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Ethan A Levin-Epstein

Criminal defense Attorney at New Haven, CT

4.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 52 years
    Connecticut - CT 36 years
    Massachusetts - MA 52 years
  • Licensed for 52 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1972
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 52 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1972
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found

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

About Ethan

Learn Ethan’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Representing individual and corporate targets, defendants & witnesses in federal grand jury and state criminal investigations and trials.

    36 years, 800 cases

  2. Discrimination
    50%
    Representing individuals in employment & other discrimination and wrongful termination cases

    33 years, 150 cases

Ethan Levin-Epstein is a seasoned trial lawyer with over 40 years of experience in the criminal law. He has tried more than 30 jury trials to verdict for the prosecution and the defense. He has been designated a Super Lawyer and has been listed since 1999 in the attorney peer-reviewed publication Best Lawyers in America. He is listed in the categories for Criminal Law, White Collar Criminal Defense, and the representation of individuals in Discrimination and Employment cases.

Prior to joining Garrison, Levin-Epstein in 1991, Ethan spent fourteen years as a federal and state prosecutor, ending that portion of his career as the First Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Connecticut. Before that, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York (in Brooklyn) and as an Assistant District Attorney in the Rackets Bureau of the New York District Attorney’s Office (in Manhattan). He also served as a Legal Advisor to the Police Commissioner of the New York City Police Department.

In the criminal defense arena, Ethan has successfully tried cases and negotiated favorable dispositions in federal and state courts, resulting in outright declinations of criminal prosecution or agreements by the government to defer criminal prosecution for limited periods of time. In addition, he has represented numerous targets, subjects, and witnesses in federal grand jury and state investigations into such diverse allegations as mail and wire fraud, securities fraud, antitrust violations, health care fraud, tax fraud, money laundering, bribery, violation of the Hobbs Act (extortion under color of official right), Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO), false statements, perjury, obstruction of justice, violation of foreign export statutes, and conspiracy to commit these and numerous other offenses.

In his extensive work on behalf of employees, he has successfully negotiated numerous settlements for clients with claims for wrongful discharge; discrimination based on age, gender, pregnancy, disability and perceived disability, sexual orientation; sexual harassment; and benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). He has also successfully prosecuted arbitrations for breach of employment contracts.

Ethan’s experience in the criminal law has enhanced his ability to effectively represent individuals in their employment-related matters. There is significant overlap between the two fields and where clients face situations which have implications from both an employment and criminal perspective, Ethan’s experience in both areas has proven invaluable.

Ethan has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Brooklyn and University of Bridgeport (now Quinnipiac) Law Schools, where he taught advanced courses in Trial Advocacy and Federal Criminal Jurisprudence. He has been a Visiting Lecturer of Constitutional Law at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and has been a frequent speaker at professional and government-sponsored seminars and in-service training programs. Ethan has been invited to be a featured speaker and presenter at National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) Annual Conventions, the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment Law and at the F.B.I. Academy at Quantico, Virginia.

He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Federal Bar Council (on which he served as a Trustee), and the Connecticut Bar Association (in which he served as a Co-Chair of its Federal Practice Section and continues to serve as an active member of its Executive Committee). Previously. he served as Chair of the Section’s Criminal Practice Sub-Committee. He is also a member of the CBA’s Criminal Practice Section, the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), and the Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association (CELA).

Ethan is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts in the District of Connecticut, the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and the Northern District of Florida. He is a member of the Bar of the States of Connecticut and New York and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Location

Ethan A Levin-Epstein
405 Orange Street
New Haven, CT, 06511

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Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely professional and attentive
When I first went to the law firm to have a consultation, I was nervous and uncomfortable. However, when I met with Ethan, that quickly dissipated into the feeling of hope and trust. I would recommend him any day to anyone needing a great attorney from the get go.
Posted by Steve | February 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Non-compete, non-solicit
I was fortunate enough to work with Ethan Levin-Epstein through a difficult and tumultuous period in my personal and professional life. He is very knowledgeable in his area of expertise. This in addition to his wisdom and composure greatly aided in keeping me focused and grounded as we pursued a settlement with my former non-cooperative employer. This was a stressful time for me and my family. Attorney Levin-Epstein was instrumental in getting us through this with the bonus of obtaining a positive outcome.
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Posted by Sharon | December 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wrongful Termination & Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit
I just wanted to say a sincere thanks to Ethan Levin-Epstein, Amanda DeMatteis, Jonathan Margolis Christine McGuire, and all the other staff at Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. who assisted on my sexual discrimination/wrongful termination lawsuit. Ethan, as the lead attorney on my case, it was reassuring to observe how personally you took my case. You, Amanda and Jonathan were a formidable team of attorneys and it never mattered which of you I was dealing with, I always felt that I was in good hands. I never felt like just another case-file. The three of you knew the facts of my case almost as well as I did. In fact, there were a few times that Amanda’s recollection of the details of my lawsuit exceeded my own! Thank you again for all your efforts in achieving a settlement with my former employer. In addition to your excellent legal skills and professionalism, you are all genuinely good and caring individuals. It was a pleasure working with you all on my case.
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Posted by Amina | March 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not happy with service
Not at all happy with any of representation as hired attorney . Let him go after months wasted.

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • First Assistant United States Attorney
  • United States Dept. of Justice
  • 1986 - 1989
  • Assistant United States Attorney
  • United States Dept. of Justice
  • 1983 - 1985
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • New York District Attorney's Office
  • 1981 - 1983
  • Assistant United States Attorney
  • United States Dept. of JusticeAssistant United
  • 1973 - 1980
  • Legal Advisor to the Police Commissioner
  • New York City Police Department
  • 1972 - 1973
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Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1971
  • Syracuse University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1968

Associations

  • Connecticut Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 1990 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 1990 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • 1990 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Executive Committee
  • 1990 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Federal Practice Section
  • Co-chair
  • 2006 - 2008
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  • Best Lawyers in America
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  • 2019
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  • 2000
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1999
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend Ethan -- a brilliant and hard working attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been practicing criminal law in Connecticut since 1998 and I am now the President of the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. I endorse and recommend this attorney for their criminal defense skills. Attorney Levin-Epstein is a member in good standing of our organization and well known for his zealous representation of clients in criminal matters."
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New Haven Criminal defense Lawyer Ethan A Levin-Epstein
Ethan A Levin-Epstein
Criminal defense Attorney
New Haven, CT
Licensed for 52 years