Joseph Garrison

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Richardson, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C.

Employment Lawyer | Serving New Haven, CT

405 Orange Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Nationally-Recognized Advocates for
Workers’ Rights and Workplace Fairness

The law firm of Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. represents individuals who have experienced wrongdoing in their place of employment. In 2015, the Connecticut Law Tribune named them as the best litigation department of the year for employment law. The firm has taken on cases against most major employers in Connecticut.

Contact Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Discrimination (on the basis of race, sex, age, physical or mental disability, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity, among others) and harassment, including sexual harassment;
  • Wrongful termination, including wrongful discharge in violation of public policy;
  • Retaliation against whistleblowers;
  • Free speech and other retaliation;
  • Overtime compensation, unpaid wages and commissions, and other wage and hour issues;
  • Non-competition agreements; and
  • Contract and severance negotiations.

Although Garrison, Levin-Epstein only represents individuals in employment litigation, we are also available to employers in a variety of non-litigation counsel, such as informing them of the important rights and obligations and investigating employee allegations of misconduct.

Call Attorney Joseph Garrison today at 203-777-4425 to arrange your initial consultation.

Attorney Profile

Attorney Joseph D. Garrison


  • Connecticut, 1968
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1971
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1970


  • Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York, 1968
    • J.D.
  • Wesleyan University, 1965
    • B.A.

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • President of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and for 15 years on NELA’s Executive Board
  • NELA’s representative to the Federal Rules Advisory Committee, the legislative body charged with drafting the procedural rules for the nation’s federal courts
  • Charter Fellow in the Board of Governors of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and later served as its national President
  • Elected member of the American Law Institute (ALI)
  • Substantial involvement drafting the highly-influential Restatement (Third) of Employment Law, which was published in 2014

Verdicts & Settlements

  • A $6.3 million jury verdict on behalf of a Yale University doctor who was wrongly disciplined and demoted because of his patient care advocacy;
  • A $1.285 million settlement on behalf of five UConn students and alumnae for indifferent responses to reports of sexual assault and harassment, in violation of Title IX;
  • A $2.985 million arbitration award for a hedge fund manager who was wrongly deprived of the opportunity to earn deferred compensation;
  • A $3.5 million settlement on behalf of a high-level Fortune 100 executive who was subject to age discrimination; and
  • A jury verdict of nearly $2 million on behalf of a Pfizer scientist for First Amendment retaliation after she spoke out about dangerous laboratory conditions.

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