PRACTICE AREAS

 

Employment Benefits

Employment

Litigation

 

 

DAVID S. RINTOUL

Partner

 

Phone: 203-332-5782

Fax: 203-333-1489

 

Email: drintoul@znclaw.com

 

Attorney Rintoul has a diverse ERISA benefits, business law, employment law, and general litigation practice throughout Fairfield County and the State of Connecticut. He advises employers and employees regarding Connecticut non-competition and employment agreements, severance and separation agreements, and he advises and represents employees in a wide variety of other employment matters as well.

 

Attorney Rintoul has substantial litigation experience, having handled numerous trials and appeals in state and federal court, as well as many administrative hearings before many state agencies including the Connecticut Retirement Services Division Commission and Medical Examination Board, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, the Freedom of Information Commission, Department of Insurance External Review, and local zoning agencies. He has been class counsel in national and Connecticut class action lawsuits. He represents claimants in long-term disability benefit appeals, for both group ERISA plans, private disability insurance, health insurance claim denials, and State of Connecticut pension and private pension matters.  He has an active Connecticut real estate litigation practice, including zoning appeals, adverse possession, boundary line disputes, easements, and breach of contract. He has represented many unmarried couples and family members who co-own real estate but can no longer effectively own the property together.

 

Attorney Rintoul also regularly lectures and writes on a variety of subjects on Connecticut law. He has taught seminars in a broad range of employment and employee benefit matters for the Connecticut Bar Association and other continuing legal education organizations. He has lectured nationally on business and legal issues involved with professional and consulting practices.

 

Attorney Rintoul is admitted to practice in Connecticut, and is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association. He is Chair of the Labor & Employment Section of the Connecticut Bar Association for 2016-2017. He was named a Connecticut Super Lawyers in 2006 and 2016.

 

David resides in Wilton, Connecticut with his wife, Wendy Kerner, who is a professional harpist. In addition to his employment and ERISA practice, he is an avid amateur musician.  He is principal trombone for the Civic Orchestra of New Haven, and has played with many other groups including the American Chamber Orchestra in Fairfield, Troupers Light Opera Company in Darien, the Wesleyan Orchestra, the Connecticut College Orchestra, the Oddfellows Summer Circus Camp Band in Middletown, the Glenn Hansen Big Band, and other classical, jazz and rock groups around the state.

 

 

Education

The Johns Hopkins University (B.A. 1983)

University of Connecticut School of Law (1986)

With High Honors

 

Bar Admissions

Connecticut (1990)

Illinois (1986, Inactive)

 

Memberships

Chair, Labor & Employment Section of the Connecticut Bar Association

Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association

Fairfield County Bar Association

Founder, CT 66 BNI, a Chapter of Business Networking International

 

Articles

Appealing LTD Denials with the Insurer:

What the Insurer Won’t Tell You

 

What Do We Submit for an Appeal of a Disability Insurance Denial?

 

What To Do When You Get a Cease and Desist Letter from a Former Employer: The Question that is More Important than Whether the Non-Compete Is Legally Enforceable

 

 

 

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