John M. Letizia


Attorney John Letizia is the Managing and Founding Partner in the New Haven law firm of Letizia, Ambrose & Falls in 1994 and has been practicing law in Connecticut since 1986.  Attorney Letizia received his undergraduate degree from St. John's University and his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.


Attorney Letizia’s work includes employment law, healthcare and corporate counseling, mergers and affiliations, litigation defense, labor negotiations, arbitration, representation before the EEOC and CHRO, personnel counseling, wage and hour audits, representation before the Federal and Connecticut Department of Labor (including Wage & Hour, Field Unit and FMLA enforcement divisions), the National Labor Relations Board, OSHA, DSS, DDS, DMHAS and Connecticut’s Supreme Court.  Attorney Letizia serves on CBIA’s Labor and Employment and Workers’ Compensation Councils.


Attorney Letizia has successfully defended employment discrimination cases before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  Over the past 27 years, Attorney Letizia has prevailed without settlement in the majority of cases, and in most other cases, has been able to negotiate a very favorable resolution, with only a nominal payment (i.e., $7,500 or less) to the employee, without the terminated employee returning to work, or with the employee resigning.  These settlement payments were, in almost all of the cases, less than Attorney Letizia would have billed if the cases would have proceeded to a CHRO or EEOC full probable case hearing, and dramatically less than it would have cost to defend the case in civil litigation (the employee has a right to have the case withdrawn from CHRO and then file a civil complaint in Connecticut’s State courts).


Attorney Letizia is proud to serve on the Connecticut Bar Association’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, where he is on the Subcommittee for Education Programs.  Attorney Letizia has also received the Domestic Violence Services of Greater New Haven Legal Services Award for his pro bono work.  He also received the Harbor Health Services Community Partner Award in honor of his work in the behavioral health community.  Attorney Letizia is a volunteer Youth Court Judge, which is a program that is part of the Connecticut Juvenile Court system. 


Finally, Attorney Letizia has been listed as a Super Lawyer in the areas of employment, workers’ compensation and healthcare law and was awarded the BV Distinguished rating for very high Legal Ability & Ethical Standards by his fellow attorneys. 



Managing Partner

Letizia, Ambrose & Falls, P.C.

667-669 State Street, 2nd Floor

New Haven, CT 06511

(P) 203-787-7000

(F) 203-787-7001