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Patricia E. Reilly Murtha Cullina LLP Partner

Partner

New Haven
Email: preilly@murthalaw.com
Phone: 203-772-7733
Fax: 860-240-5709

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Bar & Court Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law (J.D., 1990)
  • Wesleyan University (B.A., 1983)

Patricia E. Reilly


Patricia E. Reilly is an experienced litigator who represents clients in a wide range of cases including employment discrimination and related torts, non-compete and restrictive covenants, wage and hour, breach of contract, unfair trade practices, and business disputes. In addition to maintaining a thriving litigation practice, Tricia counsels clients on a variety of employment-related issues including hiring, firing, and discipline; wage and hour; state and federal FMLA; sexual harassment investigations and prevention; Title IX; pregnancy and disability accommodation; and avoidance of employment discrimination liability. 

Tricia is listed as a leading Labor and Employment Lawyer in Chambers USA.  She is listed in Best Lawyers in America®, and in 2017, Best Lawyers in America® recognized her as “Lawyer of the Year”, New Haven, Litigation – Labor and Employment. Tricia is a member of the American Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association and the New Haven County Bar Association.  She received her B.A. from Wesleyan University and her J.D. from University of California, Berkeley School of Law. 

 

  • American Bar Association, Litigation and Labor & Employment Sections
  • Connecticut Bar Association (former Women in the Law Section Chair)
  • New Haven County Bar Association

 

 

  • Listed as leading Labor and Employment lawyer in Chambers USA, Chambers & Partners-Publishing (ChambersandPartners.com)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® as "Lawyer of the Year" New Haven area, in the area of Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2017 (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Labor and Employment since 2013(Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)
  • Listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers® in the area of Labor and Employment since 2012 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)
  • Recognized on the Distinguished Volunteers Roster, Connecticut Bar Association, 2004
  • Recognized as one of 20 Noteworthy Women, New Haven Business Times, 2004
  • Recipient of the Legal Services Award, Domestic Violence Services of Greater New Haven, Inc., 1999
  • CLE, What Does Legalized Medical Marijuana Mean for Connecticut Employers, June 2017
  • CLE, What Does a Trump Administration Mean for Employers, March 2017
  • New England Employer Conference, The FSLA: Change is Coming. Are you Ready?, October 2016
  • Connecticut Business and Industry Association, Wage and Hour Update, September 2016

 

  • Impact of Defend Trade Secrets in Connecticut, Connecticut Law Tribune, July 25, 2016
Overview

Patricia E. Reilly is an experienced litigator who represents clients in a wide range of cases including employment discrimination and related torts, non-compete and restrictive covenants, wage and hour, breach of contract, unfair trade practices, and business disputes. In addition to maintaining a thriving litigation practice, Tricia counsels clients on a variety of employment-related issues including hiring, firing, and discipline; wage and hour; state and federal FMLA; sexual harassment investigations and prevention; Title IX; pregnancy and disability accommodation; and avoidance of employment discrimination liability. 

Tricia is listed as a leading Labor and Employment Lawyer in Chambers USA.  She is listed in Best Lawyers in America®, and in 2017, Best Lawyers in America® recognized her as “Lawyer of the Year”, New Haven, Litigation – Labor and Employment. Tricia is a member of the American Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association and the New Haven County Bar Association.  She received her B.A. from Wesleyan University and her J.D. from University of California, Berkeley School of Law. 

 

Memberships
  • American Bar Association, Litigation and Labor & Employment Sections
  • Connecticut Bar Association (former Women in the Law Section Chair)
  • New Haven County Bar Association

 

 

Recognition
  • Listed as leading Labor and Employment lawyer in Chambers USA, Chambers & Partners-Publishing (ChambersandPartners.com)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® as "Lawyer of the Year" New Haven area, in the area of Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2017 (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Labor and Employment since 2013(Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)
  • Listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers® in the area of Labor and Employment since 2012 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)
  • Recognized on the Distinguished Volunteers Roster, Connecticut Bar Association, 2004
  • Recognized as one of 20 Noteworthy Women, New Haven Business Times, 2004
  • Recipient of the Legal Services Award, Domestic Violence Services of Greater New Haven, Inc., 1999
Speaking Engagements
  • CLE, What Does Legalized Medical Marijuana Mean for Connecticut Employers, June 2017
  • CLE, What Does a Trump Administration Mean for Employers, March 2017
  • New England Employer Conference, The FSLA: Change is Coming. Are you Ready?, October 2016
  • Connecticut Business and Industry Association, Wage and Hour Update, September 2016

 

Publications
  • Impact of Defend Trade Secrets in Connecticut, Connecticut Law Tribune, July 25, 2016
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
Education
  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law (J.D., 1990)
  • Wesleyan University (B.A., 1983)
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