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, New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: 203-787-0275
Fax: 203-782-0278
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (40%),
  • Criminal Defense (30%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Charles E. Tiernan, III, is a partner in the firm of Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante, P.C. Attorney 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. Attorney Tiernan additionally handles juvenile matters, including both delinquency and neglect, as well as family matters involving marriage dissolution.

    Attorney Tiernan has been affiliated with Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante, P.C., since he was admitted to practice in 1983. Over the years, Attorney 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.

    Attorney 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. Attorney 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. Attorney Tiernan was an adjunct professor at Quinnipiac University from 1989 until 2011 where he tought a course in family law. Attorney 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.

    Attorney Tiernan was appointed by Connecticut's Governor Ned Lamont to the Connecticut Judicial Selection Commission on May 22, 2019.  In June, Mr. Tiernan was  voted by members of the Commission to be it's Chairman.  Attorney Tiernan has been appointed as a member of the Ansonia-Milford Judicial District Grievance Panel of the Connecticut Grievance Committee several times throughout his Career and currently serves on the panel.  Attorney Tiernan has been elected Constable for the Town of Branford, Connecticut, is Vice Co-Chairperson of of the Branford Democratic Town Committee and was elected to the Democratic State Central Committee on May 9, 2020.

    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
    New Haven, CT 06510

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    Last Updated: 5/5/2021

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