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David S Rintoul

David S Rintoul

Practice areas:

Litigation, Employee Benefits, Employment & Labor, Business

About Me

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


Attorney Rintoul has handled numerous trials and appeals in state and federal court, as well as many administrative hearings before many state agencies including the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, the Freedom of Information Commission, 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 and private disability insurance.  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 co-owners of property in resolving and litigating property issues when they break up.  


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 an officer of the Labor & Employment Section of the Connecticut Bar Association.


He resides in Wilton, Connecticut. He plays trombone with the Wesleyan Orchestra; the Eric Kuhn Group, a Middletown-based rock band; and other classical, jazz and rock groups around the state.  For many years, he organized an annual Family Shakespeare in Portland program, which brought professional theatre companies to perform Shakespeare for free on the Portland, Connecticut Town Green.



Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Employment & Labor: 30%
  2. Employee Benefits: 30%
  3. Litigation: 30%
  4. Business: 10%



Hourly ($275-325/hour), Contingent (25-34%), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Keith Alan Minoff

    I have known Attorney Rintoul for many years. As a Massachusetts employment attorney, I confidently refer any Connecticut matters to him.


    Keith Minoff General Practice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Brown, Paindiris & Scott, LLP

2252 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT, 06033-2209



ILVoluntarily Inactive198608/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerConnecticut Magazine2006

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBrown, Paindiris & Scott, LLP2001 - Present
PartnerRintoul & Rintoul1991 - 2001


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Connecticut Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionVice President2015 - Present
Connecticut Bar Association Labor & Employment SectionSecretary2014 - Present
Connecticut Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
Fairfield County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Uncle Al's v. Service Road CorpPlaintiff's Verdict: $622,800

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Publication NameTitleDate
Connecticut Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section Annual Review2015 ERISA Litigation Update2015
BlogClaimant's ERISA Blog2014
Disability Law Seminar for the Labor and Employment Section of the Connecticut Bar AssociationMental Impairments: Disabilities And Accommodation2004
ERISA Seminar before the Connecticut Employment Lawyers AssociationAppealing Benefit Denials with the Plan: Law, Regulations and Practice2003
Connecticut Bar Association Labor & Employment QuarterlyJack Welsh’s Red Sox Tickets, Devlin v. Empire Blue Cross And Vesting of Welfare Benefits2002


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Connecticut School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Johns Hopkins UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1983

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Labor & Employment: Back to the FutureTrade Secrets: Data Security and Computer Forensics2014
Labor & Employment: Back to the FutureThe Affordable Care Act2014
November 2014 Connecticut Employment Lawyers MeetingERISA: What the General Employment Attorney Needs to Know2013