Lisa A. Zaccardelli





Lisa practices in all areas of civil litigation with a concentration on employment law litigation and commercial matters. A substantial part of her practice includes non-compete, business tort, and trade secret litigation cases. Lisa also regularly handles eminent domain and tax abatement matters and cases.

Lisa routinely represents employers on matters related to disputes with their employees including employment discrimination matters, ADA and FMLA claims, wrongful discharge, breach of employment contracts, unfair labor practices, wage and hour disputes, and retaliation claims in state and federal court and administrative agencies. She regularly counsels employers in these matters and in matters related to employment practices including employee discipline, internal investigations and compliance with wage and hour laws. She has single handedly handled the trial of cases to verdict, appeals, arbitrations, jury selections, and mediations. Lisa regularly conducts seminars and training on sexual harassment, diversity and ADA public accommodations for management of client companies. She is a frequent lecturer on the subject of sexual harassment in the workplace.

  • Fairy-Mart et al v. Marathon Petroleum Company and Petroleum Marketing Group (“PMG”) (November 2017)
    • Won a temporary injunction in favor of three Plaintiff gasoline franchisees concerning the right of first refusal to purchase their individual stations.  The Court agreed with Hinckley Allen’s argument that PMG’s offer was not valid because it had no reasonable relationship to the fair market value of the real estate.
  • SS&C v. Maher (Superior Court HHD-CV-15-6061190-S) (October 2015)
    • Secured permanent injunctive relief against former employee of plaintiff who violated non-solicitation restrictions. Award included attorney’s fees and costs.
  • Sorak v. Companions and Homemakers, CV 12-6028007S (January 2015)
    • Represented Companions and Homemakers in defense of disability discrimination and retaliation claims brought by former employer. Judgment in favor of Companions and Homemakers.
  • Golek v. St. Mary’s Hospital et al 133 Conn. App. 182 (2012)
    • Affirming summary judgment for employer hospital on claims of breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Paylan v. St. Mary’s Hospital 118 Conn. App. 258 (2009)
    • Representation of hospital residency program in claim by resident on breach of contract and sexual discrimination claims. Jury verdict in favor of the hospital dismissing all claims upheld on appeal.

Work Experience

  • Hinckley Allen
    • Partner (2013-Present)
  • Levy & Droney P.C.
    • Partner (2001-2012)

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • The Council for Women of Boston College
  • Greater Hartford Legal Aid Foundation Board of Directors (2017), Board Member (2016 - Present)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Hartford County Bar Association

Bar Memberships

  • Connecticut, 1990
  • Massachusetts, 2016
  • United States District Court, District of Connecticut, 1991

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