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Samuel M. Nassetta

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New London, CT





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Samuel M. Nassetta is an Associate Attorney at Suisman Shapiro. He specializes in criminal defense and plaintiff's employment litigation. Attorney Nassetta has handled hundreds of cases in Connecticut in which his clients have been charged with serious felonies. In addition, he has experience representing those charged with federal crimes. Attorney Nassetta received his B.A., cum laude, from the University of Connecticut and his J.D from Quinnipiac University School of Law. During law school, Attorney Nassetta served as a Legal Aid Intern for the Columbus House Shelter in New Haven, CT, where he worked with clients on custody cases and misdemeanor charges. He also interned with the Division of Public Defender Services in New London, Stamford and New Britain, Connecticut.

In a recent jury trial in Norwich Superior Court, Attorney Sam Nassetta’s client was charged with Operating Under the Influence. Attorney Nassetta argued that the defendant in this case had an undiagnosed anxiety disorder.  The jury came back with a not guilty verdict within 45 minutes.

In 2024, Attorney Nassetta was recognized by Super Lawyers ®as a “Rising Star” in the area of criminal defense; no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state are chosen for this honor. 

Prior to transferring to UConn to complete his undergraduate degree, Attorney Nassetta attended Assumption College where he played varsity hockey. He currently lives in New London and enjoys snowboarding, running, and traveling in his free time.

Client Testimonials:

I called Sam Nassetta the day before I had court. He took my case and showed up the very next day after calling him. He showed the utmost professionalism and confidence that he was able to help me get the best outcome for my case. He most certainly followed through with those intentions. Very stand up, relatable person that treated me as a friend instead of just another client. Would 1000% recommend to anyone in need of assistance. - Mike M.

Sam was phenomenal! He worked magic right before my eyes. My family couldn't be more happy with the results. I highly recommend! - Damoya N.

Sam Nassetta represented my wife in a very delicate manner. He treated her not only professionally but as a person and as a friend. Sam made sure she was comfortable and understood the matter step by step. I would refer Attorney Nassetta to anyone... - Taz P.

Phenomenal lawyer. Always upfront and honest about what was/could happen regardless of whether it was good or bad news. Put some of my concerns to rest and was always helpful. Definitely recommend his services if you're in need. - Robert V.

I recommend Sam Nassetta, who obtained a very favorable outcome for me. I am grateful for his persistence and thoroughness in preparing me for a Dept of Labor hearing. He was kind and compassionate, and treated me like I was his only client. Thanks again, Sam! - Star P.

We dealt with Sam on a case with our son for well over a year. In that time he always exhibited excellent communication, compassion for our family and treated us like we were his only client. The peace of mind he provided us with through his confidence and demeanor cannot be overstated. He made sure that we understood each and every step along the way. Through his determination and knowledge of the process we received a very favorable outcome and can't thank him enough for being an excellent lawyer and more importantly a wonderful human being. - Jill

Samuel Nassetta of Suisman and Shapiro has been remarkable. He never gave up on me or the dark circumstances we were facing. And, I want to emphasize the “we” because he embraced me, ensuring me that I was not alone in this uphill battle. He took me on as family, and that is the relationship we have built over the year + that I have known him. No matter the hour and amount of time invested in my case, Sam always took my calls/emails/texts and made it a point to reassure me he had my best interest. He didn’t just speak this into fruition, for his actions and patience conveyed how dedicated he was to the matter at hand. He truly believed in me, so how couldn’t I believe in him. The proof was in the pudding. He’s very professional, personable, and knowledgeable, wise well beyond his years. I never once questioned his advice. He is wonderful; I cannot stressed this enough. He will back you 100%, so when you’re in a JAM, CALL SAM!!! – Jennifer J.

I would like to thank Sam for the amazing work that he did with my family. He made us feel like family and worked the extra mile. He was committed to every step of the case. He communicated with me all the time and answered all my questions and was available for me at all times. I always will be very grateful for him and his colleagues. If you want someone experienced, professional, knowledgeable, committed to his job and family oriented don’t hesitate to hire him as your lawyer. Sam you are the best!!! - Joelisse

Sam is an exceptional attorney who truly goes above and beyond for his clients. His expertise, professionalism, and dedication make him a standout in his field. I couldn't be more satisfied with the legal representation I received. - Ramsco

Attorney Sam Nassetta, Great guy. I was in a bit of a jam and he handled my situation in a just a couple court visits. Definitely some big recommendations for him. – Keith B.

Sam N. Was an absolute life saver. He navigated me to the best outcome in my case possible. He was always available to connect. Just as important to me, this was a trying and emotional process, but Sam assuaged my concerns personally and professionally. I am beyond grateful for his support and expertise. – Patrick B.

I was referred to Sam Nassetta’s attention by another prominent law firm who recognized the prowess of Suisman Shapiro in addressing my issue. Sam was professional, speedy and efficient while effecting a reassuring disposition that assured me the matter was in capable hands. The best case scenario worked out exactly as he had mentioned. I was highly impressed by the way he deftly resolved the matter and was even somewhat amused when he asked if the perfect result he reached satisfied my expectations. It’s reassuring when your important business is addressed with a high level of professional integrity, and that caliber of service was provided by Sam Nassetta. Sam and his peers at Suisman Shapiro have my highest recommendation. – Brendan D.

Attorney Sam Nasetta guided me thru a difficult time and ultimately got me the best deal. Highly recommend Sam and his team. – Ron W.

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Associate

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense / Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Labor & Employment (Employee)
  • Landlord/Tenant Law
  • General Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 2020
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 2021


  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, Connecticut
    • J.D. - 2020
  • University of Connecticut
    • B.A. – 2017
    • Honors: cum laude

Professional Associations

  • Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Connecticut Bar Association's Lawyers in Libraries, Present
  • Higher Edge, Board of Directors, Present

Past Positions

  • Columbus House Shelter, New Haven, CT, Legal Aid Intern
  • Division of Public Defender Services CT), Certified Legal Intern