Jay B. Levin Joins Suisman Shapiro, Bringing Renowned Government Relations Consulting Practice Back to New London

Jay B. Levin Joins Suisman Shapiro, Bringing Renowned Government Relations Consulting Practice Back to New London

Suisman Shapiro has announced that Jay B. Levin will join the firm as of counsel, and will add a new practice area to its already broad offering of legal and business services. Levin’s offices will be located at 2 Union Plaza in the building that houses Suisman Shapiro’s headquarters. His new practice is called Jay B. Levin Government Relations Consulting, LLC. Jay B. Levin provides government relations consulting services on federal, state and local levels. His experience includes decades working in and around government politics on major Connecticut projects in infrastructure, energy, urban…Read more …
What Parents of Teens and Tweens Should Know About Social Media

What Parents of Teens and Tweens Should Know About Social Media

By Attorney Michael A. Blanchard Social media has forever changed our society. Nowhere is this shift more prevalent than in the arena of parenting. The exponential growth of the internet generally, and social media specifically, has created relatively uncharted territory for parents of teens and “tweens.” According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), 22% of teenagers log on to their favorite social media site more than ten times per day. More than half of adolescents log on to a social media site more than once a day, creating an environment where a…Read more …
House passes ‘comprehensive’ opioid bill

House passes ‘comprehensive’ opioid bill

Comments by Attorney Matthew Auger: I read with hope the article below by Arielle Levin Becker of The CT Mirror about how our legislature is finally addressing the opiate overdose epidemic ruining our towns, state and country.  Too many people suffer from a disease called addiction.  Some diseases are more lethal than others.  Opiates kill the users and impose great harm on family and friends of the users.  I became immersed in the opiate epidemic when I agreed to represent the parents of a 32 year old female who died from an opiate overdose. …Read more …
Divorce and your teenager

Divorce and your teenager

By Attorney Robert G. Tukey, Suisman Shapiro Attorneys-at-Law Divorce is painful for children, no matter how old they are. How kids deal with divorce greatly depends on their age and level of maturity. While younger children may cling to parents, teenagers often pull away and become uncharacteristically rebellious. To make things even more complicated, social media has made the landscape much more dangerous. However, there are warning signs you can look out for, and the good news is that there are clear ways to make the separation and divorce process easier for teens.…Read more …
High Court Says Delivery Driver Represented by Attorneys Rob Keville and Roger Scully was ‘Disabled’ Despite Physical Capability of Intense Exercise

High Court Says Delivery Driver Represented by Attorneys Rob Keville and Roger Scully was ‘Disabled’ Despite Physical Capability of Intense Exercise

Article below by Sherri Okamoto, Workcompcentral.com, April 12, 2016 The Connecticut Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a parcel delivery driver was totally incapacitated from working during a time he was capable of running a 4-minute mile and regularly engaging in vigorous physical exercise. While the attorneys for FedEx suggested that it was "counterintuitive" to suggest that a man in William Hart's condition would be phased by the day-to-day physical demands of delivering packages, the Supreme Court said there was sufficient evidence that his physical and mental exhaustion from trying to complete an…Read more …
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Below is an appeal from Connecticut State Representative Kathleen McCarty: Dear Friends and Neighbors, April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the National Safety Council is sponsoring a "Take Back Your Drive Pledge." An estimated 1 in 4 car crashes involve cell phones, according to the National Safety Council, and 34 percent of teen drivers have admitted to texting while driving; 52 percent have said they have talked on the phone. 10 percent of drivers under the age of 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash. Under Connecticut’s cell phone and texting law, violations involve heavy fines,…Read more …
What a Revocable Living Trust Can and Can’t Do For You

What a Revocable Living Trust Can and Can’t Do For You

By Attorney Jeanette Dostie A revocable living trust (or RLT) is a widely used estate planning device, often promoted in magazine articles and at seminars. There is no doubt that individuals and couples can achieve substantial benefits, both tax and non-tax, through the use of revocable living trusts. It is important, however, that people considering making a revocable living trust part of their estate plans have a clear understanding of what the revocable living trust can and cannot accomplish. Some of the benefits that can be realized through the use of revocable living…Read more …
Attorney Matthew Auger Participates in Career Day at Clark Lane Middle School

Attorney Matthew Auger Participates in Career Day at Clark Lane Middle School

Attorney Matthew Auger participated in the Clark Lane Middle School Career Day on March 1, 2016. This is the third year he has attended. Matt shares with students the academic and professional requirements to become a licensed lawyer, as well as the variety of jobs lawyers can pursue. This year he used the students as a focus group to provide insight for a different perspective on one of his cases. All involved had a great day.Read more …
Is My Case a Personal Injury or Worker’s Compensation Claim?

Is My Case a Personal Injury or Worker’s Compensation Claim?

By Attorney Robert B. Keville As an attorney who practices both Worker’s Compensation and Personal Injury Law, I find that many people are confused as to if and where these systems overlap. Although there are many similarities between these two areas of law, there are a number of significant differences that make the representation of clients in either scenario unique. Personal injury claims fall under the broad area of law called torts, and arise out of what is known as the “common law.” The “common law” is derived from the English legal system…Read more …
Suisman Shapiro ranked in 2016 “Best Law Firms” for Workers’ Compensation Law and Personal Injury Litigation

Suisman Shapiro ranked in 2016 “Best Law Firms” for Workers’ Compensation Law and Personal Injury Litigation

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the sixth consecutive year, have announced the "Best Law Firms" rankings. Suisman Shapiro Attorneys-at-Law has been ranked in the 2016 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list regionally in 2 practice areas: Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants and Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs. Firms included in the 2016 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.  Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.Read more …