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 ofBridgeport 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 Businessesin 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 - Norwalk

PRESS RELEASE: Pullman & Comley Launches Workplace Law Blog

SEMINAR: New Developments in Labor & Employment Law - Hartford

SEMINAR: Conflicts of Interest: What's Legal, What's Right, What's Fair

Publications & Alerts

CT Law of the Land: Week of September 17

CT Law of the Land: Commercial Real Estate Markets Benefit from Healthcare Industry Growth

CT Law of the Land: Week of July 8

CT Law of the Land Week of May 19

HEALTH CARE ALERT: Senate Bill No. 35: An Act Concerning Notice of Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Affiliations of Group Medical Practices

CT Law of the Land: Week of April 29

CT Law of the Land: Week of April 16

Agency Tries to Dodge Restrictions on Awards: CHRO Wants to Offer Emotional Distress Compensation in Discrimination Cases

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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

 

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Experience & Credentials

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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
J.D.

University Attended

Harvard College
Class of 1968
A.B.
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 federa... More

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Contact Information

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203.330.2112

Fax

203.576.8888

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Michael N. LaVelle
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 850 Main Street, P.O. Box 7006,
Bridgeport, CT 06601-7006

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