Tag: Stephen J. Fitzgerald

Aug 21 2017

Conn. Supreme Court Boosts Overtime Pay, Strikes ‘Fluctuating’ Workweek Rule

As it appeared in the Connecticut Law Tribune ROBERT STORACE, The Connecticut Law Tribune The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the federal fluctuating workweek used to calculate overtime pay for a […]

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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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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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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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Apr 2 2010

A Pfizer Whistle-Blower Is Awarded $1.4 Million

As it appeared in the New York Times By ANDREW POLLACK and DUFF WILSON A federal jury has awarded $1.37 million in damages to a former Pfizer scientist who claimed she was sickened by a […]

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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

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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