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Benjamin D. Gettinger

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in New Haven, CT

Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante P.C.
52 Trumbull Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: 203-800-7343
Fax: 203-782-0278
Selected to Rising Stars: 2008 - 2019
Licensed in Connecticut Since: 2005
Practice Areas: Family Law (70%), Criminal Defense (20%), General Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Ben Gettinger litigates virtually all types of cases on behalf of individual, corporate and municipal clients. Mr. Gettinger is repeatedly recognized as one of the top young lawyers in Connecticut. His principal areas of practice include criminal defense, family law and general litigation, with a focus on high-conflict cases. In addition, Mr. Gettinger advises municipalities, police officers and politicians on a variety of issues, including labor and employment disputes, Freedom of Information Act requests and general litigation matters.
Mr. Gettinger’s cases have been reported in national and local media. Once such publication described him as “the go-to guy in greater New Haven” for divorces. Mr. Gettinger is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including Connecticut Magazine 40 under 40, the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 and Connecticut Magazine’s Super Lawyers Rising Star in criminal defense from 2008-2013. Mr. Gettinger was also named the Best Attorney in New Haven County in the New Haven Advocate Best of New Haven Reader’s Poll.
Prior to joining Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante, Mr. Gettinger served as a law clerk to the Honorable Francis X. Hennessy of the Connecticut Appellate Court. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Connecticut and his Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, from Quinnipiac University School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Gettinger served as the Managing Editor of the Quinnipiac Law Review.

Mr. Gettinger is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, New Haven County Bar Association, Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. He is also on the Executive Committee of the Criminal Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association.

Mr. Gettinger is the former President of the Greater New Haven Young Democrats. He is the Treasurer of the Milford Democratic Town Committee. Mr. Gettinger is also an elected member of the Milford Planning and Zoning Commission.

About Benjamin D. Gettinger

First Admitted: 2005, Connecticut

Professional Webpage:


  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40
  • Connecticut Magazine 40 under 40
  • Managing Editor, Quinnipiac Law Review
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Francis X. Hennessy, Connecticut Appellate Court
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star in Criminal Defense, Connecticut Magazine, 2008

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
  • Connecticut
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Office Location for Benjamin D. Gettinger

52 Trumbull Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Last Updated: 7/2/2021

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