Jeffrey "Jeff" Mueller represents clients in complex business disputes. He has experience handling trials and appeals of matters involving claims of unfair trade practices, securities violations, breach of contract, tortious interference with contract, negligence, fraud and misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, successor liability and corporate veil piercing. Jeff also has experience handling cases involving claims of liability for sports injuries. He regularly serves as local counsel for cases pending in federal and state courts in Connecticut.
Jeff served as a law clerk for The Honorable Alvin W. Thompson of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. While attending Yale Law School, he worked as a student intern at the United States Attorney's Office in New Haven and also served as a student director of the Legal Services Clinic at the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization.
Representative Commercial Litigation MattersServed on trial team that obtained a jury verdict holding shareholder personally liable for a judgment against corporation exceeding $30 million and awarding punitive damages after a seven-week trial. The judgment was upheld by the Second Circuit and the defendant’s petition for certiorari was denied by the Supreme Court
Served on team that successfully defended a putative shareholder class action seeking to enjoin merger of two publicly traded companies
Representative Constitutional Litigation Matters
Served as lead counsel in successful representation of television station that intervened to preserve public access to the courtroom during the sentencing phase of a capital murder trial
Served on team that initiated a successful constitutional challenge to the application of state lobbying laws to religious organization
Served on team that commenced a successful constitutional challenge to restrictions on clothing worn by voters to polling places
Served on team that successfully obtained transfer of mentally ill inmate from supermax prison based on Eighth Amendment challenge to conditions of confinement
summa cum laude2004Phi Beta Kappa; Distinction in Political Science
Selected as an Empire State Counsel Honoree for Pro Bono Service by the New York State Bar, 2013
Selected as a "New Leaders in the Law" by the Connecticut Law Tribune (ALM Media Properties, LLC), 2014
Selected to the list of Connecticut Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Thomson Reuters), Business Litigation, 2014-2016