Overview

Andrés Jiménez-Franck is an associate in Pullman & Comley’s Labor, Employment Law and Employee Benefits Department and represents a wide variety of clients, from small business owners to large companies, in state and federal court, mediation and arbitration.  Andrés regularly represents clients before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities and other state and federal agencies to defend against discrimination and retaliation claims brought against employers.  He counsels employers to ensure they are in compliance with state and federal laws, and crafts a wide variety of employment policies to promote a productive and inclusive workplace.  Andrés advises clients on state and federal leave laws and wage and hour compliance, and has prepared various agreements, including noncompetition and non-solicitation agreements, independent contractor, employment separation, and confidentiality agreements. Andrés also provides diversity, equity, and inclusion training for managers. Andrés is experienced in the prosecution and defense of general civil commercial litigation matters.

Andrés earned his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law and while in law school was a member of the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic, where he successfully obtained political asylum for his client. Andrés served as the membership editor of the Connecticut Public Interest Journal and was also the president of the Latino Law Student Association. Andrés received his B.A. from Western Connecticut State University in Justice and Law Administration and participated in the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch Experimental Learning Program where he reviewed and audited docket files.

Office

  • Hartford
    90 State House Square
    Hartford, CT 06103-3702
  • Professional Affiliations

    Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association - Treasurer, Board of Directors

    Appointed to the Connecticut Bar Association Presidential Fellows Program (2021-2023)

    Community Involvement

    City of Hartford Planning & Zoning Commission and Inland Wetlands Commission - Commissioner

    Honors & Recognitions

    Selected to 2022 National Employment Law Council (NELC) Academy

    Experience

    • Successfully defended an employer against a charge of illegal discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities by its former head of human resources. The former employee’s complaint was dismissed and not retained after the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities determined that it failed to state a claim for relief.
    • Briefed and second chaired a motion to set aside a default judgment entered against a client in federal court. After hearing live testimony on the issue of service of process, the court granted the motion to set aside the default judgment after determining that the suing party failed to carry its burden that it properly served the client with the complaint.
    • Briefed and argued a motion to strike all claims asserted against a client in Connecticut Superior Court. The court struck claims asserting negligence, negligent infliction of emotional distress, and unfair trade practices in violation of state law against the client.
    • Successfully obtained the dismissal of a complaint filed against a Board of Education in Connecticut Superior Court, where the plaintiff failed to properly serve the Board of Education according to state law.
    • Assisted a non-profit board of directors defend against a former employee’s claim for unemployment benefits. Attorney Jiménez-Franck guided the non-profit employer through the unemployment process as the former employee appealed a determination of ineligibility, and was eventually determined to be ineligible for benefits.
    • Successfully defended a client who was named as a defendant in a summary process action and did not have a lawyer representing her in the matter. Once Attorney Jiménez-Franck filed his appearance, he prepared a defense for the client, and the plaintiff-landlord withdrew all claims against the client after the client issued discovery requests and filed her amended answer and special defenses to the claim made against her.
    • Prosecution and defense of corporate clients from claims of unfair trade practices.
    • Prosecution and defense of applications for prejudgment remedy under Connecticut state law.
    • Successfully defended against motions for reconsideration filed by plaintiffs in cases decided on summary judgment and after trial in Connecticut Superior Court.

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    Bar and Court Admissions

    • Connecticut

    Education

    University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D.

    Western Connecticut State University, B.A.

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