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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.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 34%
  2. Discrimination: 33%
  3. Sexual Harassment: 33%

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  • Leslie Gold McPadden

    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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Contact info

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Richardson, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti PC

405 Orange Street.
New Haven, CT, 06511


NYCurrently registered 199207/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 50 Connecticut Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Top 25 Connecticut Woman Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Top 50 New England Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Women in the Law -- High AchieversConnecticut Law Tribune2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGarrison, Levin-Epstein, Richardson, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti PC2007 - Present
Partner & AssociateCasper & de Toledo2005 - 2007
Assistant District AttorneyQueens County District Attorney2000 - 2005
Senior Trial CounselNew York City Law Department, Office Of The Corporation Counsel1998 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Employment Lawyers AssociationCo-chair, Affiliate Relations2009 - Present
Connecticut Employment Lawyers AssociationPresident2007 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Connecticut Law TribuneRetaliation After Employment Ends: The Former Employer’s “Parting Shot”2013
Connecticut Law TribuneStrategic Considerations for Workplace Investigations2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yale Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Wesleyan UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1985