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Anthony J. Pantuso, III

With more than twenty years of experience, Anthony J. Pantuso, III defends the rights of employees across Connecticut with confidence. Both his education and employment background attest to his determination to succeed. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee before returning to Connecticut and pursuing his law degree. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1992 and quickly dove into the legal field.

The early portion of Attorney Pantuso’s career was spent in general litigation practice.  However, starting in 2002, he chose to focus his practice exclusively on employee rights litigation.  Since that time, Attorney Pantuso has represented thousands of employees in litigation relating to such matters as wrongful termination, sexual harassment, racial discrimination, age discrimination and unpaid wages and overtime.

Attorney Pantuso has extensive trial experience in both state and federal courts.  In addition, he is an experienced class-action attorney, having been involved in class and collective action litigation on behalf of employees such as retail store managers and assistant managers, grocery store assistant managers, automobile damage appraisers, service representatives, cable installers, restaurant servers, bartenders, delivery drivers and information specialists.

With a wide range of licenses, Attorney Pantuso has experience in many different courtroom settings. He is admitted to practice in the Connecticut Superior, Appellate and Supreme Courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States District Courts for the District of Connecticut and Southern District of New York.  In addition, he regularly appears before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities and the United States Equal Employment Opportunities Commission.

Attorney Pantuso remains an active member of the legal community, and expands his knowledge as a member of organizations such as the American Bar Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association, the Connecticut Bar Association (where he formerly sat on the Executive Committee for the Labor and Employment Law Section), the Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association, and the Milford Bar Association.  He has written for The Connecticut Law Tribune, and shares his knowledge of his field through seminars on various issues relating to employee rights.


Education

  • University of Connecticut School of Law, 1992
  • Rhodes College

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association
  • Milford Bar Association

Sample Results

  • Obtained six-figure settlement for fired teacher in FMLA case
  • Negotiated $1.4 Million dollar settlement on behalf of class of retail store managers
  • Negotiated $1 Million dollar settlement on behalf of class of automobile appraisers
  • Obtained six-figure settlement for victim of sexual harassment
  • Obtained $200,000 settlement for police officer in First Amendment retaliation case
  • Negotiated six-figure settlement for whistleblower

Published Opinions

Bushy v. Forster, 243 Conn. 596 (1997) (Holding that trial court need not make extensive comments on the evidence during jury instructions)

Srinivas v. Picard, 648 F.Supp.2d 277 (D. Conn. 2009) (Holding that former finance director's allegations against union leader and employee were sufficient to state due process claim)

Shah v. Cover-It, Inc., 86 Conn. App. 71 (Conn. App. 2004) (Holding that material breach of employment contract excuses further performance under contract)

Zaniewski v. PRRC, Inc., 848 F.Supp.2d 213 (D. Conn. 2012) (Certifying collective action on behalf of class of retail store managers)

Neary v. Metropolitan Property & Casualty Co., Inc., 517 F.Supp.2d 606 (D. Conn. 2007) (Certifying collective action on behalf of class of automobile appraisers and denying Employer’s attempt to dismiss the case)

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. 

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