Reardon Scanlon Vodola Barnes’s attorneys have successfully represented clients in large, complex, high-stakes appeals throughout the United States. Our attorneys have handled appeals in many state appellate courts and have appeared before the Federal Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fifth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits. We are also admitted to practice before the Sixth and Eighth Circuit Courts of Appeals, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court.

The experience of our appellate attorneys is not only extensive, but also practical. Three of our partners started their legal careers as appellate law clerks in the Connecticut Appellate Court and one served as a federal court law clerk as well. Our perspective and know-how leads us to handle matters efficiently, while bringing a fresh perspective to each case. We bring to bear our creativity, written and oral advocacy skills, and in-depth knowledge of appellate practice and of our clients’ business to provide the highest level of representation on appeal.






We have successfully represented clients in the following representative appeals:

  • Represented life insurance company before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in a matter involving a challenge to a permanent injunction, where the court upheld the injunction obtained by the insurer, while addressing the interplay of the Federal Arbitration Act and the McCarran-Ferguson Act.
  • Represented workers’ compensation insurer before Third Circuit Court of Appeals in a matter involving fraud, consumer protection statutes, and unjust enrichment claims to recover payments made for drugs as a result of improper marketing practices.
  • Represented national bank before Second Circuit Court of Appeals in a parallel proceeding dispute involving application of the Colorado River abstention doctrine.
  • Represented numerous insurance company clients in appeals in state appellate courts around the country including those of California, Florida, Michigan, Texas, Virginia, and other states where RSVB attorneys have successfully defended their clients’ contractual, constitutional, and statutory rights to protect against secondary insurance market transactions.
  • Represented insurance associations and filed amicus briefs in various matters, including matters involving insurance company class actions over broker-rebating and short-changing claims, and another involving the requirement that the insured satisfy appropriate in care provision as a prerequisite for receiving disability benefits under a long-term disability policy.



For more information, please contact:

Peter J. Vodola

Direct:  860-955-9452
Mobile:  203-770-4069


Katherine A. Scanlon

Direct:  860-995-9451
Mobile:  860-371-1308