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Year founded: 1977
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Overview

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Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. has long been recognized as a preeminent law firm in Connecticut for the representation of individuals in employment disputes. Most recently, our law firm earned Tier 1 rankings in several categories in the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms®. Our attorneys include the former president of the National Employment Lawyers Association, a past and the current president of the Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association, and the 2024 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in “Employment Law – Individuals” in New Haven.

We represent individuals – from corporate executives to hourly workers – in every aspect of employment law, including:

  • Discrimination (on the basis of race, sex, age, physical or mental disability, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity, among others) and harassment, including sexual harassment;
  • Wrongful termination, including wrongful discharge in violation of public policy;
  • Retaliation against whistleblowers;
  • Free speech and other retaliation;
  • Overtime compensation, unpaid wages and commissions, and other wage and hour issues;
  • Non-competition agreements; and
  • Contract and severance negotiations.

Over the years, the civil rights lawyers of Garrison, Levin-Epstein have taken on virtually every large employer in Connecticut.

    Although Garrison, Levin-Epstein only represents individuals in employment litigation, we are also available to counsel employers in a variety of non-litigation contexts, including advising them on their rights and obligations and conducting internal investigations of employee allegations of misconduct.

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    Rankings

    Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. is metro ranked in 10 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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    Metro Rankings

    New Haven, CT
    Tier 1 for Arbitration
    Tier 1 for Criminal Defense: General Practice
    Tier 1 for Criminal Defense: White-Collar
    Tier 1 for Employment Law - Individuals
    Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment

    About Our Clients

    At Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C., we represent individuals who require legal help in several different practice areas. Our team is dedicated to help those who have experienced wrongful treatment in the workplace or suffered a personal injury or workers' compensation injury. Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. also offers mediation and arbitration services to our clients. Whatever help our clients require, Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. works hard to help them receive justice.

    Rankings

    Metro Rankings

    New Haven, CT
    Tier 1 for Arbitration
    Tier 1 for Criminal Defense: General Practice
    Tier 1 for Criminal Defense: White-Collar
    Tier 1 for Employment Law - Individuals
    Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
    Tier 1 for Mediation
    Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
    Tier 2 for Litigation - ERISA
    Tier 2 for Litigation - Insurance
    Tier 2 for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

    Practice Areas

    The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
    • Employment Law - Individuals
    • Litigation - Labor and Employment
    • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
    • Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants

    Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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    Demographics

    Partners
    Male: 4
    Female: 2
    Of Counsel (but not partners)
    Male: 1
    Associates
    Female: 1

    Awards

    Awards are self-reported by firms and are not verified by the Best Law Firms rankings.
    • 2024 Best Law Firms® - Garrison Law received a Tier 1 metropolitan ranking in several categories for the New Haven area.
    • Connecticut Law Tribune - 2021 Labor & Employment Litigation Department of the Year
    • 2021 U.S. News & World Report and Best lawyers - Garrison, Levin-Epstein received a Tier 1 regional ranking in several categories for the New Haven area.
    • 2020 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers - Garrison, Levin-Epstein received a Tier 1 regional ranking in several categories for the New Haven area.
    • 2019 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers - Garrison, Levin-Epstein received a Tier 1 regional ranking in several categories for the New Haven area.
    • 2015 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers - Garrison, Levin-Epstein received a Tier 1 regional ranking in several categories for the New Haven area.
    • Connecticut Law Tribune - 2015 Best Litigation Department of the Year for Employment Law
    • 2014 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers - Garrison, Levin-Epstein received a Tier 1 regional ranking in several categories for the New Haven area.

    Significant Matters

    Below are matters chosen by the firm to highlight.
    • A $6.3 million jury verdict on behalf of a Yale University doctor who was wrongly disciplined and demoted because of his patient care advocacy;
    • A $1.75 million settlement against a major university following litigation of Title IX and Title VII claims on behalf of an employee who had been sexually harassed and assaulted in the workplace;
    • A $1.285 million settlement on behalf of five UConn students and alumnae for indifferent responses to reports of sexual assault and harassment, in violation of Title IX;
    • A $2.985 million arbitration award for a hedge fund manager who was wrongly deprived of the opportunity to earn deferred compensation;
    • A $3.5 million settlement on behalf of a high-level Fortune 100 executive who was subject to age discrimination; and
    • A jury verdict of nearly $2 million on behalf of a Pfizer scientist for First Amendment retaliation after she spoke out about dangerous laboratory conditions.
    • A $1+ million settlement on behalf of five employees subjected to sexual harassment and/or retaliation by the chief of a department.
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