Ethan Middlebrooks is an attorney in Anderson Kill's New York office, where he concentrates his practice in insurance recovery, exclusively on behalf of policyholders. He also works in corporate and commercial litigation. He is also a member of the firm's COVID Task Group.
Ethan has assisted numerous policyholders with insurance recovery on a range of matters and insurance policies, including multiple matters involving first-party property policies and construction-related issues, as well as municipal-related concerns. Ethan has also worked on claims involving representations and warranties insurance, as well as a variety of liability policies including public officials' liability, general liability, and directors' and officers' liability. Ethan's insurance recovery practice has involved claims that have undergone litigation, arbitration, mediation, formal appraisal proceedings, and that have successfully resolved without formalized proceedings. In addition to his insurance recovery work, Ethan's practice has involved construction-related disputes, and litigation involving financial institutes.
Ethan joined Anderson Kill in August 2014. He took leave in 2015-16 to clerk for the Honorable R. David Proctor of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, where he had previously served as a Judicial Intern in the summer of 2012. As a clerk in the Northern District of Alabama, Ethan frequently worked on cases involving claims pertaining to civil rights, municipal liability, employment and labor laws, and bankruptcy appeals, among other things.
While attending CUNY School of Law, Ethan was an Executive Articles Editor of the CUNY Law Review. He was also the recipient of the 2013 Abbey Duncan Scholarship for Brownfield Studies, and the 2013 Charles H. Revson Law Students Public Interest Fellowship Grant. Ethan was also a fellow at the Center for Urban Environmental Reform, where he helped develop programs and scholarships focused on the challenges of regulating the urban environment. Prior to graduating City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law in May 2014, Ethan worked as a legal intern at the legal environment law group Earthjustice, as well as an environmental justice legal intern at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest. Ethan has been a member of the New York City Bar Association since law school.