What Connecticut Employees Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine
What Connecticut Employees Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine

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$6.3 Million Jury Verdict on Behalf of a Yale University Doctor Who Was Wrongly Disciplined and Demoted Because of His Patient Care Advocacy
$3.5 Million Settlement on Behalf of a High-Level Fortune 100 Executive Who Was Subject to Age Discrimination
$2.985 Million Arbitration Award for a Hedge Fund Manager Who Was Wrongly Deprived of the Opportunity to Earn Deferred Compensation
$2.0 Million Jury Verdict on Behalf of a Pfizer Scientist for First Amendment Retaliation After She Spoke Out About Dangerous Laboratory Conditions
$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
$1+ Million Settlement on Behalf of Five Employees Subjected to Sexual Harassment and/or Retaliation by Chief of a Department

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At Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C., we believe that the practice of law is about helping people.

That is why the common link across our numerous practices areas is our emphasis on representing individuals. Whether you have been subjected to wrongful treatment in your workplace, investigated by law enforcement, or injured in an accident, you deserve justice. We are here to fight for you.

Take a moment to explore our primary areas of practice.

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Client Experiences

During a very difficult employment situation, I was referred to Joe Garrison. Recognizing the volatile and time sensitive nature of my employment situation, Mr. Garrison met with me immediately (on the weekend no less). He listened to the details of my case, was able to think through possible creative solutions to offer the employer, and was responsive to my myriad of questions. He understood my concerns about litigation versus settlement, and he worked to find the best resolution possible. I am grateful to have had his support at a very difficult time. —J.C., New Haven, CT

Ethan Levin-Epstein represented me during a most painful and challenging crisis in my personal and professional life. Seeing me within 24 hours of being referred, his support and advocacy, wisdom and clarity not only resulted in a favorable negotiated outcome for me and for my family, but gave me peace of mind and the courage to recover. I am very grateful to have met Ethan and his team and would refer anyone in need to this haven. — C.L., Guilford, CT

You will never meet a more knowledgeable and compassionate professional than Steve Fitzgerald. My employment situation was very complex, and Attorney Fitzgerald kept me focused while remaining extremely adept and “thinking on his feet.” Should the need present itself again, I would never seek anyone else’s counsel regarding employment issues. I cannot recommend him highly enough. — J.R., New Haven, CT

Nina Pirrotti provided outstanding legal advice and was trustworthy, dependable, and responsive. From the start, I was confident that her knowledge and experience would obtain favorable results. On a more personal note, I enjoyed working with her and her staff and felt I was included in every part of the process. The dedication, concern, and interest in me as a client was greatly appreciated, and Nina has earned my highest recommendation. — J.H., Monroe, CT

I recently found myself in need of a lawyer in handling a dispute with my former employer. I was fortunate to retain Josh Goodbaum as my legal counsel. His legal skills knowledge and professionalism shone through in every step of the process resulting in a very positive result. I highly recommend Josh if you find yourself in need of legal counsel. — S.R., Guilford, CT

When I go to a lawyer for advice, I am usually anxious, particularly the first meeting. Amanda DeMatteis was clear in describing my options and immediately set me at ease. Realistic assessment is important, and Amanda was clear as to how to set up the case and the direction she felt we should go. I had total confidence in her abilities and knew I was being well represented against a large corporation. More importantly, we were successful! —N.M., Haddam, CT

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Latest News & Updates

Jul 16 2021


Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Amanda DeMatteis was featured in a Law360 article, discussing the interplay between employers mandating the COVID-19 vaccine and employee rights under the American’s […]

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Jun 22 2021


Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Nina Pirrotti was featured in a Connecticut Law Tribune article, discussing her passion for helping employees in Connecticut who have faced workplace harassment […]

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Jun 18 2021

Partners Amanda DeMatteis and Josh Goodbaum Address the 2021 Connecticut Legal Conference

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partners Amanda DeMatteis and Josh Goodbaum spoke at the Connecticut Bar Association’s 2021 Connecticut Legal Conference. The virtual event – usually held at the […]

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Jun 7 2021

Connecticut Federal Judge Robert Richardson Celebrates Founding Partner Joe Garrison

U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of Connecticut Robert A. Richardson paid tribute to Joseph Garrison, his mentor and the founding partner of Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C., in […]

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May 27 2021

Lawyers: Employers Have Advantage When It Comes to COVID-19 Workplace Vaccinations

As it appeared in the Connecticut Law Tribune Two Connecticut lawyers and one Texas employment attorney speak out on workplace vaccination policies and whether they see litigation from the issue. […]

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May 12 2021

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Named Labor & Employment Litigation Department of the Year 2021 by the Connecticut Law Tribune

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. has been named the 2021 Connecticut Litigation Department of the Year for Labor & Employment at the Connecticut Law Tribune’s annual Connecticut Legal Awards. […]

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May 12 2021

Married cop got rookie subordinate pregnant — and didn’t break any NYPD rules

As it appeared in the New York Post A married NYPD sergeant knocked up his rookie cop driver — while his own wife was pregnant — but the fling didn’t […]

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May 5 2021

Lawsuit: Age Discrimination Was Why Dental Hygienist Was Fired During Pandemic

As it appeared in the Connecticut Law Tribune A former Guilford-based dental hygienist has sued her former employer alleging age discrimination in state court. By Robert Storace An age discrimination […]

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Apr 27 2021

Partner Josh Goodbaum Featured In Article On Connecticut Transgender Athlete Case

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Josh Goodbaum was featured in an April 27 article in Law.com’s Connecticut Law Tribune about a Connecticut federal judge’s dismissal of a Title […]

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