Jeffrey D. Ginzberg

Jeffrey D. Ginzberg considers himself a trial lawyer; and because of this experience he knows best how and when to settle cases and achieve great results for his clients. Jeffrey is board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (1997 to present). In addition he is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association (Executive Member, Family Law Committee since 2000) and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (1980 to present).


Jeffrey D. Ginzberg graduated from Boston College Law School in 1980, where he was student editor of the Family Law Quarterly, a scholarly publication of the American Bar Association. In 1980 he worked on a nationwide survey of adoption laws with Professor Sanford N. Katz. He received his B. A. degree (cum laude) from Brandeis University in 1977.

Author and Lecturer

Mr. Ginzberg wrote the chapter on “Custody and Visitation in Connecticut” in the practice book handbook Family Law Practice in Connecticut, Law Practice Handbooks, Inc (1996). He has been featured as a “Superlawyer” in Connecticut Magazine 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010; and as a “Superlawyer” in New England. In 1995 he was invited to speak at the University Of Connecticut School Of Law for Litigation Week (topic “Meet the Masters of Family Law”). He has also lectured for the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and The Peoples Law School. He is a family law master mediator in the judicial districts of New Haven, Waterbury, and Milford.

Trial and Appellate Experience

Jeffrey has recently been involved in a number of precedent setting cases. In Fennelly v. Norton, 294 Conn. 484 (2010) he championed the cause of grandparents seeking visitation rights against the constitutional claims of the biological mother. In Loughlin v. Loughlin, 277 Conn. 926 (2006) he fought for alimony and support in favor of the economically disadvantaged spouse against the claim of common law marriage. He is admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court and has argued successfully in the Second Circuit of Appeals, achieving a victory against the City of Bridgeport in a police brutality case, Russo v. Bridgeport, 497 F.3d 196 (2d Cir. 2007)(opinion by Calabriesi, J). He often represents disadvantaged people in both criminal and civil cases. His considerable legal experience extends to torts and personal injury cases and he has obtained significant jury verdicts in car accident cases.

Bottom Line

Jeffrey believes that it is always a great idea to settle your case. But if settlement is not possible, it is best to have an experienced and caring trial lawyer beside you in court.