Miguel A. Escalera  Jr. - Kainen, Escalera & McHale, P.C.

Miguel A. Escalera Jr.

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005


For nearly three decades, the emphasis of Mr. Escalera’s practice has been labor and employment law and litigation. Initially, Mr. Escalera served with the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps for nine years where he engaged in extensive criminal and civil litigation. Mr. Escalera was last stationed at the Pentagon where he acted as lead counsel for the Army Litigation Division defending the Department of the Army in employment discrimination suits brought by civilian employees in many states. Since 1987 Mr. Escalera has been exclusively defending private and public sector employers in labor and employment matters. Mr. Escalera has defended numerous employment discrimination and wrongful termination suits in various state courts, federal district courts, and United States Courts of Appeal. Mr. Escalera has extensive experience in class-action litigation. He is a frequent lecturer on the Americans with Disabilities Act, sexual harassment, drug testing, wage and hour law, non-compete agreements, effective hiring and management of employees, and avoiding wrongful termination suits.

Georgetown UniversityBS 1977American UniversityJ.D. 1980The Judge Advocate General's School U.S. Army
American Bar AssociationAmerican Employment Law CouncilConnecticut Hispanic Bar AssociationConnecticut Bar AssociationBoard of Directors of Family Life EducationRensselaer Graduate SchoolUniversity of Connecticut School of LawUniversity of Connecticut School of LawOliver Ellsworth Inns of CourtBoard of Directors of Leadership Greater HartfordHartford Food System

Client Comments

"Miguel is an experienced, analytically strong attorney who is very responsive, and consistently provides useful, pragmatic advice."

"Mr. Escalera is a highly-skilled counselor and litigator. His familiarity and experience with the local plaintiffs' bar and with the state and federal judiciary is of great value when defending employment litigation matters. Mr. Escalera is extremely responsive to all inquiries and concerns and provides a superior level of customer service."

Office Location

21 Oak Street, Suite 601
Hartford, CT 06106-8003
United States

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment

Other Information

Gender: Male