What Connecticut Employees Need to Know About COVID-19
What Connecticut Employees Need to Know About COVID-19
Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C.

Leading Advocates for Workers’ Rights and Workplace Fairness

Statement on #BlackLivesMatter
$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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Providing Award-Winning Legal Representation to Individuals for Over 43 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

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

Aug 27 2020

CCSU to pay $1.75 million settlement of claims accusing campus police officers of sexual harassment, assault

As it appeared on WTNH News 8 by: Leah Myers NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (WTNH) — The legal team of a woman police officer at Central Connecticut State University says she […]

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Aug 26 2020

Female officer at CCSU awarded $1.75 million in settlement with university over lawsuit alleging she was raped by another officer

As it appeared on New Britain Herald by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI @MUSZYNSKIBP NEW BRITAIN — A female police officer at Central Connecticut State University has received a $1.75 million settlement in […]

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Aug 26 2020

Female police officer wins $1.75 million settlement against CCSU in rape and sexual harassment lawsuit

As it appeared in the Hartford Courant By MICHAEL HAMAD HARTFORD COURANT Lawyers for a female police officer at Central Connecticut State University said she has obtained a settlement of […]

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Aug 26 2020

$1.7M Game Changer: Inside Pivotal Moment That Shifted Odds for Police Officer Suing CCSU Over Rape

As it appeared on the Connecticut Law Tribune New Haven attorney Nina Pirrotti has clinched a $1.75 million settlement for her client, known as Jane Doe, who alleged she was […]

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Aug 20 2020

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti Partners Named to Best Lawyers in America for 2021

Best Lawyers in America© has recognized all six partners at Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. for their work fighting for the rights of Connecticut’s employees. Best Lawyers® is one […]

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Jul 21 2020

Nina T. Pirrotti – New Haven 2020 Lawyer of the Year

Best Lawyers / Connecticut’s Best Lawyers 2020 Most adults spend a third of their lives at work, according to the World Health Organization. What happens when you’re made to feel uncomfortable […]

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Jul 7 2020

Nina T. Pirrotti Featured in Best Lawyers

As it appeared on Best Lawyers By Best Lawyers Most adults spend a third of their lives at work, according to the World Health Organization. What happens when you’re made […]

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Jun 22 2020

Mediations Are on the Rise, and Experts Expect Them to Continue After Courthouses Reopen

As it appeared on the Connecticut Law Tribune As more and more litigants turn to alternative dispute resolution, experts expect the trend to continue even after the current health crisis […]

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Jun 16 2020

Partner Joshua Goodbaum to Speak at Connecticut Bar Webinar

Garrison Levin-Epstein Fitzgerald & Pirrotti P.C. Partner Joshua R. Goodbaum will be a featured speaker for the webinar “What You Need to Know as Employers Reopen the Workplace,” presented by […]

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