W. Glen Pierson

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Wallingford, Connecticut

Glen is a litigator whose practice focuses on personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, catastrophic injury, products liability and premises liability cases, pending in Connecticut's state and federal courts. Glen's work also includes insurance defense and coverage, complex tort litigation, broker-dealer litigation, commercial and business disputes and appellate practice. He also has extensive experience successfully representing vehicle leasing companies and commercial property owners, as well as other commercial and personal lines insureds in a variety of civil litigation. Glen serves as local counsel to out-of-state firms and their clients, bringing his extensive knowledge of Connecticut law and civil procedure to bear on their behalf. Glen is a Diplomate of the Connecticut Trial Advocacy Institute.

At the request of attorneys, individuals, corporations and insurers, Glen serves as a private arbitrator to hear and resolve civil disputes. He also acts as a court-appointed Arbitrator and Fact-Finder for the Superior Court of Connecticut, in the Judicial District of New Haven at New Haven and Meriden.

In addition to his professional concentrations, Glen maintains an active academic interest in the law that includes writing, teaching and membership in various professional organizations, including the Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society. His most recent publication is The Role of Federalism in the Disputed Selection of Presidential Electors: 1916 & 2000, 22 Quinnipiac L. Rev. 283 (2003). Glen regularly presents a lecture on Connecticut civil practice for the New Haven County Bar Association's continuing legal education program. Glen is also a former Director of the Connecticut Alliance for Business Opportunities (CABO), Connecticut's LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

Glen is an honors graduate of Princeton University, where he majored in politics. He received his law degree from Georgetown University, where he served on the editorial staff of the nation's leading tax law journal, The Tax Lawyer.

Glen has been featured in the following articles:

Marie P. Grady, "Companies That Outsource Face New Legal Risk," Connecticut Law Tribune, Vol. 37, No. 40, p. 5 (Oct. 3, 2011)

Marie P. Grady, "Partners In Law And In Life," Connecticut Law Tribune, Vol. 37, No. 34, p.5 (Aug. 29, 2011)

Marie P. Grady, "Firm Offers A Tax Break For Gay Attorneys," Connecticut Law Tribune (July 25, 2011)

Marie P. Grady, "Lawyers Expand Horizons Via Networking Group," Connecticut Law Tribune, Vol. 37, No. 18, p. 9 (May 2, 2011)

Cara Baruzzi, "A More Inclusive Economy", New Haven Register, No. 179, Business Section (C), p.1 (June 28, 2009)

Thomas B. Scheffey, "New Risk for Car Rental Firms?," Connecticut Law Tribune, Vol. 35, No. 10, p.1 (March 9, 2009)

Thomas B. Scheffey, "Day Late, Defendant Short," Connecticut Law Tribune, Vol. 32, No. 16, p. 1 (April 10, 2006)

Jessica K. Smith, "Trial and - hopefully, very few - errors," Record-Journal, Local & State section, p. 1 (March 4, 2004)

Lynne Tuohy, "Rental Agency Ruled Liable in Crash," The Hartford Courant, Connecticut section, p. 1 (August 5, 2003)

He resides in Hamden, Connecticut, with his husband, Charlie Reed.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2000

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Appellate Practice
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Dog Bites
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Slip and Fall
  • Wrongful Death
  • Arbitration

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1996
  • Connecticut, 1996
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2010


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1995
    • Law Journal: The Tax Lawyer, Editorial Staff, 1993 - 1995
  • Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
    • A.B.cum laude - 1990

Published Works

  • The Role of Federalism in the Disputed Selection of Presidential Electors: 1916 & 2000, 22 Quinnipiac Law Rev. 283, 2003
  • Co-Editor: Lotta Westerhall, An Introduction to Medical Malpractice Law in the United States and Sweden - The Rights of Patients, (Stockholm: Norstedts Juridik), 1992

Representative Cases

Honors and Awards

  • Avvo Rating: 10.0/10 ("Superb") (highest rating possible)
  • "BV" rating Martindale-Hubbell (Very High Ethical Standard/Legal Ability)
  • Diplomate, Connecticut Trial Advocacy Institute (1997)

Pro Bono Activities

  • United States District Court Pro Bono Panel, January 21, 2010 - Present


  • French