Anthony J. Pantuso, III

With more than twenty-five years of experience, Anthony J. Pantuso, III fights for the rights of employees across the United States 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.

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, having tried over 40 cases to verdict. 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, limousine drivers, automobile damage appraisers, service representatives, cable installers, restaurant servers, bartenders, delivery drivers and information specialists.

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.

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 New Haven 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
  • New Haven Bar Association

Sample Results

  • Represented class of grocery store Department Heads resulting in a $5 Million Dollar settlement
  • Negotiated $4.4 Million Dollar settlement on behalf of class of insurance company employees
  • Negotiated $3 Million Dollar settlement on behalf of class of delivery drivers for soft-drink company
  • Obtained $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
  • Obtained six-figure settlement for fired teacher in FMLA case

Published Opinions

  • Williams v. General Nutrition Centers, Inc., 326 Conn. 651 (2017) (Ruling that the federal “fluctuating workweek” method of paying overtime to commissioned employees in the mercantile trade violates Connecticut law)
  • Lassen v. Hoyt Livery, Inc., 120 F. Supp. 3d 165 (D. Conn. 2015) (granting summary judgment on behalf of class of limousine drivers)
  • Sikiotis v. Vitesse Worldwide Chauffeured Servs., 147 F. Supp. 3d 39 (D. Conn. 2015) (denying limousine company’s motion to dismiss collective and class action)
  • Kouromihelakis v. Hartford Fire Ins. Co., 48 F. Supp. 3d 175 (D. Conn. 2014) (denying motion to dismiss associational disability discrimination claim under Americans with Disabilities Act)
  • Zaniewski v. PRRC, Inc., 848 F. Supp. 2d 213 (D. Conn. 2012) (Certifying collective action on behalf of class of retail store managers)
  • Bouchard v. DHL Express (USA), 716 F. Supp. 2d 202 (D. Conn. 2010) (denying motion to dismiss gender and age discrimination claims)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Shah v. Cover-It, Inc., 86 Conn. App. 71 (Conn. App. 2004) (Holding that material breach of employment contract excuses further performance under contract)

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.