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John A. Collins III

John A. Collins III

SUISMAN SHAPIRO, Attorneys At Law
  • Personal Injury, Products Liability, Insurance Claims...
  • Connecticut
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Summary

John A. Collins, III, is a Director/Shareholder who concentrates in the areas of Personal Injury Law and Civil Litigation. Attorney Collins currently serves as the Managing Partner of Suisman Shapiro Attorneys-at-Law. 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 Lawyers.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Insurance Claims
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Animal & Dog Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Connecticut
Federal Circuit
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Suisman Shapiro
- Current
Education
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
J.D. (1981) | Law
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College of the Holy Cross
B.A. (1978) | Political Science
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Awards
Plaintiff Personal Injury
Best Lawyers in America
2012-2019
AV rating; 5.0/5.0
Martindale Hubbell
10.0/10.0
Avvo
Plaintiff Personal Injury
Super Lawyers
2006-2007, 2009-2018
Life Fellow
Connecticut Bar Foundation
Professional Associations
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
Current
Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Current
American Association for Justice
Current
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Self Determination in International Law
Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law
Speaking Engagements
PURSUING NEGLIGENCE ACTIONS ARISING FROM CONSTRUCTION SITE INJURIES: 2004., Connecticut Trial Lawyers Seminar, Connecticut
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Attorney Jack Collins website
Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered

Q. Who is allowed to file a wrongful death claim in Connecticut, or can anyone who knows the deceased person file?
A: A person who knows the deceased does not have the legal authority to file a wrongful death claim. An estate must be opened for the deceased and the administrator of the estate generally has the authority to then file such a claim.
Q. Is it possible to file a civil lawsuits involving two defendants related to one case and have it all settled within 6 mo
A: Your questions raises more questions. Yes, it's possible to settle a case within 6 months. Whether you should do so depends on the nature of your injuries, the liability of the involved drivers, and the willingness of the insurance company to resolve the matter. If you have to file suit in CT it is unlikely that the case will be tried within 6 months. You may contact me to discuss further if you wish.
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Contact & Map
Suisman Shapiro
P.O. Box 1591
2 Union Plaza, 75 State Street
New London, CT 06320
USA
Telephone: (860) 442-4416
Fax: (860) 444-0495