Garrison Levin-Epstein Richardson Fitzgerald & Pir
405 Orange Street
New Haven, CT 06511
I am the President of the Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association (“CELA”). I am also a partner at Garrison Levin-Epstein Richardson Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, a law firm which is recognized nationally for its work on behalf of employees. In that capacity I represent individuals in all aspects of employment law, including discrimination (on the basis of race, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, religious creed, marital status, pregnancy, or national origin), sexual harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, contract disputes (including those involving restrictive covenant agreements), FMLA and related leave of absence issues, unpaid wages, severance agreements, and whistleblower claims. In 2010, I was named by the Connecticut Law Tribune as one of its Women in the Law – High Achievers.
I am an experienced trial advocate, having served as lead counsel in approximately 25 jury trials and 50 bench trials. I have taught Trial Advocacy at the New York Prosecutor’s Training Institute, the Queens County District Attorney’s Office, and the New York City Law Department, and trial practice at Quinnipiac Law School as an adjunct professor.
In addition to my duties as president of CELA, I am also the Co-Chair of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) Affiliate Relations Committee, as well as its Second Circuit representative. I routinely lecture nationally on employment related topics.