Agnieszka A. Wilewicz
Ms. Wilewicz is a member of the firm’s Insurance Coverage Practice Group and Litigation Department. She handles all aspects of coverage analysis and litigation in state and federal courts. She specializes in complex environmental coverage matters, including lead, asbestos, and other types of toxic torts, as well as matters involving cyber liability and e-discovery. She is also regularly engaged in litigation defense and has experience in handling all aspects of trial preparation and appeals in a wide range of matters, including construction liability, premises liability, zoning, municipal liability, and mass torts.
Ms. Wilewicz authors a bi-weekly column on environmental coverage issues for the firm’s electronic newsletter Coverage Pointers. Prior to joining Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., she worked in the coverage department of a large New York City area law firm and, more recently, served as a coverage attorney and Director of Continuing Legal Education for another midsize Buffalo-based firm. Ms. Wilewicz has been named a Rising Star in Insurance Coverage by New York Super Lawyers Magazine.
A graduate from the accelerated program at St. John’s University School of Law, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in linguistics and psychology at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she graduated summa cum laude. While practicing law, Ms. Wilewicz went on to earn a Master’s degree in adult education at Pennsylvania State University.
Ms. Wilewicz was recently appointed as Vice-Chair to the Insurance Coverage Litigation General Committee for the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS). She is also a member of the Erie County Bar Association, the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, the New York State Bar Association’s Torts, Insurance, and Compensation Law Section and the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section and Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee. She serves as the Long Tail Toxic Torts SLG Chair of the Insurance Law Committee for DRI. She is a member of the International Association of Forensic Linguists which studies the language of the law, including how laws and legal documents are written, as well as how the words used by the police or lawyers influence witnesses or juries. Ms. Wilewicz is fluent in Polish and conversant in French.