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 - 2018
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.


About Ernie Teitell

Admitted: 1978, Connecticut

Professional Webpage:


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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The wife and child of a man will be provided for, following his death due to gross negligent care after hernia surgery.
  • A jury award allowed a family to fully provide for a child whose heart condition was undetected.


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

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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Last Updated: 3/14/2019

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