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From our brownstone in the heart of New Haven, Connecticut, Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti has advocated for employees and civil rights plaintiffs in litigation and negotiation since 1977.  Along the way, we have received virtually every available accolade and a hard-won reputation as one of the Nation’s premier employee rights firms.

Our proudest accomplishment, though, remains the workplace culture we have fostered.  Ours is a law firm that cares about our clients and our work, but we also care about each other.

We seek a full-time associate attorney or counsel to join our thriving practice.  


  • Investigating and evaluating potential cases, interviewing potential clients, and participating in case selection decisions.
  • Managing civil discovery, including drafting and responding to document discovery requests, taking and defending depositions, and supervising expert witnesses.
  • Drafting dispositive motions (and oppositions thereto) and substantive mediation statements.
  • Arguing motions and examining witnesses at evidentiary hearings and trial.
  • Working directly with clients and opposing counsel.


  • J.D. degree and admission to practice in one state or territory.  Admission in Connecticut is preferred; admission in Connecticut within one year of hire is required.
  • At least two years of litigation experience, including management of document discovery and depositions, is required; four-plus years is preferred.
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills.
  • Working knowledge of federal and/or Connecticut state civil procedure. 
  • Superior attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with employment law is preferred but not required.
  • Ability to work well with others, including paralegals and law firm staff.
  • A drive to build a practice representing employees. 
  • A friendly and positive attitude.     

Compensation commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits, including four weeks’ paid vacation.

Our firm enthusiastically supports diversity in the legal profession.  More than half of our lawyers are women, people of color, and/or members of the LGBTQ community.  Lawyers from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to our office manager, Deborah French, at dfrench@garrisonlaw.com.

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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