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Jul 7 2020

Nina T. Pirrotti Featured in Best Lawyers

As it appeared on Best Lawyers By Best Lawyers Most adults spend a third of their lives at work, according to the World Health Organization. What happens when you’re made […]

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Jun 22 2020

Mediations Are on the Rise, and Experts Expect Them to Continue After Courthouses Reopen

As it appeared on the Connecticut Law Tribune As more and more litigants turn to alternative dispute resolution, experts expect the trend to continue even after the current health crisis […]

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Jun 16 2020

Partner Joshua Goodbaum to Speak at Connecticut Bar Webinar

Garrison Levin-Epstein Fitzgerald & Pirrotti P.C. Partner Joshua R. Goodbaum will be a featured speaker for the webinar “What You Need to Know as Employers Reopen the Workplace,” presented by […]

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Jun 14 2020

Coronavirus Letters: The employee who returns to work

As it appeared on The Hartford Courant By NINA PIRROTTI HARTFORD COURANT A reader writes about the state beginning chapter two of the novel we have been all been living […]

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Jun 10 2020

Remote Court Proceedings Useful in Emergencies, Lawyers Say

As it appeared on Bloomberg Law Madison Alder Reporter Judiciary explores changes for future emergencies, but action not likely soon Some lawyers, groups want a broad expansion of remote access […]

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Jun 8 2020

Workers Insist Yale’s Wellness Program Not Really ‘Voluntary’

As it appeared in Law360 By Danielle Nichole Smith Law360 (June 8, 2020, 5:05 PM EDT) — Yale University workers urged a Connecticut federal judge to let them move forward […]

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May 25 2020

Employee Beware! Using Virus as a Cover for Unlawful Firings

As it appeared in The New York Times To the Editor: In these uncharted waters known as the coronavirus, it can be daunting for an employee to figure out the […]

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May 21 2020

Stretch Your Dollar: Knowing your rights if you’re not comfortable heading back to work amid the pandemic

As it appeared on WTNH News 8 Phase one of reopening Connecticut is officially underway this week and as a percentage of Connecticut heads back to work, not everyone is […]

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May 14 2020

In the Case of the Lost Job, the Lawyer Must Play Detective

A lawyer explores all the facts surrounding a COVID-19-related job termination to figure out where the truth lies. As it appeared in the Connecticut Law Tribune By Nina Pirrotti Lawyers who […]

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Mar 31 2020

SCOUTUS Ruling on Standard of Proof in Certain Race Discrimination Claims Will Have Limited Impact in Connecticut

As it appeared on Connecticut Law Tribune Must race merely be a “motivating factor,” or does it need to be a “determinative factor”? By Joshua R. Goodbaum Covid-19 has unsettled […]

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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

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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