Stephen M. Bourtin Connecticut Office Head

Bio

Stephen heads up the Stamford, Connecticut office of BLG. He has is often featured in the Connecticut press relating to employment matters, and has spent his career as a litigator practicing often relating to executive contract and whistleblower disputes, class action including wage/hour class action prosecution and defense, FINRA and securities litigations and general employment and non-compete litigation.

Stephen has also represented small business clients in defense of various governmental and regulatory investigations and relating to business employment policies and compliance. After graduating law school, Stephen served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard W. Vollmer, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama.

Prior to joining the firm, Stephen was an associate in the Employment Law department of a national law firm and an associate for a top tier litigation firm. Stephen was Executive Editor of the Boston College Law School International and Comparative Law Review.  Steve is a devout fan of the Yankees and Giants and lives in Fairfield County.

Education:

Boston College Law School, J.D. (2000) - Cum Laude

Boston College, B.A. (1996)

Recognition and Accomplishments

Named Top Lawyer in Fairfield County in 2015.  Stephen was  featured as one of Fairfield County's top labor and employment law attorneys in Westport Magazine's November/December 2015 issue.

Lawyers Of Disctinction Award

Steve Bourtin received the Lawyers of Distinction award, certifying him as a distinguished member of this nationwide group. This honor is bestowed upon the top 10 percent of attorneys operating in the U.S. and is granted only through consistently high recommendations of peers.

Lawyers of Distinction - Stephen Bourtin

Education:

Boston College Law School, J.D. (2000) - Cum Laude

Boston College, B.A. (1996)

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • Connecticut

Federal Court Admissions:

  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York
  • District of Connecticut

Education:

Boston College Law School, J.D. (2000) - Cum Laude

Boston College, B.A. (1996)

Press and Accomplishments

August 30, 2019

Just before Labor Day weekend we are pleased to announce that we have hired Samuel P. Wiles to be another labor and employment law attorney at BLG. Sam just graduated cum laude from The St. John's University School of Law. Welcome Sam!

https://theboydlawgroup.com/samuel-wiles/

 

 

Sam Wiles Employment Lawyer

June 21, 2019

New federal legislation, the Taxpayer First Act (TFA), has recently been enacted by Congress which provides protections for tax whistleblowers to curb retaliatory actions taken against these individuals by others such as their employers. By providing protection against such retaliation, the IRS aims to encourage whistle blower “insiders” to reveal highly valuable information relating to tax fraud and other tax related violations. You can read more about the Taxpayer First Act in the attached article. #BoydLawGroup

National Law Review Article

 

 

Whistleblower Attorney

June 10, 2019

We are very proud to announce that our CT Office Head Stephen Bourtin just received the Lawyers of Distinction award, certifying him as a distinguished member of this nationwide group. This honor is bestowed upon the top 10 percent of attorneys operating in the U.S. and is granted only through consistently high recommendations of peers. Stephen was selected based on his ongoing work in the labor and employment law field. #BLG #TheBoydLawGroup

Stephen Bourtin's Profile Page

 

 

Stephen Bourtin Employment Law Attorney Lawyer Of Distinction Award

May 31, 2019

BLG is excited to welcome summer intern Tiana Rooney to our team. Tiana is a rising third-year student at St. John’s University School of Law and will be a wonderful addition to the firm this summer. #BLG

Tiana Rooney's Profile Page

 

 

Tiana Rooney - Law Clerk

May 17, 2019

HamletHub recently published a small business Q&A featuring BLG as a local CT business. Please read through the article below to learn more about our firm and the importance of employment law issues for small businesses and executives. #BLGinthenews#

Hamlet Hub News Article Link

 

 

Connecticut Employment Lawyers

May 3, 2019

On Monday, April 22, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States announced it would be deciding whether a federal law prohibits employer discrimination against gay and transgender workers. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 bars employment discrimination based on “sex.” The Justices will decide whether this language also encompasses discrimination based on sexual orientation or transgender status, in order to resolve a split among how the federal appellate courts haveinterpreted the law previously. Two recent decisions which held that discrimination against gays and lesbians is covered under Title VII, plus another with a contrary ruling, will be heard and decided by the summer of 2020. The Justices’ decision will settle this longstanding dispute and will certainly be a political factor during the 2020 presidential campaign.

 

 

Gay Transgender Discrimination Attorney NY

Reviews For Team Members

From An Executive With A Disability Discrimination Case

Stephen Bourtin conducted a case for me against my previous employer. He consistently provided intelligent and sound counsel as he guided me through a long and difficult process. The end result was far better than I expected (we won!). He did FANTASTIC work for me and I can't recommend him highly enough.

From The CEO Of A Branding Consulting Company The Firm Successfully Defended in A Litigation

Lawsuits can be upsetting, for obvious reasons. Stephen and Patrick did a first rate job of not only securing a 100% successful outcome for my matter, but [critically] walking me through the process at every step: what to expect, how to handle it, when I needed to do some homework and when it was better to sit back and wait for the process to play itself out via our legal system. Even though my case was probably not the largest matter that Stephen has ever handled, in terms of the sums at stake, I still felt that I was receiving his full care and attention as a client. It's also clear to me from this process that it's not a always a given that legal teams have their clients best interests at heart. With Stephen I never had any doubt that he was looking out for me and my interests, above all else. This is clearly a matter of culture and pride at The Boyd Law Group and it's why I'd recommend them to anybody asked.

From A Client With A Whistleblower Case

Stephen is an exemplary attorney. From the beginning, he actively listened to all my questions and concerns and responded with thoughtful and honest answers. He kept me updated on the happenings with my case, which I believe is an indication of his sincere interest in his clients’ legal matters. Stephen thoroughly explained all proceedings and legal terms in a helpful and patient manner. Whenever I reached out to communicate with him, if he was not readily available, Stephen replied via phone call or email within two days.

From A Client With A Race Discrimination Case Against A Construction Company

Stephen is a great attorney to hire if you are expecting to see good results. Excellent professional services. Highly recommend him.

From An Executive With Stock And Executive Compensation Issues

When my employer conducted a "reorganization" and suddenly fired a half dozen top management people including me, I needed an experienced attorney to quickly review my situation with respect to labor laws which may have been violated and compensation which was due to me but the employer was refusing to pay. Steve got on the case immediately, identified my rights, and quickly put the employer on the defensive. His efforts resulted in the desired outcome. Most important, Steve was a pleasure to work with, and made a difficult situation much easier on me.

From An Executive With A Disability Discrimination Case

Stephen Bourtin conducted a case for me against my previous employer. He consistently provided intelligent and sound counsel as he guided me through a long and difficult process. The end result was far better than I expected (we won!). He did FANTASTIC work for me and I can't recommend him highly enough.