Patrick J. McHale - Kainen Escalera & McHale


Kainen, Escalera & McHale, P.C.

21 Oak Street, Suite 601
Hartford, CT 06106
Telephone: (860) 493-0870
Facsimile: (860) 493-0871


Mr. McHale represents public and private employers and non-profit organizations in all aspects of labor relations and employment law, including union representation elections, collective bargaining, contract administration, personnel policies and practices, wage and hour disputes, equal employment opportunity, employment litigation, occupational health and safety, workers’ compensation, unemployment compensation and related matters. His practice includes representation of employers in federal and state courts and before the American Arbitration Association, the National Labor Relations Board, the Connecticut State Board of Mediation and Arbitration, the Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations, the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission and various other administrative agencies.


Western New England College, School of Law
Springfield, Massachusetts, J.D., magna cum laude, 1991

Fairfield University
Fairfield, Connecticut, B.A., cum laude, 1986


Connecticut, United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.


Mr. McHale is a frequently requested speaker on employee relations and labor and employment law at functions sponsored by various professional associations and employer organizations.


Member: American, Connecticut and Hartford County Bar Associations; Connecticut Public Employer Labor Relations Association; Industrial Relations Research Association; International Personnel Management Association.


Mr. McHale has been selected to be listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice areas of Employment Law – Management and Labor Law – Management since 2009. Mr. McHale has also been selected as a Connecticut and New England Super Lawyer®: Employment and Labor from 2007-2016. In addition, he has received a peer review rating of “BV Distinguished” from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. McHale was also named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 Hartford Labor Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year”. Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year”.

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