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Hannah Lauer is an associate with the firm, resident in the firm’s Connecticut office. Her practice includes civil defense and coverage litigation with a focus on complex personal injury and premises liability matters, defense of educational institutions, professional liability and medical malpractice defense, as well as insurance coverage.

Hannah joined the firm after earning her Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal. She is a former firm summer associate and law clerk.

She will earn an LLM in Insurance Law from the University of Connecticut School of Law in May 2024.

In addition to her Editor-in-Chief duties, during law school, Hannah served as a teaching assistant for the first-year legal research and writing program, as a research assistant for Professors Sarah Bronin and Anna VanCleave, as Auction Chair for the Public Interest Law Group, interned at the corporation counsel of the City of New Haven, and performed clinical work as part of UConn Law’s Asylum Law Clinic.

Prior to law school, Hannah worked at the Connecticut General Assembly and graduated, cum laude, from Fordham University, where she studied Political Science.



Representative Experience

  • Successfully moved to strike claims for common law recklessness, statutory recklessness, and negligent infliction of emotional distress and obtained judgment thereon for an employer and its driver-employee in a matter arising from a passenger vehicle-tractor trailer collision.
  • Successfully moved to strike claims for common law reckless service of alcohol in defending a local brewery in a Dram Shop liability action.
  • Supported Gfeller Laurie Team handling personal injury matter in assessing large volume of discovery production to identify if the previous carrier missed a reasonable opportunity for settlement.
  • Supported Gfeller Laurie Team in drafting a motion for summary judgment in a premises liability matter based on a lack of duty.
  • Supported Gfeller Laurie team in handling medical malpractice matter in assessing large volume of expert deposition transcripts to identify testimony ripe for cross-examination on the narrow medical issue.


  • Pi Sigma Alpha Honors Society
  • 2023 AAJ’s STAC Regional Trial Competition Semi-Finalist

Professional Affiliations

  • Connecticut Bar Association – Young Lawyers Section



Admitted to Practice

  • Connecticut 


  • University of Connecticut, LLM, Insurance Law, expected graduation May 2024
  • University of Connecticut, J.D., Insurance Law Certificate
  • Fordham University, B.A. in Political Science, cum laude

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