Peter Gillespie

Westport, CT

Peter Gillespie started his career as a field attorney working in NLRB Region 2 (Manhattan).  That assignment included work with management, unions and individuals regulating collective-bargaining and labor-management relations.   Gained experience in investigations, trial work, evaluation of collective-bargaining relationships and the issues that tended to disrupt them, and acting as a hearing officer in representation matters. Thereafter worked for Cummings & Lockwood in the labor department of the firm gaining broad experience.


Beginning in 1986 he has worked as a sole-practitioner or in a small firm environment remaining focused on labor and employment issues.  Has represented management and individuals in approximately equal measure.  Practice areas have included collective-bargaining matters, including acting as spokesman in negotiations, mediation, arbitration,  litigation (State and Federal Courts);  administrative proceedings (NLRB, wage and hour, Title VII, ADEA, FMLA, disability discrimination, etc.), evaluation of restrictive covenants including non-competition clauses, strikes, jurisdictional disputes and the like.


Peter has been appointed as a Special Mediator for the Connecticut Commission On Human Rights and Opportunities in 2014 and has been actively engaged in mediating Agency cases since that time.



  • Labor Grievance Processing
  • Perfecting Your Labor Advocacy

Upcoming Sessions

Course TitleLocationDatesFormatStatusView
Perfecting Your Labor AdvocacyCromwell, CT04/07/2017ClassroomCLOSED  
Labor Grievance Processing Cromwell, CT11/30/2017ClassroomWAITLIST