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Anthony J. Pantuso III strives to obtain justice for individuals who have been wronged by corporate employers. He currently serves as an attorney at Hayber Law Firm in Hartford, Connecticut. 

Tony represents the victims of sexual harassment, discrimination in the workplace, those who have been wrongfully terminated, and those who are owed unpaid wages or overtime. He also represents employees in whistle-blower claims, severance negotiations and all other employment-related issues. 

Tony has successfully represented individuals in class actions against major corporations, and has tried over 25 jury cases to verdict. He has appeared before both the Supreme and Appellate Courts of Connecticut and is admitted to practice law in the Connecticut Superior, Appellate and Supreme Courts, the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Tony Pantuso was born in Sarasota, Fla., and raised in Newtown, Conn.  He graduated cum laude from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., with a bachelor of arts in Music. In 1992, he graduated cum laude from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he received the American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Trial Practice. 

He has gained broad experience in many fields of law, and has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury, workers compensation, medical and legal malpractice, construction litigation, insurance disputes and other matters. In 1998, Tony was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court to the positions of Attorney Trial Referee and Arbitrator/Fact-Finder for the Judicial District of Fairfield at Bridgeport, and continues to hold those positions. 

He is now, or in the past has been, a member of the American Bar Association (Litigation and Labor & Employment Sections), Connecticut Bar Association (Litigation and Labor & Employment Sections), New Haven Bar Association, Greater Bridgeport Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, and Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. 

Tony currently sits on the Executive Board of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Committee.  He also is a member of the CBA’s Professional Discipline Committee, and is an editor of the CBA’s Professional Discipline Digest and a member of the Advisory Board for the Connecticut Lawyer Magazine.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 90%
  2. Employee Benefits: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Bruce S Gordon

    I endorse this lawyer as a knowledgeable and caring professional Tony takes the time to work with clients and help them understand the complex world of employment law. The clients I have sent over to talk to him have all been satisfied with the advice given and the manner in which it was given. Tony is a true gentleman and hard working attorney .


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Contact info

Hayber Law Firm

221 Main St.
Suite 502
Hartford, CT, 06106


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyHayber Law Firm2014 - Present
Of CounselThe Quinn Law Firm, LLC2011 - 2014
Founding MemberThe Pantuso Law Firm, LLC2007 - 2010
PartnerHayber & Pantuso, LLC2002 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Connecticut Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Connecticut Bar Association, Professional Discipline CommitteeMemberN/A
Connecticut Bar Association, Litigation SectionMemberN/A
Connecticut Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law SectionExecutive BoardN/A
Connecticut Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law SectionMemberN/A
Milford Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMemberN/A
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Greater Bridgeport Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Milford Fine Arts CouncilSecretary2009 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Neary v. Metropolitan Property & Casualty Insurance Co., 518 F.Supp.2d 377 (D.Conn. 2007)D's Summ Judg denied, collective action certified
Vincent v. Intessa Corp.Settled during trial
Gillmore w. Mothers' Work, Inc.Judgment for Plaintiff
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Publication nameTitleDate
Connecticut Law Tribune"Big Hammer" Could Pound Companies That Mislabel Workers2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Connecticut School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Rhodes CollegeMusicBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Discovery Strategies in Employment CasesEffective Use of Written Discovery2010
Eminent Domain and the Fifth Amendment After KeloEminent Domain2007
Avoiding Minefields in Workplace Documentation & InvestigationsCommon Law exceptions to the employment-at-will doctrine2005