Eliot B. Gersten focuses his practice on complex litigation involving individuals and companies engaged in disputes, and most recently was lead counsel in successfully challenging the candidacy of Susan Bysiewicz for Connecticut Attorney General.  He has represented owners, developers, banks, contractors and subcontractors on a number of different kinds of contract negotiation, as well as handled litigation over the contracts, and accounts receivable.  He has experience handling commercial and business torts, insurance coverage disputes, construction and waste industry litigation, white collar crime and government investigations, including the representation of clients in administrative proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission. 

In addition to his work as an attorney, Mr. Gersten is a developer of commercial properties and thus has a unique client's perspective and understanding of the legal needs of the construction process.


  • Hartford
    90 State House Square
    Hartford, CT 06103-3702
  • Professional Affiliations

    American Bar Association

    Connecticut Bar Association

    Hartford County Bar Association

    American Association for Justice 

    Council on Law in Higher Education

    Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

    Community Involvement

    Greater Hartford Arts Council - board and Executive Committee member

    Honors & Recognitions

    Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of commercial litigation since 2013

    Selected to the Connecticut Super Lawyers list since 2007 in the areas of business litigation, general litigation and real estate

    Named one of the "Dozen Who Made a Difference" by the Connecticut Law Tribune, 2010

    Received the highest peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell (AV)

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    Bar and Court Admissions

    • Connecticut
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
    • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
    • U.S. Supreme Court


    University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1979

    The George Washington University, B.A., 1975

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