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Michael A. Blanchard

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense 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 - 2021
Licensed in Connecticut Since: 1982
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Family Law, General Litigation
Attorney Profile

Attorney Michael A. Blanchard is a director with Suisman Shapiro Attorneys-at-Law in New London, Connecticut. Mr. Blanchard provides unmatched counsel and support to a diverse range of clients across New London County and the surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following areas:

·       Family law and divorce

·       Criminal defense

·       Motor vehicle defense

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Blanchard has successfully handled numerous misdemeanor and felony trials in state and federal courts across his region, and he has achieved a long record of securing acquittals, dismissals and reductions of charges for those accused of a variety of serious criminal offenses, including murder, sexual assault, drunk driving and more. Equally effective in his family law practice, he has deftly guided many clients through the divorce process with the utmost compassion and integrity.

At all turns, Mr. Blanchard provides the highly personalized advice his clients need to make the best-informed decisions, and he works tirelessly to help his clients pursue the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. He has also served as special master in the Regional Family Trial Docket, where he has handled a number of contentious child custody cases.

He is also an active member of the Connecticut Bar Association, The New London County Bar Association, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Connecticut Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, among his other professional affiliations.

 

Practice Areas
  • 50%Criminal Defense
  • 40%Family Law
  • 10%General Litigation
Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Divorce, Litigation

Selections

3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021

About Michael A. Blanchard

First Admitted: 1982, Connecticut

Professional Webpage: https://www.suismanshapiro.com/attorney/michael-a-blanchard/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Bar Association, Member  
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Labor & Employment and Sports & Entertainment Law Sections 
  • New London County Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Connecticut Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Bar Association, Member  

Educational Background

  • Assumption College, Worcester, Massachusetts B.A.  Major: Mathematics, 1979
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Office Location for Michael A. Blanchard

2 Union Plaza, Suite 200
New London, CT 06320

Phone: 860-442-4416

Fax: 860-442-0495

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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