Ms. Kapadia has worked in the field of employment law for over 21 years. She spent the first eight years of her practice representing large corporations and other institutional clients in employment matters. Since then, her practice has focused on representing and enforcing the rights of employees in a broad array of employment related matters. In March of 2014, she opened her own law firm serving clients located throughout Fairfield, New Haven, Hartford and Middlesex counties.
Ms. Kapadia has litigated in the Connecticut state and federal courts discrimination claims based on gender, pregnancy, age, race, disability, marital status, national origin and sexual orientation, and claims involving wrongful termination, violation of the family and medical leave act, whistle blower retaliation, wage and hour laws, invasion of privacy, constructive discharge, defamation, breach of contract and the constitutional rights of governmental employees. Ms. Kapadia has also litigated claims before various administrative agencies such as the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, the Connecticut Department of Labor, the Freedom of Information Commission, the Office of Public Hearings, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Office of State Ethics.
Ms. Kapadia’s practice also involves providing counseling and advice to employees in the management and resolution of difficult ongoing employment situations. Having had the benefit of representing employers and employees, Ms. Kapadia has the unique ability to assess and evaluate employment situations and conflicts from both the employers’ and employees’ viewpoints. Ms. Kapadia has also assisted employees in resolving disputes through the mediation and arbitration processes.
Ms. Kapadia’s clients are from all walks of life and include executives, physicians, attorneys, sales professionals, nurses and hourly employees. Every client is treated with respect and courtesy and given equal attention.
Ms. Kapadia is a member of the New Haven County Bar Association, the Fairfield County Bar Association and the Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association. She received her law degree with honors in May of 1992 from the University of Connecticut School of Law and also served in 1992 as a clerk to the United States Magistrate Judge Arthur Latimer for the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. She has been admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut since the fall of 1992.
Ms. Sammarco began practicing law in Connecticut in 1995 litigating a broad range of civil matters including personal injury and medical malpractice. She also assisted clients with issues related to real estate and estate planning.
In 1998, Ms. Sammarco transitioned to the area of employment law representing clients located throughout Fairfield County and Manhattan. She primarily represented institutional clients in defending a wide array of employment matters including contract disputes and discrimination claims. Ms. Sammarco’s practice also involved providing counsel and advice on employment, contract and general business matters to several medical practices located throughout Fairfield County. Ms. Sammarco also represented individuals in connection with contact disputes against employers.
Ms. Sammarco joined the Law Office of Heena Kapadia in March of 2014. She currently focuses her practice exclusively in advocating for the rights of employees. She represents clients in state and federal courts throughout Connecticut and New York. Ms. Sammarco also handles administrative claims before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities and the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission. She has litigated discrimination claims based on age, disability and race. She has also litigated whistleblower claims involving First Amendment rights.
Ms. Sammarco is admitted to practice law in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. She is a graduate of Rutgers University and the Quinnipiac School of Law.
Jaclyn E Zolnik
Ms. DuBois-Zolnik is a paralegal with the Law Office of Heena Kapadia. She specializes in all areas of civil litigation. She became a certified paralegal by successfully completing the National Association of Legal Assistants two-day comprehensive CLA/CP examination.
She is a member of the Central Connecticut Paralegal Association; member of the National Federation of Paralegals, the National Association of Legal Assistants, paralegal member of the Connecticut Bar Association.
Ms. DuBois-Zolnik is a graduate of Albertus Magnus College (1998), Professional Business Institute (2001) and American Institute of Paralegal Studies (2008). Further she holds the designation of Certified Paralegal from the National Association of Legal Assistants.
Jaclyn regularly continues her education by attending seminars and classes taught by the Connecticut Bar Association, the National Business Institute and Connecticut Attorneys Title Insurance Company to be kept advised of current changes in her areas of practice.