demand for WSHB's services on the East Coast results in the addition of a new office in Hartford, Connecticut. WSHB has experienced exponential growth in recent years along with the successful recruitment of top-notch candidates like Jacqueline and Kate.

Jaqueline Maulucci will serve as the managing partner of the Hartford office. A versatile trial lawyer, Jacqueline is well regarded for her results in defending high-profile catastrophic matters brought against companies and individuals. This includes defending claims against medical professionals and medical staff. Jacqueline's representative clients include nursing homes, hospitals and doctors in a variety of specialties, as well as dentists, nurses and physical therapists in malpractice lawsuits and in administrative proceedings with the Department of Public Health.

"I am excited to begin the next chapter of my career with WSHB. The opportunity to lead the new Hartford office is a great honor and one I undertake with a passion and energy to serve our clients to achieve their desired outcomes and objectives," stated Maulucci.

Jacqueline's practice also includes extensive experience defending employers and companies against actions alleging discrimination brought by individuals in the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). She has experience handling Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) cases at all stages in state and federal court. Jacqueline also has extensive experience defending actions involving premises liability claims and automobile accidents.

Also a new partner in the Hartford office, Kate Adams is an experienced litigator with extensive experience handling all facets of complex insurance coverage issues. Her reputation for consistent, strong results has earned her accolades from clients who seek her counsel on the most complicated of issues throughout the nation. Kate's insurance coverage practice includes the litigation of a broad range of coverage issues under commercial general liability, homeowners and property policies, professional liability and automobile liability, as well as claims for bad faith, unfair insurance practices and extra-contractual liability.

"I look forward to working with Jacqueline and the entire team at WSHB in the new Hartford office. This opportunity is one I meet with great enthusiasm and excitement as I embark upon this new venture in my professional life," commented Adams.

Kate also has significant experience litigating commercial liability and general liability cases. She is an experienced litigator with extensive experience analyzing first- and third-party coverage issues and potential exposures related to COVID-19 claims, including claims for business interruption coverage. She is widely sought out for her counsel on best claim-handling practices. Kate has successfully argued dispositive motions in coverage cases in several jurisdictions. She is also the recipient of several awards and accolades for her legal work including being named a Rising Star for three consecutive years for work both in litigation and coverage.

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