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Thomas F. Segalla Awarded Founder’s Award by American College of Coverage Counsel


Thomas F. Segalla Awarded Founder’s Award by American College of Coverage Counsel

May 13, 2024
Thomas F. Segalla

Thomas F. Segalla, a founding partner of Goldberg Segalla, was honored as the 2024 Edward Currie Founder’s Award recipient by the American College of Coverage Counsel (ACCC).

The ACCC presents this distinction to senior insurance lawyers who represent the highest level of accomplishment, competence, professionalism and ethics, and who also inspire others to do the same.

The award was created in 2023 and is named after Edward Currie, one of the founders of the college who served as president 2015-2016. Tom Segalla was the first president of the ACCC, leading the Founding Board from 2012-2014. In addition to a gift given to commemorate the award, a scholarship in the name of the recipient is designated to the law school hosting the Insurance Law Symposium that year. This year, The University of Minnesota Law School will serve as host.

During the unveiling of the award at the ACCC 2024 Annual Meeting, ACCC President Debra Tedeschi Varner shared that Tom’s celebrated career has embraced three core principles that he has consistently applied to his professional and personal lives – creativity, visibility and persistence. She commended his exceptional commitment to mentoring and creating opportunities for younger lawyers, teaching them how to carve out time for the good of the insurance industry and the legal profession.

The ACCC was formed in 2012 to improve the quality of the practice of insurance law through a focus on the creative, ethical and efficient adjudication of disputes between policyholders and insurers over insurance coverage as well as extracontractual damages.

Thomas F. Segalla, one of the founding partners of Goldberg Segalla, is a nationally recognized authority on bad faith, reinsurance and insurance, and a certified arbitrator and mediator. He has been retained as counsel and as a consultant by major insurance carriers and policyholders nationally and internationally and has served as an expert witness in more than 100 bad faith, coverage, and extracontractual cases across the country. His practice focuses on the insurance coverage and claims-handling process of matters involving bad faith, defense, construction site personal injury accidents, toxic tort and environmental issues and extracontractual product liability, professional liability and railroad litigation.