Kevin C. Hines
Kevin Hines is a partner who practices in the firm’s General Liability group, primarily in Premises Liability and Construction Litigation. Kevin has defended hundreds of cases including everything from slip and falls to catastrophic workplace injuries on multi-employer construction sites involving death and debilitating injuries from falls, electrocutions and crush injuries. Kevin routinely handles premises liability claims for owners and other parties in control of property where injuries occur, including local businesses, and regional and national chains in the retail, grocery, restaurant and hospitality industry. Kevin has also successfully mediated several high-exposure construction injury cases including obtaining a withdrawal for his client without a contribution to a multi-million-dollar settlement. He often represents clients in third party litigation and risk transfer claims between general contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers and property owners.
Kevin aggressively investigates claims to provide his clients accurate assessment of potential for risk transfer and liability and damages exposure. His clients benefit from constant communication and effort usually resulting in reasonable and efficient resolution of claims. He regularly directly negotiates settlements with opposing counsel. Kevin has vast experience in mediating and arbitrating claims. He has also won jury trials when his clients chose to defend through verdict or reasonable settlement was unattainable during the negotiating process because of the positions of opposing parties.
Prior to joining Nuzzo & Roberts, Kevin was a research clerk to the Judges of the Connecticut Superior Court. He is a past member and chairperson for the Board of Ethics in the town where he lives.
In earlier years, Kevin used to make it his priority to visit as many major sports venues around the country as possible. Today, though, he spends his free time spectating at a different level of sporting event, those participated in by his son and daughter. A dedicated family man, Kevin enjoys spending time each summer on the southern coast of Maine.
Western New England College School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts, cum laude, 2001
University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut, summa cum laude, 1997
United States District Court, District of Connecticut, 2003
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2010
Peer Review Recognition
AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell
Connecticut Super Lawyers® Rising Star (Civil Litigation, Construction Litigation, Personal Injury) 2009 – 2014
New England Super Lawyers® Rising Star (Civil Litigation, Construction Litigation, Personal Injury) 2009 – 2014
Professional Associations and Memberships
Kevin is a Past President of the New Britain Bar Association and is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance and Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association.