Amanda M. DeMatteis

Amanda M. DeMatteis

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in New Haven, CT

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C.
 | 405 Orange Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: 203-777-4425
Fax: 203-776-3965
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2013
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (10%)
Attorney Profile

Amanda DeMatteis represents individuals in all aspects of civil rights litigation. Her practice is primarily devoted to employees in both state and federal courts covering a wide variety of employment issues, including wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, defamation, retaliation, and hostile work environment. She successfully tried multiple cases to verdict in employment matters across Connecticut.

In addition to her employment litigation practice, Amanda negotiates numerous cases and works with clients in employment contracts, severance negotiations, non-competition clauses and non-solicitation clauses.

Amanda also represents injured employees in workers’ compensation matters across Connecticut. She successfully helps injured workers get necessary medical treatment, weekly monetary benefits and payment for permanent injuries.

Amanda and Partner Steve Fitzgerald manage the firm’s personal injury practice, representing injured individuals in all aspects of litigation. From motor vehicle accidents and slip and falls, to dog bites and motorcycle accidents, Amanda frequently helps clients recover money for damages caused by others.

Thanks to her hard work in and out of the courtroom, Amanda has been recognized by SuperLawyers as one of its Connecticut Rising Stars in 2015, 2016 and 2017. This distinction is given to only 2.5% of Connecticut attorneys under the age of 40.

Outside of the courtroom, Amanda proudly serves as the President of the Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), an organization devoted to attorneys who represent employees. She is an invited member of the American Inns of Court, through the Oliver Ellsworth Inn of Court in Hartford, Connecticut. Amanda is also an active member of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA). Amanda was recently made a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF).

A native of Hamden, Connecticut, Amanda earned her law degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law, where she was the recipient of a Service to the Law School Award, was the Founder and President of the Labor and Employment Law Society, served as a Senator for the Student Bar Association, and was a member of the Mock Trial Society, also serving on its Executive Board. Amanda received her B.S. from Sacred Heart University, where she majored in Political Science and was inducted into multiple honor societies. She served during college as a congressional intern for Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (D-CT).

About Amanda DeMatteis

Admitted: 2013, Connecticut

Professional Webpage: https://garrisonlaw.com/about-the-firm/amanda-m-dematteis/

Honors/Awards:

  • American Bar Foundation Fellow  

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow

  • American Bar Association, Member

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member

  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member

  • American Inns of Court, Invited Member

  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member

  • Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association, President

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • CHRO: How to Bring and Defend an Employment Case, Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers Section

    , Speaker, 2017
  • Building a Moot Court Program & Case Assessment Services For Your Members, National Employment Lawyers Association 2017 Affiliate Leadership Workshop

    , Speaker, 2017
  • Lessons We’ve Learned from Cases We’ve Won AND Lost, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting

    , Speaker, 2015

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Rivera v. Rosa

    Madeline Rivera sustained severe emotional harm following a motor vehicle accident on I-84 in 2012. Although Ms. Rivera had only minor physical injuries, the jury awarded her over $230,000. The insurance company’s final offer to settle the case before trial was $5,000.

    , 2015
  • Shazel v. Hines Sudden Service (2014)
    Michelle Shazel was retaliated against and constructively discharged from her employment in a fast food restaurant after she complained that she was sexually harassed by her coworker.After trial, the jury awarded Ms. Shazel over $115,000, including $100,000 as compensation for her emotional distress.

    , 2014
  • Represented a senior executive in an age discrimination case. The case resolved at mediation for a six-figure result.

  • Represented a veteran employee who was swiftly terminated when management changed. The employee was over 60 years old and was replaced by a less experienced, younger employee. The dispute resolved prior to litigation for $60,000.

  • Represented a certified nurse’s assistant who was disciplined and terminated shortly after informing her employer of her pregnancy. The dispute resolved prior to litigation for $45,000.

Educational Background:

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law

    Juris Doctorate

    , 2012
  • Sacred Heart University

    BS, Political Science

    , 2008
Office Location for Amanda M. DeMatteis

405 Orange Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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Last Updated: 11/15/2018

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