Jordan Wheeler prides herself on her approachable and pragmatic style in helping her clients successfully navigate their varied labor and employment challenges. As the daughter of a life-long union organizer and the granddaughter of a regional director of the AFL-CIO, employee-side representation has always been incredibly important to Jordan, and she feels most proud when she’s able to help good people protect their rights and take back control of their employment situation.
Jordan assists employees with a wide array of issues including discrimination and retaliation claims, harassment claims, workplace accommodations and leave requests, wage and hour disputes, wrongful termination claims, non-competition agreements, and workers’ compensation claims. She litigates in both state and federal court and also handles matters at the administrative level, appearing regularly before the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, the Department of Labor, the Workers’ Compensation Commission, and other administrative agencies.
In addition to her representation of employees, Jordan has previously represented employers of all sizes in labor and employment litigation and negotiation, and leverages her diverse experience to best serve her clients. Her prior experience in representing clients on both sides of the employment relationship allowed her to gain key insight into what drives parties in an employment dispute, and she utilizes her background to reach the best possible results for her clients.
Jordan’s representation of her clients has earned her early recognition in the Connecticut Legal Community for someone of her tenure. She’s been named to Super Lawyers® – Connecticut Rising Stars (2021) for Employment & Labor, and Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch (2021) for Labor & Employment Litigation. She was also recognized in the 2021 edition of the Best Lawyers® Employment Law Issue.
Jordan received her law degree from the University of Connecticut, where she served as Vice President of Administration for the Student Bar Association; President of the Arts, Entertainment & Sports Law Society; Administrative Editor of the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal; and Vice President of the Women Law Students’ Association. Jordan received her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University, where she competed in Varsity Track & Field as a pole vaulter and Varsity Cheerleading for the SEC Conference.
Jordan now serves on the Board of Directors and as an officer for the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association, and volunteers as an officer for her Zeta Tau Alpha alumnae chapter here in Connecticut. In her spare time, she enjoys golfing, traveling, gardening, and listening to audio books.
- How to Become an Employment Lawyer, American Bar Association “After the Bar” (April 2023)
I have followed Jordan Sala from her previous employer to her position at Garrison Law. Fortunately, for me, Garrison Law and Jordan agreed to continue my claim with the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. Jordan made me comfortable from the very beginning and included me on all the details of my case. Jordan is very knowledgeable, professional, and personable. She responded quickly to my phone calls and questions through this process and we were able to reach a settlement.— L.M.
January 31st, 2023 Final Paychecks in Connecticut
April 26th, 2023 Josh Goodbaum and Jordan Wheeler Publish ABA Article on Becoming an Employment Lawyer
December 6th, 2022 Lawsuit Against AMR New Haven Ambulance Company Reveals ‘Sexist,’ ‘Boys Club’ Work Culture
December 5th, 2022 AMR sued by former EMT in New Haven over sexual assault claims
October 13th, 2022 Two Former Students Who Were Sexually Assaulted And Raped By The Same Student-Athlete, Sue Trinity College
October 13th, 2022 Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Attorneys Selected as 2022 Super Lawyers
August 18th, 2022 Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers For 2023
May 31st, 2022 Jordan Sala is Elevated to Secretary of the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association
March 28th, 2022 Female EMT Files Lawsuit Against American Medical Response of Connecticut
February 8th, 2022 Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti Welcomes Two New Attorneys
February 2nd, 2022 Connecticut Law Tribune Highlights Expansion, Hiring at Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti