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John A. Collins III - New London, CT

75 State Street New London, CT 06320

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Updated: 10/09/2023



John A. Collins, III, is a Director/Shareholder who concentrates in the areas of Personal Injury Law and Civil Litigation. Attorney Collins served as the Managing Partner of Suisman Shapiro Attorneys-at-Law for over 20 years. 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...

About John A. Collins III

Year Joined Firm

  • 1981


  • English (Primary)

Practice Areas



  • 100%


Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1981
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1981

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, 1981 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association, 1981 - Present
  • New London County Bar Association, 1981 - Present
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 1981 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, 1981 - Present
  • Connecticut Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • Pursuing Negligence Actions From Construction Site Injuries: 2004, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, - 2004

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors, Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library, 2005 - 2011
  • President, Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library, 2008 - 2010
  • Acting Chair, Old Lyme Ethics Formation Committee, 2006 - 2008
  • Board of Directors, New London Main Street, 1999 - 2005
  • President, New London Main Street, 2003 - 2005
  • Board of Directors, Lymes' Youth Service Bureau, 1994 - 2000
  • Chairman, Lymes' Youth Service Bureau, 1999 - 2000
  • Board of Directors, Old Lyme Day Care, Inc., 1987 - 1997
  • Chelsea Groton Bank--corporator, April 1, 2016 - Present


  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio, 1981
    Law Journal: Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, Member and Notes Editor
  • College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1978

Ancillary Businesses

  • JUDGE: Mohegan Tribal Court 2018-present


Accepts Credit Cards


Published Works

  • Self-Determination in International Law: The Palestinians 12 Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law 132, 1981
  • Pursuing Negligence Actions Arising From Construction Site Injuries: 2004, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 2004

Office Information


75 State Street New London, CT 06320


  • 860-442-0495


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Included on the 2023 Connecticut list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Connecticut Super Lawyers list

View the profile for John A. Collins III on Super Lawyers


  • Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury-Plaintiffs, 2012 - 2024
  • Martindale Hubbell AV rating 5.0/5.0, 2013 - 2023
  • Life Fellow, The Connecticut Bar Foundation, 2005 - Present
  • Connecticut Law Tribune, Lifetime Achievement Award, - 2020
  • Super Lawyers, 2008 - 2023
  • Super Lawyers, 2006 - 2007

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