James P. Berryman

James P. Berryman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in New London, CT

Suisman Shapiro Attorneys-at-Law
 | 2 Union Plaza, Suite 200, New London, CT 06320
Phone: 860-442-4416
Fax: 860-442-0495
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (60%),
  • Social Security Disability (40%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney James (Jay) Berryman is a Director who leads the Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability Law departments.  He is a member of the Connecticut Bar and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and handles claims under both the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Act and the Federal Longshore Act. Mr. Berryman is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Columbus School of Law. 

    Attorney Berryman was named by “Benchmark Plaintiff” magazine as a Local Litigation Star, and his department at Suisman Shapiro Attorneys-at-Law has also been recognized since 2013  in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” among all law firms in Connecticut for Workers’ Compensation – Claimants. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous national evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

    Jay Berryman is a sustaining member of NOSSCR (National Association of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives) and has given numerous seminars throughout the years on issues in the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation forum.  He has also appeared on the News Talk 104.7 FM WXLM’s Lee Elci Show as an expert on Workers’ Compensation issues. 

    As one example of his work, in the notable case of Brent Cugini v. Electric Boat, Attorney Berryman won a major claim for his client who was awarded total disability benefits continuing into the future as a result of harassment by co-workers.

    In addition to serving as a spokesperson and volunteering for the Notre Dame Club of Southeastern Connecticut, he is actively involved in many community programs throughout the region. In 2011, the Lyme-Old Lyme Little League honored Jay Berryman with the prestigious Steve Shaw Award for his “Distinguished Service.”  Every December, Jay and his staff “Adopt-A-Family” for The Neighborhood Alliance of New London. Jay also serves on the Board of Directors for the Lyme Art Association.

     

    About James Berryman

    Admitted: 1983, Connecticut

    Professional Webpage: https://www.suismanshapiro.com/Attorneys/James-P-Berryman.sh...

    Honors/Awards:

    • Local Litigation Star, Benchmark Plaintiff Magazine
    • Attorney Berryman's department at Suisman Shapiro Attorneys-at-Law has been recognized since 2013 in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” among all law firms in Connecticut for Workers’ Compensation – Claimants. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous national evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process., U.S. News & World Report - Best Law Firms in America - Workers' Compensation Plaintiffs

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • American Bar Association, Member
    • Connecticut Bar Association, Member
    • New London County Bar Association, Member
    • NOSSCR (National Association of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives), Sustaining Member Jay Berryman has given numerous seminars throughout the years on issues in the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation forum. 
    • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member  
    • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
    • Connecticut Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Lyme Art Association, Board of Directors 
    • Notre Dame Club of Southeastern Connecticut, Board of Directors
    • Friends of Old Lyme Senior Center, Board of Directors 
    • The Neighborhood Alliance of New London, Volunteer Every December, Jay and his staff “Adopt-A-Family” during the holiday season and purchase/deliver gifts to families in need.

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    Educational Background:

    •   University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1979
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    Office Location for James P. Berryman

    2 Union Plaza, Suite 200
    New London, CT 06320

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    Last Updated: 5/27/2020

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