Patrick J. McHale - Kainen, Escalera & McHale, P.C.

Patrick J. McHale

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009
Phone: 860-493-0870

Mr. McHale represents public and private employers and non-profit organizations in all aspects of labor relations and employment law, including union representation elections, collective bargaining, contract administration, personnel policies and practices, wage and hour disputes, equal employment opportunity, employment litigation, occupational health and safety, workers’ compensation, unemployment compensation and related matters.  His practice includes representation of employers in federal and state courts and before the American Arbitration Association, the National Labor Relations Board, the Connecticut State Board of Mediation and Arbitration, the Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations, the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission and various other administrative agencies.

Fairfield UniversityBA 1986Western New England CollegeJ.D. 1991
Connecticut Bar AssociationAmerican Bar AssociationHartford County Bar AssociationConnecticut Public Employer Labor Relations AssociationIndustrial Relations Research AssociationInternational Personnel Management Association

Client Comments

"Patrick McHale is a seasoned professional with a great personal demeanor. He is highly responsive and available for clients' needs. He is always able to provide a simple translation of the law into laymen's terms."

-Anne Condren
HR Manager
Adam Broderick Salon & Spa

"Patrick McHale is a highly competent attorney who has the big picture in mind. Attorney McHale consistently provides such valuable guidance on labor matters which has led our organization to ultimately achieve many of its goals. Attorney McHale is an extremely detailed individual. His communication skills are outstanding and he is quite personal in his approach to sensitive complex situations. Attorney McHale's diligence when preparing to address labor issues is outstanding."

-Anthony Bivona
Brookfield Public Schools

"Patrick McHale relays information and advice in an easy to understand manner. He understands the inner workings of a municipality."

-Lisa Pellegrini
First Selectman
Town of Somers

Office Location

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

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2013 Lawyer of the Year in Labor Law - Management of the Hartford Metro Area
Patrick J. McHale has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management

Other Information

Gender: Male