New Haven Personal Injury Lawyer Steven Errante

Steven J. Errante

Managing Attorney / Principal

Steven J. Errante is a partner in the law firm of Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante, where he practices primarily in the areas of medical malpractice and personal injury law. Attorney Errante lectures and teaches extensively. He is also active in the Connecticut Bar Association and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. Steve has been with the law firm for 36 years, 31 years as a partner and over 15 years on the firm’s management committee. His principle areas of practice involve complex cases representing individuals with catastrophic personal injuries. Steve has obtained verdicts and settlements of millions of dollars throughout the state of Connecticut in both state and federal court.

In addition to managing the civil litigation portion of the firm, Steve teaches and lectures extensively. He has taught trial practice as an adjunct professor at Quinnipiac University School of Law for 25 years and before that taught at the university level for 10 years. He has been lecturing to lawyers around the state of Connecticut since the mid 1980s and continues to conduct several lectures every year.

Steve has served as Chairperson for the Connecticut Lawyers Advisory Committee from 1990-2013. The advisory committee is in charge of the publication of the official Connecticut Bar Association magazine called The Connecticut Lawyer. Steve has also chaired, since 2004, the New Haven County Bar Association Committee on Recommendations for Admission to the Bar from 2001-2014. This committee makes recommendations to the Statewide Grievance Committee regarding various lawyers and whether or not they are fit for the practice of law.

Steve also devotes time to community service, having served on the Board of Directors of the South Central Connecticut Red Cross and presently on the Executive Board of the Children’s Community Programs of Connecticut, Inc., as vice president. This nonprofit corporation’s mission statement is to provide diverse and creative support services to children and families throughout Connecticut to ensure that “every child counts.”

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Areas Of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Catastrophic Personal Injury
  • Negligence
  • Products Liability
  • Mass Tort Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1980
  • Connecticut, 1979
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1983


  • University at Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, New York
  • J.D.
  • Honors: Moot Court Board, Member 1976-1978
  • Honors: National Moot Court Competition, 1977
  • Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York
  • B.A. - 1975
  • Honors: magna cum laude
  • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
  • Major: Economics

Representative Clients

  • United Illuminating
  • Southern Connecticut Gas Company
  • CT Natural Gas
  • Sherwin Williams


  • Adjunct Professor, Legal Studies, University of New Haven, 1981 to 1991
  • Adjunct Professor, Trial Practice, Quinnipiac University School of Law, 1989
  • Winning Strategies for Jury Selection, 2004 to 2005
  • Medical Records for Connecticut Attorneys, 2005 to 2005
  • Building Your Civil Trial Skills, 2006 to 2006
  • How to Get Your Expert Testimony into Evidence, 2006 to 2006
  • Personal Injury Cases Calculating and Proving Damages, 2007 to 2007
  • What Civil Court Judges Want You to Know, 2008 to 2008
  • The Art of Trying Your Case Before a Jury, 2008 to 2008
  • Obtaining the Best Settlement for Personal Injury Clients, 2008 to 2008
  • Litigating to Win Through Advanced Trial Advocacy, 2008 to 2008
  • Minimizing Engineering Liability Exposure, 2009 to 2009
  • Applying the Rules of Evidence, 2013
  • The Medicare “Superlien” & Other Liens Simplified, 2014

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers
  • Top 50 Super Lawyers, Connecticut Magazine
  • Super Lawyers in Personal injury and Medical Malpractice, Connecticut Magazine
  • Featured in Forbes Magazine, Northeast Edition
  • Connecticut Law Tribune, Personal Injury Hall of Fame
  • CT Italian - American Bar Association Lifetime Achievement Award

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Connecticut Bar Journal, Member/Editor at Large, Board of Editors, 1986
  • Connecticut Lawyers Advisory Committee, Chairperson, 1990
  • Connecticut Federal Court (J. Arterton), Special Master
  • Superior Court, Trial Referee Attorney, 1992
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Board of Governors, Executive Committee, 2006 to 2008
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Board of Governors, 1985
  • New Haven County Bar Association, Member, Committee on Recommendations for Admission to the Bar, 1996
  • New Haven County Bar Association, Member, Committee on Recommendations for Admission to the Bar, 1996 to 2004
  • New Haven County Bar Association, Bench Bar Committee, Chairperson, Committee on Recommendations for Admission to the Bar, 2004 to 2014
  • New Haven County Bar Association, Member, Bench Bar Committee, 1987 to 1987
  • New Haven County Bar Association, Member, Executive Committee, 1992 to 1992
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Malpractice Committee
  • American Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Connecticut Supreme Court, Judicial Research Clerk, 1978 to 1979