Kainen, Escalera & McHale, P.C. is a law firm that focuses its practice on private and public sector labor and employment law and litigation issues and education-related matters on behalf of employers. Within our practice, we provide counseling and preventive services to assist managers and human resource professionals, as well as defense of lawsuits brought against employers in the state and federal courts and matters before administrative agencies and arbitrators.

From our offices directly across from the State Capitol, we conduct a labor, employment and education law practice that is both nationwide and also fully tailored to meet the needs of Connecticut-based private businesses, non-profit organizations and public sector entities. Our private sector clients include manufacturers, media companies, financial institutions, insurance agencies, wholesalers and retailers, dental/medical practices, property management companies, nursing homes and various service-related businesses. Our non-profit clients include community health centers, drug and alcohol rehabilitation/treatment agencies and disability care facilities. Our public sector clients include municipalities, local and regional governmental authorities and boards of education. Our firm has also been retained by a number of insurance carriers to represent their insureds in labor, employment and education matters.

The decision to start our firm in 2000 was largely driven by our recognition that employers need timely, effective and cost efficient representation, and we have tailored our practice to allow us to meet those needs. Our firm’s partners have been practicing together for many years and collectively have nearly 275 years of experience in labor, employment and education law matters. Our experience indicates that a boutique labor, employment and education law firm has a competitive advantage because we can control expenses and hold the line on legal fees while, at the same time, provide quality services with experienced partners handling the matter from start to finish. Further, our operating philosophy does not allow us to use two attorneys to do the job of one or to treat disbursements as a profit center. Rather, low overhead and appropriate staffing allows us to deliver quality work in a timely manner at a reasonable price.

No other stand-alone labor, employment and education law defense firm in Connecticut has as many partners with at least twenty or more years of experience handling such matters as the partners in our firm. We are proud of our firm’s recognition on the first-tier rankings for employment law defense firms in U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings in every year since the rankings began in 2010. We are also proud to treat your workplace as our business!

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  • Education Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

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