Leading Advocates for Employees’ Rights and Workplace Fairness

$11.6 million Jury Verdict on Behalf of a Railroad Worker Who Suffered Career-Ending Injuries While on the Job
$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
$1.8+ Million Jury Verdict on Behalf of a Hartford HealthCare Surgeon for Breach of Contract
$1.75 Million Settlement on Behalf of University Employee Who Was Sexually Harassed, Culminating in Sexual Assault by a Co-Worker
$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

Advocating for Employees since 1977

Not Every Law Firm Feels Like A Family. Ours Does.

"The thing that stands out about Garrison Law is that they aren’t just focused on addressing your legal concerns; they also focus on providing emotional support and validation. My experience with the entire team at Garrison Law was exceptional, and I wholeheartedly recommend their services to anyone seeking legal representation for employment concerns. I am grateful for the support and advocacy they provided to me, and I am confident that you will find the same level of excellence in their legal services."

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Providing Award-Winning Legal Representation to Employees for nearly 50 years.

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

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

May 24 2024

Meaghan Kirby to Serve as Co-Chair of Employment & Labor Law Committee of CBA’s Young Lawyers Section

Garrison Law is pleased to announce that our associate Meaghan Kirby will serve as the co-chair of Employment & Labor Law Committee of the Young Lawyers Section of the Connecticut […]

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Apr 17 2024

Connecticut Mirror Quotes Garrison Law Partner Josh Goodbaum on the Enforceability of Connecticut Non-Competes

Garrison Law partner Josh Goodbaum was recently quoted in a CT Mirror article about Connecticut non-compete agreements. The article discusses when non-competition, or non-compete, agreements are enforceable. In the state, […]

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Apr 9 2024

Josh Goodbaum Featured in Super Lawyers Article on How a DUI Can Affect Your Employment and Future Career Prospects

Garrison Law partner Josh Goodbaum was recently featured in a Super Lawyers article on how a DUI charge can affect one’s employment. The article, entitled “How Does a DUI Impact […]

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Apr 3 2024

Joe Garrison Honored With the Connecticut Bar Association’s Edward F. Hennessey Professionalism Award

On Wednesday, April 3, 2024, Garrison Law founding partner Joe Garrison was honored with the Connecticut Bar Association’s Edward F. Hennessey Professionalism Award at this year’s Celebrate With the Stars […]

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Mar 27 2024

Josh Goodbaum Speaks at CT Bar Association 2024 Advanced Employment Law Symposium

On March 27, 2024, Garrison Law partner Josh Goodbaum spoke at the Advanced Labor & Employment Law Symposium, organized by the Connecticut Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section. Josh […]

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Mar 8 2024

Josh Goodbaum Joins the Advisory Board of the NYU Center for Labor and Employment Law

Garrison Law is pleased to announce that our partner Josh Goodbaum has joined the Advisory Board of the NYU Center for Labor and Employment Law. The NYU Center for Labor […]

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Feb 20 2024

Amanda DeMatteis and Meaghan Kirby Participate in the CBA’s Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Webinar

On Tuesday, February 20, 2024, Garrison Law partner Amanda DeMatteis and associate Meaghan Kirby participated in the Connecticut Bar Association’s “Navigating the New Pregnant Workers Fairness Act” webinar, presented by […]

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Feb 9 2024

Nina Pirrotti Featured on an Episode of “From Lawyer to Employer” to Discuss Employment Law Trends

Garrison Law Partner Nina Pirrotti was recently featured on an episode of “From Lawyer to Employer,” a Shipman podcast. Here, she joined host Daniel Schwartz to discuss recent developments in […]

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Jan 19 2024

Nina Pirrotti Quoted in Law360 Article on the Harassment of Public-Facing Employees

Garrison Law partner Nina Pirrotti was recently quoted in a Law360 article about the increasing harassment of public-facing employees. The article, entitled “3 Tips To Help Protect Workers From An […]

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