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Gene N. Axelrod

Founding Attorney

Attorney Gene N. Axelrod began his law career in 1977 in New York City, where he practiced with the premier law firm of Phillip, Nizer, Benjamin, Krim and Ballon managing litigation on behalf of multi-national and other Fortune 500 corporations, including Occidental Petroleum, Exxon Shell Oil Company and Heldor Industries. He has been a senior litigator with the top tier, national employment law firm of Epstein, Becker and Green in both the main Park Avenue, New York City office and the Connecticut office located in Stamford. Attorney Axelrod moved to Connecticut to become a partner at the New Haven Law firm of Evans and Baldwin.

While at Evans and Baldwin, Axelrod created and managed a successful commercial litigation department. Thereafter, he became a named partner in the law firm of Levin, Ford, Paulekas & Axelrod located in Hartford, Connecticut devoting himself to sophisticated employment discrimination cases, commercial representation of national, regional and local financial institutions and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Well before many others Attorney Axelrod perceived the need to offer individuals the kind of aggressive legal representation routinely provided to corporate business clients.

To provide a level playing field, in 1988, Attorney Axelrod founded a law firm devoted solely to represent individuals and groups adversely affected by discriminatory activities and related improper actions occurring in the workplace. The law firm offers a variety of services designed to protect and promote the rights of its clients including well thought out advice, creative resolution alternatives other than litigation as well as providing aggressive, high caliber litigation services that are a match for the largest law firms in Connecticut or national law firms.

Attorney Axelrod has decades of experience successfully representing clients in federal and state administrative hearings and regulatory agencies, mediation, arbitration, alternative dispute resolution and litigation in the federal and state courts throughout Connecticut. Acting on behalf of clients, he has aggressively asserted his clients rights against numerous local, national and international employers, many municipalities, including cities and towns, labor unions, school systems, utilities, not for profit entities and other forms of private and public business entities.

Our founding lawyer, Mr. Axelrod, has long been a member of the Bar Associations of Connecticut and New York. Among his honors, Axelrod received the "Leader of Litigation" award from The American Bar Association. He has been a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, New York County Lawyers Association, Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association, The Connecticut Committee on Gender Equity, the American Bar Association and its Employment Law and Litigation Divisions.

Our Decades of Experience

At Axelrod & Associates, has successfully represented clients against national and international corporations as well as many smaller for profit and not for profit businesses. With 50 years of combined experience, we have aggressively represented employees against many towns, and cities including their different departments such as water, sanitation highway library, tax, fire, police and different clerical departments. When deemed appropriate litigation has been brought against many State of Connecticut departments and agencies.

Axelrod & Associates has brought failure to represent cases against unions for inadequately representing their own members and conversely replaced union representation in arbitrations. Our clients have been teachers, nurses, psychologists, doctors and employees of Boards of Education. Below is a partial listing list of the entities from which we have successfully obtained remedies for our clients. To determine if we can help you, please contact us today. Remember, there is no limit to the size of the corporation, municipality, union, company or other legal entity we have in the past and continue to assist you with. At Axelrod & Associates we are committed to asserting your rights and interests under the law no matter the employer!

What Sets Axelrod & Associates Apart?

  • More than 50 Years of Combined Experience

  • Successful Results Against Large Companies

  • Well-Known and Highly-Respected Among Other Firms

  • Latest and Most Sophisticated Search Techniques

What Our Clients Are Saying

We've Helped Our Clients Achieve Justice in Complex Cases
  • “They make sure your rights are covered and turn a wrong situation into a rightful one.”

    A. Johansson

  • “They are very good at what they do.”

    N. Attenberg

  • “I would recommend Axelrod & Associates, LLC. They fight big businesses.”


  • “Thanks again to everyone at Axelrod and Associates for all of your hard work and dedication.”

    Past Client

  • “Informative and Empowering”


  • “He won my case!”

    Carol Lee

  • “A very seasoned lawyer and an expert in employment law”

    Former Client

  • “Axelrod & Associates, LLC gets results!!!”

    L. Tirella

  • “My case was successful because of Attorney Axelrod and his staff.”


  • “It felt good to have someone in my corner. You are a great lawyer.”

    M. Sinanis

  • “Dealing with the firm was so easy and not overwhelming because they have compassion and understanding.”


  • “He was always responsive and I was happy with the result and the entire experience.”

    Past Client

  • “I was extremely impressed by his expertise in the field of employment law.”

    Past Client

  • “I am glad I chose this firm. My outcome was much more than I expected!”

    Past Client

  • “The cost was affordable and the turnaround time was quicker than I could have imagined.”

    Past Client