Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, P.C. Welcomes Attorneys Deborah Etlinger, Matthew M. Horowitz and Erin E. Canalia

June 15, 2022

The law firm of Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, P.C. is pleased to welcome attorneys Deborah Etlinger, Principal, Matthew M. Horowitz, Of Counsel, and Erin E. Canalia, Associate to the firm’s Hartford office.

Deborah Etlinger practices in the areas of insurance defense and insurance coverage. She has thirty-five years of legal experience. Deborah’s clients are insurance companies seeking legal services to address complex matters and high stakes litigation. Matters include construction defect, toxic tort, employment, and defense of institutional clients in sexual molestation cases. Deborah received her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, and her juris doctorate from the Western New England College School of Law. She is admitted to practice in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Matthew Horowitz has been representing sureties and fidelity carriers in Connecticut and Massachusetts for approximately 30 years. He regularly assists sureties with performance and payment bond disputes and claims arising under probate and other commercial bonds. He provides representation to sureties in transactional matters, including drafting and negotiating takeover and tender agreements, completion contracts and documents in aid of indemnity obligations. He earned his B.A, summa cum laude from Tufts University and his J.D. from New York University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Texas, and the District of Columbia.

Erin E. Canalia’s practice focuses on insurance defense, insurance coverage and civil litigation. Her experience includes litigating cases in the fields of product liability, employment discrimination and construction defect law. Her practice also includes litigating at the appellate level and before administrative agencies. Attorney Canalia graduated summa cum laude from Albertus Magnus College in 2009 as valedictorian and obtained her J.D. summa cum laude from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2012. She is admitted to practice in Connecticut.

“We are thrilled to welcome Debbie, Matt and Eric to the firm. They are all accomplished practitioners with invaluable experience in their practice areas,” states managing partner Douglas Skalka. “Their skills and knowledge will be a great benefit to our clients.”

Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, P.C. is a general practice law firm with offices in New Haven, Hartford and Fairfield, Connecticut and White Plains, New York ( Our team of attorneys possesses the type of exceptional legal and professional skills sought by clients to meet their objectives. The team’s depth, talent, and dedication to client success allows Neubert, Pepe & Monteith to better serve clients locally and nationally.