Every Garrison Law Attorney Named to Best Lawyers for 2024

Aug 17 2023

Best Lawyers in America® has recognized every attorney at Garrison Law for our work fighting for the rights of Connecticut’s employees.

Steve Fitzgerald was named the 2024 “Lawyer of the Year” for Employment Law – Individuals in New Haven. Steve previously received recognition as Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in 2021, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, and 2013. This award is given to just one lawyer for each specialty and metropolitan area.

Our other partners were recognized for their work in the following categories:

  • Joe Garrison: Arbitration, Employment Law – Individuals, Litigation – Labor and Employment, and Mediation
  • Nina Pirrotti: Employment Law – Individuals and Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Josh Goodbaum: Employment Law – Individuals and Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Amanda DeMatteis: Employment Law – Individuals, Litigation – Labor and Employment, and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

In addition, Counsel Betsy Ingraham was recognized by Best Lawyers® for her work in the practice areas of Personal Injury Litigation and Litigation – Insurance; Associate Jordan Wheeler was named to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in the practice area of Litigation – Labor and Employment; and Of Counsel Jonathan Silbert was recognized in the practice area of Arbitration.

Best Lawyers® is one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession, recognizing the top 5 percent of lawyers in America. Since 1983, the publication Best Lawyers® has been widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor. Unlike many other recognitions, the designation as a “Best Lawyer” cannot be bought.

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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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