Benjamin D. Gettinger

Top rated family law attorney in New Haven, Connecticut

Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante
Benjamin D. Gettinger
Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante

Practice Areas: Family law, Criminal defense, General litigation; view more

Licensed in Connecticut since: 2005

Education: Quinnipiac University School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2008 - 2019

Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante

52 Trumbull Street
New Haven, CT 06510 Visit website


Benjamin D. Gettinger is a partner at the law firm of Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante located in New Haven, Connecticut. Concentrating his practice on legal matters involving real estate, land use, bankruptcy, business organization, general litigation and family law, he has over 16 years of experience in the legal field. 

Providing sound counsel to his clients, including police officers, politicians and municipalities, Mr. Gettinger has obtained invaluable experience and handles all cases in an efficient manner. Prioritizing his clients’ interests and needs, he has a reputation for his fierce advocacy and tenacity when dealing with their cases. 

Mr. Gettinger has a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Connecticut. He earned his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from the Quinnipiac University School of Law in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He is admitted to practice in the state of Connecticut and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. 

During law school, Mr. Gettinger was the managing editor for the Quinnipiac Law Review and served as a law clerk for a renowned judge in the Connecticut Appellate Court. He is a firm believer in giving back to society and is a commissioner at the Connecticut Law Revision Commission, and a member of the board of directors of the Friends of Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital and the City of Milford Council on Aging. 

An enthusiastic participant in the legal field, Mr. Gettinger has memberships in the Connecticut Bar Association, the New Haven County Bar Association, the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. Honored for his notable legal services, Mr. Gettinger was named by the Connecticut Magazine to its list of 40 Under 40 and named to The National Trial Lawyers’ list of Top 40 Under 40. He has also received a “Good” rating on Avvo. 

Practice areas

Family law, Criminal defense, General litigation

Focus areas

Divorce, Criminal law, Litigation

  • 70% Family law
  • 20% Criminal defense
  • 10% General litigation

First Admitted: 2005, Connecticut

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member
  • Executive Committee of the Criminal Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • New Haven County Bar Association, Member
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Trustee, Boy & Girls Club of Milford
  • Board of Directors, City of Milford Council on Aging
  • Board of Directors, Friends of Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital
  • Member, Milford Zoning Board of Appeals (Past Member)
  • Member, Milford Planning & Zoning (Past Chairman and Member)
  • Board of Directors, Milford Fine Arts Council (Past Member)
  • Representative, South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (Past Member)
  • Commissioner, Connecticut Law Revision Commission
  • Board of Directors, Boys & Girls Club of Milford (Past Member)
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Francis X. Hennessy, Connecticut Appellate Court
  • Managing Editor, Quinnipiac Law Review
  • Connecticut Magazine 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star in Criminal Defense, Connecticut Magazine, 2008
Educational Background:
  • University of Connecticut, B.A. in Economics, 2001

Office location for Benjamin D. Gettinger

52 Trumbull Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Phone: 203-787-0275


12 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2008 - 2019

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