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.

Take a moment to explore our primary areas of practice.

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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 Rating Avvo Rating AV Preeminent Rating

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Latest News & Updates

Apr 24 2019

Four Garrison, Levin-Epstein Partners Selected to Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Guide for 2019

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partners Joseph Garrison, Stephen Fitzgerald, Nina Pirrotti, and Joshua Goodbaum have been selected to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Guide for 2019. […]

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Apr 5 2019

Charles Giampaolo: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

As it appeared on Heavy Charles “C.J.” Giampaolo, a survivor of the 2017 Route 91 Harvest Music Festival mass shooting in Las Vegas, has filed a lawsuit against his employer, […]

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Apr 5 2019

Torrington man sues former employer for alleged treatment following deadly October 2017 Las Vegas concert

As it appeared on Fox 61 BY TONY TERZI NEW HAVEN – A Torrington man has filed a lawsuit claiming his former employer discriminated against him in the aftermath of […]

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Apr 4 2019

Local survivor of Las Vegas shooting sues employer

As it appeared on WFSB WFSB Staff TORRINGTON, CT (WFSB) – A local man who survived the largest mass shooting in U.S. history is now suing his former employer for […]

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Apr 4 2019

Las Vegas shooting survivor suing Torrington company

As it appeared on News 8 WTNH By: Noelle Gardner NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – CJ Giampaolo suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder following the massacre in Las Vegas. His father-in-law […]

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Apr 3 2019

1 October survivor told to “suck it up” after PTSD, now suing employer

As it appeared on Fox 5 KVU-TV LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — A 1 October shooting survivor sued the company he worked for. Charles Giampaulo was in Las Vegas for the […]

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Apr 2 2019

Lawsuit Claims Connecticut Boss Told Vegas Mass Shooting Survivor to ‘Get Over It’

As it appeared on the Connecticut Law Tribune A new lawsuit alleges Charles Giampaolo survived the Las Vegas mass shooting in which his father-in-law was killed, but then got no […]

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Mar 21 2019

CCSU president releases statement on federal lawsuit filed by former campus police officer

As it appeared on The Bristol Press Written by Charles Paullin NEW BRITAIN – An officer of the Central Connecticut State University Police Department has filed a lawsuit in federal […]

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Mar 20 2019

Campus Cop: Repeated Rapes by Fellow Officer Ignored at CCSU

As it appeared on the Connecticut Law Tribune and Yahoo Finance A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges a female CCSU police officer was raped three times by a fellow officer. […]

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