Ethan Middlebrooks is a shareholder in Anderson Kill's New York office, where he concentrates his practice in insurance recovery, exclusively on behalf of policyholders. 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, including first-party claims involving property and business interruption, and liability claims involving construction losses, D&O liability, educational management liability, and public officials' liability. His clients include companies in the real estate, construction and hospitality industries. A member of the firm's Covid-19 Task Group, he is part of a team that won a decision in New Hampshire state court finding that the presence of Covid-19 caused “direct physical loss or damage.”
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 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. Also while in law school, he worked as a legal intern at the legal environment law group Earthjustice, and as an environmental justice legal intern at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.