At Tinley, Renehan & Dost, LLP, we provide experienced legal guidance and aggressive advocacy to clients from the Waterbury area and across Connecticut. We serve individuals and businesses in a wide range of legal matters, including personal injury, business litigation, employment litigation, family law, estate planning and criminal defense.
At our firm, your legal matter will be handled with care and diligence and will always be overseen by one of our experienced attorneys – from start to finish.
Contact us online or call us at 203.596.9030 to speak with a member of our legal team.
Our firm offers the experience and resources of a larger firm, with the personal attention and reasonable rates of a smaller firm. Whether you have been injured in a car accident, are engaged in a contentious business dispute or facing any other legal problem, choosing the law firm to represent your interests is one of the most important decisions you can make. For decades, people throughout Waterbury and the surrounding areas have put their trust in us.
Whatever legal problem you are facing, our lawyers are here to help you explore your legal options. Contact us at 203.596.9030 to speak with an experienced attorney.
OUR LEGAL TEAM
At Tinley, Renehan & Dost, LLP, our attorneys have decades of experience and a wealth of knowledge about a wide range of legal matters. We represent businesses and individuals in a wide range of legal matters, including car accident injuries, business litigation, employment litigation, elder law, estate planning and administration. Our lawyers take a personal stake in every case they handle. We do not treat clients as numbers, but as friends, or members of our own family.
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), 2013 – 2018
Man of the Year, Chabad Lubavitch of Northwest Connecticut
U.S. Department of Justice Special Achievement Award
Connecticut Bar Association Professionalism and CLE Committee
Connecticut Bar Association Professional Discipline Executive Committee
New York, 1982
U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1981
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1986
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1986
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1986
U.S. Supreme Court, 2011
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Business and Complex Litigation
Health Care Law
First Amendment and Defamation
Real Estate Litigation
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
“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
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)
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, cert. denied, 320 Conn. 909 (2015) (Connecticut Supreme Court 2015)
R.T. Vanderbilt Company, Inc. v. Hartford Accident Indemnity Company, \171 Conn. App. 61 (Connecticut Appellate Court 2017)
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)
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)
CLASSES & SEMINARS
Daubert & Beyond: Expert Testimony, CBA Federal Practice Section
The Proposed Connecticut Code of Evidence, CBA Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section
Guest Lecturer, Berkeley Law School, Case Study – Beverly Hills Concepts v. Schatz & Schatz (April 2017)
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
Department of Justice, Assistant United States Attorney, 1983 – 1986
PRO BONO ACTIVITIES
Executive Board Member, Friends of the Lake, Inc., 2005 – Present