Victoria ("Tory") Woodin Chavey is a Partner in the Hartford office of Jackson Lewis LLP.
An experienced trial lawyer, Ms. Chavey has represented employers for over 15 years on a wide range of employment issues, including wage and hour matters; discrimination and retaliation claims; downsizing and reductions-in-force; and hiring, disciplining and terminating employees. She has extensive experience handling cases in state and federal courts in Connecticut, as well as in arbitrations and agency proceedings. She also has litigated and tried cases in Massachusetts state and federal courts. Ms. Chavey has an appellate practice, handling appeals in various jurisdictions, including presenting arguments in the United States Courts of Appeals for the First and Second Circuits.
Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Chavey was a partner with the Hartford office of Day Pitney LLP, where she had served as department chair. Ms. Chavey received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in 1988, and graduated from Boston University School of Law, summa cum laude, in 1992. Following graduation, Ms. Chavey served as a law clerk to Thomas J. Meskill, senior judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and as law clerk to Ellen Ash Peters, chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court.
Ms. Chavey has written and spoken extensively on employment law issues and is on the board of editors for The Employment Law Strategist. Since 2007, Chambers USA has recognized Ms. Chavey as a Leading Lawyer. She also has been recognized as a Connecticut “Super Lawyer” for the past five years, included in “The Best Lawyers in America” for the past four years, and recognized by New England Magazine in 2008 as one of the “Top 50 Women Lawyers in New England.”
Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
- Selected for inclusion in 2010 Connecticut Super Lawyers