James N. Tallberg

Top rated Civil Rights attorney in Rocky Hill, Connecticut

Karsten & Tallberg, LLC
James N. Tallberg
Karsten & Tallberg, LLC

Practice Areas: Civil Rights, Employment Litigation, Business Litigation; view more

Licensed in Connecticut since: 1996

Education: University of Connecticut School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023

Karsten & Tallberg, LLC

500 Enterprise Drive
Rocky Hill, CT 06067 Visit website


James N. Tallberg is the Managing Partner of Karsten & Tallberg, LLC.  Admitted to practice before all Connecticut state courts since 1996, he is also admitted to the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and the Supreme Court of the United States.  In January 2020, Mr. Tallberg was appointed by the Enfield Town Council to serve as Enfield Town Attorney.  In November 2021, Mr. Tallberg was appointed by the Mayor of the Town of East Hartford to serve as East Hartford Corporation Counsel.

Mr. Tallberg's practice includes the defense of public entities and officials, including law enforcement, educators, professional liability defense, employment practices liability, and business litigation. He has tried more than thirty cases to verdict or court judgment including claims of wrongful death, civil rights claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for unreasonable force, police shootings, false arrest, TASER deployments, unlawful search and seizure, First Amendment retaliation, assault, negligence, breach of contract, and CUTPA. 

Mr. Tallberg is a former Chairman of the Rocky Hill Charter Revision Commission and serves as a Hearing Officer by appointment of the Rocky Hill Town Manager.  He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association's Federal Practice Section since 2010.  In 2015, he was appointed by the Judges of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut to serve on the Local Civil Rules Advisory Committee.  Mr. Tallberg is a past recipient of the Connecticut Law Tribune "New Leaders of the Law" Award. From 2004 until 2016, he served as an appointee of the Governor on the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council ("POST"). 

Mr. Tallberg is a member of the Federal Bar Council, Connecticut Bar Association, Hartford County Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association, and is an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Association of Municipal Attorneys ("CAMA").

Mr. Tallberg is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law, with honors, and Southern Connecticut State University.

Practice areas

Civil Rights, Employment Litigation: Defense, Business Litigation, Constitutional Law

Focus areas

Employment Law - Employer, Police Misconduct

  • 60% Civil Rights
  • 20% Employment Litigation: Defense
  • 10% Business Litigation
  • 10% Constitutional Law

First Admitted: 1996, Connecticut

Professional Webpage: http://www.kt-lawfirm.com/Attorneys.htm

Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Since 2010 I've been Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocates ("NBTA") as a Civil Trial Advocate
Industry Groups:
  • Educators
  • Law Enforcement Professionals
  • Public Entities
  • Small Businesses

Office location for James N. Tallberg

500 Enterprise Drive
Rocky Hill, CT 06067

Phone: 888-874-6710


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023

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