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Michael J. Carreira


Mike focuses his practice on complex insurance defense litigation from pre-suit investigations through trial. Mike is board certified in civil practice by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He obtained this designation in 2021. This certification required peer review from colleagues and judges, proof of sustained work in his practice, as well as an examination of his ethics and skills in advocacy.

In serving clients, Mike has taken 27 cases to verdict and many more mediations and arbitrations to their conclusion. He also has a proven record during pre-trial oral argument, having successfully argued many matters to a favorable conclusion for his clients. As a result, Mike was recognized in back-to-back years of 2020 and 2021 as a rising star among insurance defense attorneys.

Over the course of his career, Mike has accumulated background knowledge and experience in a variety of different practice areas. He began his career as a plaintiff’s personal injury attorney which continues to offer valuable insight to understanding the full case dynamic. Afterward, he worked as a litigator on complex personal injury cases for a Fortune 100 global insurer and was often called upon to parachute into pending litigation matters that developed a higher level of exposure and complexity. More recently, he worked at a well-established boutique insurance defense firm providing representation to individuals, corporate, and not-for-profit organizations on claims for catastrophic and significant personal injury, professional liability, construction accidents, physical abuse and neglect liability, sexual abuse and molestation liability, fire loss, products liability, and wrongful death.

When he is not serving his clients Mike enjoys spending time with his family and coaching girls youth soccer. Mike is a sports enthusiast with a particular interest in European soccer, UCONN basketball, and Formula One racing.