Our primary areas of practice include:

Employee Rights

We have received numerous honors, awards, and accolades for our work representing employees, and we take pride in our national stature as leading advocates for workers’ rights and workplace fairness.

Mediation & Arbitration

An experienced mediator can be the key to resolving your dispute expeditiously, amicably, and with minimal expense. Joe Garrison and retired Judge Jonathan Silbert bring their nearly 90 combined years of legal experience to bear in their efforts to bring litigants to an agreeable resolution.

Criminal Defense

We regularly provide personalized representation to individuals and businesses subject to federal or state investigations or prosecutions under a broad range of laws and regulations. Our criminal defense partners are former federal or state prosecutors with substantial experience trying jury and court-side criminal trials.

Personal Injury & Workers’ Compensation

No injury is small when it happens to you, and it should not be small to your lawyer either. At Garrison, Levin-Epstein, we give you the personal attention you need and deserve. You are not a number – you will not be treated like one.

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News & Updates

Joe Garrison Publishes on the Restatement of Employment Law

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti founding partner, Joe Garrison, authored an article in the May 2016 issue of Judicature, a scholarly journal for judges…

Jun 28, 2016 Posted by Joshua Goodbaum

Joe Garrison & Josh Goodbaum Publish on Employment Damages

Garrison, Levin-Epstein partners Joe Garrison and Josh Goodbaum have published a chapter in the newly-released Fourth Edition of The Comprehensive Guide to Economic Damages,…

Apr 19, 2016 Posted by Joshua Goodbaum

Garrison, Levin-Epstein Celebrates Our Former Partner, U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert A. Richardson

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C., celebrates our former partner, the Honorable Robert A. Richardson, who was sworn in as a new U.S. Magistrate Judge of the…

Jan 18, 2016 Posted by Joshua Goodbaum

Garrison, Levin-Epstein Recognized as U.S. News & World Report “Best Law Firm”

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Richardson, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. is proud to announce that U.S. News & World Report has selected us among its “Best Law Firms”…

Nov 02, 2015 Posted by Joshua Goodbaum

Josh Goodbaum Publishes on Free Speech Protections for Connecticut Employees

The October 27, 2015, issue of the Connecticut Law Tribune included the following article by Garrison, Levin-Epstein associate Josh Goodbaum concerning free speech protections for…

Oct 29, 2015 Posted by Joshua Goodbaum

Client Experiences

My legal battle was one of the hardest and most emotional situations I have ever been in. Steve Fitzgerald's patience and professionalism were impressive given the nature of the situation, but his sincere caring and concern was what really set him apart from most attorneys. Steve is truly an anomaly, and I will be forever grateful to him.
V.C., Bridgeport, 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
Joe Garrison is a true professional and champion for his clients. Although he empathizes with the emotional challenges his clients face during a case, he never takes his eyes off the facts and provides clear, concise direction and counseling in order to attain fair and realistic results. He is a master at setting priorities and knowing exactly when to take action to protect his clients' best interests. Based on my experience, Joe Garrison is the best of the best in his field.
L.H., Oxford, CT
I had lost my job two weeks into my maternity leave. After meeting with Josh Goodbaum, I immediately had a sense that he would take care of my family. As much as I was blown away with how personable Josh was, I was also stunned to watch him work. He was by my side every step of the way, taking the time to answer every question and concern and to reassure me. Without him, I am not sure I would have had the courage to stand up and fight.
N.B., North Windham, CT
I spoke to several attorneys before deciding to have Nina Pirrotti represent me in my case against my former employer. What a wonderful decision. Nina and her staff represented my interests professionally, providing outstanding advocacy and personal attention. Thank you for helping me achieve justice and helping me move on with my life.
M.K., New Fairfield, CT

Our Offices

405 Orange Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Tel: 203-777-4425
Fax: 203-776-3965