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Andrew S. Golden

Employment and labor Attorney at Farmington, CT

5.0   97 reviews

Licensed for 26 years

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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 2022,2021,2020,2019
Client's Choice
2022 2021 2020 + 1 ...
Licensed for 26 years
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 1996
Updated 11/28/2022
State MA
Status Retired
Acquired 1997
Updated 12/26/2022

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

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

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
Andrew received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Prompt response, great communication, willing to listen, peace of mind! Lucky to have found someone with quality work ethic!
Posted by anonymous | December 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Golden Law LLC
Andrew Golden is absolutely excellent. His rates are fair and he is scrupulous about accounting for his time. He is extremely easy to talk to and, what's more, he seemed to empathize with my employment plight. I also learned a very important lesson from him: always 'memorialize' oral conversations with written follow-up. ALWAYS. I give him my highest recommendations.
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Posted by Betzabe | December 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional
Andrew demonstrated absolute professionalism and empathy. He will give accurate and realistic answers as to what can be done in a case without wasting your time. Andrew is always in touch giving you constant updates on how everything is going. Andrew is excellent! I would recommend it more than 100%.
Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Knowledgeable and Helpful
I consulted Andrew about an employer agreement. He was extremely prepared before for our meeting and answered all my questions and concerns. Highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Director of Sales
I met with Andrew after being let go from my job without a valid reason. He helped me understand my severance agreement and patiently walked me through important things I should be aware of. Andrew is someone that I would refer to any of my family or friends and he is a highly intelligent, trustworthy lawyer!
Posted by Lee | September 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Andrew is a good lawyer and a good person
My previous employer was attempting to appeal my unemployment benefits months after I had already received them. I had a lot of debt hanging over my head if we lost the case. Ultimately, we won after the opposing party did not show to the appeal. Nevertheless, I feel that because Andrew was knowledgeable of the relevant laws procedures and was invested in my case, we were able to put together a solid argument and most likely would have won our case on its merits. Andrew is an excellent attorney, knowledgeable in his field, and puts a lot of heart into helping his clients. If I ever have legal trouble again, I will definitely be contacting Andrew.
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Posted by Robert | September 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Golden Law Farmington, CT
I cannot recommend Golden Law enough! Andrew is extremely knowledgeable, honest, and hardworking. Andrew made a difficult and challenging situation less stressful, keeping us informed each step of the way. He truly gets to know you as a person and not just another client. Take my advice and call Andrew, your future self will thank you!
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Posted by Cathy | August 31, 2022
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Excellent Sevice
Andrew was very detailed and explained things carefully in an easy-to-understand fashion. He returned calls promptly and was upfront with his quote with no surprise add-ons. The work was completed quickly and efficiently.
Posted by Kayla | August 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Andrew is the greatest!!!!
From the very beginning to the very end Andrew Golden has been amazing with communication and getting down to the nitty gritty of things. He’s very informative, he’s hard working and he wants what is best for his clients. He’s so honest and helpful, he answers all of your questions with detail and will never lead you in the wrong direction. I am so lucky and grateful to have found a lawyer who is kind that truly cares and wants what’s best! Andrew kept me updated the entire time working on my case, he won’t leave you wondering with questions unanswered, he’s fast and efficient and KNOWS WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT!!!!! Highly recommended! out of 5 stars he is worth 100 lol
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Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Very Highly Recommend
Andrew was a pleasure to work with and he was very prompt and personable with his responses. He came to a resolution in a timely and efficient manner and negotiated the best deal for my situation.
Posted by Darren | July 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Golden is the best lawyer I've ever had the pleasure of working with.
It's a shame that they only allow you to leave up to 5-star reviews because in my situation I would give Andrew Golden 10 stars. I was blind-sided by my former employer as they attempted to appeal my unemployment benefits after having promise not to deny me benefits. This would have bankrupted me. The hearing was only a week away and I was terrified. I found Andrew through a Google search and his current reviews speak for themselves. I've had to hire a number of attorneys for various reasons...landlord/tenant, family law, etc. None of them can hold a candle to Andrew Golden, Esq. Mr. Golden returned every email and phone call within 10 minutes to an hour. He stayed in constant contact with me and he offered me various strategies to try to intervene and actually save me in attorney's fees. Yes, you read that correct. Mr. Golden spent hours on the phone with me preparing, going over scenarios and engaging in a "mock trial", if you will. It gave me an unbelievable feeling of serenity knowing I had Andrew in my corner. In the end, it is my opinion that the opposing counsel was so terrified of facing Andrew, they didn't even show up to the hearing and we were victorious. Andrew Golden truly cares not only about the law, but has a personal passion for his clients well-being. You'd be hard pressed to find a better employment attorney anywhere in the state of Connecticut. If you find yourself in a legal bind with an employment situation, take my advice. Don't walk. Run to Andrew Golden. You will not be dissatisfied.
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Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
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employment
It was a pleasure working with Mr Golden he helped review my contract with explanation and discovered new finding in my contract that I missed, and this was important for me to address. I'll come back to him for more reviews in future.
Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommend!!
100% Recommend!. Very Knowledgeable in all aspects of employment law and will go above and beyond to assist with any employment related issues.
Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client Focused & Result Driven
I connected with Attorney Golden when I was at the lowest point in life. I didn’t know what my legal options were after I resigned from my job due to sexual harassment. I left him a voicemail after I found him on Google, he called me back the same day. I hired him after my initial consultation in which he explained my potential legal claims and options. He was compassionate, knowledgeable and his expertise on the subject matter help eased my anxiety and concerns. I felt heard, I felt seen and most importantly, I felt believed and he was the right person to help me. Attorney Golden was a consummate professional who truly addressed my needs to achieve the desired results. He was responsive, attentive and great with communicating every step of the way. I can now put the employment dispute behind me and move on with my life. I could not have done it without his legal expertise and knowledge.
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Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would recommend
Andrew returned my call quickly and took the time to listen and explain what he could do for me. He reviewed my case and explained the details well.
Posted by Ian | March 11, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fast and Easy Agreement Review
Andrew has an impressive background in employment law. Our interaction was clear, fast, and effective. I had full confidence to proceed with an agreement, following our review and discussion.
Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely wonderful experience!
Got back to me quickly, helped on a short timeline, answered all of my questions, was very thorough and patient on the matter. I cannot recommend his services enough. If you are reading this review stop searching and reach out now. He will also point you in the right direction if he is cannot help, amazingly professional and personable.
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Posted by Oleg | February 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Andrew!!
Andrew S. Golden from the first moment showed a high level of empathy and understanding. He invited me to his office the next day after the call. He explained to me what was really important in my testimony and how to make it more linear and clear. On a trial his opening statement was meaningful, capacious and phrase elegant, in my opinion it gave me eighty percent of success. English is not my first language but after I got this boost of confidence from Andrew I did well and we won the case. If you in trouble and need a help of real professional call Andrew S. Golden.
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Posted by Paul | February 7, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Available and knowledgeable
Very involved and personable, whatever your case is, he will assist you and adapt.
Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Expert and professional
I consulted with Andrew regarding my work location transfer to CT. He is very professional and extremely knowledgeable, yet friendly and patient. Andrew contacted me on short notice and helped me to make an informed decision. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs to consult with a professional regarding their employment issues.
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Response from Andrew Golden January 30, 2022
Thank you very much for your kind words. Good luck with your move and transition!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (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

  • 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

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Given (3)
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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."
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Farmington Employment and labor Lawyer Andrew S. Golden
Andrew S. Golden
Employment and labor Attorney
Farmington, CT
Licensed for 26 years
Virtual consultation available