Andrew I. Hamelsky

For more than 15 years, Andy Hamelsky has helped clients achieve results by getting to the heart of each case using an aggressive, hands-on and responsive approach. Practicing from the firm’s New York and New Jersey offices, Andy has been applying his result-oriented style in his representation of insurance companies and corporate clients in both jurisdictions.

He concentrates his practice on representing life, health and disability insurers statewide and regionally, in a wide range of matters. He routinely represents his clients in a variety of ERISA and non-ERISA matters, including institutional pattern and practice bad faith cases. In addition to his first-party insurance practice, Andy handles negligence actions, commercial litigation actions, FINRA arbitrations and a wide array of other commercial litigation matters.

Andy is a member of the Defense Research Institute and is vice-chair of the Life, Health and Disability Committee and Webinar Committee. He is a past chair of the group's Expert Committee. He is often invited to speak at industry-related events and has written articles for various publications, including Mealey's Report and DRI.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Life, 2) Health, 3) Disability and ERISA and 4) Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability
Law School Western New England College School of Law, (JD, 1994)
Education Washington University, (BA, 1991 )
Bar Member / Association American Bar Association; Litigation Section, Defense Research Institute, Federal Bar Council, New York Bar Association, Robert L. Clifford American Inn of Court
Most recent firm White and Williams LLP
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