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Christopher S. Avcollie

Managing Attorney

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Christopher S. Avcollie concentrates his practice in the areas of employment law and litigation. He has represented numerous individual clients by negotiating severance agreements, non-competition agreements, licensing agreements, and other employment and business contracts. Christopher S. Avcollie has also developed expertise in employment litigation matters including breach of employment contract, wrongful termination, wage and hour claims, civil service claims, employment discrimination, FMLA violations, and First Amendment retaliation claims.  Christopher S. Avcollie focuses on understanding his clients’ needs and delivering cost-effective results.

Christopher S. Avcollie is admitted to practice in Connecticut state courts and in the District of Connecticut. He was born and raised in Naugatuck, Connecticut and currently resides in Middlebury. Christopher S. Avcollie earned his undergraduate degree in English and Philosophy from the University of Connecticut in 2002 where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He is also a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctorate in 2008. Christopher S. Avcollie is a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps, where he served as a Military Police Officer.

Published Blog Posts

Why Do I Need To Understand Workplace Legal Issues?

By Chris Avcollie, The phrase, “knowledge is power,” often attributed to Sir Francis Bacon, is frequently quoted but inadequately heeded… Continue reading Why Do I Need To Understand Workplace Legal Issues?

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“Oh, The Humanity!” The Human Cost of Vaccine Mandates

By Chris Avcollie, On witnessing the dramatic footage of the tragic crash of the Hindenburg in 1937, radio broadcaster Herbert… Continue reading “Oh, The Humanity!” The Human Cost of Vaccine Mandates

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Employment At Will The Ultimate Unconscionable Contract

By Chris Avcollie All employment relationships are based on a contract. A lot of people don’t know that. Its easy… Continue reading Employment At Will The Ultimate Unconscionable Contract

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Can You Sue Your Employer for Covid-19 Illness?

By Chris Avcollie, Can You Sue Your Employer for Covid-19 Illness?: Several faithful readers of our humble employment blog have… Continue reading Can You Sue Your Employer for Covid-19 Illness?

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When Can Non-Competition Agreements Be Enforced Against Independent Contractors?

By Chris Avcollie When Can Non-Competition Agreements Be Enforced Against Independent Contractors? In response to a recent Carey & Associates,… Continue reading When Can Non-Competition Agreements Be Enforced Against Independent Contractors?

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The Long Overdue Death Of Non-Disclosure Agreements: Uncovering The Hidden Truth Of Employment Settlements

By Chris Avcollie, In an often-quoted line from the hit TV series Dexter, actor Michael C. Hall, who plays the title… Continue reading The Long Overdue Death Of Non-Disclosure Agreements: Uncovering The Hidden Truth Of Employment Settlements

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