Skip to main content

Eric Reinken

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Stamford, CT

The Reinken Law Firm
1100 Summer Street, 2nd Floor
Stamford, CT 06905
Phone: 203-541-0090
Fax: 203-325-8807
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2008, 2017 - 2021
Licensed in Connecticut Since: 1981
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%), Securities & Corporate Finance (10%), Workers' Compensation: Employer/Insurance (10%)
Languages Spoken: English, French, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Attorney Eric Reinken is the founder and principal of The Reinken Law Firm, which has law offices in Stamford, Greenwich, Danbury and Bridgeport, Connecticut. Nationally ranked as one of the country's preeminent trial attorneys, Mr. Reinken has nearly 40 years of total legal experience, and he provides unmatched advocacy and support to clients across the state who have suffered debilitating injuries on the job or catastrophic injuries or loss caused by someone else's negligent, careless or unlawful actions.

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Reinken has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his plaintiff clients adversely affected by motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, slip-and-fall accidents and other preventable tragedies.

Moreover, Mr. Reinken has also become one of his region's leading attorneys for child sexual abuse, and he recently obtained a verdict of $20 million for a child sexual abuse victim. He has also recently brought suit against the Boy Scouts of America on behalf of a class of 17 scout members for accusations of sexual abuse at the hands of a scout leader.

In honor of his outstanding professionalism and superior client service, Mr. Reinken has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with the Big Ten Award from Connecticut Legal Services. He has also received many other consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers as well as numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

A 1978 graduate of Clark University, Mr. Reinken attended Washington University School of Law, where he served as senior editor of the Urban Law Annual and received the Outstanding Achievement Award for his excellent academic accomplishments. He obtained his Juris Doctor in 1981, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.

Mr. Reinken is an active member of the Connecticut Bar Association and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association as well as the American Association for Justice. He has also served as chairman of the Stamford Regional Bar Association's Law Day Committee, and he has served as assistant corporation counsel for the City of Stamford. He also serves on the board of directors of the Fairfield County Sports Commission, and he is heavily involved with other civic and charitable organizations in his community.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%Securities & Corporate Finance
  • 10%Workers' Compensation: Employer/Insurance
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2008, 2017 - 2021

About Eric Reinken

First Admitted: 1981, Connecticut

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  •  Fairfield County Bar Association, Civil Litigation Committee
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers, Board of Governors
  • Stamford Regional Bar Association, Law Day Committee, Chairman, 1989
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • The American Association for Justice
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1982
  • State of Connecticut
  • Connecticut, 1981
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Stamford Regional Bar Association, Law Day Committee, Chairman, 1989
  • The American Association for Justice

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • “Recent Developments,” Newsletter of the Department of Planning and Law, June 1980

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Stamford/Darien, Board of Directors
  • Assistant Corporation Counsel, City of Stamford, 1984–1987
  • Fairfield County Sports Commission, Board of Directors
  • Eric Reinken received the prestigious Ten Plus Award for handling ten or more Pro Bono cases for Connecticut Legal Services. Eric Reinken continues to help those individuals who are unable to afford legal services, 2006

Educational Background

  • Clark University, B.A., 1978
  • Eric L. Reinken is a graduate of Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, one of the top law schools in the country. Mr. Reinken was a Senior Editor for the Law Annual at Washington, University. As a student, Mr. Reinken provided pro bono legal services to people that could not afford an attorney., 1981


  • At The Reinken Law Firm, we diligently represent injury victims and families in wrongful death cases. We can meet with you at our office in Stamford or visit your home or the hospital if needed. Contact us at 203.541.0090 or via our online contact form. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, so you do not pay us unless we recover for you., The Reinken Law Firm
  • A hit and run accident can leave you with injuries, vehicle damages, or both. Your own car insurance policy may be the only source of compensation if the hit and run driver is not found., Injured in a hit and run accident, 2016
  • Sexual assault is traumatic. One in five Connecticut residents experiences sexual assault. Don’t hesitate, get legal help if you have been sexually assaulted. Contact a sexual abuse lawyer and protect your rights., Contact a Sexual Abuse Lawyer to Protect Your Rights
  • If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, then you may be eligible to claim compensation for your injuries. This video shows the causes and risks in slip and fall accidents. Attorney Eric Reinken, a slip and fall accident attorney in Danbury, CT has over 30 years of experience handling slip and fall accident cases., Causes and Risks in Slip and Fall Accidents


  • Mr Reinken received this award in 2006 for his extensive work representing indigent people, Top Ten Society, Connecticut Legal Services, 2006
  • AV Preeminent, Peer Review Rated 4.8 by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Big Ten Award from Connecticut Legal Services


  • $900,000.00 for a woman who was hit by a car as she was crossing the street. $750,000.00 award for a man injured in a trucking accident $1,000,000.00 for a man who injured his back at work , 2009
  • $380,000 awarded to a person bitten by a police dog in Greenwich, CT.
  • $1.1 million won – woman hit on the head in the foyer of a protected building. She suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • $20 million awarded – child sex abuse case in Stamford.

Industry Groups

  • All Connecticut Courts; Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association; American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board Of Directors
  • Fairfield County Sports Commission; Admitted Federal District Court Of New York; Federal District Co
Show More
Office Location for Eric Reinken

1100 Summer Street
2nd Floor
Stamford, CT 06905

Phone: 203-541-0090

Fax: 203-325-8807

Last Updated: 4/26/2021

Page Generated: 0.38002109527588 sec