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Jay B. Levin

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New London, CT





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Jay B. Levin serves as of counsel at Suisman Shapiro Attorneys-at-Law. He is principally engaged in government relations consulting.

Mr. Levin attended Connecticut College in New London, graduating Magna Cum Laude. After attending the University of Connecticut School of Law he was appointed the first full-time Deputy Assistant State's Attorney in New London County. He served on boards of the New London County Day School and Big Brothers and Big Sisters (which he ultimately chaired). He also served for many years as the legal counsel to the Connecticut College Alumni Association, as well as presiding Justice for the New London Lodge of Elks. He became Chair of Zoning Board of Appeals and Chair of the Charter Revision Commission that created New London's Planning & Zoning, Water & Water Pollution Authority and Ethics Commission. Mr. Levin became deeply involved in charitable giving for the local New London Jewish Federation, becoming Chair of its fundraising efforts and President of the Federation. He was also selected to serve as the first member from New London of the Young Leadership Cabinet of the United Jewish Appeal. Mr. Levin currently serves on the Board of the Connecticut Landmarks Association and as Vice President of the Steel Point Special Taxing District Board.

In 1980, Mr. Levin left the State's Attorney's office and joined the firm of Dupont & Tobin, LLC, handling a wide range of matters in the general practice of law from business formation to wills and probate and family. His practice focused on matters of concern to working families from workers compensation to civil and criminal litigation. Encouraged by his partners he entered back into politics as a candidate having previously run campaigns and served for many years as a State Representative from New London. After narrowly losing the nomination for Attorney General to Richard Blumenthal, Mr. Levin founded a government relations practice in his New London law firm (then Tobin, Levin, Carberry & O'Malley and now TCORS). He then took that practice to Pullman & Comley, LLC. in Bridgeport, and in 1999 formed Levin, Powers & Brennan, LLC. in Hartford.

His new practice is called Jay B. Levin Government Relations Consulting. Among his many lobbying clients are PSEG Services Corporation of Newark, NJ; RCI Marine of Miami Beach, FL; Cross Sound Ferry and Thames Shipyard, New London, CT; Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, New London, CT; First Hartford Partners, Manchester, CT; Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut, Waterford, CT; National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association, Washington D.C.; Elevators Local 91, East Hartford, CT; and lronworkers Locals 15 & 424.

Areas of Practice

  • Government Relations Consulting

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1976
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1980


  • University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 00/1976
  • Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 00/1973
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Published Works

  • Executive Orders in Connecticut, Connecticut Law Review, 1976

Representative Clients

  • PSEG Services Corporation
  • RCI Marine
  • Cross Sound Ferry and Thames Shipyard
  • Lawrence + Memorial Hospital
  • First Hartford Partners
  • Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut
  • National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association
  • Elevators Local 91
  • Ironworkers Locals 15 & 424

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • CT Bar Foundation, Charter James W. Cooper Fellow
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member
  • New London County Bar Association, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors, New London County Day School
  • Chair, Big Brothers & Big Sisters of New London County
  • Legal Counsel, Connecticut College Alumni Association
  • Presiding Justice, New London Lodge of Elks
  • Chair, New London Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Chair, New London Charter Revision Commission
  • Chair and President, New London Jewish Federation
  • Member, Young Leadership Cabinet of the United Jewish Appeal
  • Board Member, Connecticut Landmarks Association
  • Vice President, Steel Point Special Taxing Board
  • Board Member, Connecticut Landmarks
  • Corporator, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital
  • Member, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital Capital Campaign Committee