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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 45 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

Dec 31 2021

Garrison, Levin-Epstein Wishes a Fond Farewell to Attorney Lizzie Lee

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti congratulates our colleague Elisabeth (Lizzie) Lee, who is leaving the firm at the end of 2021 to become a career law clerk to the Honorable […]

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Dec 9 2021

NBC Connecticut Interviews Partner Nina Pirrotti: ‘Great Resignation’ Might Not Be As Great As it was Months Ago.

As it appeared on NBC Connecticut  By Dan Corcoran and Julia Skrobak The so-called “great resignation” might no longer be as great, according to new figures from the U.S. Department […]

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Nov 30 2021

Josh Goodbaum Appointed to Connecticut Bar Association’s Awards and Nominating Committees

The Board of Governors of the Connecticut Bar Association has appointed Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C partner Joshua Goodbaum to the CBA’s Awards Committee and Nominating Committee.  The 20-member […]

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Nov 23 2021

News coverage of case litigated by Partner Nina Pirrotti: Former CPI Security manager claims racial discrimination, retaliation in lawsuit

As it appeared in The Charlotte Observer By Catherine Muccigrosso A former CPI Security Systems employee has filed a lawsuit against the Charlotte company and its CEO Kenneth Gill alleging […]

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Nov 19 2021

News coverage of case litigated by Nina Pirrotti, Joshua Goodbaum, and Elisabeth Lee: Former Manager Sues CPI Security Alleging Unlawful Retaliation and ‘Culture of Racism’

As it appeared on WFAE By Nick de la Canal A former high-ranking manager has filed a lawsuit against CPI Security and its CEO, Kenneth Gill, alleging she was unlawfully […]

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Nov 18 2021

News coverage of case litigated by Partner Nina Pirrotti: CPI Security Systems and CEO Kenneth Gill Face Racial Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit Filed By Top Black Manager

View the filed complaint here. CHARLOTTE, NC, November 18, 2021.  A Gaston County, North Carolina resident filed a lawsuit against Charlotte-based CPI Security Systems, Inc. and CPI CEO Kenneth Gill […]

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Nov 10 2021

Stretch Your Dollar: How to know you’re getting paid a fair wage

As it appeared on WTNH News 8 By Laura Hutchinson (WTNH) — It’s the season for shopping. Whether you’re doing the buying or hoping to be in a position to […]

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Nov 3 2021

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Nina Pirrotti Appeared on CT Fox News to Discuss The Great Resignation

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Nina Pirrotti recently appeared on WTIC-TV FOX 61, a local FOX news affiliate, to discuss the Great Resignation. This segment covered the record […]

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Oct 29 2021

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Joshua Goodbaum Discusses Sexual Harassment Law in German Magazine

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Joshua Goodbaum was recently featured in the October 29, 2021, edition of Wirtschaftswoche, a popular weekly newsmagazine that covers the business world in […]

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