About Us


Letizia, Ambrose & Falls is an eleven-lawyer law firm located in New Haven, Connecticut. The partners of the Firm are John M. Letizia, Neil J. Ambrose and Kristen Sotnik Falls, the firm’s of counsel are Polly L. Orenstein, Phyllis M. Pari, James A. Mongillo, Judith A. Murray, Marie E. Gallo-Halland our associates are Melissa B. Convertito, Angelica L. Mack, and Denise L. Morelli.  Letizia, Ambrose & Falls represents employers, hospitals, healthcare providers and municipalities in the areas of workers’ compensation, corporate law, litigation, managed care and labor. Our attorneys are skilled and dynamic individuals, who are dedicated to providing their clients not only with high quality legal representation but also with responsive service. All of our attorneys carry smartphones and are available to address problems by phone and e-mail after the normal workday and on weekends.

Letizia, Ambrose & Falls represents a number of prominent clients in greater New Haven and throughout Connecticut. The Firm's work for its clients includes workers’ compensation, healthcare and corporate counseling, mergers and affiliations, litigation defense, labor negotiations, employment litigation, arbitration, representation before the OHCA, EEOC and CHRO, personnel counseling, wage and hour audits, drafting of employment and partnership contracts and separation agreements. The Firm has represented employers in Federal and State court proceedings, administrative hearings, mediation, labor negotiations, arbitrations and before the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Courts. The Firm has also represented employers before the Department of Labor, the Attorney General's Office, the Health Care Financing Administration, the Secretary of State, the Department of Insurance, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Public Health, the Department of Social Services, the Unemployment Compensation Commission, the Office of Health Care Access, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Letizia, Ambrose & Falls has a very active workers’ compensation practice for Connecticut employers. At present, the Firm represents more self-insured employers and hospitals in workers’ compensation and related managed care matters than any other firm in Connecticut. In addition, the medical care plans and provider networks the Firm has developed for its clients cover more than 50,000 private-sector employees in Connecticut. We presently have eight lawyers performing workers’ compensation defense and related third-party matters, exclusively. We also have two full-time workers’ compensation paralegals.


Letizia, Ambrose & Falls’ attorneys are members of the Connecticut Bar Association, the Connecticut Business and Industry Association, the Connecticut Health Lawyer’s Association, and the HFMA. Our attorneys serve on various committees within the workers’ compensation system, such as the Workers’ Compensation Chairman’s Legal Advisory Panel, the Executive Committee of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, CBIA’s Labor and Employment Council, the Legislative Task Force to Study Non-Profit Mutual Insurance Companies, and the Connecticut Managed Care Task Force Subcommittee on Communications Within Managed Care. The Firm has received the Legal Services Award from Domestic Violence Services.