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Margaret J. Strange

Principal
Hartford

P 860-331-1554 F 860-247-1330
Margaret.Strange@jacksonlewis.com

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Margaret J. Strange

Biography

Margaret (Peggy) J. Strange is a principal in the Hartford, Connecticut, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She is a core member of the Jackson Lewis Client Acquisition and Service Team (CAST) working closely with the firm’s Business Development team to help drive service excellence based on the individual and unique needs of every client. Peggy’s litigation practice involves managing national, regional and local client relationships, where she applies her passion for building client service models that are forward-thinking strategic partnerships, tailored to meet the challenging demands of today’s business climate.

Peggy believes that in a dynamic and ever-changing workplace, proactive innovation and support are the keys to a successful client relationship. Clients need legal services delivered in a digestible way that focus on their everyday needs. Through her role in CAST, Peggy has developed and implemented Jackson Lewis’ regional and national client relationship value-driven model with a focus on excellence, value, predictability and alternative billing arrangements. As the firm’s relationships with clients continue to mature and grow, so does the success of the model for clients. 

Peggy applies this same methodology in her litigation practice, helping clients through early, robust case analysis, strategic approaches to settlements, simplifying outside legal costs, and a shared commitment to diversity and culture. Clients view her as a true business partner, not only their lawyer.

Peggy’s authentic partnerships with clients have led to a keen understanding of the intersection of law and business. She is intrigued by industry developments and their material impact on clients. She is a co-leader of the firm’s Restaurant and Life Science teams and an active member of the Healthcare team. Peggy collaborates with those teams to identify critical industry information and practical guidance on what clients should do with that information. Examples include a three-part webinar series entitled “Challenging Physician Employment Situations” and her help with a recent Life Science webinar focused on today’s workplace challenges. She was selected by The National Restaurant Association Law Center to present with Jackson Lewis colleagues at the Second Annual Legal Summit on "Using the #MeToo Movement to Make Meaningful Change Happen."

Peggy’s partnership with clients extends to daily employment law advice and counsel and a litigation practice that covers the spectrum of employment litigation. She has handled all types of employment cases including claims of race, age, disability, and sex discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliatory discharge. She has successfully tried cases in state and federal court and prevailed in appeals before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and Connecticut Appellate Court.

Peggy and her husband Rich are active skiers and enjoy hiking with their black lab Charlie.

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Hartford County YWCA, Board of Directors