Leonard A. McDermott

Leonard A. McDermott

Naugatuck, Connecticut

Attorney Leonard A. McDermott founded Employee Advocates, LLC, which is located in Naugatuck, Connecticut. He has over twenty years experience in Labor Relations including serving as Chief Steward for a large public sector Union, completing his legal internship with a municipal police Union, and representing both Union and non-union clients in employment law, labor law, Workers' Compensation, personal injury and product liability matters.

Attorney McDermott received his bachelor degree from Teikyo Post University ( Summa Cum Laude) in 1994 and his Juris Doctor degree from Quinnipiac College School of Law (Cum Laude) in 1997. He earned his degrees in the evenings while working full-time for the Connecticut Department of Mental Retardation and serving as Chief Steward. He is a member of the American, Connecticut and New Haven Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the CBA Labor and Employment Law section.

Attorney McDermott presently handles all of Employee Advocates' cases. Below is a list of some of the types of cases that the firm accepts:

  • Discrimination Claims
  • Severance Agreements
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Discharge
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Whistleblower
  • Personal Injury
  • FMLA
  • Disability Law
  • Arbitration
  • Unemployment Appeals

Employee Advocates strives to provide excellent and timely service by adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Accept a limited amount of select cases at a time
  • Every client is informed about all aspects of the case and is involved in making significant decisions as part of a team approach
  • Procedures and strategy are explained in layman's terms
  • Clients can always talk directly to an attorney
  • Phone calls from clients are returned promptly

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law -- Employee


  • Quinnipiac College School of Law, Hamden, Connecticut
    • J.D. cum laude - 1997
  • Post University
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science summa cum laude - 1994

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • CBA Labor and Employment Law Section, Member