Michael N. LaVelle

Michael N. LaVelle (Bridgeport, Connecticut)

Michael N. LaVelle

Attorney in Bridgeport, CT
Michael N. LaVelle practices in the areas of labor and employment law including employment discrimination, labor board and other administrative agency practice and wrongful discharge litigation, and municipal law.

Mick has broad trial experience, both jury and non-jury, before state and federal civil courts and before administrative agencies that regulate employment. He successfully litigated the case of Bridgeport Hospital v. Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, et al., 232 Conn. 91 (1995), in which the Connecticut Supreme Court curtailed the commission's ability to award damages against employers. He serves as a special master for the U.S. District Court.

He is experienced in both the private and public sector in collective bargaining negotiations and contract drafting, labor contract administration and trials of grievance arbitration, and preparation of employment guidelines, employee handbooks and manuals. He advises clients on general personnel administration, executive terminations and wage and hour policies. He has written and spoken on a variety of employment-related issues for local and national audiences. Mick has also served as a town attorney for many years, including representation in numerous zoning and other land use appeals.

Community Involvement

•Homes for the Brave - chairman, board of directors; organization that provides support and resources for homeless veterans
•The Kennedy Center - board of directors

Honors & Awards

•Listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers to Businesses in the area of labor and employment
•Received the highest peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell (AV)

News & Events

•PRESS RELEASE: Pullman & Comley Recognized in Six Practice Areas by Chambers USA
•SEMINAR: New Developments in Labor & Employment Law - Hartford

Publications & Alerts

•CT Law of the Land: Week of September 28
•CT Law of the Land: Week of July 29
•CT Law of the Land: Week of July 6
•Agency Tries to Dodge Restrictions on Awards: CHRO Wants to Offer Emotional Distress Compensation in Discrimination Cases

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Peer Rating 5.0 of 5

Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Labor
  • Employment Law and Employee Benefits
  • Labor and Employment Counseling
  • Training and Litigation
  • Union Issues
  • Health Care
  • Hospitals and Health Care Institutions
  • Physicians and Other Health Care Practitioners
  • Municipal Law
  • Town Governments
  • Departments and Authorities
  • Land Use

Peer Rating

Peer Rating

Overall Peer Rating

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  • Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards
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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Admission Details
Admitted in 1975, Connecticut
1981, Massachusetts
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
U.S. Supreme Court
Law School Attended
Boston University
Class of 1975
University Attended
Harvard College
Class of 1968
cum laude
Associations & Memberships

Professional Affiliations

Connecticut Association of Municipal Attorneys - officer and director

Representative Cases
Representative Experience; Extensive trial work before employment regulating agencies such as EEOC, Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, Workers Compensation Commission, state and federal Departments of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and National Labor Relations Board; Argued cases before state and federal civil courts including in the developing area of wrongful discharge; U.S. District Court cases arising from Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and ERISA; and employment cases before the Connecticut Supreme Court and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Community Contributions

Community Contributions
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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
Pullman & Comley, LLC
850 Main Street, P.O. Box 7006,
Bridgeport, CT 06601-7006
Office Information
Office Information
Michael N. LaVelle
Pullman & Comley, LLC
850 Main Street, P.O. Box 7006,
Bridgeport, CT 06601-7006

Pullman & Comley, LLC (Bridgeport, Connecticut)