Ernie Teitell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Stamford, CT

Silver Golub & Teitell LLP
 | 184 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: 203-325-4491
Fax: 203-325-3769
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Ernie Teitell’s professional qualifications are clearly reflected by his experience of having practiced both criminal and civil law during his 40-year professional career.  Some of the cases in which he has been involved are represented below.

    What sets Ernie apart is the humanistic approach he takes with every single case.  No one understands the devastating impact of life-altering events better than an attorney who spends many months, often years, dealing with a case.  Extended exposure to the ravages of medical malpractice, defective products, catastrophic vehicle collisions and most poignantly, sexual and spousal abuse, has made him a fierce advocate for those whose lives have been irretrievably altered.  This passion fuels his drive for excellence and his commitment to remaining compassionate and truly listening when dealing with the victims of traumatic, and often life-changing, events.

    Ernie takes the greatest pride in his cases that have truly made a difference, like the family that established a foundation that has brought about significant changes in state regulations that mandate safer pools and equipment.  He believes that a family like this teaches him what it really means to be a lawyer – to do work that brings positive change and makes the world a better and safer place.

    To underscore that belief, he has been an Adjunct Professor at Quinnipiac University School of Law for more than 25 years and currently teaches the course in Medical Malpractice.

    He was recently named by Best Lawyers as the "Lawyer of the Year for Medical Malpractice Law -- Plaintiffs, Stamford, CT, 2019" (an honor he also received in 2017, 2015 and 2012).  Previously, he was named by Best Lawyers as the "Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury Litigation -- Plaintiffs, Stamford, CT, 2018" and received the same honor in 2014.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 40%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 30%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

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    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020

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    About Ernie Teitell

    Admitted: 1978, Connecticut

    Professional Webpage: https://www.sgtlaw.com/attorney/ernie-teitell/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Best Lawyers – Named Lawyer of the Year for Medical Malpractice Law — Plaintiffs, Stamford, CT, 2019
    • Quinnipiac University School of Law – 2005 the Barrister's Award
    • Best Lawyers – Named Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury Litigation — Plaintiffs, Stamford, CT, 2018
    • Best Lawyers in America (Medical Malpractice Law -- Plaintiffs; Personal Injury Litigation -- Plaintiffs; Product Liability Litigation -- Plaintiffs), 2005-present
    • Westchester Magazine – Connecticut's Top 5 Personal Injury Trial Lawyers 2008
    • American Association for Justice – inducted 2002; Diplomate; Advanced Studies in Trial Advocacy, 2017
    • Best Lawyers – Named Lawyer of the Year for Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, Stamford CT, 2015
    • Best Lawyers – Named Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury Litigation — Plaintiffs, Stamford, CT, 2014
    • Pro Bono Award, Connecticut Law Tribune, 2004
    • Best Lawyers – Named Lawyer of the Year for Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, Stamford CT, 2012
    • Westchester Magazine – Connecticut's Top 5 Personal Injury Trial Lawyers 2007
    • Named, Connecticut Law Tribune Personal Injury Hall of Fame, Winner: Intentional Tort Category
    • Best Lawyers – Named Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury Litigation — Plaintiffs, Stamford, CT, 2018
    • Publisher's Award, Connecticut Law Tribune, 2009
    • Quinnipiac University School of Law – 2003 Honorary Law Degree
    • Induction as a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2006
    • Westchester Magazine – Connecticut's Top 5 Personal Injury Trial Lawyers 2006
    • Named, Conncticut Law Tribune Personal Injury Hall of Fame, Winner: Product Liability Category
    • Best Lawyers – Named Lawyer of the Year for Medical Malpractice Law — Plaintiffs, Stamford, CT, 2017

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
    • Connecticut Bar Association
    • Board of Editors, Connecticut Bar Journal
    • The National Victim Bar Association (Member)
    • Connecticut, 1978
    • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (President, 2005-2006)
    • Chair of the Dean's Advisory Board at Quinnipiac University Law School
    • American Board of Trial Advocates (Member)
    •  International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 2006
    • Connecticut Bar Foundation (Life Fellow; Member, Vanishing Trial Planning Committee)
    • National Institute of Trial Advocacy
    • Connecticut Bar Foundation's Roraback Circle

