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Leonard A. McDermott


Naugatuck, CT



(203) 723-1032


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


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

Professional Associations and Memberships

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