Suisman Shapiro is the largest law firm in eastern Connecticut, providing residents and businesses from New Haven to Providence with a full range of legal services. The firm was established more than 70 years ago and is firmly rooted in the community, committed to giving back through local charitable and educational programs, scholarships and sponsorships.

In order to provide efficient and effective counsel in today's complex legal environment, each of our attorneys focuses on a few areas of law. Our practice areas are organized to best meet the needs of our clients. We handle a full range of legal matters including:

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death claims and lawsuits, including those following car and truck accidents, or involving injuries or loss due to other careless acts, including inadequate security, manufacture of dangerous and defective products and medical malpractice

Workers’ Compensation and Social Security (SSDI), representing those injured on the job or unable to work due to partial or permanent disability in claims, litigation and appeals

Family Law, an area which includes Divorce, Custody, Division of Marital Property and Paternity

Criminal Law, defending clients against charges such as DUI (drunk driving) and other motor vehicle violations, juvenile crime, homicide and fraud / white collar crime

Corporate and Commercial Law, assisting partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies (LLC) with formation, business contracts, finance, mergers, acquisitions and other business law matters

Labor, Employment, Municipal and Education Law, assisting private and public employers and municipalities with issues including handbooks, collective bargaining agreements, zoning and land use and federal education law

Estate Planning, designing and drafting wills, living wills / medical directives, powers of attorney and trusts

Real Estate, negotiating and drafting sale and purchase contracts, boundary disputes, commercial leases and zoning applications.

At Suisman Shapiro, our goal is to provide the highest quality of legal services possible to every client we serve.
Management & Demographics
Male: 14
Female: 3
Of Counsel (but not partners)
Male: 1
Male: 2
Female: 2
Attorney Management / Department Heads
Female: 1
Male: 8
Non-Legal Employees
Male: 2
Female: 11

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  • Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Family Law
  • Family Law Arbitration
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Municipal Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Real Estate Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants

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Accidents Happen When You Least Expect Them

An unexpected injury can be frightening and disorienting, whether from an automobile accident, slip-and-fall, or a “freak” accident. It is helpful to know your rights, and consider in advance the important steps you should take in these situations.

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