Jeffrey S. Bagnell

Jeffrey S. Bagnell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Westport, CT

Jeffrey S. Bagnell, Esq., LLC
 | 55 Greens Farms Road, #200-60
Westport, CT 06880
Phone: 203-984-8820
Fax: 203-557-8768
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (40%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Insurance Coverage (20%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Attorney Bagnell is a graduate of Boston College Law School and the College of the Holy Cross. He practices in Westport, Connecticut and represents clients in employment law matters, contract disputes, and business litigation including insurance coverage, firearms defects, and trademark infringement cases. A trial and appellate lawyer, he has argued cases in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the Connecticut Supreme Court, and trial courts in the state and federal systems. He has obtained precedent-setting decisions in several areas, including spoliation and E-discovery.  With attorney Scott Lucas he obtained a $17.4 million award in 2012 in a case involving the denial of executive compensation benefits to five senior executives of a publicly-traded life sciences company.  He previously obtained a $4.2 million jury verdict in 2008 in a wrongful discharge case in U.S. District Court in Connecticut. He has achieved other substantial verdicts and settlements in his practice areas.

About Jeffrey Bagnell

Admitted: 1993, Connecticut

Professional Webpage: www.bagnell-law.com

Honors/Awards:

  • Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Our methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area., Best Lawyers in America 2018, www.bestawyers.com, 2017
  • The Litigation Counsel of America. A close-knit, peer-selected, and aggressively diverse honorary society of 3,500 of the best trial lawyers you will find anywhere. Less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers, vigorously vetted for skills, expertise, and service; an invitation-only collegial network of lawyers who effectively represent clients across North America and around the world., Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2018
  • Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Our methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area., Best Lawyers in America 2019, www.bestlawyers.com, 2018
  • Top 50: 2014 Connecticut Superlawyers, Top 50 Lawyers Connecticut, www.superlawyers.com, 2014
  • Named Top 50 litigation star in Connecticut, 2014, Euromoney/Institutional Investor's Benchmark Litigation, The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Plaintiff Firms & Attorneys, 2014
  • 2018 Best Lawyers in America. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Our methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Best Lawyers employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational, and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services. Our belief has always been that the quality of a peer review survey is directly related to the quality of the voters.  , 2018
  • Named Top 50 litigation star in Connecticut, 2015, Euromoney/Institutional Investor's Benchmark Litigation, The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Plaintiff Firms & Attorneys, 2015
  • Named Top 50 litigation star in Connecticut, 2013, Euromoney/Institutional Investor's Benchmark Litigation, The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Plaintiff Firms & Attorneys, 2013

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Contributing Editor, ABA Model Jury Instructions, Employment Litigation, 2d Ed., 2005
  • Author, One Question Too Many: The Trial of Captain Charles B. McVay, a study of the court martial of the captain of the USS Indianapolis, 2014
  • Author, Second Circuit's Pleading Standard Too Strict in Swierkiewicz, Connecticut Law Tribune, 2002
  • Author, The Stray Remarks Doctrine After Reeves, CBA Labor & Employment Law Quarterly, Vol. 6, No. 3. Reprinted by Connecticut Bar Association (March 2002) and National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), April 2003
  • Co-Author, Litigating Cases Under the Family and Medical Leave Act, Practising Law Institute, 30th Annual Labor and Employment Law Symposium, New York, New York, October 2000 and 2001
  • Review of 1912 transcripts of Titanic disaster hearings, Author, Lessons in the Art of Questioning from the Titanic Disaster Hearings, 2016

Educational Background:

  • Boston College Law School, J.D.
  • College of the Holy Cross, B.A.

Industry Groups

  • NELA
Office Location for Jeffrey S. Bagnell

55 Greens Farms Road
#200-60
Westport, CT 06880

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Last Updated: 3/15/2019

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