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Nina Therese Pirrotti

Employment and labor Attorney at New Haven, CT

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Connecticut - CT 17 years
    New York - NY 31 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1992
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Nina

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Nina Pirrotti represents individuals in employment litigation and negotiation. The president of the Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), she is well versed in all aspects of employment law, including discrimination (on the basis of race, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, religious creed, marital status, pregnancy, or national origin), sexual harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, contract disputes (including those involving restrictive covenant agreements), FMLA and related leave of absence issues, unpaid wages, severance agreements, and whistleblower claims.


Nina also advocates on behalf of students and faculty. She has guided numerous students through their universities’ internal disciplinary procedures and has advised faculty members who have been targets of internal investigations. Nina has also litigated on behalf of students seeking to discharge their rights under Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in education.


In 2010, Nina was named by the Connecticut Law Tribune as one of its Women in the Law – High Achievers.  She was honored as a Super Lawyer in 2013 .


Even before Nina decided to represent employees, students, and faculty, she had already devoted almost 15 years to civil rights and public service. At the Queens County District Attorney’s Office, she was appointed to the Career Criminal Major Crimes Bureau, prosecuting homicides, bank robberies, kidnappings, and pattern crimes. And as an Assistant Corporation Counsel at the Law Department for the City of New York, she received the Association of the Bar of the City of New York’s Municipal Affairs Award for outstanding achievement.


Nina is an experienced trial advocate, having served as lead counsel in approximately 25 jury trials and 50 bench trials. She taught Trial Advocacy at the New York Prosecutor’s Training Institute, the Queens County District Attorney’s Office, and the New York City Law Department, and trial practice at Quinnipiac Law School as an adjunct professor.

In addition to her duties as president of CELA, Nina is also the Co-Chair of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) Affiliate Relations Committee, as well as its Second Circuit representative. She has also served as a Track Coordinator for the American Bar Association’s 6th and 7th Annual Section Conferences and is a liaison for the ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law’s Diversity in the Legal Profession committee. She routinely lectures nationally on employment related topics.


Nina received her undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University, where she majored in Theater. She received her law degree from Yale Law School, where she was a member of the Journal of Law and Feminism and participated in the Barrister’s Union, a competitive mock trial organization. Nina began her legal career as an associate at commercial litigation firms and devoted significant time to pro bono matters, including employment discrimination and First Amendment/whistleblower cases.

Contact Nina

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Richardson, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti PC
405 Orange Street.
New Haven, CT, 06511


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Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Have Nina in your Corner!
After almost two decades of providing exemplary service to a “best place to work” firm, my career was suddenly over. On the recommendation of a friend and former colleague, I contacted Attorney Nina Pirrotti about my predicament. Nina listened to me describe my work history and current stressful situation and quickly developed a plan of action. Nina set the proper expectations and went on her way to represent me. Throughout her representation of me, Nina was always in communication with me and provided excellent advice in evaluating my alternatives.. Her work got me the satisfaction I wanted to receive from my former employer. Nina helped me get through a difficult time in my work life. I recommend her highly!
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Posted by Stephen | September 11, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Nina Pirrotti, Went above and beyond what I think she had to do. I'm still not out of the woods in my situation, But she lead me in the right direction. My situation was very complicated and she took the time to figure it out. I will say that the lawyer's system is a little slow to get started with filling out paperwork, But once you pass that hump, It's well worth it. I felt like she wanted to do what was best for me and not just what's best for the law firm. If you're in an unfortunate situation where you need a lawyer, at least get a lawyer that cares.....
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2018
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Where do l start??? Nina is incredible. After a very difficult and painful journey regarding a civil matter, Nina demonstrated extreme professionalism and expertise. Her committment and tenacity was unmatched by anyone. She was accessible, diligent, organize and very supportive every step of the way. Her willingness to “fight the fight” made me feel like I mattered at a very traumatic time. Nina has made a tremendous impact both personally and societally. To say that Nina is ‘just an attorney’ doesn’t reflect what she really is...a great fighter and friend.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Richardson, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti PC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Partner & Associate
  • Casper & de Toledo
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Queens County District Attorney
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Senior Trial Counsel
  • New York City Law Department, Office Of The Corporation Counsel
  • 1998 - 2000
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  • Yale Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Wesleyan University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985


  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Co-chair, Affiliate Relations
  • 2009 - Present
  • Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 50 Connecticut Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 25 Connecticut Woman Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 50 New England Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Women in the Law -- High Achievers
  • Connecticut Law Tribune
  • 2010
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  • Connecticut Law Tribune
  • Retaliation After Employment Ends: The Former Employer’s “Parting Shot”
  • 2013
  • Connecticut Law Tribune
  • Strategic Considerations for Workplace Investigations
  • 2012

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Employee benefits Attorney | Sep 01
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"I endorse this lawyer. Nina is a superstar attorney! She is an unbelievable listener and advocate and represents her clients (who are generally employees who have suffered harm) with determination. She is fearless and enjoys a reputation that gets results."
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New Haven Employment and labor Lawyer Nina Therese Pirrotti
Nina Therese Pirrotti
Employment and labor Attorney
New Haven, CT
Licensed for 31 years