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About the Legal Services They Received from the Lawyers of Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti.
A family member had a serious employment problem, and we knew we needed compassion, support, and understanding. We thought immediately of Joe Garrison to help us. He handled our case not only with expert legal advice resulting in a positive outcome, but also with unmatched emotional support, warmth, and compassion, for which we are ever grateful.
— S.S., Orange, 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
For an uncomfortable and painful situation requiring an employment lawyer, Joe Garrison came very highly recommended. Never having needed the services of a lawyer before, I was apprehensive. But Attorney Garrison was respectful, listened attentively, asked questions, offered suggestions, and guided me to a fair resolution. He was professional, accessible, empathetic, and understanding throughout the process, always providing options and answering my questions.
— C.W., Westport, CT
Attorney Garrison’s years of legal experience, knowledge, professional awards, and recognitions are a testimony to his legal stature. As I worked through an employment case with Attorney Garrison, I found him to be very respectful, attentive, accessible, and responsive. He is able to always see the big picture in the myriad of complicated detail. He is a patient listener who is willing to answer questions and is skilled at providing excellent guidance, which happily led to a successful outcome. I am very fortunate to have worked with Attorney Garrison and will remain grateful for his pleasant and professional counsel.
— D.P., East Haven, CT
Three years ago I committed a federal criminal offense which I have regretted ever since. I needed a lawyer desperately and thank god that I was referred to Ethan Levin-Epstein. I was facing jail and felt the weight of the world on my shoulders. I felt hopeless with nowhere to turn. Ethan was very understanding and very diligent in helping me to understand my situation. He explained all the issues to me and my family and listened to all our concerns. He understood those concerns and my case and helped me to understand my options. He helped me to make the right decisions for me. The case took two years to resolve. Ethan met with me many times and really got to know me. He worked tirelessly for me. The big day finally arrived and the probation office recommended that I receive a jail sentence that (due to Ethan’s work) was much lower than the sentencing “guidelines” range of 24 to 30 months. Ethan was still not satisfied. What happened in court on the day I was sentenced will forever live in my heart and soul. Ethan pleaded my case as though I was his brother. He made sure the judge knew who I really was. As a result, I was placed on probation and not sent to jail. I will forever be indebted to Ethan for taking my case so personally and for becoming my friend. I recommend him and his firm without qualification.
— M.R., Cheshire, CT
Ethan defended me in the largest municipal corruption trial in the history of the State of Connecticut. His years as a US Attorney benefited me tremendously. Not only did Ethan demonstrate his vast knowledge of criminal law, but he keenly positioned me with respect to the 12 other people/businesses indicted in the same federal investigation. From the outset, Ethan worked tirelessly on my behalf and masterfully reduced my degree of culpability in the eyes of the government. Ultimately, the combination of his experience, knowledge of the law and his astute understanding of the system prevented me from going to federal prison. Thanks to Ethan I was able to remain home with my wife and children and move on with my life while most of the other defendants received prison sentences.
— F.S., Fairfield, CT
Ethan Levin-Epstein has twice provided superior legal representation for me. During my career I had the experience of being represented by major law firms and Ethan is second to none. He was available to provide legal advice and support for my case 24/7 by phone, email and in person. Ethan developed a very successful legal strategy for my case and researched the case law to support each position. He prepared every detail of my case to ensure success and his hard work in preparation was a key factor in our legal victory. I am pleased to recommend Ethan to anyone considering legal representation as you could not make a better choice.
— J.N., Fort White, FL
When my small business came under federal investigation, I was faced with a federal indictment, possible jail time, and large fines. Even the investigation itself threatened to put us out of business after 35 years. I had no idea what we’d done wrong. I am so grateful that my attorney recommended Ethan Levin-Epstein. Proving my innocence to the Feds seemed like an insurmountable task, but Ethan’s knowledge of the law and skill was the key to halting the witch hunt. Ethan saved my life.
— R.D., Higganum, CT
Ethan’s legal expertise, empathy, and unwavering professionalism and perseverance brought closure to what was a very discouraging situation for my family. He guided me through the long process, while counseling me on each and every step, so I could make informed decisions about my case. Ethan and his firm are the leaders in employment law, which is what I knew I needed when I made the very difficult life decision to take legal action against a former employer.
