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Michael Christopher McMinn

Discrimination Attorney at Bridgeport, CT

5.0   40 reviews

also known as Michael McMinn

  • State Years
    New York - NY 11 years
    Connecticut - CT 19 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Selected by America's Top 100 Attorneys as a Lifetime Achievement Receiptement. Michael McMinn is the owner and managing attorney of The McMinn Employment Law Firm. Michael is an experienced labor and employment litigation attorney with over 15 years of litigation experience. Michael has devoted his entire practice to the area of employment law including litigation of wrongful termination claims; Family Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") violations; all forms of employment discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA") on the basis of race, sexual harassment, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, and retaliation.

Michael McMinn has gained significant trial and litigation experience, working with a national, well-known insurance carrier. He has tried numerous cases to verdict in the State and Federal Court.  Within his scope of practice, Michael has litigated claims in a variety of courts, in the State of New York and Connecticut, and both State and Federal. Michal has also frequently litigates in agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO); the Connecticut Department of Labor; and both the federal and state courts.

Michael graduated at the top of his class, cum laude from Southern Connecticut State University in 2001, and also finished in the top 10% of his class from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2004. Michael is licensed to practice law in the State of Connecticut and New York, the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut; the District Court for the Southern District of New York; and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Michael has achieved the Client’s Choice Award for 2018 by Avvo, as well as a rating of “Top Attorney.” He has been acknowledged as “Lead Counsel Rated” in Labor and Employment Law and "10 Best" Labor and Employment Law Firm Award for Client Satisfaction in 2019 by the American Institute of Legal Counsel.  Michael is also a member of the Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association and the Fairfield County Bar Association, Employment Committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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"10 Best" Labor and Employment Law Firm Award for Client Satisfaction in 2019 by the American Institute of Legal Counsel

Location

The McMinn Employment Law Firm, LLC
1000 Lafayette Blvd. Suite 1100
Bridgeport, CT, 06604

Reviews

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Posted by Gordon | June 8, 2022
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Solid work ethic and attention to my needs
The process from start to finish was made easier by the way Michael and his team interacted with me. Service and detailed focus made it easier to work through the case and its process.
Posted by John | May 4, 2022
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Very please with results
Mike helped my wife and I through one of the most difficult periods in our lives with a combination of professionalism, compassion and - most importantly - positive results. Highly Recommended.
Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2022
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Upmost professional but beyond that they are caring
Mr. McMinn and his team are the upmost professional but beyond that they are caring. My case took almost three years to resolve and through that time Mr. McMinn consistently followed up to provide feedback and options for next steps. He and his team worked tirelessly to ensure that this case was resolved to my satisfaction always responding to my needs. They even would schedule meetings around my challenging work schedule which sometimes required our touch bases to be on the weekends.
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Posted by Thomas | December 21, 2021
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Attorney McMinn reminded them of the law
He helped put my experience into perspective and help me navigate my way through the proceedings. Attorney McMinn help me understand what laws was on my side and realistic outcomes. He always given me options of choice, which I truly appreciate! He is a true fair professional who wanted the end result for me to be satisfied.
Posted by Tira | December 13, 2021
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Excellent Services
Words cannot express my gratitude for Attorney McMinn. His knowledge and professionalism truly helped to ease the process of litigation. I would highly recommend Attorney McMinn’s services.
Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2021
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Very Professional, knowledgeable and compassionate
Mike is very professional and knowledgeable in respect to age discrimination. He explains the law to you in a manner that it is easily understood. His guidance thru my ordeal made me more comfortable with the battle I faced
Posted by Regina | September 1, 2021
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Excellent service
Words can’t describe the professionalism and hard work mike does for his clients , he stays on top of everything and is by your side every step of the way. I highly recommend mike there’s no need to look further
Posted by James | April 13, 2021
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Great representation
Michael is a wonderful, professional, personal, relateable, concerned, and hard working for the client.
Posted by Frank | April 1, 2021
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The Best
Mike helped me through one of the most difficult times in my life. It can be scary battling a big corporation, but I felt like I was always in control with Mike in my corner. I was being bullied and harassed in a work environment that was extremely hostile. Attorney McMinn was professional, knowledgeable and confident. The fact that I worked for one of the largest companies in the world didn’t intimidate Mike for a second. Mike is a top-notch communicator who is decisive and extremely well organized. He is amazingly attentive and always made me feel like he was devoting 100% of his time to my case. He went above and beyond, often returning my calls after hours to accommodate my schedule. Most importantly, Mike was able to win a settlement that far exceeded my expectations. Overall, I found my experience with Michael McMinn to be a very positive one, and I would strongly recommend him to anyone who is in need of an advocate and partner to defend their employee rights.
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2021
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Best Representation for Employment Issues in CT
I spent hours doing do diligence and evaluating legal representation for my employment case. As soon as I talked with Michael I had felt my search was over, sure enough in my 2nd stage evaluations comparing fees and expectations I felt confident Michael was the one to choose and I am so glad I did. Please, let me save anyone reading this hours of your time, Michael and his team are TOP NOTCH and will ensure you are represented fairly and equitably.
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Posted by Tiffany | December 4, 2020
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A good person who became an Amazing Attorney
From the first phone call with Michael, he listened understood to my situation he gave me professional as well as human advice. He was understanding and made a flexible arraignment with my retainer. He told me what to expect at every stage of dealing with my case. He didn't force any decisions. He made all of my options clear. He is responsive and transparent my case was not easy for anyone. Life, death of a child, empathy, and abuse of power all during a pandemic. I am more than confident that Michael was the best choice for my case. He is a good person first and foremost who became an attorney. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Aaron | December 2, 2020
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Responsive, personable and first-rate professional
Not only was Attorney Michael McMinn a very approachable and down-to-earth person, he was a tireless advocate in my case. He handled a complex case with excellent knowledge and proficiency. I appreciate the result he was able to achieve and would certainly recommend the firm for any worker with an employment legal complaint.
Posted by Steven | November 4, 2020
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Could Not Ask For Someone Better
From the very first time I spoke with Attorney McMinn, I knew he was the person who could help me. I was facing one of the most difficult situations in my life, being unfairly terminated from my job. Attorney McMinn listened to my concerns and assured me he could help. He went right to work, standing up for my rights. He worked hard, kept me informed and helped me receive a settlement that benefited my family. I am thankful for Attorney McMinn and his staff. I would highly recommend them to anyone facing a situation like mine.
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Posted by Lizette | October 26, 2020
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Superb Customer Service and Results
Michael was the consummate professional. He represented me in a wrongful termination case in which my employer retaliated against me for making a work complaint. Michael is incredibly knowledgeable of the law. He patiently guided me through the legal process and delivered solid advice. He was extremely thorough and tenacious in negotiating with the opposing party's attorneys. He even ensured I received compensation after the company I took action against filed for bankruptcy. I hope I never have to, but I would definitely trust him to handle my case if I ever found myself in a similar situation.
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Posted by Paul | October 24, 2020
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Paul B.
From the moment I met Michael, in his office, I knew that I had chosen the best attorney to handle my case. Michael was both professional and personable with absolutely no pretenses. Michael took the time to listen intently and then to begin a meticulously structured case and a game plan in which he would lay it out. Michael was extremely prompt in returning my calls, even if there was no new news to relay. My e-mails were returned in an extremely quick fashion. I would highly recommend Michael McMinn to achieve the best results from a professionally tenacious attorney who truly wants the very best for his clients.
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Posted by Ashley | July 27, 2020
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Couldn't ask for more.
From the consultation all the way through settlement I have been very pleased. Knowing I was being listened to helped with the stress and anxiety of the situation. I'm very happy with everything.
Posted by Tiffanie | June 22, 2020
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AWESOME!
My experience with att. McMinn was beyond satisfactory. I am a very nervous and panicky person already nevermind facing wrongful termination in an at will state. He was patient , informative and efficient.
Posted by Joshua | May 13, 2020
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Resolved and satisfied
Michael was very easy to communicate with and explain the issues involved. Very professional, would recommend to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2020
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Attorney McMinn
Attorney McMinn is a great attorney. He fought tooth and nail to help me win my case. I would recommend a friend or family to Attorney McMinn WITHOUT A DOUBT!!
Posted by Awais | April 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience with Attorney Michael McMinn
It was an excellent experience to hire Mr Michael McMinn as my attorney. He’s very knowledgeable, kind and experienced. I would strongly recommend him .
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The McMinn Employment Law Firm, LLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Axelrod & Associates, LLC
  • 2014 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • Keidel, Weldon & Cunningham, LLP
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Loccisano, Turret & Rosenbaum
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Frank N. Peluso, P.C.
  • 2007 - 2012
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Education

