203-358-0800 Ext. 3328
Diserio Martin
1010 Washington Blvd.
Suite 800
Stamford, CT 06901
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Scott S. Centrella
Practice Areas

  • Employment Litigation

  • Employment Policies and Practices

  • Non-Competes, Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secret Protection

  • Employment Contracts

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Business Disputes and Commercial Litigation

  • Construction Litigation

  • Professional Liability


  • NY State Bar Admission, 2013

  • Connecticut, 1983

  • U.S. Federal District Court, District of Connecticut

  • U.S. Federal District Court, Southern District of New York

Scott Centrella is a Partner in the Firm and Chair of its Employment Practices and Litigation Groups. Scott’s practice focuses primarily on employment law and litigation, counselling both businesses and individuals in the myriad issues that arise in the law of the workplace, including the negotiation of employment contracts and severance agreements, the preparation of employee handbooks, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements and the development of policies and procedures consistent with HR best practices. Scott actively litigates the complete array of employment claims before State and Federal Courts and Administrative Agencies. Scott also litigates a broad spectrum of complex commercial cases and business disputes, and handles professional liability claim defense and plaintiffs’ personal injury claims.

Scott serves as a Special Master in the Connecticut Superior Court and is a past member of the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Employment Law Section and its Federal Practice Section. He is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the American Inns of Court. Scott is Board President of Legal Netlink Alliance, an international consortium of high quality, mid-sized law firms of which the Firm is a member. Scott is a Board Member of the Boys & Girls Club of Stamford and a former member of the Easton Board of Selectmen, where he served from 2005 to 2015.

Representative Matters

  • Successfully defended large retailing concern against claims of sexual harassment brought by company Controller against its CFO.

  • Obtained judgment after trial for insurance broker being sued by former employer, a large international insurance brokerage, for alleged violations of non-competition and non-solicitation covenants.

  • Obtained dismissal by the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities of disability discrimination claims brought against national telecommunications concern by one of its store managers.

  • Arbitrated to seven figure judgment complex commercial case on behalf of private equity investors in oil and gas properties in Oklahoma and Texas.

  • Won multi-million dollar arbitration award on behalf of business consultant seeking contractual success fee from quasi-public agency in New York City.


  • University of Connecticut School of Law, JD, 1983

  • Fairfield University, BA, Cum Laude, 1980


  • Scott has been selected to the Connecticut Super Lawyers List for the years 2013 through 2020 in the areas of Employment Litigation Defense and Business Litigation.