James F. Shea is a Shareholder and the Litigation Manager in the Hartford, Connecticut, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Mr. Shea has been with Jackson Lewis since 1998 and concentrates his practice on employment litigation and preventive counseling.
Mr. Shea represents employers in a variety of forums, including state and federal courts, the state and federal departments of labor, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He has successfully represented employers through all stages of litigation - from trials in state and federal courts through appeals before the Connecticut Supreme Court and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. He has litigated claims alleging discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, whistleblower violations and a variety of other statutory and common law claims. He is experienced in handling class and collective actions alleging violations of state and federal wage/hour laws, including claims involving retail managers, insurance claims adjusters and restaurant workers. He has also litigated multi-plaintiff discrimination claims in federal court and before the EEOC.
Articles in the National Law Review database by James F. Shea