Greg Trif & Louis Modugno

Defense and General Litigation

Trif & Modugno attorneys excel at efficient and cost-effective handling of defense matters for self-insured corporations, insurers, reinsurers and their policyholders.  The firm serves as panel counsel to a number of the most respected insurance company.  Our attorneys represent clients, large and small, in complicated arbitration and alternative dispute resolution proceedings.  We also defend our clients and their policyholders in state and federal courts throughout the northeast in matters covered under, among other things, general liability insurance, umbrella and excess insurance, risk retention insurance programs, facultative and treaty reinsurance agreements, captive insurance and reinsurance programs, first party property insurance, environmental and pollution liability insurance, directors and officers insurance, employment practices liability insurance, errors and omissions insurance, professional liability insurance and builders risk insurance and wrap-up insurance programs.  Representative claims handled include, among others, construction defect claims, environmental claims, wrongful death claims, personal injury claims, commercial losses and property disputes, mass and toxic tort claims, primacy of coverage disputes, additional insured claims, business interruption claims, insurance fraud matters, coronavirus related claims, rescission of policies based on material misrepresentations, lawyer malpractice and other professional liability claims, workers compensation claims, and employer liability claims.   Our highly skilled attorneys are always ready to quickly preserve evidence, investigate claims, interview key witnesses and strategically develop and implement a successful defense to any claim and litigation.  

Constantly mindful of legal spend and the need to resolve cases as soon as practicable, our attorneys provide prompt information-gathering and early case evaluation.  That includes, among other things, careful consideration of and providing relevant exposure and risk transfer analyses.  We pride ourselves on our strict adherence to client billing and reporting guidelines, and our ability to provide clients with realistic assessments on settlement value, degree of exposure and likelihood of success at trial.  Our clients know that strategies employed by Trif & Modugno in connection with any associated litigation are aimed specifically at “prying the proverbial settlement window open,” and otherwise moving the cases toward resolution.