E-mail MeCharles P. Reed
For twenty-five years, Charlie has been actively litigating and trying civil personal injury cases in Connecticut. Listed as an AV-rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell® (pre-eminent, highest rating available), Charlie has also been selected as a Connecticut Super Lawyer (2010-2014) and a Top 100 Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers. Charlie has won jury cases representing both plaintiffs and defendants in Connecticut state and federal courts. In addition to trial work, he has achieved consistently outstanding settlements in personal injury cases. He has a particular interest in complex orthopedic and neurologic injuries, including traumatic brain injuries. Charlie enjoys a reputation as a fair and honorable adversary in all settings, including the courtroom, arbitration hearings, mediation sessions and direct negotiations with opposing counsel and insurance companies.
In addition to his statewide trial practice, Charlie has been active in the legal profession. He served as President of the New Haven County Bar Association from 2010-2011, is a James W. Cooper Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Metro Bar Caucus of the American Bar Association. He has been a member of the Nominating Committee for the Connecticut Bar Association and he is currently a member of the Board of Governors of the New Haven Country Club.
Charlie graduated from Northwestern University in 1986. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1990, having served as the Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of College and University Law.
Charlie has been featured in the following articles:
Marie P. Grady, "Partners In Law And In Life: Gay bar president reflects on shift in societal attitudes," Connecticut Law Tribune, Vol. 37, No. 34, p.5 (Aug. 29, 2011)
Charlie resides in Hamden, Connecticut with his husband, Glen Pierson.
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury
- Automobile, Motorcycle and Trucking Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Catastrophic Injury
- Dog Bites
- Connecticut, 1990
- U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1990
- U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2002
- U.S. Tax Court, 1994
- Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana
- J.D. - 1990
- Law Journal: Journal of College and University Law, Editor, 1989 - 1990
- Northwestern University
- B.A. - 1986
- Co-Author, Fox v. Board of Trustees of the State Univ. of N.Y.: University Regulation Faces the First Amendment, 15 Journal of College and University Law, 443, (1989)
- Glenwood Systems, LLC v. Med-Pro Ideal Solutions, Inc., et al., 2011 WL 4342707 (U.S Court of Appeals 2d Cir. 2011)
- Miller v. United Technologies Corp., 233 Conn. 732, 660 A.2d 810 (1995)
- Gray v. Hospital of St. Raphael, 36 Conn.App. 956, 651 A.2d 758 (1995)
- Noyes v. Johnson Controls, Judicial District of Middlesex at Middletown, Docket # MMY-CV-40-0104266 S (2006)
Professional Associations and Memberships
- New Haven County Bar Association, President, 2010-2011