Meaghan C. Kirby


Meaghan C. Kirby


Meaghan Kirby is an associate attorney who represents Connecticut employees, both in and out of the courtroom. In 2023, Meaghan was ranked by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, a distinction given only to 2.5% of Connecticut attorneys under the age of 40.

Before she joined Garrison Law, Meaghan practiced civil litigation at Zeldes, Needle & Cooper, P.C., including representing and advising employees and employers in matters involving claims of employment discrimination and wrongful termination, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, and employment contract disputes. Meaghan also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Eliot D. Prescott of the Connecticut Appellate Court during the 2021-2022 term.

Meaghan earned her law degree, summa cum laude, from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2021, with a dual concentration in Workplace Law and Civil Advocacy & Dispute Resolution, each with honors. During her law school career, Meaghan received various awards for outstanding coursework and involvement in extracurricular activities. Meaghan was a publication editor of, and was published in, the Quinnipiac Law Review, worked as a member of Quinnipiac’s Defense Appellate Clinic, in which she drafted an appellate brief on behalf of an incarcerated criminal defendant, and served as president of Quinnipiac University School of Law’s Mock Trial Society, for which she coaches today. Meaghan was named the Best Advocate of the final round of the Northeast Regional Championship of the 2021 National Trial Competition and went on to be a quarterfinalist in the national championship. Prior to law school, Meaghan received her B.A. in Literature from American University.

Meaghan proudly will serve as the co-chair of Employment & Labor Law Committee of the Young Lawyers Section of the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) for the 2024-2025 term.  She also is an active member of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA).

Aside from her time in Washington, D.C., Meaghan has lived in New Haven County her entire life. When she is not at the office, you can find Meaghan hiking, watching documentaries, or cheering on the New England Patriots.

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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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