Charles Edward Tiernan, III

Charles Edward Tiernan, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in New Haven, CT

Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante P.C.
 | 52 Trumbull Street, PO Box 1612
New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: 203-787-0275
Fax: 203-782-0278
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (40%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (30%),
  • Criminal Defense (30%)
Attorney Profile

Charles E. Tiernan, III, is a partner in the firm of Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante, P.C. Mr. Tiernan represents individuals, municipalities, employers, health insurers and insurance carriers in all aspects of workers' compensation. Mr. Tiernan also has extensive experience in all phases of criminal law and litigation, including trials in both state and federal court, and focuses a major part of his practice on cases involving charges of operating under the influence, and the administrative aspects of those charges which relate to license suspensions, before the Department of Motor Vehicles. Mr. Tiernan additionally handles juvenile matters, including both delinquency and neglect, as well as family matters involving marriage dissolution.

Mr. Tiernan has been affiliated with Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante, P.C., since he was admitted to practice in 1983. Over the years, Mr. Tiernan has lectured in various seminars dealing with workers' compensation and drunk driving, and has authored articles which have appeared in the state of Connecticut Worker’s Compensation Quarterly.

Mr. Tiernan received his B.A. in 1980 from Trinity College where he captained the football team in his senior season. He received his J.D. in December of 1982 from Drake University School of Law where he was a member of the Board of Editors of the Drake Law Review and authored a note for the Drake Law Review entitled, “Standing Barriers to Citizen and Taxpayers Suits in the Federal Court," 32 Drake Law Review 2, 1983. Mr. Tiernan is admitted to practice in Connecticut. He is also admitted to practice before the U. S. District Court of Connecticut, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, U. S. Tax Court and the U. S. Supreme Court. Mr. Tiernan has been an adjunct professor at Quinnipiac University since 1989 and currently teaches a course in family law. Mr. Tiernan is a member of the American, Connecticut and New Haven Country Bar Associations and is a member of the Workers’ Compensation Executive Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association.

About Charles Tiernan, III

Admitted: 1983, Connecticut

Professional Webpage:


  • Super Lawyer, Criminal Defense/Workers' Compensation, Connecticut Magazine, 2006

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1983
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1984
  • Connecticut, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit  , 1987

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Appointed by Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont to the State of Connecticut Judicial Selection Commission, 2019

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lecturer, Defending Drunk Drivers, New Haven County Bar Association, 1987
  • Lecturer, What's New In Workers' Compensation Law?, New Haven County Bar Association, 1991
  • Lecturer, Defending Drunk Drivers, New Haven County Bar Association, 1999
  • Adjunct Professor, Introduction to Law, Quinnipiac University, 1989
  • Adjunct Professor, Family Law, Quinnipiac University, 1997

Representative Clients:

  • Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc., Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Broadspire, Medtronic, Inc.,  Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield Meridian Resources, Inc.    
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Office Location for Charles Edward Tiernan, III

52 Trumbull Street
PO Box 1612
New Haven, CT 06510

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Last Updated: 6/10/2019

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