Law Office of Lewis Chimes LLC

Employment Law for Employees Lawyers | Serving Stamford, CT

45 Franklin Street
Stamford, CT 06901

Dedicated to Representing the Best Interests of
Each Client with the Highest Quality Legal Counsel

The Law Office of Lewis Chimes LLC provides highest quality legal counsel, by combining zealous advocacy, pragmatism, and sensitivity to the needs of the individual client. Attorney Lewis Chimes always keeps the best interests of each client in mind throughout a case. Mr. Chimes has been representing individuals and small businesses with employment issues for over twenty years.

He has developed a reputation as one of the preeminent attorneys focusing on employment law in the state, and currently co-chairs the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Employment Law Section. He has obtained some of the highest verdicts and settlements in the state and represented individuals in numerous high profile cases.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Discrimination
  • Breach of contract
  • Disability
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful Discharge
  • Non-Competition Agreements
  • Severance Agreements and Negotiations
  • Review of Employment Agreements
  • Wage and Hour Claims
  • Whistleblower Claims
  • State and Municipal Employees
  • Family and Medical Leave (FMLA)
  • Civil rights law
  • Class Actions

The Law Firm of Lewis Chimes LLC also handles personal injury, civil rights, criminal and civil litigation. Your initial contact on any of these matters will be an attorney who will answer your questions and schedule an immediate appointment. The Law Office of Lewis Chimes LLC serve Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex, Litchfield Counties, New York City, Westchester and Rockland Counties.

Call The Law Office of Lewis Chimes LLC today at 203-680-0872 to arrange your initial consultation.

Attorney Profiles

Attorney Lewis Chimes


  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • New York

Admitted To The Bar:

  • Connecticut, 1985
  • Massachusetts, 1989
  • New York, 1986


  • Tufts University,  B.A., 1982
    • Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Columbia University, J.D. 1985

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Board of Governors, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (2008 – present)
  • Chairman, Employment Section, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (2009 – present)
  • Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Fairfield County Bar Association 


  • Best Lawyers in America (recognized in four categories) 2005 – present
    • Employment Law Individuals
    • Labor and Employment Litigation
    • ERISA litigation
    • Personal Injury Litigation:  Plaintiffs
  • Connecticut and New England Super Lawyers 2006 - Present
  • American Lawyer Media Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment Law - Connecticut, New York Metro Area, Boston Area
  • Featured in Westport, Greenwich, New Canaan/Darien, Stamford, and Fairfield Living Magazines
  • U.S. News and World Report, Best Law Firms, 2013
  • 2014 Disability Rights Law Firm of the Year in Connecticut, Corporate International Global magazine
  • Martindale Hubbell Listing of AV Rated Preeminent Lawyers

Publications and Presentations: 

  • “Social Media and the First Amendment,” Connecticut Bar Association, January 2013
  • “Free Speech Rights in the Workplace,” Connecticut Bar Association, October 2012
  • “Effectively Taking and Defending Depositions,” Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (Seminar Co-Chair), October 2012
  • “Understanding Defense Counsel’s Objectives When Taking the Plaintiff’s Deposition,” National Employment Lawyer’s Association, San Diego, CA, June 2012
  • “Potential employment Causes of Action Under Connecticut Law,” Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (Seminar Co-Chair), December 2010
  • “Investigating the Investigation:  Employer Investigations of Harassment/Hostile Environment From the Plaintiff’s Perspective,” National Employment Lawyers Association, Chicago, 2005
  • “Employment Law:  Recent Developments in Connecticut Law,” New Haven County Bar Association, 2005
  • “Employment Law 2004:  Recent Developments in Federal Court,” New Haven County Bar Association, 2004
  • “Employment Law:  Developments in Connecticut Law,” New Haven County Bar Association, 2003
  • “Evidentiary Issues in Employment Litigation,” National Employment Lawyers Association, Orlando, Fla., 2003
  • Connecticut Bar Association Annual Employment Law Update 1995 - 2001

Attorney Maria Garcia Quintner


  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • District Court for the District of Connecticut

Admitted To The Bar:

  • Connecticut, 2007
  • New York, 2009
  • District Court for the District of Connecticut, 2007


