Lawrence George Widem
- Employment Discriminations and Wage and Hour 100%
I was an Assistant Attorney General of the State of Connecticut for 33 years. I have litigated cases in state court, the United States District Court the Untied States Bankruptcy Court, before administrative agencies and the claims commission. I have argued appeals before the Supreme Court and the Appellant Court of Connecticut and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. I have years of experience litigating employment discrimination cases, wage cases, prevailing wage cases and civil rights cases.
I was an Attorney with Revere & Associates. I prepared complaints, briefs and legal research memos on a host of complicated real estate litigation issues, with a focus on common interest association liability issues and the litigation of complex commercial real estate deals gone bad, including a brief to the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit on a multi million dollar real estate deal.
I worked as a freelance attorney for LawClerk, providing in-depth legal research memos and draft briefs on a very wide array of legal issues for client attorneys all over the county, on short notice. The underlying causes of action induced employment discrimination, bankruptcy, quite title and future interests, civil rights and the interpretation of collective Barging Agreements.
I was an Attorney with Branigan & Associates inf New Jersey where I litigated employment discrimination cases before Arbitrators in New York and provided legal research assistance on complicated employment discrimination cases in New Jersey.
I have been recognized by the American Bar Association for my pro bono work for injured veterans.
I provide pro bono representation of wrongfully fired and demoted federal employees before the Merit Systems Protection Board on employment discrimination issues.
Interview questions and answers:
Tell me about a time when you felt discriminated against, picked on, or bullied and how that impacts how you do your job?
When did you decide that working with Spitz, The Employee’s Law Firm was the correct choice?
What was law school like? Did you have any second thoughts along the way?
- Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York
- J.D. - 1984
- University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
- M.A. - 1981
- Major: Masters of Public Administration
- University of Hartford
- B.A. - 1979
- Connecticut, 1985
- U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
- U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
- Recognition for pro Bono work for United States Military Veterans by the American Bar Association, 2022.
- Office of the Attorney General of Connecticut, Assistant Attorney General, 1988 to 2021
- Law Clerk to Hon F. Owen Egan, United States Magistrate Judge
- Editor in Chief of the Connecticut Basic Practice Manuel
- Associate, Schatz& Schatz, Ribicoff and Kotkin, 1984-1988
Current Employment Positions
Pro Bono Activities
- ABA Federal Pro Bono
- Federal Circuit Bar Association MSPB pro bono
- United States Military Veterans by the American Bar Association, 2022
- Merit System Protection Board