Attorney Mark A. Shiffrin

Attorney Mark A. Shiffrin

Many of the matters that arise in our business and personal lives can be best handled with the advice and counsel of an experienced attorney who can help guide clients to better results.


I have provided legal counsel to individuals and businesses since graduating from the Georgetown University Law Center and being admitted to the Connecticut bar in 1981, and I always look forward to the challenges presented by new cases.


I pride myself on being a lawyer in a general practice, serving clients in a wide variety of matters, and do not claim to be an expert or certified in any area of law. The diverse portfolio of matters I have personally and successfully handled has included:

  • Federal, civil and criminal jury trials;
  • Federal injunctions and appeals, including obtaining a temporary restraining order in United States District Court, winning at trial and successfully defending at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, an $800,000 jury verdict on a breach of contract case based on an oral contract made overseas and to be performed in the United States;
  • Federal civil rights claims, representing plaintiffs and defendants, including injunctions;
  • Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction enforcement petition in United States District Court, obtaining a temporary restraining order exercising court jurisdiction on November 27th, serving the order with U.S. Marshals on November 29th, prevailing at an expedited hearing on December 9th, and repatriating the child to the petitioning parent for return to the child’s home country on December 10th;
  • Wrongful death claims and major personal injuries including medical malpractice;
  • Accusations of major felonies and misdemeanors in state and federal courts;
  • Criminal investigations resolved without prosecution having been initiated;
  • Counseling on and negotiating terms of major philanthropic gifts to charitable institutions;
  • Crisis management;
  • Advising a hospital on management, communications and fundraising;
  • Structuring and operating business enterprises;
  • Discrimination in employment claims;
  • Negotiating deals and drafting contracts.

My job as an attorney includes fully understanding and effectively representing the interests of my clients as a counselor and an advocate.  I bring my judgment and diverse experience — including my experience in public service — to the task of assessing and analyzing issues, seeking to develop creative alternatives to maximize my clients’ interests given the facts confronted.


I am pleased to consider the issues of those who seek my services as an attorney and to explore the potential of counseling you in maximizing your opportunities. I would welcome discussing becoming the lawyer representing your interests and I encourage you to contact me regardless of your ability to pay. Every individual should have access to a lawyer when needed and I accept some engagements on a reduced fee, flexible fee, contingent fee or pro bono basis.  Please note that no attorney-client relationship will exist unless you formally retain me and I accept the retainer.


Feel free to email me at mark@markshiffrin.com or call my office at 203.553.5353 to open a confidential discussion.  Please do not send any confidential information in an email or letter prior to the creation of an attorney-client relationship.