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  • Clients say he is "absolutely superb." - Chambers USA
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
    5.0 out of 5

Education

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1974, Michie Legal Writing Prize
  • B.A., Wesleyan University, with honors, 1968

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • Virginia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association

Connecticut Bar Association

Connecticut School Attorneys Council

Executive Committee, Labor and Employment Section

James Cooper Fellow, Connecticut Bar Foundation

Virginia State Bar Association

 

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
 

Executive Committee, Greater Hartford Arts Council Board of Directors

Co-Chair, Hartford Proud and Beautiful, Greater Hartford Arts Council

Co-Chair, Public Art Committee, Greater Hartford Arts Council

Board of Directors, Knox Parks Foundation

Richard Voigt

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Special Counsel
  • T: 860.275.6776
    F: 860.724.3397

Mr. Voigt represents employers in a wide variety of employment-related matters, including wrongful discharge cases, employment discrimination cases, state and federal court injunction actions, breach of contract cases, trade secret/proprietary information cases, NLRB unfair labor practice proceedings, arbitration matters, OSHA citation cases, and wage-hour claims.

Mr. Voigt has successfully litigated discrimination claims, numerous arbitration cases involving a variety of employee discharge, employee discipline or contract interpretation issues, on behalf of employers facing unfair labor practice charges, and trade secret/non-competition cases.

Mr. Voigt has obtained summary judgments in state and federal courts on behalf of employers accused of wrongful discharge, discrimination, and breach of contract, and in OSHA cases on behalf of employers confronting substantial penalties and/or abatement costs. He has also negotiated collective bargaining agreements and litigated binding interest arbitration on behalf of employers.

Earlier in his career, he served as assistant counsel for Regional Litigation in the OSHA division of the Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington D.C.

Mr. Voigt has been a frequent speaker on labor and employment issues before the Council on Education in Management, the Connecticut Business and Industry Association, Chambers of Commerce, the Connecticut Bar Association and for individual employers.

Mr. Voigt has been recognized as a Chambers USA "Leaders in their Field" lawyer in Employment and Labor Law for 2009-2015. Sources say Richard Voigt is a "very responsive outside counsel," and a "creative problem solver who is thoughtful and readily available." In addition, clients add he has "a masterful way of handling complex situations and very good listening skills." He is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers in Connecticut. Mr. Voigt has been named the Best Lawyers' 2012 Hartford Litigation-Labor & Employment Lawyer of the YearChambers is published by Chambers and Partners. Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. Best Lawyers is published by Best Lawyers in partnership with US News and World ReportMartindale-Hubbell is published by Internet Brands, Inc. A description of their selection process can be found in the respective links above. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Representative Matters

Successfully litigated a jury trial on behalf of an employer facing a $2 million age discrimination claim.
Obtained summary judgment in state and federal courts on behalf of employers accused of wrongful discharge, age discrimination, race discrimination, marital status discrimination, breach of contract, etc.
Obtained summary judgment in OSHA cases on behalf of employers confronting substantial penalties and/or abatement costs associated with OSHA citations.
Litigated numerous arbitration cases involving a variety of employee discharge, employee discipline or contract interpretation issues.

Speaking

09/18/13
Current Perspectives on OSHA Enforcement Subject
Connecticut Law Tribune, In-House Counsel CLE Lecture at The Stamford Yacht Club
04/09/13
04/05/10
Negotiation Ethics for In-House Counsel
New Jersey Law Journal and McCarter & English, LLP
10/07/09
Hot Topics in Employment Law: What you Need to Know Now
McCarter & English Breakfast Seminar