Victoria de Toledo


Victoria de Toledo primarily handles employment and personal injury cases. In the employment area, she represents individuals who have been terminated, as well as employees who need assistance or protection in their current employment. She represents clients with claims involving age discrimination, sexual harassment, sex/gender discrimination, and disability discrimination. She also represents individuals who are wrongfully terminated because they blew the whistle on an employer’s wrongdoing. She also assists individuals in the drafting and review of their employment contracts, severance agreements, and non-competition agreements. In the personal injury area, she represents individuals who have been injured in automobile accidents, negligently maintained premises, and sexual assaults. She also handles legal malpractice claims.

Areas of Practice
  • 40% Personal Injury
  • 60% Employment
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Age Discrimination
  • Sex Discrimination
  • Race Discrimination
  • Employment Contracts
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Whistleblower Claims
  • Lead Poisoning
  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admission
  • Connecticut, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York J.D.
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania B.A. & M.A. (four-year joint degree program)
    • Honors: Magna Cum Laude

In 2006, she was recognized in Connecticut Magazine for being a “Super Lawyer” in its inaugural listing, and she has retained that designation since 2006 (selection criteria here). She was featured on the cover of the New England issue of the Super Lawyers Magazine in 2009. She has been ranked in the Super Lawyers Magazine as one of the top 25 female lawyers in Connecticut since 2006, and as one of the top 50 male and female lawyers in Connecticut and New England since 2008. (Selection criteria here). She has been listed in Best Lawyers in America® since 1993 and has been named the Lawyer of the Year for Stamford, Connecticut since the organization started this designation in 2011 for the areas: Labor & Employment Law- 2011, Employment Law Individuals – 2011, Employment Law Individuals – 2012, 2020 and 2023, Litigation – Labor & Employment Law – 2012, Employment Law Individuals – 2014, Litigation – Labor and Employment Law – 2015, 2019 and 2020. (Selection criteria here) She was recently named to the 2019 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Guide. The online lawyer directory and rating service currently rates Victoria with the best rating — 10 (“superb”.) (Selection criteria here). She has also been recognized by her peers by being accepted into the prestigious College of Labor & Employment Lawyers and the highly selective American College of Trial Lawyers. She is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

She started practicing law in Connecticut in 1981 and has been actively involved in the civil rights field since 1976. She has lectured extensively about employment law in Connecticut and throughout the country.

Published Works
  • “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: A Growing Legal Awareness”, 12 Connecticut Law Tribune 31, p. 2, August 11, 1986
  • “Sexual Harassment: Perspectives and Damages”, 19 Conn. Law Tribune 46, p. 13
Classes/Seminars Taught
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, Employer Liability, Connecticut Bar Association, 1985
  • Termination and Partial Termination, Connecticut Bar Association, 1988
  • Sexual Harassment, Connecticut Bar Association, 1990
  • Age Discrimination & Sexual Harassment, Greater Hartford/Springfield Employers Liaison Group, 1990
  • Tax Considerations in Litigation and Settlement of Employment Cases, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 1990
  • 1990 CHRO Decisions-Damages Available under Connecticut Law, Connecticut Bar Association, 1991
  • Tips from a Plaintiff’s Attorney, Council on Education Management, 1991
  • Employment Claims against Governmental Entities, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 1991
  • Cross-Examination, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 1992
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse under the American with Disabilities Act, Council on Education in Management, 1992
  • Damages for Common Law Employment Claims, Connecticut Bar Association, 1993
  • Litigation Techniques, National Employment Lawyers Association, 1994
  • Voir Dire, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 1994
  • Settling ERISA Claims, National Employment Lawyers Association, 1994
  • Americans with Disabilities Act and Family and Medical Leave Act, Lorman Education Services, 1995
  • Sexual Harassment: Perspective and Damages, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1995
  • Maximizing Damages in Employment Cases, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 1996
  • Title VII, An Overview and Update, Connecticut Bar Association, 1997
  • Using an Expert in Employment Cases, National Employment Lawyers Association, 1998
Honors and Awards
  • Martindale-Hubbell A.V. rated, which is the highest rank conferred by the national legal directory.
  • Best Lawyers in America, 1993 – Present (selection criteria may be found at The Best Lawyers in America®)
  • College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, 2002
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, 2013
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 2015 – Present
Professional Associations
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, 1993 (Chairperson)
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, 1992 (Vice-Chairperson)
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Chairperson, Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities Subcommittee, 1989 – 1991
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, 1989 – 1991 (Chairperson, Employment At-Will Subcommittee)
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, 1984 – 1987 (Member, Executive Committee)
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • The American Association for Justice
  • The Women Trial Lawyers Caucus
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, 1994 – 1997 (Chairperson, Common Law Committee)
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, 1995 – 1997 (Member, Nominating Committee)
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, 1998 (Member, Affiliates Committee)
  • Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association, 1993 – 2003 (Chairperson)
  • Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association, 1991 – 1993 (Vice-Chairperson)
Representative Cases
  • Vaid v. Equinox (CT Superior Court 2016)
  • McInnis v. Town of Weston (CT Federal Court 2005)
  • Sackman v. City of Stamford (CT Superior Court 2002)
  • Shaw v. Greenwich Anesthesiology Associates (CT Federal Court 2002)
  • Cweklinsky v. Mobil Oil Corp. (CT Federal Court 2001)
  • Raimondo v. Amax Corp (CT Federal Court 1994)
  • La-Blanc v. City of Stamford (CT Federal Court 1990)
Pro Bono Activities
  • Person to Person: Member of Board of Directors 2016-2022; President of Board 2018-2022
  • Hospice volunteer 2021-
  • Family and Children Agency, Norwalk, CT, co-founder of the family volunteer group, 2000-2004
  • Habitat for Humanity, volunteer, 2005-2007
  • Mentor of two children, 2006- present