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About the Firm

Experienced Waterbury Attorney Provides Responsive Legal Representation to Clients

Dedicated lawyer assists Connecticut residents in civil litigation, employment, and family law matters

A challenging legal problem requires the skill of a seasoned attorney. At Holmes Law Offices, I bring more than two decades of experience to complex legal matters involving civil litigation, employment law, and family law. Clients throughout Connecticut choose my Waterbury law firm because of my personalized attention, track record of successful legal decisions, and aggressive advocacy. I provide injury victims, employees, and families with dedicated counsel that always seeks to advance their best interests.

Accomplished trial advocate provides personalized representation

Individuals dealing with civil law, employment law, and family law matters entrust their cases to Holmes Law Offices because I offer:

  • Personalized legal guidance — I work one on one with each of my clients to ensure they receive the customized legal guidance they need and the personal attention they deserve.
  • Aggressive litigation services — Some cases can be resolved outside the courtroom; others cannot. I am able to negotiate from a position of strength because of my reputation as an aggressive litigator. You can rely on me to vigorously represent your interests in court.
  • Flexible billing arrangements — Unlike many law firms, Holmes Law Offices offers fixed-fee arrangements designed to make legal counsel more cost-effective for clients.

 Whatever your legal issue, you can rely on me to bring clarity and focus to your case as I advocate for your interests.

Areas of Practice

Responsive legal counsel for Connecticut residents and employees

My established law firm delivers sound legal guidance and assertive representation in the following practice areas:

  • Civil litigation —My civil litigation services cover a wide range of cases, including defamation claims, personal injury lawsuits and infliction of emotional distress actions. I also advocate on behalf of clients in civil rights claims, breach of contract lawsuits, attorney discipline matters and cases relating to purported violations of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA).
  • Employment law — My firm offers aggressive employment law representation to employees who seek help for discrimination (including age and gender discrimination), sexual harassment, wage and overtime claims, unemployment appeals, defamation, and unpaid wages. I also handle claims pertaining to wrongful termination, whistleblower protection, medical marijuana in the workplace, CCHRO violations, and violations of EEOC-enforced federal laws.
  • Family lawFamily law matters can be particularly stressful for clients. I provide clear answers and sound legal guidance for Connecticut families in divorce, alimony, child support, and child custody and visitation matters. When parties are receptive to alternative means of dispute resolution, I assist with divorce mediation services.

For help in any of these areas, contact me to schedule an initial consultation. I draw on more than two decades of experience to provide clients with results-oriented legal guidance and individualized legal solutions.


Schedule an initial consultation at an established Connecticut law firm

When complex legal problems arise, you can turn to Holmes Law Offices in Waterbury, Connecticut. I have extensive experience in civil litigation, employment law and family law matters, and will work closely with you to seek a favorable resolution. Please call 203-596-1091 or contact my firm online to schedule a consultation.

  • Michelle N. Holmes

Ratings & Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0

    She treats you like you a member of her family and she gets the job done Hard working and responsive I would highy recommend her

    — Client

  • 5.0/5.0

    Working with Michelle was a great experience. I highly recommend her and will continue to go to her for any legal concerns. She spent a lot of time getting to know me and my case when other lawyers would not listen.

    — Client

  • 5.0/5.0

    She was great, took my case as many others turned my case away and got me a settlement when others said I had no chance.

    — Client

Case Samples

  • Plaintiff sues City of Bridgeport Police Department for violation of Free Speech — settlement $50,000.00

  • Plaintiff’s estate sues City of Waterbury Fire Department and Condominium owner for negligence causing death due to fire and smoke inhalation — 1.5 million dollars

  • Plaintiff sues Eastern Connecticut State University for sexual harassment and gender discrimination — settlement of $175,000.00

  • Plaintiff sues City of Waterbury Board of Education for violation of Free Speech and Disability discrimination — settlement of $45,000.00

  • Plaintiff sues City of Bridgeport Police Department for gender discrimination — settlement of $100,000.00

  • Plaintiff sues City of Waterbury Board of Education for violation of Free Speech and Disability discrimination — settlement of $45,000.00

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