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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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Providing Award-Winning Legal Representation to Individuals for Over 44 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

Oct 3 2021

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Nina Pirrotti Appeared on WTNH News 8 to Discuss President Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Nina Pirrotti and Shipman & Goodwin LLP Partner Dan Schwartz recently sat down with WTNH News 8’s Dennis House on ‘This Week in […]

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Oct 3 2021

This Week in CT: Sports betting goes live at casinos; COVID vaccine mandates for healthcare, state workers

 As it appeared on WTNH News 8 Sports betting went online at the casinos Thursday, and it will go online at other locations across Connecticut as soon as Oct. […]

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Oct 1 2021

Partner Nina Pirrotti Quoted in CT Law Tribune Article Discussing Emotional Distress Damages in Sexual Assault Case

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Nina Pirrotti was recently quoted in a Connecticut Law Tribune article discussing a sexual assault case where a woman received $100,000 in emotional […]

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Sep 30 2021

Partner Nina Pirrotti Quoted in a Connecticut Law Tribune Article on Surveillance of Remote Employees During COVID-19

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Nina Pirrotti was quoted in a recent Connecticut Law Tribune article discussing employee surveillance during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article explains that more […]

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Sep 24 2021

Partner Nina Pirrotti Quoted in Article on Age Discrimination Employment Matter

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Nina Pirrotti was recently quoted in an article discussing an age discrimination employment case in which the defendant employer’s motion for a summary […]

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Sep 22 2021

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. joins the Connecticut Law Tribune’s call for reform of Connecticut non-competes.

On September 22, 2021, the Editorial Board of the Connecticut Law Tribune published an editorial calling for legislative reform of Connecticut non-compete law. The Connecticut employment lawyers at Garrison, Levin-Epstein […]

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Sep 17 2021

Partner Nina Pirrotti Featured on NBC Connecticut to Discuss a New Wage Transparency Law

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Nina Pirrotti appeared on NBC Connecticut on September 15th to discuss a new wage transparency law with Dan Corcoran. You can watch the […]

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Sep 6 2021

Partner Nina Pirrotti Featured on NBC Connecticut to Discuss Higher Starting Salaries for College Graduates and its Potential Positive Impact on All Employees

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Nina Pirrotti appeared on NBC Connecticut to discuss rising starting salaries for recent college graduates. You can find the full segment here. On […]

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Aug 31 2021

Partner Nina Pirrotti Featured in Connecticut Law Tribune Article Regarding an Employment Lawsuit Involving FMLA

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Nina Pirrotti was recently featured in a Connecticut Law Tribune article discussing an employment lawsuit alleging that a McDonald’s employee was fired for […]

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