Criminal Defense

The criminal defense practice at Garrison, Levin-Epstein is led by the former First Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, the number two federal prosecutor in the state. With two former prosecutors as partners who practice criminal defense, our firm offers a wealth of criminal justice experience.

You need to protect your rights from the moment you are aware you are under investigation or charged with a “white collar” crime or any other criminal offense.

Ethan Levin-Epstein

Criminal Defense Lawyer Ethan Levin-Epstein

Our criminal defense team is known for its aggressive defense of white-collar, financial, and other complex criminal cases. We represent individuals and business entities in grand jury investigations and other criminal matters in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, or wherever our clients need us to go. We have represented numerous targets, subjects, and witnesses in federal grand jury and state investigations into such diverse allegations as mail and wire fraud, securities fraud, antitrust violations, health care fraud, tax fraud, money laundering, bribery, violation of the Hobbs Act (extortion under color of official right), Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO), false statements, perjury, obstruction of justice, and conspiracy to commit these and other offenses.

Early guidance and decisions about what to say or do when under investigation can make an important difference to your future. Our experienced criminal defense lawyers will treat you personally and fairly to ensure that your rights are protected throughout the legal process.

We often measure our success by how little attention we and our clients receive, rather than how much. Although a primary objective of our work involves preventing our clients from ever being charged, if possible, and keeping them out of court when appropriate, we are trial lawyers and are fully prepared to defend our clients’ legal rights in court when that is in their best interest.

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Our lawyers will treat you personally and fairly to ensure that your rights are protected.

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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. As the situation escalated, I always felt Mr. Garrison was patient and tried to support me fully. He understood my concerns about litigation versus settlement, and he worked to find the best resolution possible. He was sympathetic to my situation and recognized that it had spun out of my control; he gave careful advice that recognized my history of good work. 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 highestrecommendation. — 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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