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Jennifer Goldstein

Jennifer B. Goldstein has devoted her legal practice to civil litigation in areas including medical malpractice, negligence, tort, complex commercial litigation and personal injury law. Her clients include individuals who have suffered serious or catastrophic injury, sexual abuse, sexual discrimination, traumatic brain injury and medical malpractice.

A significant focus of Ms. Goldstein’s work has been to represent individuals pursuing claims against institutional defendants. Such claims have included actions against defendants such as boarding schools or the Boy Scouts of America for childhood sexual abuse; municipalities and school systems for failure to protect students from bullying or physical injury, or failure to provide mandated special education services; municipalities and towns for sexual harassment against public employees; and national nursing home corporations for injuries to elderly residents.  Ms. Goldstein has also represented police officers in actions involving the exercise of a union member’s constitutional rights to free speech and free association as well as a police officer’s right to be compensated for on-the-job injuries.  In an appeal successfully briefed and argued by Ms. Goldstein, the Connecticut Supreme Court held that police officers and firefighters may bring negligence lawsuits against third party tortfeasors to recover for injuries sustained in the performance of duty; this decision granted to Connecticut police officers and firefighters a right that was previously extended to other public employees, but often withheld from public safety officers.

Ms. Goldstein previously practiced law at prominent firms in Connecticut and New York, including Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, where her practice focused primarily on complex commercial litigation, including business torts, contract disputes and insider trading. Ms. Goldstein has achieved significant results for her clients and has helped to bring about important institutional change.


Contact Details

Phone: (203) 325-4491
Email: Jennifer Goldstein
Fax: (203) 325-3769

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Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Serious Personal Injury
  • Constitutional Law

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York


  • The University of Chicago Law School, Juris Doctor
  • Yale College, Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Honors in Anthropology

Honors & Awards

  • Named, Connecticut Law Tribune Personal Injury Hall of Fame Winner: Intentional Tort Category

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Connecticut Bar Association (Member)
  • Fairfield County Bar Association (Member)
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (Member)

Presentations and Lectures

  • “Connecticut Concussion Law 2014: A Legal Review of Concussion Law and Policy,” The Concussion Conference, Quinnipiac University, North Haven, CT, September 24, 2014

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