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Joseph D Garrison

Employment and labor Attorney at New Haven, CT

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  • Licensed for 55 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1968
    Status
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About Joseph

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Since founding Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Richardson, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, PC, in 1977, Joe Garrison has become the leading employment lawyer in Connecticut and one of the most prominent employee rights advocates in the United States. His current practice draws upon his vast experience as a trial lawyer and negotiator, andcombines the representation of individuals in litigation with an expanding focus on mediation and arbitration.

 

Joe has received virtually every award and honor available to a trial lawyer. Since 2008, he has been ranked as one of the top 10 Connecticut Super Lawyers, as voted by his 20,000 fellow lawyers in the state. In the 2011 rankings, Joe had the highest point total of any lawyer in Connecticut; in 2012, he had the second-highest. In addition, for the past 25 years, Joe has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America, which includes only the top 1% of lawyers in their respective fields. Because of his jury trial work, Joe is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates, invitation-only organizations representing the nation’s most experienced and distinguished trial lawyers.

 

As a standard-bearer for the plaintiff’s employment bar, Joe served for three years as President of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and for 15 years on NELA’s Executive Board. He is now NELA’s representative to the Federal Rules Advisory Committee, the legislative body charged with drafting the procedural rules for the nation’s federal courts. He was a Charter Fellow in the Board of Governors of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and later served as its national President. And as an elected member of the American Law Institute (ALI), Joe has been substantially involved in drafting the highly-influential Restatement (Third) of Employment Law, which was published in 2014.

 

For the past 10 years, Joe has increasingly acted as a mediator and arbitrator of employment and commercial cases. Since 2009, he has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association (AAA). Joe’s ADR docket ranges from significant multi-plaintiff cases, including class actions, to individual lawsuits involving discrimination, breach of contract, or other claims. His experience with mediation and arbitration has further enhanced his ability to represent clients at all levels of employment in negotiations and other settlement processes.

 

Joe is a nationally-known speaker and a frequent author on the topics of employment law and alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Among many other publications, he edited the Connecticut Employment Law Form book, published by the Connecticut Law Tribune.

Location

Joseph D Garrison
405 Orange Street
New Haven, CT, 06511

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Posted by Doreen | January 28, 2015
The A-Team
Attorney Joe and his team provided excellent legal services for me. From the moment you first meet Mr. you know he cares and will fight for you. My case required expertise in mediation and arbitration. With Joe 's extensive trial and arbitration experience, this helped ensure that the mediation process was settled. Joe was able to guide me through the process while providing knowledge and sensitivity concerning my best approach to my case. My settlement was much more than I expected and because of Mr. and his team the process was smooth. Through the whole case, everything was communicated to me excellently. From Angela Mauriello who is the office secretary, Linda DeMatteis (paralegal), Joshua Goodbaum (Attorney), and I felt blessed to have them on my side and know I have made life long friendships. If you are looking for a law firm that will be your law family and fight for you then Joe is your lawyer.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder and Partner
  • Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Richardson, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, PC
  • 1977 - Present

Education

  • Cornell Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1968
  • Wesleyan University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1965

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Arthur Rosenfield v. Yale University
  • After a seven-week trial, a jury awarded both compensatory and punitive damages, which eventually totaled approximately $6.3 million.
  • Kim Persky v. Cendant Corp.
  • The Connecticut Supreme Court affirmed the Connecticut Department of Labor’s award of $500,000 and affirmed employee-friendly burden of proof in this case of first impression.

Associations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
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  • American Board of Trial Advocates
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  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • President
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  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Charter Fellow
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  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • President
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  • American Law Institute
  • Elected Member
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  • American Arbitration Association
  • Member, Board of Directors
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  • Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association
  • Founding President
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Top 10 Connecticut Super Lawyer
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  • 2013
  • Top 10 Connecticut Super Lawyer
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  • 2012
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  • 2012
  • Top 10 Connecticut Super Lawyer
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  • 2011
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Top 10 Connecticut Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Top 10 Connecticut Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Top 10 Connecticut Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2008
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • Best Lawyer
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  • 2006
  • Best Lawyer
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  • 2005
  • Best Lawyer
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  • 2004
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  • 2002
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  • 2000
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  • 1999
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  • 1998
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  • 1997
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  • 1996
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  • 1995
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  • 1994
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  • 1993
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  • 1992
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  • 1991
  • Best Lawyer
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  • 1990
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1989
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1988
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1987
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Publications

  • Connecticut Law Tribune
  • Connecticut Employment Law Forms
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New Haven Employment and labor Lawyer Joseph D Garrison
Joseph D Garrison
Employment and labor Attorney
New Haven, CT
Licensed for 55 years