COURTNEY A. GEORGE is a principal and chair of Cohen and Wolf, P.C.'s Employment & Labor Group. She is also a member of the firm's Physicians Practice, Litigation, Municipal and Appellate Groups. Resident in the firm's Bridgeport office, Ms. George practices in the areas of employment and labor law and commercial litigation. She represents private and public employers in employment litigation, contract negotiations and counseling.
Ms. George has defended employment and workers compensation discrimination claims in state and federal court and in agency proceedings and has litigated restrictive covenant, breach of contract and business tort claims. She has represented clients in employment-related agency investigations and regularly counsels clients on personnel matters, including employee handbooks, pre-employment, disciplinary and termination protocols; employee classification; trade secret and non-competition restrictions; and compliance with employment-related laws, including wage and hour, USERRA, labor laws and anti-discrimination laws. Ms. George also has represented employers and employees in severance negotiations. She lectures on employment law topics and conducts workplace anti-discrimination/anti-harassment training.
Ms. George also practices in the areas of commercial and probate litigation and has represented clients in probate and state courts in will contests and in fiduciary removal proceedings.
She is admitted to practice in Connecticut and the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. In October 2011, Ms. George was sworn into the U.S. Supreme Court bar.
Ms. George is a member of the American Bar Association (Labor & Employment Section), Connecticut Bar Association (Litigation Section, Labor & Employment Section, Business Torts Committee and Women in the Law Subcommittee) and Greater Bridgeport Bar Association.
Active in the community, Ms. George is a board member of the Women's Business Development Council and the Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut. She formerly served as Chair of the Greater Valley Chamber Women in Networking (2013). She is recognized by Connecticut Super Lawyers (2013-2018) in the category of Employment Litigation: Defense, and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© (2016-2019) for her work in the area of Labor & Employment. In 2019, Ms. George was named a "Labor & Employment Star-Northeast" by Benchmark Litigation.
Ms. George received her B.A., with distinction, in 1990, from McGill University and her J.D. from Boston College Law School in 2001.