Nathan J. Shafner

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Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Groton, CT

Embry, Neusner, Arscott, and Shafner, LLC
 | 118 Poquonnock Road, PO Box 1409
Groton, CT 06340
Phone: 860-764-2008
Fax: 860-449-9070
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    One of the principal attorneys at Embry Neusner Arscott & Shafner, Nathan J. Shafner focuses his practice primarily on workers' compensation matters. Based in Groton, Connecticut, he provides dedicated representation to clients in New London County and throughout the state. Admitted to practice in Connecticut since 1988, Mr. Shafner is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

    Mr. Shafner's client base primarily consists of people who have been injured on the job or who have developed an occupational disease and are seeking their rightful benefits under their employer's workers' compensation insurance coverage. His initial assistance comes in the form of helping to ensure that their claims contain all necessary documentation and that they are filed within the required time period. However, much of Mr. Shafner's work is done in the event that a claim is disputed or denied. In that regard, he has appeared in appeals hearings before the State of Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission, and he has been able to get favorable results for many of his clients.

    Mr. Shafner has also represented injured maritime workers and their family members in proceedings governed by the federal Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, which is under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Labor. Mr. Shafner’s successful track record in all of these endeavors has earned him a Notable* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

    Mr. Shafner has served as the president of the Workers' Compensation Section of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, and he has testified before the state's legislature on topics related to that area of the law. He is a 1988 recipient of a Juris Doctor from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Workers' Compensation
    • 50%Personal Injury - General


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    Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2020

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    About Nathan Shafner

    Admitted: 1988, Connecticut

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    • Selected to Super Lawyers, 2008 – 2019
    • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for work in Workers' Compensation Law – Claimants
    • Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers for Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants, New London, 2016
    • Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers for Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants, New London, 2018

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Chairman of the Workers Compensation Section of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
    • Former  Appointed Member of Governor John Rowland’s Workers ‘Compensation Advisory Board
    • Member of the Connecticut Workers Compensation Commission’s Legal Advisory Board

    Educational Background:

    • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Bachelor’s  Degree in 1983
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    Office Location for Nathan J. Shafner

    118 Poquonnock Road
    PO Box 1409
    Groton, CT 06340

    Phone: 860-764-2008

    Fax: 860-449-9070

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