Nathan J. Shafner

Top rated Workers' Compensation attorney in Groton, Connecticut

Embry Neusner Arscott & Shafner LLC
Nathan J. Shafner
Embry Neusner Arscott & Shafner LLC

Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability; view more

Licensed in Connecticut since: 1988

Education: Hofstra University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2023
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Embry Neusner Arscott & Shafner LLC

118 Poquonnock Road
PO Box 1409
Groton, CT 06340 Visit website


An accomplished workers’ compensation attorney and partner at Embry, Neusner, Arscott & Shafner LLC in Groton, Connecticut, attorney Nathan J. Shafner has devoted his practice exclusively to helping seriously injured workers get the benefits they are entitled to. Thorough and current with Connecticut workers’ comp laws, he remains courteous and professional to his clients from the start to the end of every case. Over his career spanning nearly 35 years, he has represented the rights of hundreds of blue collar workers after facing:

  • Traumatic back and head injuries
  • Musculoskeletal problems
  • Machine mishaps
  • Toxic exposure
  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Permanent and temporary disability
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Electrocution and burn injuries

After graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1983, Mr. Shafner received his Juris Doctor from Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in 1988. While there, he served as the managing editor of the Hofstra Property Law Journal. He obtained his license to practice law in all the state courts of Connecticut in 1988 and the federal courts the following year.

A former legal advisory board member of the state of Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission, Mr. Shafner drafted several workers’ compensation guidelines to improve medical care and coordination, and guarantee income loss benefits and other protections to injured workers and their families. He has appeared in several appeals hearings before the state of Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission and submitted oral arguments and amicus curiae briefs with the Connecticut Supreme Court.

A long-serving member of the Connecticut Bar Association, Mr. Shafner is a part of its Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group and previously worked for its Workers’ Compensation Executive Committee. Furthermore, he is the co-chair of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association – Workers’ Compensation Section. He regularly addresses and connects with the audience at seminars where he shares effective information on workers’ compensation law.

Practice areas

Workers' Compensation: Claimant, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Social Security Disability

Focus areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff

  • 70% Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 20% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Social Security Disability

First Admitted: 1988, Connecticut

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Educational Background:
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Bachelor’s Degree in 1983
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Managing Editor of the Hofstra Property Law Journal
  • Selected to Super Lawyers, 2008 – 2019
  • Top Attorney in the State of Connecticut in 2009, 2010 and 2012
  • Named as a Best Attorney in the USA in 2009
  • 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
  • Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission Legal Advisory Board since 2000
  • United States District Court, Connecticut, 1989
  • State of Connecticut, 1988
  • Former Appointed Member of Governor John Rowland’s Workers ‘Compensation Advisory Board
  • Member of the Connecticut Workers Compensation Commission’s Legal Advisory Board

Office location for Nathan J. Shafner

118 Poquonnock Road
PO Box 1409
Groton, CT 06340

Phone: 860-896-7634


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2023

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