The 2018 edition of Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business ranks Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP Labor & Employment practice area and three attorneys in the top tiers in Connecticut. Chambers USA is a publication by Chambers and Partners, a third-party research and publishing company, that ranks U.S. Law firms and attorneys based on extensive interviews with clients and members of the legal community.

Lawyers are ranked on the basis of their legal knowledge and experience, their ability, their effectiveness, and their client service. Departments are ranked on the qualities of their lawyers and the effectiveness of the department as a whole.

Carmody’s Labor and Employment Group is included and noted for “a depth of litigation experience in claims concerning discrimination, retaliation and harassment, among other matters.” One source shared “They provide clear advice in personnel matters.” The publication also highlights three of the group’s attorneys, D. Charles Stohler, Giovanna Tiberii Weller and Domenico Zaino, for their extensive experience in labor and employment matters.

Chuck Stohler, of West Hartford, CT, is highlighted for his experience across a spectrum of employment  law issues, including labor relations and wage and hour disputes. One interviewee opined “He has a very good practical approach to problem solving. He has been doing this a long time and I’ve never seen anything rattle him. He’s very practical and methodical in dealing with problems on a step-by-step basis.”

Giovanna Tiberii Weller, of Meriden, CT, is noted for extensive experience representing employers in trials and appeals. She is described by her peers as “a fierce trial attorney and a litigator through and through.”

Nick Zaino, of Glastonbury, CT, is recognized for counseling employers on the full range of employment issues, including regulatory and compliance training. Sources also highlight his work with labor arbitrations and administrative proceedings.