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Andrew S. Golden

Employment and labor Attorney at Farmington, CT

5.0   130 reviews
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Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Connecticut - CT 27 years
    Massachusetts - MA 26 years
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Andrew

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Employment law specialist Andrew Golden exclusively represents employees in employment-related legal disputes and negotiations, ranging from litigating wrongful termination, discrimination and sexual harassment cases to negotiating employment contracts, severance arrangements and other executive agreements. After exclusively advising and representing companies in employment matters for more than twenty years, Andrew opened his own firm, Golden Law LLC, in 2018 in order to use his expertise and experience to represent, advise and help individuals. Due to his unique "insider" experience gained as a longtime corporate defense counsel, Andrew knows how companies evaluate litigation risks, manage and staff legal actions, and approach negotiations, settlements and trials. Moreover, as a prior mental health counselor with formal training and experience in counseling psychology, Andrew demonstrates unique empathy and compassion when advising clients facing sensitive employment and life challenges. 

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
Client's Choice 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020,2019
Client's Choice
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Location

Golden Law LLC
321 Main St
Farmington, CT, 06032-2976

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by Greg | April 1, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fast, easy and fair
I contacted Andrew to review my employment contract. In less than a business week he provided what I needed. He was easy to talk with and a good human being who cares. Lastly his price was fair.
Posted by Sandeep | March 30, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Employment Attorney
Andrew responded to my query within minutes. Gathered all the information and helped with pursuing what was right after careful analysis. He was very thorough and prompt with negotiations. His approach in dealing with all the parties and putting his point across in an efficient manner was truly impressive. By far the best attorney I have come across.
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Posted by Patrick | March 12, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Exceptional consult
Attorney Golden was very responsive in his communications. He was up front about what his initial fee covered. He gave me the full hour of consult time even though he had to spend time reviewing documents I sent him prior to the consult. He is approachable and supportive and I would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Andrew is fast, attentive, and will do his best to assist you. Proposing avenues that will give you the highest chance of success with your case
Posted by Jeffrey | January 17, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation
Thank you Andrew for your guidance with my personal matter. Your input was greatly appreciated.
Posted by anonymous | December 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Confidence Restored: Expert Guidance on Non-Solicitation Challenges
Andrew provided invaluable legal advice in deciphering my previous employer's non-solicitation agreement after my departure. His expertise not only clarified the implications and intricacies but also empowered me to make informed decisions with confidence in navigating potential legal challenges. Andrew's professionalism and ability to communicate complex legal concepts clearly were consistent throughout our interactions. I wholeheartedly recommend Andrew for his exceptional employment legal advice and proactive approach in addressing legal intricacies.
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Posted by Sandra | December 20, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Legal Support from Attorney Golden
I can't express enough gratitude for the exceptional support I received from Attorney Andrew Golden. From our very first phone call, he demonstrated an impressive understanding of my case. What stood out was his prompt action – within less than 48 hours, he not only comprehended the complexities but also resolved my case efficiently. Feeling heard and knowing he had my best interests at heart made the entire process smoother. Attorney Golden's expertise ensured that my case reached a resolution swiftly, and negotiations for a favorable severance package were skillfully handled. Thank you, Attorney Golden, for your professionalism, promptness, and unwavering commitment to your clients. Your expertise made a significant difference, and I am genuinely grateful for your assistance. Best regards, Sandra
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Posted by Rosemary | December 16, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Director of Recruiting
Attorney Golden was very professional and hardcworkingbto acievecthe best outcome in my case. He Has both a good heart and can excellent mind for the details of the law. I would highly recommend him. Rosemary Crabbe
Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
If piece of mind is what you need, see Mr. Golden!
Going through a position elimination after spending so much of my life at the corporation, I was confused! I did not realize separation agreements would be so complex and I needed help! I reached out to a lawyer who advised me Mr. Golden has the experience I need. The same day I reached out, he called and we had a brief conversation. He was clear about time and cost and once agreed, he asked for the documents and gave me an appointment within 48 hours. We met, he went through the agreement and he answered all questions, I never felt rushed. He gave me both clarity and assurance on any items of focus. I certainly felt much better and can't tell you just how much I appreciate our consultation, piece of mind is everything. Thank you again Mr. Golden!
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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Andrew was able to provide me with such ease concerning my case with my former employer. I came in not knowing what was going to happen but with his great knowledge and expertise, things were able to be resolved amicably. He is empathetic, well imformed, and very reasonable. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to win!
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Posted by Allie | October 26, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Sexual harassment case
I am extremely thankful I was able to hire Andrew Golden for my case. He went above & beyond for me. The professionalism, communication, trustworthiness & knowledge he shows is beyond commendable! I highly recommend his services!!
Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultations
I consulted with this attorney, and found him to be both professional and empathetic. I left his office with the tools I needed to deal with my situation.
Posted by Jennie | October 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgable, ethical, and compassionate attorney.
From our very first meeting Andrew Golden took his time listening and clarify what was for me a very emotional situation. He thoroughly and thoughtfully explained all my options and possible outcomes. Having personally interviewed several other attorneys before Andrew, I can say his professionalism and thoroughness outshined his colleagues. Andrew has strong attention to detail, and in our first meeting identified a fast-approaching deadline, which he immediately got to work producing needed documents within 48 hours. Andrew maintained clear concise communication through what ended up being a longer than hoped for and slightly emotional process. Through it all Andrew always provided me with unwavering support, kind, objective, and honest recommendations. He worked tirelessly to ensure I received a fair and positive outcome, and I would highly recommend his services. Andrew Goldens knowledge of employment law and his strong ethical compass makes him a great choice for any of your employment law needs.
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Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Legal Services
Andrew is extremely knowledgeable, detail oriented and incredibly supportive. He goes above and beyond to ensure his clients are comfortable with the plan and next steps. His communication is superb - clear, concise and timely. He takes his time and is extremely thorough. Andrew does everything he can to ensure the best possible outcome for his clients. His unwavering support and work ethic make him second to none. We highly recommend Andrew Golden.
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Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Labor Hearing Representation
Attorney Golden responded promptly to the phone message I left. After dropping off a mountain of documentation in regards to my labor case we met for a consultation. His manner was most professional and the depth of his knowledge of and experience with labor law was clear. He had obviously reviewed the documentation thoroughly. Andrew assessed the case and presented the possible outcomes realistically, I cannot say enough about his representation of me at my hearing. His knowledge of the situation and his tireless efforts brought justice to my labor situation. Exemplary representation!
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Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Attorney Andrew Golden service
I hired Attorney Golden for a consultation. He provided a prompt appointment. He was upfront with a detailed consultation agreement on the cost of his service. Attorney Golden asked for my documentation to review before the consultation and was well prepared to discuss my situation at the appointment. He gave me his straight forward legal opinion on my options, which I have been able to employ in dealing with my employer. He was considerate that I was paying for his time so much that he brought me back from going into irrelevant issues as not to have to charge any more than he should. (I can ramble at times). I would not hesitate to further consult or need be hire Attorney Golden in my current labor issue or any future labor issue should the situation warrant it. - Rick Kriscenski
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Posted by client | September 7, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
executive client
High praise for Andrew. Thank you! You took a murky matter and laid out the legal options clearly and succinctly. I especially appreciated your thoughtful recommendations that brought this matter to closure.
Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Enthusiastic, heart-felt, supportive, and does his homework
I contacted attorney Golden regarding an unemployment appeal by a former employer that left a lot of potential debt hanging over my head. Because of my situation, it sounded like a dicey case to try to argue, but Andrew gave me plenty of time to explain my situation to him. Once he heard what I had to say, and saw the evidence that I had prepared, he was happy to take my case. As we prepared for the initial appeals hearing, Andrew worked with me multiple times to coach me on what evidence was worth sharing vs not, what I should say, and how I should say it. I do not have a demeanor well suited for litigation like this (I like to elaborate too much), but Andrew coached me very well regarding the hearing. As time went on, my previous employer kept making mistakes and missing hearings, and eventually the case was closed due to procedural violations by my employer. We did not get to argue the merits of the case, but both Andrew and I felt like we were ready to kill the other team on the facts of the case. The situation eventually came down to arguments around case law and facts regarding who can/can't appeal a case, what their responsibilities are regarding timeliness and accountability, etc. This was all out of my depth, but I felt that Andrew did a very thorough job of putting together an argument that the case should be closed in my favor. When we got the final judgement saying the judge had found in our favor, the decision was full of the same case law and situations Andrew had cited in his statement. It was very clear to me that Andrew did his best, and did it well, throughout the entire headache of this case. I felt continually supported and confident because of his involvement and coaching, and he consistently felt like he really cared about the outcome, and had my best interests at heart. I would hire Andrew again in a heartbeat for this kind of work, or anything similar. I highly, highly recommend Andrew and suggest that anyone looking for a employment lawyer contact him.
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Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Attentive and Detail Oriented
Andrew was great at making sure no stone was left unturned and was great at explaining anything that was confusing. He seems to really care about his clients to make sure they get the help they deserve.
Posted by Dan | August 8, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great attorney
Andrew was professional, knowledgeable and attentive to my concerns and needs. Highly recommended
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Golden Law LLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • AVP, Assistant General Counsel
  • The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.
  • 2005 - 2017
  • Employment Counsel
  • General Electric Co.
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Robinson & Cole
  • 1996 - 2003
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Education

