Collin Seguin

Collin Seguin

2VP and Regional Director, Subrogation Major Case

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Having to work full time to pay for college was a struggle, but it taught me the value of working hard and being accountable to yourself and others.
As a preschool and toddler teacher during college (and a full-time babysitter), I learned the virtues of patience and the joy of helping others learn.
Before my first year law school finals, my wife and I were hit by a drunk driver. My law school professors showed concern and kindness during what was a very stressful period.
While working as a paralegal/law student intern in Staff Counsel, I made connections with some fantastic mentors. They gave me opportunities so I could grow professionally.
As my legal and professional career progressed, I was lucky enough to have fantastic managers who showed me, through their actions, how to be an effective and trusted leader.
In 2016-17 I took on leadership positions on the Claim Legal Engagement Team, developing my own leadership style and helping our group make a difference in the community.
Since I moved into a leadership role in November 2017, I've received great advice and perspective from my mentors and prior managers.
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Education

High School
Bristol Central High School
Bachelor
BS in Print Journalism, BA in History
Boston University
Graduate
JD
University of Connecticut School of Law

Career

2VP and Regional Director, Subrogation Major Case

I manage a team of Subrogation Major Case Professionals who sit throughout the country.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Law
Business
Being Creative

Day to Day

In a typical day, I review my team's files that are due for management review and assist my team with questions they may have on their files. I'm also involved in meetings on larger Subrogation and enterprise issues and initiatives, helping to provide strategic insight. Further, I regularly meet with key business partners to find out more about what is happening in their world, and to share feedback on individual matters.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

My legal experience has been very helpful, as it gave me the skills to digest and analyze complex issues quickly. My legal background has also given me strong risk assessment tools, so I can assist my team members in making a determination whether to move ahead with a specific action. Communication skills and responsiveness are incredibly important, especially because all of my direct reports are located remotely (i.e., outside of Hartford).

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Talk to people who are already in the profession. The best perspective you'll receive, especially at the early stages of your career, is from people who have been doing the job for some time. They can give you insight into the day-to-day work, the successes and the challenges. Listen carefully, ask questions and be a sponge for the knowledge that they impart.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
BS in Print Journalism, BA in History
graduate
Graduate
JD

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"Working full time as a law student, while attending class evenings, would put a low ceiling on my ultimate career goals."

Challenges I Overcame

Financial