John J. Nazzaro


John J. Nazzaro

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Practice Areas:

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability


In 2007, Governor M. Jodi Rell appointed Attorney John J. Nazzaro to the Superior Court bench. In 2016, Governor Dannel Malloy re-appointed the jurist to his second term. Attorney Nazzaro resigned his judicial post to rejoin The Reardon Law Firm, P.C. as an experienced litigator. Previously, Attorney Nazzaro was the Chief Civil Judge in the Judicial District of New London. He also served in Hartford, Tolland, Windham, New Haven and New London/Norwich where he presided over civil and criminal jury and courtside matters. As an attorney in 1995, he became Board Certified in civil law with the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Before his appointment as a Judge, Attorney Nazzaro was a Partner in the firm of RomeMcGuigan, P.C. and Reardon and Nazzaro, P.C. For a number of years he managed a solo trial practice in New London. He is a former organized crime prosecutor and special public defender. He was active with the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. He graduated with honors from the University of Bridgeport/Quinnipiac Law School in 1984. In 1980, he received his Bachelor's in Journalism with honors from Southern Connecticut State College. Before attending law school, attorney Nazzaro was employed as a network broadcast news reporter. For more than ten years, he co-hosted a syndicated public affairs cable TV show known as "The Cutting Edge."


  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, Bridgeport, Connecticut
    • J.D. - 1984
    • Honors: With High Distinction
  • Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Connecticut
    • B.S. - 1980
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Journalism


  • Connecticut Superlawyers
  • Connecticut Law Tribune Lifetime Achievement Award

Professional Associations

  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • New London County Bar Association, Member
  • NAACP, Member, Present
  • Connecticut Asian Pacific Bar Association, Member

Certified Legal Specialties

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