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Richard L. Pate

Employment and labor Attorney at Westport, CT

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Riccardo Luciano Pate

  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Discrimination

    28 years

  2. Employment and labor

    28 years

  3. Privacy
    Employee privacy claims

  4. Sexual harassment

    28 years

  5. Wrongful termination

    28 years

The concern of our practice is representing employees in all areas of employment law: School Tenure denial claims; Discrimination claims based on race, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, whistleblower retaliation, age, disability, and military status.

In addition, we represent individuals in wrongful discharge, defamation, breach of contract, overtime, severance pay, and other types of employment based matters. 

Mr. Pate has practiced law since 1995 and has represented employees in trials, appeals, and settlements in employment law related cases. He has represented employees in state and federal courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities. He is admitted to practice in the State of Connecticut, U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.   An Initial Review of Your Matter is Free.

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Richard L. Pate, Esq
155 Post Road East
Westport, CT, 06880

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Posted by Sam | July 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Very professional and compassionate
I cannot say enough great things about Attorney Pate. He was not only courteous and professional to me but very intelligent in dealing with employer. He not only demonstrated skill and professionalism while handling my case but showed extraordinary compassion during very difficult and stressful times. I worked with him on my situation and I appreciated his honesty and straightforwardness and after assessing the situation presented all the options so that I could make the best, intelligent and well informed decision. He was able to negotiate a better deal for me than the one my company initially offered. This can be an ugly world and it is nice knowing lawyers such as Attorney Pate to help people right a wrong when they have suffered at the hands of their employer. Attorney Pate is one of the good guys out there and I strongly recommend his skills as an employment lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2018
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Age Discrimination
In September, 2016, I contacted Atty. Pate regarding an incident I considered to be age discrimination in my workplace. In a no charge consultation, he advised me to contact my human resources department regarding the incident. I did so. My company investigated the incident, and it seemed to have been resolved. Six months later, my company took what I believed to be retaliatory action for my initial complaint. I resigned from my employment under duress two months later. I again contacted Atty. Pate who believed I had a discrimination and retaliation case against my employer. He advised me every step of the way while negotiating with the employer. Atty. Pate was helpful when I tried to collect unemployment and the employer appealed twice. My unemployment claim was successful. When the employer would not agree to a settlement, Atty. Pate filed a complaint with the EEOC, and ultimately a suit against the employer. Nine months after my second contact with Atty. Pate, the case was settled to my satisfaction. Atty. Pate kept me informed through the entire process. He was patient and empathetic and worked hard on my behalf against a very difficult employer. I am grateful for his efforts and guidance.
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Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2017
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Very professional
Attorney Pate was very professional yet personable. He was available to speak every time I called and carefully listened to my concerns. And resolved them. He was excellent.


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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Richard L. Pate, Attorney at Law
  • 1999 - Present
  • Professor
  • Sacred Heart University
  • 1998 - Present
  • Assistant General Counsel
  • Remington Products, LLC
  • 1997 - 1999


  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994


  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Italian
  • English


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Westport Employment and labor Lawyer Richard L. Pate
Richard L. Pate
Employment and labor Attorney
Westport, CT
Licensed for 29 years
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