  • Western New England College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • M.Ed in Counseling Psychology
  • 1993
  • University of Connecticut
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Associations

  • Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2018 - Present
  • National Employment Law Association (NELA)
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • The Hartford Law Department Diversity & Inclusion Committee
  • Chair
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Western New England Law Review
  • Editor
  • 1994 - 1996
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Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Platinum Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Avvo Client Choice Award
  • Avvp
  • 2021
  • Avvo Client Choice Award
  • Avvo.com
  • 2020
  • Platinum Clients Choice Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Cum Laude
  • Western New England College, School of Law
  • 1996
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • Western New England College, School of Law
  • 1994
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Publications

  • LEXIS Publishing
  • Labor and Employment in Connecticut: A Guide to Employment Laws, Regulations & Practices
  • 2002
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • The Americans With Disabilities Act and the Nature of Sports
  • 2001

Speaking Engagements

  • Management Training
  • Sexual Harassment Avoidance Best Practices
  • 2009
  • Guest Speaker, Bay Path College
  • Employment Law Overview
  • 2007
  • Guest Speaker, Western New England Law School
  • Employment Law Overview
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse Andrew
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Andrew Golden for fifteen (15) years, both in jointly defending employment litigation claims and as my firm’s opponent in employment litigation matters. Andrew is an exceptional legal strategist, positioning cases for the optimum resolution for his clients. In his current practice, Andrew represents individuals in bringing employment claims. Andrew knows how corporations think, having served as an in-house employment counsel for a Fortune 500 company managing complex employment litigation matters and top outside counsel across the country for 15 years. He knows how to maximize claim recoveries for individual employees because he knows how corporations value cases and knows what concerns corporations. Andrew consistently demonstrates the highest integrity. When Andrew gives his word, people people count on it. I would not have any hesitation in having Andrew represent me or any member of my family. I recommend him without reservation."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew possess significant traits that are not learned at law school. He is compassionate and honest. He is also smart, patient, and deliberate. Although he is a litigator and a strong advocate, he seeks to avoid overly adversarial encounters - he is a gentleman lawyer who counsels instead of fighting for the sake of fighting. I strongly endorse Andrew."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is a bright and talented lawyer with deep expertise, and extensive experience in this space. He brings a practical perspective, focused on resolving issues, not driving up costs. His background and education in counseling make him a stand-out lawyer in this space, enabling him to create connections with both clients and adversaries and bring matters to a quick and efficient resolution. Finally, his desire to making a positive difference in his clients' lives make him a passionate advocate."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is a zealous, but thoughtful attorney and advocate. He also brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to counseling his clients on the best path toward a satisfactory result."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow plaintiff-side employment lawyer, I endorse Andrew wholeheartedly. He brings a unique perspective as a former in-house attorney that few can match. As importantly, he is fair, compassionate, honest, strategic, and incredibly smart."
Employment and labor
Employment and labor
Employment and labor
Farmington Employment and labor Lawyer Andrew S. Golden
Andrew S. Golden
Employment and labor Attorney
Farmington, CT
Licensed for 27 years
Virtual consultation available