John M. Walsh Jr.

For over 25 years, John M. Walsh, Jr., generally known as Chip, has devoted his practice to public sector grievance and interest arbitration, negotiating collective bargaining and pension agreements, all areas of employment law including drafting employment contracts, severance agreements, non-competition agreements and employee handbooks as well as workers’ compensation matters. His practice includes the representation of unionized employees, with a specific focus on serving the needs of law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency services employees as well as private sector employers and employees. This unique combination of clients allows Chip to view issues from both the labor and management perspective, helping him to obtain the most effective result for his clients.

In addition to labor and employment counseling to his clients, Chip regularly litigates and arbitrates legal issues that cannot be resolved, including discrimination cases involving race, sex, and pregnancy, wage and hour claims, non-competition/non-solicitation agreements, Family Medical Leave claims, discharge claims and workers compensation injuries. He regularly practices before the State of Connecticut Department of Labor, Board of Mediation and Arbitration, Board of Labor Relations, the American Arbitration Association, Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission as well as state and federal courts in Connecticut.

He currently lives in Guilford and enjoys an active home life with his wife, Kim and their two children. He has also volunteered his time coaching youth soccer and hockey as well as sitting as a Board Member for both the Soccer Club of Guilford and West Haven Youth Hockey.

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