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John J. Nazzaro

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New London, CT

The Reardon Law Firm, P.C.
160 Hempstead Street
New London, CT 06320
Phone: 860-764-2522
Fax: 860-444-6445
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007, 2019 - 2022
Licensed in Connecticut Since: 1984
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

John J. Nazzaro is an attorney with The Reardon Law Firm, P.C., in New London, Connecticut. Board certified in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and possessing more than 37 years of legal experience, Mr. Nazzaro represents the rights and interests of clients throughout the state who have serious personal injury or wrongful death claims arising from motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, dangerous property conditions and other preventable tragedies.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Nazzaro has handled hundreds of cases in state and federal courts across his region, recovering millions of dollars in total compensation for his plaintiff clients. Prior to focusing on plaintiff personal injury law, Mr. Nazzaro worked as an organized crime  and public integrity prosecutor  where he gained invaluable trial skills that bolster his effectiveness as a trial advocate to this day.

In addition to maintaining a successful trial practice, Mr. Nazzaro was appointed  in 2007 to serve as a Judge of the Connecticut Superior Court.   He also served as the  Chief Civil Judge in New London's Judicial District and as a jurist  presided over numerous civil and criminal jury and courtside trials.

He was recognized for his exemplary professionalism and unwavering commitment to those he serves.  Mr. Nazzaro has received numerous accolades from his peers along with many positive testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.  in 2016, He  received the Outstanding Achievement and Professional Accomplishment award from the Connecticut Law Tribune.

After graduating in 1980 from Southern Connecticut State University with a degree in journalism, Mr. Nazzaro worked as a broadcast news reporter and while he was an attorney, he co-hosted his own cable  public affairs television show. He  attended Quinnipiac University School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1984.

A leader in his legal community, Mr. Nazzaro is a member of Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. in 2016, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy appointed  then Judge Nazzaro to  serve on the  State Judicial Review Council. During his time as a jurist, as a member of the Judicial Branch Speakers Bureau, he also lectured on the law with school and civic groups.

Attorney Nazzaro remains active in his  community.  He has chaired non-profits.   He is on the President's Council of the  Mystic  Marinelife Aquarium.  He has coached youth football and soccer.  He is active with the New London Chapter of the NAACP.  He is a member of both the National and Connecticut Asian Pacific Bar Associations.   He also  serves on the  Connecticut Motor Vehicle Commissioner's Advisory Committee on Safe Teen Driving.   He lectures frequently on the law, court services, justice, addiction and recovery and other social topics  to student and community groups. 

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007, 2019 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About John J. Nazzaro

First Admitted: 1984, Connecticut

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Educational Background

  • Juris Doctorate, Quinnipiac University School of Law, with Honors., 1984
  • Bachelor of Science, Journalism, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Connecticut,  Honors: With Honors., 1980

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified in Civil Law, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1995


  • Reappointed by Governor Dan Malloy to second term as a jurist., Superior Court Judge, State of Connecticut, 2016
  • Connecticut Law Tribune bestowed an Excellence award to the former jurist for "Outstanding Achievement and Professional Accomplishment", Lifetime Achievement Award, 2016
  • Appointed by Governor M. Jodi Rell to eight year term., Superior Court Judge, State of Connecticut, 2007

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Presided over hundreds of bench trials and numerous jury cases., As a Judge, authored more than four hundred decisions., 2017

Bar/Professional Activity

  • NAACP New London Chapter, 2018
  • Connecticut Asian Pacific Bar Association, member; First Male Asian Judge of the Connecticut Superior Court., 2007
  • Natioinal Asian Pacific Bar Associan, member, 2007
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 1988
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1988


  • 1,200,000.000 Eric & Melanie Thompson v. Samuel McGrath, et al, KNL-CV-19-6039689-S (husband and wife sustained serious injury in MVA), 2020
  • $720,000.00 settlement for young passenger in a motor vehicle accident., 2021
  • 1,100,000.00 Amber Castle v. Bruce Adams, Executor for Estate of Adams, KNL-CV-19-6011341-S (24 year old sustained serious injury in MVA), 2020
  • $500,000.00 Jorge Rosa v. Car Service, Inc. D/B/A BMW of New London, CT, KNL-CV-18-6033517-S (cognitive impairment secondary to MVA), 2019

Pro bono/Community Service

  • President's Council, Mystic Marinelife Aquarium, 2020
  • Nominated to Executive Committee, NAACP, New London Chapter, 2021
  • Motor Vehicle Commissioner's Advisory Committee on Safe Teen Driving, 2008
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Office Location for John J. Nazzaro

160 Hempstead Street
New London, CT 06320

Phone: 860-764-2522

Fax: 860-444-6445

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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