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Ken is Of Counsel to Green & Sklarz LLC. He has more than thirty-five years of experience in federal and state courts, and is equally well-versed in civil and criminal litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. In addition to Connecticut, Ken has been admitted (on a pro hac basis) to handle cases in Florida, Illinois, Maine, New Jersey and New York. Ken currently serves as the co-chair of the legislative task force on reforming Connecticut’s post-conviction laws, and has been involved in a number of recent exonerations and post-exoneration compensation proceedings and civil rights actions. He has taught courses as an adjunct instructor on law and accounting at the Quinnipiac University School of Law and the University of Connecticut School of Business, and on criminal law and habeas corpus law at the Quinnipiac University School of Law.
Mr. Rosenthal’s practice is primarily concentrated in the following areas:
Prior to his affiliation with Green & Sklarz, Ken was a partner at Brenner, Saltzman & Wallman LLP, where he practiced civil and criminal litigation for more than twenty years; and prior to that served as an Assistant Public Defender in the trial and appellate offices of the Connecticut Public Defender, and as the Managing Attorney of the criminal defense unit of New Haven Legal Assistance. He received a B.A., cum laude, from Yale University; a J.D., with high honors, from the University of Connecticut School of Law; and an M.S. in Accounting from the University of Connecticut School of Business. His publications include: : A Second Look: The Exoneration of Bobby Johnson, Conn. L. Trib., Oct. 5, 2015, p. 27; Defending Accounting Malpractice Claims, NYSS-CPA, The CPA Journal, Oct. 2011, p. 10; Vexatious Litigation in Connecticut: Malicious Prosecution of Civil Actions, Probable Cause and Lawyer Liability, 84 Conn. B. J. 255 (2010); Prosecutor Misconduct and Double Jeopardy, 71 Temple L. Rev. 887 (1998); and Connecticut’s New Appellate Court System, 9 Conn. L. Trib. No. 37, Sept. 12, 1983, p. 1.
General Civil and Criminal Litigation
Tax Cases: Mr. Rosenthal has handled a broad range of federal, and state & local tax litigation, including:
Criminal Defense: Mr. Rosenthal has over twenty-five years of experience in defending criminal cases, including:
Appellate Litigation: Mr. Rosenthal has handled over 30 appeals, prevailing in more than 50% of them (with a success rate of nearly 60% for appeals in which he was the trial attorney), including: Bobby Johnson v. Commissioner, SC 19513 (Conn. Supreme Court 2015) (withdrawn following State’s agreement to vacate petitioner’s conviction and dismiss all charges); Goodspeed Airport, LLC v. Town of East Haddam, 302 Conn. 70, 24 A.3d 1205 (2011), reversing 115 Conn. App. 438, 973 A.2d 678 (2009); Mandell v. Gavin, 262 Conn. 659; 816 A.2d 619 (2003); State v. Colton, 234 Conn. 683; 663 A.2d 339 (1995), cert. den., 516 U.S. 1140 (1996); State v. Colton, 227 Conn. 231, 630 A.2d 577 (1993); Fortier v. Newington Group, Inc., 30 Conn. App. 505, 620 A.2d 1321, cert. den., 225 Conn. 922; 625 A.2d 823 (1993); Seery v. Yale-New Haven Hospital, 17 Conn. App. 532, 554 A.2d 757 (1989); State v. Kelly, 208 Conn. 365, 545 A.2d 1048 (1988); State v. Echols, 203 Conn. 385, 524 A.2d 1143 (1987); State v. Harris, 10 Conn. App. 217; 522 A.2d 323 (1987); State v. Fernandez, 5 Conn. App. 40; 496 A.2d 533 (1985); In re Juvenile Appeal, 1 Conn. App. 378, 472 A.2d 795 (1984); State v. Martinik, 1 Conn. App. 70, 467 A.2d 1247 (1983); New Haven Com. on Equal Opportunities ex rel. Washington v. Yale University, 183 Conn. 495, 439 A.2d 404 (1981).