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Southern Connecticut State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 2020 Age Discrimination and Hostile Work Environment
  • Favorable Settlement for my client
  • 2020 Age Discrimination and Hostile Work Environment
  • Favorable Settlement for my client
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
  • Favorable Settlement for my client
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Associations

  • Fairfield County Bar Association, Employment Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • Attorney
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Lead Counsel Verification in Labor and Employment
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyer
  • Expertise
  • 2021
  • Elite Lawyer
  • Elite Lawyers of America
  • 2021
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2020
  • Member
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2019
  • Leading Employment and Labor Attorney of the Year, Connecticut
  • Acquisition International
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Rated Attorney
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2018
  • Superior Classroom Performance - Torts
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • 2001
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Publications

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (17)
Endorse Michael
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a highly zealous advocate and is well-respected within the legal community. I would confidently entrust my clients who have labor issues to Michael. I highly recommend his services."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney McMinn and I had an employment discrimination case. I represented the plaintiff in a criminal matter and Attorney McMinn had her in the employment discrimination matter. He obtained an excellent result for the client, and I was impressed with the quality of his legal work. I would recommend him without hesitation."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Attorney McMinn since law school and we have been on opposing sides on several occasions. He has shown himself to be knowledgeable and scrupulous. He is a worthy adversary and commands respect among members of the bar."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this Michael. He ably represent an employee in a contentious severance negotiations and achieved an excellent result for his employee."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mike and I were opposing counsel on a case a while back. I was impressed with his ability to represent his clients zealously, while at the same time displaying professional courtesy and remaining reasonable so that we could resolve the matter."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I gladly endorse Michael. We worked on somewhat opposite sides of a bankruptcy matter and Michael struck the perfect balance of zealous advocacy and professional courtesy that is the hallmark of a fine lawyer. I hope we can work together sometime down the road."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Michael since 2001 when we met in law school. He's a solid guy and is an excellent employment law attorney. I highly recommend him."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is an excellent attorney. His attention to detail and compassion when dealing with clients is unmatched."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael is a wonderful lawyer and an even better person. All of the clients that I've referred to him have raved about his legal ability and his compassion and caring about their cases.Can't recommend him highly enough!"
Personal injury Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is fantastic, he knows the Connecticut Practice Book like the back of his hand, I cannot say enough about him."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney McMinn is a outstanding attorney. He is intelligent, passionate, and represents his clients zealously. He has a wealth of employment law experience and I refer every Connecticut client with employment-related issues I have to Attorney McMinn, and he has represented them with great results."
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Bridgeport Discrimination Lawyer Michael Christopher McMinn
Michael Christopher McMinn
Discrimination Attorney
Bridgeport, CT
Licensed for 19 years