Our All Star Legal Team

Drzislav (Dado) Coric

Dado Coric is a highly experienced civil, criminal and family law litigator and trial attorney, who practices in the state, federal and Native American tribal courts. Based on his decades of experience as a criminal lawyer, he offered testimony before the Judiciary Committee of the Connecticut Legislature supporting a bill mandating the use of extended alcohol monitoring for repeat-offender drunk drivers.
  • J.D., Washington University, 1987
  • A.B., Duke University, 1981
Bar Admission
  • Connecticut, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1994
  • Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court
Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Business Law
  • Criminal Law
  • BV® Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
  • Croatian
  • French
  • English




Gary B. Traystman

Gary B. Traystman focuses exclusively on family law and divorce matters and has focused on divorce and its economic components, custody, and visitation since 1985. He has handled thousands of divorces and related matters, represented high-profile and celebrity clients, and appeared in local and national media to discuss family law issues, while developing a reputation as a talented and experienced family court practitioner. He has served as a special master in New London County and the Middletown Family Court for over 30 years, and the Regional Family Trial Docket (a specialized custody docket) in Middletown for over 20 years.

  • J.D, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 1980
  • B.A., Baldwin-Wallace College, 1976
Bar Admision
  • Connecticut, 1981
Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Marital agreements
  • BV® Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
Bachelor's Degree from Baldwin-Wallace
Juris Doctor Degree from Thomas M Cowley Law
Admission to Practice Law in CT
American Bar Certification
CT Trial Lawyers Association
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Award for Outstanding Service to CT Legal Secretaries


Cody Layton

Cody Layton

The newest member of the Traystman & Coric team, Cody is a disciplined and passionate client advocate with strong connections to the community and an unrivaled work ethic. Despite his recent admission to the Connecticut Bar, Cody brings strong negotiation skills and a strategic approach to his cases that many seasoned counselors lack.

Practice areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Law
Bar admissions
  • Connecticut, 2013
  • Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court, 2014
  • J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law, 2013
  • B.A., Susquehanna University, 2006
Professional Associations
  • New London County Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals of Eastern Connecticut