John A. Collins, III, is a
Director/Shareholder who concentrates in the areas of Personal Injury Law and
Criminal Law. Attorney Collins
currently serves as the Managing Partner of Suisman Shapiro. He is a member of
the Connecticut Bar.
Mr. Collins received his B.A. from the
College of the Holy Cross (1978) and his J.D. from Case Western Reserve
University School of Law (1981) where he was a member and Notes Editor of the
Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law.
Attorney Collins is a member of the
American, Connecticut and New London County Bar
Associations. He is also a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association,
the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Connecticut Association of
Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense
Attorney Collins has successfully obtained
verdicts or public settlements on behalf of clients ranging from a $10 Million
settlement for a young girl badly burned in a school fire, a 2008 verdict of
$379,000 (including interest and costs) for a 22 year old woman injured in an
automobile collision, a recent $225,000 settlement for an individual wrongfully
deprived of 401k funds and a $1 million judgment for a victim of sexual abuse.
Disclaimer: Of course, past results are no indication as to the value or
results likely to be obtained in any present and future
John A. Collins, III has been recognized by
his peers by inclusion in Connecticut and New England Super Lawyers 2015-2010, 2008-2006 in the field of Personal Injury, Products Liability and
Criminal Defense. He has achieved the highest peer recognized rating of AV 5.0/5.0 from Martindale Hubbell.
The Connecticut Bar Foundation honored
Attorney John A. Collins, III in 2005 with its selection of Attorney Collins as a Life Fellow.
"Selection as a Fellow requires demonstrated superior legal ability and devotion
to the welfare of the community, state and nation, as well as to the advancement
of the legal foundation". Source: Connecticut Bar Foundation.
Collins has authored two publications of note. In 2004, he was selected
as a seminar presenter by the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association to address
the topic of construction site injuries. His paper, authored with the assistance of Robert G. Tukey, is entitled: PURSUING NEGLIGENCE ACTIONS ARISING FROM
CONSTRUCTION SITE INJURIES: 2004. The article was presented at a seminar
in February 2004 addressing legal issues involving contractor and subcontractor
liability for construction site injuries. The white paper addresses the
historical underpinnings of such liability up to 2004. Copies are available
upon request: email@example.com.Attorney John A. Collins, III also authored a scholarly work as a law student
entitled: Self Determination in International Law, Case Western Reserve
Journal of International Law, 1981.
Collins resides with his family in and is a long time resident of Old
Lyme, Connecticut. Attorney John A. Collins, III coached Little League for 12
years, and has a strong belief in giving back to the community. Mr. Collins serves or has served on
the:• Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Budget Committee (2009, 2010);
• Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library (Board of Directors 2005-present:
President: 2008-2010);• Old Lyme Ethics Formation Committee (Acting Chair,
2006-2008);• New London Main Street (Board of Directors 1999-2005:
President, 2004, 2005);• Lymes' Youth Service Bureau (Board of
Directors1994-2000: Chairman, 1999, 2000);• Old Lyme Day Care, Inc. (Board
of Directors 1987-1997)