Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C.

Leading Advocates for Workers’ Rights and Workplace Fairness

$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.

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Providing Award-Winning Legal Representation to Individuals for Over 42 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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Aug 21 2019

Did Yale University Cross the Line?

As it appeared on Human Resource Executive A class-action suit against the Ivy League school could have wider implications for employee-wellness programs. By: Carol Patton In July, the AARP Foundation […]

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Aug 15 2019

Nina T. Pirrotti Named Best Lawyers 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Employment Law – Individuals

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Nina T. Pirrotti was named Best Lawyers 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Employment Law -Individuals in New Haven, Connecticut. As one of […]

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Jul 27 2019

CT workers feel forced to give up privacy to wellness plans

As it appeared on the New Haven Register Ed Stannard NEW HAVEN — Christine Turecek, a cook at Jonathan Edwards College, is a 10-year cancer survivor, proud of how she […]

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Jul 25 2019

Yale Employees Test Their Workplace Wellness Program In The Courts

As it appeared on Connecticut Public Radio By NICOLE LEONARD Lisa Kwesell started getting emails and notices mailed to her home last year about her employer’s new wellness program, which […]

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Jul 19 2019

Yale University faces lawsuit over employee wellness program

As it appeared on WTNH 8 by: Vanessa Wojtusiak NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The AARP Foundation issued a press release in regards to a class-action lawsuit that was filed […]

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Jul 18 2019

Union Workers File Civil Action Lawsuit Against Yale Over Employee Wellness Program

As it appeared on WNPR By NICOLE LEONARD The AARP Foundation and a New Haven law firm have filed a class action lawsuit against Yale University over how the college […]

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Jul 18 2019

Suit: Yale health program fines employees, requires invasive tests

As it appeared on the New Haven Register By Ben Lambert NEW HAVEN — A group of Yale employees have sued the university, alleging weekly fines levied for not participating […]

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Jul 18 2019

Yale Graduate Takes On Alma Mater In Wellness Program Lawsuit

As it appeared in Connecticut Law Tribune Yale University’s wellness program is facing a class action claiming its $1,300 annual fine for those who refuse to disclose their private medical […]

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Jul 18 2019

Yale Sued Over Wellness Program ‘Penalty’

As it appeared in the PlanSponsor The lawsuit says the so-called “incentive” Yale offers for participating in the wellness program are in fact a “penalty” that violates non-participants’ right, and […]

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