— C.Y., Middlebury, 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
I cannot fully express how grateful I am to have had Ethan represent me during a very stressful case involving my previous employment. Ethan listened, advised, advocated, and most importantly kept me very well informed throughout entire process. He was always patient with me, especially when I was emotional and asked a lot of questions. I have the utmost confidence and respect for Ethan’s ability as an attorney. Not only did he always look out for my interests; he was always honest discussing strategies and decisions. Thank you, Ethan!
— D.M., Hamden, CT
Ethan and his colleagues with whom I had contact were kind, helpful, proactive, and responsive throughout our work together. My wife and I are grateful to them for their expertise, professionalism, wisdom, and thoughtfulness. While Ethan provided excellent legal counsel, his empathetic personal counsel regarding the matter was also invaluable to us. I look forward to working with Ethan in the future on more positive legal needs.
— R.T., Middletown, 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
If you need an employment lawyer, go no further! After spending three long years with another firm who did not have our best interests in mind, we were so fortunate to find Steve Fitzgerald. It was such a relief after we started working with Steve to feel like we finally had someone on our side! Steve knows the law and is very intelligent, professional, compassionate, and diligent — everything you need when your world seems turned upside down by the decisions and actions of your employer! Steve genuinely cares about his clients and never made me feel like a nuisance. My only regret is that we didn’t find him first and save those awful first three years with another lawyer. Don’t make the same mistake — if you believe in your case and that you were wronged, you will not regret making a call to Steve!
— P.L., Plainville, CT
My legal battle was one of the hardest and most emotional situations I have ever been in. Throughout the process, Steve Fitzgerald went above and beyond the call of duty to resolve the matter as fairly as possible. Steve’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. I highly recommend him and his law firm for anyone in need of a wrongful discharge, employee rights, or workplace discrimination attorney.
— V.C., Bridgeport, CT
Steve Fitzgerald was the best lawyer our family could have asked for. A consummate professional who was always available to answer our questions and who always took time to explain the very complicated legal matters of our civil case to us, he was the rock our family leaned on during a very difficult time in our lives, and we will be forever grateful for his dedication and service. I give him my full endorsement.
— A.S., Philadelphia, PA
Steve Fitzgerald provided superb legal representation and client education. I was fortunate to have an experienced advocate successfully represent my interests.
— D.C., Orange, CT
Having never needed legal counsel before, and experiencing very stressful circumstances at my job, I did not know who to turn to for help. But Steve Fitzgerald and his firm came highly recommended and it was the best decision I could have made. Steve is incredibly knowledgeable and thorough, provided expert advice and guidance, and displayed a genuine sensitivity to me and my case throughout the entire process. Any questions or concerns I had at any time were always quickly answered. I found Steve to be a truly fair, honest, and ethical lawyer who provided the voice I needed. I have the highest regard for Steve and wholeheartedly recommend him.
— L.B., Milford, CT
Nina Pirrotti represented me during one of the most difficult times in my career. My health and my life were deteriorating to such an extent that I was unable to think clearly. Nina’s tireless efforts to advocate for me and represent my best interests secured for me an outcome one can only dream of. Nina’s professionalism and dedication never wavered as she was a pillar of strength that guided me and my family to a successful outcome. I am truly indebted to Nina and cannot thank her and her team enough.
— D.F., Rocky Hill, CT
Nina 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
Nina Pirrotti represented me in a case against my former employer. Not only was the outcome favorable, I was extremely pleased with the process itself. Attorney Pirrotti was compassionate, understanding, pro-active, organized, scrupulous, and extremely aggressive on my behalf. I was, in every way, glad she was on my side of the table. Of course I hope I’ll never again be involved in a lawsuit against an employer, but if I do, I have no question as to whom I will turn: Nina Pirrotti.
— J.C., Bethel, CT
Attorney Pirrotti represented us during an emotional and difficult time in our professional lives. She was an active listener, always making us feel supported and validated. Nina was extremely knowledgeable of the law and strategic in her approach in dealing with any new situation that arose in our case. She represented us with the utmost integrity and sensitivity. She was always available and responsive with communication. Having Nina on our side allowed us to stay focused on our work, families and move forward with our lives.
