Jordan Wheeler


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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. 

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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.

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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

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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