Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Chimes & Richardson, P.C.

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Firm Overview

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Chimes, Richardson & Fitzgerald,
P.C. has been known statewide in Connecticut for providing the highest quality
representation to individuals for nearly thirty years.


Lewis Chimes


Attorney Chimes joined the firm in 1993. Since joining the firm, he has
represented individuals in employment, personal injury, medical malpractice,
criminal and civil rights matters. Lew regularly appears in both the state and
federal courts at the trial and appellate level. In addition, as the trend
towards alternative dispute resolution has accelerated, Lew has represented many
individuals, groups and classes in complex mediations, and has consistently
sought creative solutions to difficult disputes on behalf of his clients. He is
listed in The Best Lawyers in America, and has been selected as a
Connecticut Super Lawyer, and was included in related
articles in Connecticut and New York Magazines.


Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Chimes, Richardson & Fitzgerald, P.C.
is nationally known for representing individuals in employment matters. From his
first employment case for the firm, in which he successfully represented a
teacher with severe cerebral palsy who had been wrongfully denied a position in
her former school system, Lew has been an advocate for victims of discrimination
and wrongful discharge in the workplace. He has been class and individual
counsel for victims of race, age, disability, and sex discrimination against
Fortune 500 companies, local companies, state agencies and municipal police
departments. He was one of the first attorneys in the state to bring claims
under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in a case in Connecticut that was
the first to recognize a right to a jury trial under the FMLA. Lew has provided
counsel and represented numerous individual on sexual harassment claims,
including an alleged co-worker rape in a corporate office, a hostile environment
claim by a state Judicial Marshal, and a same sex harassment claim by a
secretary in a parochial school. He has represented whistleblowers and brought
qui tam actions on behalf of individuals who have provided information
about their companies

Main Office


405 Orange Street
New Haven  CT  06511

Phone
  • 203-777-4425
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