CO-FOUNDER OF CCJF
Dedicated To Practicing Compassionate Law
ERNIE TEITELL has practiced both criminal and civil trial law during his professional career, which has spanned more than 35 years. The kinds of cases he has been involved in which include medical malpractice, defective products, catastrophic collisions, and most poignantly, sexual abuse – have made him a fierce advocate for those whose lives have been irretrievably altered. He takes a humanistic approach withevery single case he handles. Teitell insists that the role of compassion and the ability to truly listen remain foremost when dealing with family, friends and colleagues, as well as the victims involved in traumatic situations. He believes it is crucial that the legal profession elevate its image and the practice of law to greater heights. For more than 23 years, Teitell was an adjunct professor of trial advocacy at Quinnipiac University School of Law. He donated his entire salary to fund a scholarship for first year law students who expressed the goal and exemplified the ideals of pursuing the practice of law to benefit the community.His advocacy for more compassionate and concerned participation on the part of all lawyers is something he practices and teaches. Teitell’s most recent presentation, titled, “Lessons from the Porch,” focused on lawyers using their compassion, integrity and humanism in the zealous pursuit of advocacy.
In addition to the professional seminars he presents across the country, Teitell teaches internationally and writes articles for legal journals and magazines on the subject of humanistic and ethical best practices.