— C.K. & M.D., Milford & South Windsor, CT
Nina Pirrotti was referred to me by a colleague. From the moment I met her, I found Nina to be comforting, professional and willing to tirelessly search and advocate for my labor rights to keep my job. She was in constant touch by phone and email during a very unpleasant period of my life. I appreciate all she has done for me and would not hesitate to recommend her expertise.
— S.A., Milford, CT
I felt that Attorney Pirrotti’s expertise in the field brought me to a resolution that I didn’t think was possible. I was very comfortable with how she handled a very delicate situation and how her advice led me to feel confident in my decision to pursue my case. I would highly recommend her counsel to anyone looking for the best!
— M.H., Wallingford, 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
Imagine a law firm that requests you fill out a questionnaire to see if your situation has merit. The reason for this questionnaire is to save the potential client money should their situation have no legal basis. Rather than paying for a consultation and finding out your claim is meritless, this firm takes customer service to another level. Quite frankly, I have not yet met an attorney that was concerned about saving a client money until I called Nina Pirrotti at Garrison, Levin-Epstein.
Faced with a difficult employment situation I sought the advice and counsel of Nina Pirrotti. What was an extremely difficult and life changing decision became infinitely easier after meeting with her. She offered sound advice that was to the point. She reviewed the situation and presented me with my options, which I reviewed and ultimately came to a decision that worked best for me. I would recommend Nina and Garrison Law to anyone and everyone that needs an advocate in their corner. Thank you ever so much!
— A.M., Stratford, CT
Nina always got back to me immediately, explained things in “real” terms , not lawyer jargon. She is a ball of fire and I would expect a real asset to her firm. I would not hesitate to recommend Nina and will definitely be in contact in the future if need be.
— M.W.., Madison, CT
Choosing a lawyer to represent you in times of difficulty is an important decision that sometimes requires help from those you trust. Nina Pirrotti came highly recommended to me, and after working with her on a case that was not clear cut, I recommend her highly. She is kind, thoughtful, and very respectful in her approach with her clients. Her legal knowledge and excellent communication skills add to the value she brings to one’s case. She has a high level of integrity and is never afraid to offer or ask for assistance to ensure her clients get the benefit of all the best thinking and knowledge available.
— D.L., Wallingford, CT
Nina was a pivotal part of deconvoluting a difficult situation in my professional life. She was supportive and available at all times via phone, e-mail or in person — even while stuck in an airport during vacation. Nina was able to reduce my stress levels and assure me that everything would turn out for the best. Of course she was right, making sound decisions when I was too wrapped up in the intricacies of the problem to see the larger picture. I can’t thank Nina enough and would recommend her to anyone, without hesitation, that needs assistance in these types of situations. She is the ultimate advocate for the individual.
— S.B., Cheshire, CT
Josh Goodbaum is one of the most compassionate attorneys I have ever met. His knowledge and guidance is what got me through one of the most difficult experiences of my life. The legal system can be both intimidating and confusing. At times you tend to question yourself and ask if it’s all worth it. Josh assured me the entire time that I was doing the right thing. I never had to call and ask what was going on. Josh kept me briefed on a regular basis and never gave me inaccurate or unrealistic time frames. I knew what to expect and when. In the end we reached to a mutual resolution to my case.
I can’t imagine having anyone else by my side. I would highly recommend Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. (and specifically Josh Goodbaum) to anyone that is facing unfair labor practices or harassment of any kind.
— T.M., North Branford, CT
I had lost my job two weeks into my maternity leave. I thought I had a case, but I was exhausted and consumed with fear for the future. 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. It is clear that this is Josh’s calling. 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. To anyone needing legal help, there are not words to express what a good choice I made. I hope you choose the Garrison firm’s assistance in your journey, and I hope things go as well for you as they did for my family.
— N.B., North Windham, CT
Josh Goodbaum’s professional experience was evident in the way he handled my case. I had no idea what to expect, seeing I had never spoken to a lawyer before. But I was immediately put at ease, and each visit to his office was like visiting family. I felt like I had known him forever. I can’t thank him enough.
— C.G., Hopkinton, RI
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
Amanda DeMatteis not only helped me legally, she showed care and empathy as I relayed my story. Amanda was a godsend. She worked hard at getting the amount of money I asked for in my discrimination suit. She always kept me informed about the status of my suit. She gave me good advice. And the bottom line – she won the case! I would definitely recommend Amanda to anyone who needs a good attorney.
— D.Y., Ellington, CT
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