  • Tufts University, B.A.
    • Summa Cum Laude, 2004
  • George Washington University School of Law, J.D., 2007

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Board Member, Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association (former President, Vice-President, Secretary)
  • Member, Federal Court's Public Outreach Committee
  • Inns of Court
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association
  • Connecticut Employment Lawyer's Association

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Bemus v. Community Medical Transport, 2000 WL 373928, 28 Conn. L. Rptr. 1 (Conn. Super. 2000)(Employment - Breach of contract - $275,000 verdict)
  • Block v. Connecticut Distributors, 1996 WL 278265, 16 Conn. L. Rptr. 634 (Conn. Super. 1996)(Employment - Breach of contract)Breiner v. Connecticut State Dental Commission  3:03CV01935(MRK)(2004)(Civil Rights - State Department of Public Health prevented from stopping a dentist from speaking out about the dangers of mercury fillings)
  • Connecticut Resource Recovery Authority v. Mitchell, et al, CV-010810194-S(2002)(Civil Rights - Dismissal of retaliatory lawsuit against environmentalist who spoke out about Hartford landfill)
  • Deleo v. City of Stamford, 919 F.Supp. 70 (D. Conn. 1995)(Employment - Disability Discrimination)
  • Fairchild v. Quinnipiac, 3:13cv1877, 2014 U.S. Dist. Lexis 55511 (2014)(Employment – Title IX)
  • Fasoli v. City of Stamford, 3:11-CV-00767 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 74295 (2013)
  • Favale v. Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, 233 F.R.D. 243 (D. Conn. 2003)(Employment - Sexual Harassment/Defamation)
  • Galland v. Bishop, 2001 WL 56474, 28 Conn. L. Rptr. 690 (2001)(Personal Injury - Extension of family car doctrine)
  • Gray v. Foundation Health Systems, Inc., 2004 WL 945137 (Conn. Super. 2004)(Commercial - Class Action)
  • Hardy v. Town of Greenwich, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 64141 (D. Conn. July 22, 2009)(Employment)
  • Hardy v. Town of Greenwich, 629 F. Supp. 2d 192 (D. Conn. 2009)(Employment)
  • Hardy v. Town of Greenwich, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 98333 (D. Conn. Dec. 3, 2008)(Employment)
  • In Re: Handy and Harmon Group, 262 B.R. 211 (2001)(Employment)
  • Kiley v. AchieveGlobal, Inc., CASE NO. 3:05-CV-1658,  2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 59921 (2006)
  • Kuselias v. SNET, 18 Conn. L. Rptr. (Conn. Super. 1996)(Employment - Defamation - $580,000 verdict)
  • Lasnick v. Morgan, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 144835 (D. Conn. Dec. 15, 2011)(Wrongful Death)
  • Miron v. Univ. of New Haven Police Dep't, 284 Conn. 35 (Conn. 2007)(Employment)
  • People v. Harper, 137 Misc. 2d 357, 520 N.Y.S. 2d 892 (Crim. Ct. 1987)(Criminal)
  • People v. Whetson, 135 Misc. 2d 1, 513 N.Y.S. 2d 910 (Crim. Ct. 1987)(Criminal)
  • Raymundo v. Palmer Landing, 2005 WL 3624473 (Conn. Super. 2005)(Personal Injury - Wrongful Death - Inadequate Security)
  • Roberton v. Citizens Utilities, 122 F.Supp. 279 (D. Conn. 2000)(Employment - ERISA - $1,300,000 Verdict)
  • Smith v. Da Ros, 777 F. Supp. 2d 340 (D. Conn. 2011)(Employment)
  • State v. Radzvilowicz, 47 Conn. App. 1, 703 A.2d 767 (1997)(Criminal)
  • State v. Sanders, 37 Conn. App. 219, 655 A.2d 805 (1995)(Criminal)
  • State v. Thornton, 291 Conn. 914 (Conn. 2009)(Criminal)
  • United States v. Graham,  119 F. Supp. 2d 116 (D. Conn. 2000)
  • United States v. Graham,  3:99 CR 271, 2000 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19272, (2000)
  • United States v. Rivera 192 F. 3d 81 (1999)(Criminal)
  • West v. Timex, 361 Fed. Appx. 249 (2d Cir. 2010)(Employment)

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