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Jeffrey J. Tinley

JEFFREY J. TINLEY

PARTNER – COMPLEX LITIGATION, BUSINESS DISPUTES, PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY, EMPLOYMENT & HEALTH CARE LAW

Jeff’s practice focuses on complex business and commercial litigation, in the areas of contract disputes, corporate and partnership disputes, professional liability, employment,banking, securities, professional negligence, employment, environmental law, bankruptcy, real estate litigation, and general business litigation. While much of Jeff’s practice involves complex business disputes, he also represents many smaller, closely held businesses and their owners in a wide variety of matters. Jeff has been involved in a number of leading reported cases in the area of employment, business regulation, and defamation. In the areas of professional liability and negligence, Jeff regularly represents clients in accounting, legal and medical malpractice cases and represents professionals in connection with grievance and licensing proceedings. A former federal prosecutor, Jeff also handles matters involving government regulatory issues, trade regulation, health care, and environmental issues. Jeff also has handled many appeals in state and federal courts, including the Connecticut Appellate Court and Supreme Court and the Second and Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Jeff also serves as Town Attorney for his home town of Southbury, Connecticut and  volunteers his time in support of environmental issues as a member of the Executive Board of Friends of the Lake, Inc.

 

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Super Lawyers (Business Litigation and Settlements)
  • Man of the Year, Chabad Lubavitch of Northwest Connecticut
  • U.S. Department of Justice Special Achievement Award

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Connecticut, 1980
  • Connecticut Bar Association Professionalism and CLE Committee
  • Connecticut Bar Association Professional Discipline Executive Committee
  • New York, 1982
  • Florida, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1986
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2011

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Business and Complex Litigation
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Professional Liability
  • Employment Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Business Transactions
  • Municipal Law
  • First Amendment and Defamation
  • Environmental Law
  • Real Estate Litigation

EDUCATION

  • St. John’s University School of Law, Queens, New York
    • Honors: Intern to Honorable George C. Pratt, S.D.N.Y.
    • J.D. cum laude – 1980
  • S.U.N.Y at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York
    • Major: English and Environmental Studies
    • B.A.

PUBLISHED WORKS

  • “The Federal Snow Day Rule: Avoiding the Slippery Slopes of Federal Rules 50 and 59”, Connecticut Lawyer Magazine, Vol 4, 2001
  • Collateral Source 101, A Brief, But Important Math Lesson For Lawyers, CTLA Forum, September, 1999
  • “Senior Judges: True Reflections of The Spirit of Liberty”, Federal Practice Newsletter, Fall, 1999

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

  • Liberty Mutual Ins. Co. v. Lone Star Industries, Inc., 290 Conn. 767 (2009) (Connecticut Supreme Court 2009)
  • Label Systems Corp. v. Aghamohammadi, 270 Conn. 291 (2004) (Connecticut Supreme Court 2004)
  • Cweklinsky v. Mobil Chemical Company, 267 Conn. 210 (2004) (Connecticut Supreme Court 2004)
  • Cweklinsky v Mobil Chemical Company, 297 F.3d 154 (2d Cir. 2002) (Second Circuit 2002)
  • Mytch v. May Department Stores Company, 260 Conn. 152 (2002) (Connecticut Supreme Court 2002)
  • O.R.S.E. of Connecticut, Inc. v. Town of Washington, 258 Conn. 553 (2001) (Connecticut Supreme Court 2001)
  • Connecticut Nat. Bank v. Cooper, 232 Conn. 405 (1995) (Connecticut Supreme Court 1995)
  • Anderson v. Schieffer, 35 Conn. App. 31 (1994) (Connecticut Appellate Court 1994)
  • Raulerson v. U.S., 786 F.2d 1090 (11th Cir. 1986) (11th Circuit 1986)
  • Solis-Ramirez v. U.S. Dept. of Justice, 758 F.2d 1426 (11th Cir. 1985) (11th Circuit 1985)
  • Sowell v. Dicara, 161 Conn. App. 102 (2015) (Connecticut Appellate Court 2015)
  • Liberty Mutual Ins. Co. v. Lone Star Industries, Inc., 290 Conn. 767 (2009) (Connecticut Supreme Court 2009)
  • Petrucelli v. Palmer, 596 F.Supp.2d 347 (D. Conn. 2009) (District of Connecticut 2009)
  • Dlugokecki v. Vieira, 98 Conn App 252 (2006) (Connecticut Appellate Court 2006)
  • Gregorio v. Borough of Naugatuck, 89 Conn. App. 147 (2005) (Connecticut Appellate Court 2005)
  • Gambardella v. Apple Health Care, Inc., 86 Conn. App. 842 (2005) (Connecticut Appellate Court 2005)
  • Label Systems Corp. v. Aghamohammadi, 270 Conn. 291 (2004) (Connecticut Supreme Court 2004)
  • Cweklinsky v. Mobil Chemical Company, 267 Conn. 210 (2004) (Connecticut Supreme Court 2004)
  • Cweklinsky v Mobil Chemical Company, 297 F.3d 154 (2d Cir. 2002) (Second Circuit 2002)
  • Mytch v. May Department Stores Company, 260 Conn. 152 (2002) (Connecticut Supreme Court 2002)
  • H.O.R.S.E. of Connecticut, Inc. v. Town of Washington, 258 Conn. 553 (2001) (Connecticut Supreme Court 2001)
  • H.O.R.S.E. of Connecticut, Inc. v. Town of Washington, 253 Conn. 911 (2000) (Connecticut Supreme Court 2000)
  • Connecticut Nat. Bank v. Cooper, 232 Conn. 405 (1995) (Connecticut Supreme Court 1995)
  • Anderson v. Schieffer, 35 Conn. App. 31 (1994) (Connecticut Appellate Court 1994)
  • Raulerson v. U.S., 786 F.2d 1090 (11th Cir. 1986) (11th Circuit 1986)
  • Solis-Ramirez v. U.S. Dept. of Justice, 758 F.2d 1426 (11th Cir. 1985) (11th Circuit 1985)

CLASSES & SEMINARS

  • Daubert & Beyond: Expert Testimony, CBA Federal Practice Section
  • The Proposed Connecticut Code of Evidence, CBA Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • New York State Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Connecticut Bar Association Professionalism and CLE Committee
  • Co-Chair, Connecticut Bar Association Professional Discipline Executive Committee

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

  • Town of Southbury, Connecticut, Town Attorney 2009-Present
  • S. Department of Justice, Assistant United States Attorney, 1983 – 1986

PRO BONO ACTIVITIES

  • Executive Board Member, Friends of the Lake, Inc., 2005 – Present

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