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • When the events of 9/11 brought terror to our shores, Ernie volunteered his legal services to the Connecticut families of victims, earning him the 2004 Pro Bono Award from the Connecticut Law Tribune.
    • When Connecticut politicians tried to confiscate $2 million from the “Client Security Fund” that was created by the Legislature and reserved to compensate victims whose savings were stolen by unscrupulous lawyers, Ernie went to the Court to prevent the ravaging of the fund. Because of his efforts in helping to preserve the fund, the Connecticut Law Tribune presented him with the 2009 Publisher’s Award.
    • His advocacy before an appellate court resulted in the creation of the Baxter Rule. It is a legal doctrine called upon by Connecticut lawyers in nearly every multi-defendant medical malpractice action that goes to court.
    • Ernie co-founded the Connecticut Child Justice Foundation.

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    •  Teaches internationally and writes articles for legal journals and magazines on the subject of Humanistic and Ethical Best Practices.
    • Taught Trial Practice and Advanced Trial Practice at Quinnipiac University School of Law.

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • The wife and child of a man will be provided for, following his death due to gross negligent care after hernia surgery.
    • A Subway employee, who had been provided alcohol on the job, killed an 18–year-old Eagle Scout. Ernie negotiated a fair settlement before the family had to face the ordeal of going to court.
    • A jury award allowed a family to fully provide for a child whose heart condition was undetected.
    • Sometimes it is the principle, not the money, that retains primacy. A defective piece of camping equipment suffocated a 21-year-old boy. His family used the proceeds to establish a fund to help troubled kids.
    • A fall down a flight of stairs resulted in a child who was brain damaged for life. The defendant had previously refused to make any settlement offer. However, when confronted with the case in court they changed their minds. The family was able to buy a home and to provide the necessary care and therapy for their child throughout his lifetime.
    • Striving to prevent future sexual abuse cases, Ernie has not only obtained just compensation for victims, but he has also focused media attention on the problem. His advocacy resulted in responsible organizations publicly acknowledging the issue.
    • A young mother died when her doctor failed to recognize complications after she gave birth to a baby daughter. Nothing can make up for the child's loss, but the jury verdict will provide for her welfare during her lifetime.

    Newsletters:

    • Warning: Anything You Say Can Be Used Against You on TV
    • Listening – CTLA Forum
    • Former White House attorney for George W. Bush ordered to pay $28 MILLION to wife he 'tried to beat to death with a flashlight when she handed him divorce papers'
    • CEO, Pool Company Plead Guilty in Greenwich Boy's Drowning, April 2011
    • Physician the Victim of Colleagues' Negligence
    • Secrecy clouds efforts to track newborn blood tests
    • Rebuilding Shattered Lives, September 2011
    • Lawsuit Alleges Stamford Marriott Negligence Led To Parking Garage Sexual Assault
    • Editorial: A Time for Trial
    • Standing Up for Children in Need: Co-Founder, Connecticut Child Justice Foundation, January 2013
    • Rising Up to Stop a Raid, May 2009
    • Former White House attorney held liable in ex-wife's beating
    • Shoreline Pools and CEO Enter Guilty Pleas in Child's Pool Drain Entrapment Death, April 2011
    • Wrongful Death Claim Settled For $2.2 Million
    • Former White House Attorney Ordered To Pay Ex-Wife $28M for Brutal Beating
    • Owning Up to a Boy's Death, May 2011
    • Complaint: Multiple Code Violations Led To Greenwich Child Drowning
    • Ernie Teitell of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Joins Connecticut Bar Foundation's Roraback Circle
    • In Fights Over School Services, DCF Children Getting Bigger Boost, January 2013
    • Pool Death Causes Legal Ripples
    • New Haven Register Letter to the Editor: Pattis' criticism of DCF commissioner "nonsensical"
    • Pro Bono Program Provides DCF Children with Lawyers, May 2013

    Educational Background:

    • Bethany College, Bachelor of Arts
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    Office Location for Ernie Teitell

    184 Atlantic Street
    Stamford, CT 06901

    Phone: 203-325-4491

    Fax: 203-325-3769

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