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.
Education
  • 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
Honors
  • BV® Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
Languages
  • 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.

Education
  • 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
Honors
  • 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
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Susan Asselin-Connolly

Attorney Asselin-Connolly is nationally recognized in family law, most particularly with regards to issues affecting children.
Recognition of her commitment particularly with regards to child-related issues has been reflected by:

 

  • Appointment by the Governor to the Connecticut Child Support Guidelines Commission.
  • Appointment as a Director and Family Court Education Coordinator for “Take Root”; an Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention funded not for profit organization.
  • Receiving of multiple awards, including the prestigious C.B.A. “Citizen of the Law” Award for her work in Juvenile Justice and Education issues,
  • Being asked to present at national conferences by such diverse organizations as the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the FBI National Fugitive Task Force and The National Judicial College.

 

Attorney Asselin-Connolly has significant trial experience with respect to all aspects of dissolution of marriage, child custody, support, abuse and neglect, guardianship, and termination of parental rights proceedings. She is a lifetime member of Who’s Who in American Law. She was also included within the Consumer Guide for Best Lawyers in America and as Lead Counsel for Family Law.

 

From the inception of her career as a family lawyer, the one constant has been her unwavering commitment to the rights of children. She was the founder of and served as Chair to the Committee of Counsel for Children. She is the co-founder of the Early Intervention Program, a program she designed and implemented to insulate children from the emotional trauma of custody litigation. In addition, she has worked tirelessly to effectuate a bridge between the educational system and the juvenile justice system leading to the founding of the Truancy Review Board and the Juvenile Review Board.

 

Attorney Asselin-Connolly is of council for Traystman & Coric, LLC.
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