Andre F. Hewitt is a partner at the Di Lauri & Hewitt Law Group. Mr. Hewitt is experienced in all aspects of litigation. He devotes a substantial amount of his practice to handling high exposure cases ranging from complex commercial litigation, complex commercial auto/trucking litigation, coverage litigation, complex personal auto litigation, personal auto, products liability litigation and subrogation.
Prior to joining the Di Lauri & Hewitt Law Group, Mr. Hewitt worked as a senior trial attorney in New Jersey for Nationwide Insurance Company working in Nationwide’s Trial Division, the staff counsel operations for the entire enterprise. During his tenure as a senior trial attorney, he handled a variety of cases, including high exposure cases, and was responsible for many successful results, protecting Nationwide insureds from significant exposure in the millions. He has litigated in every vicinage (court) in NJ.
Previously, Mr. Hewitt was an Assistant General Counsel for Nationwide Insurance Company at its world headquarters located in Columbus, Ohio. During that time, Mr. Hewitt managed litigation for the company in two significant roles. He managed corporate litigation matters nationally which included bankruptcy, breach of contract, coverage, declaratory actions, ERISA, fraud, bad faith, mortgage-related matters, personal injury, real estate, tax, patent infringement, unfair trade practices, divorces, and some class action matters. He was responsible for managing numerous outside counsels, developing litigation strategy and evaluating exposure on significant legal matters which had the potential for wide-scale effects in the organization. He also managed property and casualty contingent liability litigation matters for the Central Plains Region (TX, OK, KS, NE, SD, ND, MN, IA, MO, and WI), NY/New England Region (NY, NJ, VT, ME, NH, MA, RI, and CT) and provided litigation strategy to the claim’s leadership.
In between his studies from undergrad to professional school, Mr. Hewitt availed himself of professional opportunities in teaching. He was a social studies teacher with the New York Board of Education. He then went on to become a Certified Trainer with Dale Carnegie in New York to which he has facilitated numerous Dale Carnegie courses and seminars to many Fortune 100 & 500 executives and staff over a 20-year span (over 7,000 individuals trained). He has also been ranked as one of the Top 10 Dale Carnegie Trainers in the World. Mr. Hewitt was also the Past Region X (OH, KY, TN) President of the Hispanic National Bar Association.
University of Michigan, B.A. 1997
Named as one of the “Top Lawyers Under 40” in the nation by the Hispanic National Bar Association in 2014
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney (2012-2017)
U.S. District Court of New Jersey, 2005
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