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May 1 2017

Partner Nina Pirrotti Joins Think Tank Discussion on Title IX at Stanford Law School

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti Partner Nina T. Pirrotti recently joined a think tank discussion entitled “Title IX Advocacy in the Trump Era: A Coordinated Response,” during an invitation-only conference […]

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Apr 21 2017

Stephen Fitzgerald wins First Circuit Appeal, Confirming Maximium Punitive Damages Award for Railroad Worker Subjected to Retaliation

A federal appeals court has affirmed that Pan Am Railways, Inc. must pay $260,000 in punitive and compensatory damages to a railroad worker who was subjected to retaliation after filing […]

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Apr 4 2017

Goodbaum and DeMatteis Join Connecticut Bar Association Panel Discussion

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Joshua Goodbaum and Associate Amanda DeMatteis were recently a part of a Connecticut Bar Association panel discussion entitled “CHRO: How to Bring or […]

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Mar 21 2017

Partner Nina T. Pirrotti Speaks at American Bar Association Employee Rights & Responsibilities Committee 2017 Midwinter Conference

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Nina T. Pirrotti recently spoke at a panel discussion entitled “Examining Sanctionable Conduct: Rule 11 From a Plaintiff Employment Lawyer’s Perspective,” during the […]

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Aug 16 2016

Stephen J. Fitzgerald Named 2017 Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Stephen J. Fitzgerald was recently named by Best Lawyers in America as the 2017 Lawyer of the Year for Employment Law – Individuals […]

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Jun 28 2016

Joe Garrison Publishes on the Restatement of Employment Law

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti founding partner, Joe Garrison, authored an article in the May 2016 issue of Judicature, a scholarly journal for judges published by the Duke Law Center […]

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Apr 19 2016

Joe Garrison & Josh Goodbaum Publish on Employment Damages

Garrison, Levin-Epstein partners Joe Garrison and Josh Goodbaum have published a chapter in the newly-released Fourth Edition of The Comprehensive Guide to Economic Damages, edited by Nancy J. Fannon and […]

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Dec 22 2015

Garrison, Levin-Epstein Celebrates Our Former Partner, U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert A. Richardson

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C., celebrates our former partner, the Honorable Robert A. Richardson, who was sworn in as a new U.S. Magistrate Judge of the District Court for […]

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Nov 2 2015

Garrison, Levin-Epstein Recognized as U.S. News & World Report “Best Law Firm”

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Richardson, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. is proud to announce that U.S. News & World Report has selected us among its “Best Law Firms” in the New Haven area.  Garrison, Levin-Epstein […]

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Oct 1 2015

Every Garrison, Levin-Epstein Lawyer Recognized by Super Lawyers

Garrison, Levin-Epstein is proud to announce that all six of our attorneys have been recognized in the 2015 issue of Connecticut Super Lawyers. Joe Garrison and Rob Richardson were each […]

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Sep 30 2015

Josh Goodbaum Recognized as “New Leader of the Law”

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Richardson, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti is proud to announce that our associate attorney, Joshua Goodbaum, has been selected by the Connecticut Law Tribune as one of its 2015 “New Leaders of the […]

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Aug 18 2015

Every Garrison, Levin-Epstein Partner Recognized by Best Lawyers in America

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Richardson, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C., is proud to announce that all five of its partners have been selected for the 2015-16 edition of Best Lawyers in the category of Employment […]

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Jun 30 2015

Joe Garrison Honored for Professional Excellence

Joe Garrison, the founding and senior partner of Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Richardson, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C., has been honored by the Connecticut Law Tribune with its Professional Excellence Award. According to the Tribune: “The […]

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Apr 27 2015

Garrison, Levin-Epstein Joins Connecticut Law Tribune’s Call for Tip Law

The Connecticut Law Tribune published an editorial this week calling for the State to enact a law to protect tipped workers.  (For a PDF of the editorial, click here.)  As the editorial explains, “Connecticut has […]

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Feb 24 2015

Appellate Court Affirms Verdict for Garrison, Levin-Epstein Client in Defamation Case

In an opinion released on February 24, the Connecticut Appellate Court affirmed a jury verdict for Garrison, Levin-Epstein client Jeffrey Nelson in his defamation and tortious interference case against his […]

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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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