Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti Partners Named To Best Lawyers In America for 2022

Aug 19 2021

Best Lawyers in America© has recognized all six partners at Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. for their work fighting for the rights of Connecticut’s employees.

Best Lawyers® is one of the oldest and most respected peer review publications in the legal profession. Since 1983, the publication has been, and continues to be, widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor. Each year, it selects the top 5 percent of lawyers in America to be recognized in its rankings.

Josh Goodbaum was named the 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” for “Employment Law – Individuals” – a distinction that goes to just one lawyer in the New Haven, Connecticut area.  Josh’s recognition continues a trend for our firm:  Steve Fitzgerald was the 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” for “Litigation – Labor and Employment,” and Nina Pirrotti was the 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for “Employment Law – Individuals”.

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

  • Joe Garrison was recognized in the practice areas of Arbitration, Employment Law – Individuals, Litigation – Labor and Employment, and Mediation.
  • Ethan Levin-Epstein was recognized in the practice areas of Criminal Law, White Collar Criminal Law, and Employment Law – Individuals.
  • Steve Fitzgerald was recognized in the practice areas of Litigation – Labor & Employment, Employment Law – Individuals, and Litigation – ERISA.
  • Nina Pirrotti was recognized in the practice areas of Employment Law – Individuals, and Litigation – Labor and Employment.
  • Amanda DeMatteis was recognized in the practice areas of Employment Law – Individuals, and Litigation – Labor and Employment.

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    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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