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Stephen J. Fitzgerald - New Haven, CT

405 Orange Street New Haven, CT 06511

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Updated: 03/20/2023

New Haven Employment Lawyer

Overview

Stephen Fitzgerald represents individuals in employment and personal injury matters in Connecticut's state and federal courts. He also represents railroad workers in courts throughout the country. Steve has won several multi-million dollar jury verdicts for his clients...
Stephen Fitzgerald represents individuals in employment and personal injury matters in Connecticut's state and federal courts. He also represents railroad workers in courts throughout the country. Steve has won several multi-million dollar jury verdicts for his clients. His peers have ranked him as a Connecticut Super Lawyer since 2011, as the Super Lawyer Employment Lawyer of the Year for 2012, and he has been named Best Lawyer of the Year for Labor & Employment Litigation in the New Haven area by Best Lawyers in America in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2021.

Steve's employment practice involves the representation of a wide range of workers including physicians, executives, sales staff, academics, financial services and others. He has handled countless litigations and negotiations involving claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, breach of contract and retaliation. He has enjoyed significant success on behalf of physicians, scientists and others who have been retaliated against for blowing the whistle on employers engaged in unsafe practices. A significant portion of his practice is representing railroad workers who have been injured on the job or retaliated against. He has achieved courtroom victories and several favorable settlements on behalf of railroad workers who have been retaliated against and disciplined for speaking out about safety issues in violation of the Federal Rail Safety Act (FRSA). Steve also handles personal injury claims from passengers involved in train accidents.

Steve is an accomplished trial advocate, having served as lead counsel on over 40 jury trials. Before joining Garrison, Levin-Epstein in 2001, he served for over ten years as an Assistant District Attorney at the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, where he rose to the rank of Supervising Attorney. Steve has also taught Trial Practice at both Fordham Law School and the Manhattan District Attorney's Office.

Steve prides himself on the personal attention he gives to each one of his clients, including those who have been injured.

Steve is admitted to practice in the state courts of Connecticut and New York, as well as in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States District Courts for the District of Connecticut, the Southern District of New York, and the Eastern District of New York. He is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), the New Haven County Bar Association, and the New Haven Inn of Court, and has published in the Connecticut Law Tribune. He graduated from Boston College and Fordham University School of Law.

An active participant in his community, Stephen Fitzgerald chairs the North Haven Open Space Committee for the preservation of public property, sits on the board of the North Haven Trail Committee, and has coached each of his three daughters' softball teams. He was born and raised in Stamford, CT.

About Stephen J. Fitzgerald

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Employment
  • Personal Injury

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Connecticut, 1989

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York, 1988
    J.D.
  • Boston College, 1985
    B.A.

Office Information

Address

405 Orange Street New Haven, CT 06511

Fax

  • (203) 776-3965

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Stephen J. Fitzgerald

Included on the 2024 Connecticut list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Connecticut Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Stephen J. Fitzgerald on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Top 50: Connecticut Super Lawyers: 2021
  • Top 50: 2021 Connecticut Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" - Litigation - Labor and Employment, New Haven (2021)
  • Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" - Employment Law - Individuals, New Haven (2019)
  • Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" - Litigation - Labor and Employment, New Haven (2018)
  • Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" - Employment Law - Individuals, New Haven (2017)
  • Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" Litigation - Labor and Employment, New Haven (2015)
  • Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" - Employment Law - Individuals, New Haven (2013)

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