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Gary Phelan is a shareholder at Mitchell & Sheahan, P.C. He represents employees and employers in a wide range of matters, including disability and age discrimination, family responsibilities discrimination, wrongful termination and severance negotiations. He is the co-author of Disability Discrimination in the Workplace (West Group). Gary was selected by peer review in Best Lawyers in America (1995-2014) and was designated as a “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers for the Stamford, CT Region in 2012.  Gary was selected for the Connecticut Super Lawyers (2007-2014), and was designated as a “Local Litigation Star” in Benchmark Litigation (2013-2014).

He has written and lectured on a wide range of employment-related topics. Gary taught disability law, employment discrimination law and alternative dispute resolution as an adjunct professor for six years at the Quinnipiac University School of Law.

He often serves as a commentator on employment law topics and has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, NBC Nightly News, CBS This Morning, CBS Evening News, Fox Business News, Court TV and MSNBC.  He previously served on the Executive Board of the National Employment Lawyers Association (“NELA”), was president of the Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association and was the co-chair of NELA’s Disability Rights Committee.  He is the Vice Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section.

Gary is on the Board of Directors of A Better Balance and Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities. He is also on the Board of Advisors for the New York office of Disability Rights Advocates.

Gary graduated from Siena College and Albany Law School. 


 

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