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Practice Overview

Civil RIghts

Civil Rights

We take pride in asserting civil rights claims on behalf of individual citizens against government officials, government agencies, public institutions, and private employers for violations of the individual’s rights under the United States Constitution. Rights mean nothing unless they are asserted and exercised. Have you been a victim of police misconduct? Falsely arrested? Beaten/tased by the police without any justification? Have you by unlawfully searched? Maliciously prosecuted? Wrongly incarcerated? We can help. Have you been a victim of housing discrimination? Redlining? Rental discrimination? We can help. Lean more here.

Personal Injury

Personal Injury

Injured? Get the compensation you deserve. An injury can be life altering. When the injury is caused by the negligence or recklessness of person, business or other entity, the only avenue of compensation available is financial. Victims need and deserve personal injury compensation—to pay for such things as medical expenses, to recoup lost income, and as compensation for their pain, suffering and emotional distress.

We hope you never need to hire a personal injury attorney. We know that when you contact our office, you are likely dealing with one of the most difficult situations you will face in your lifetime. For this reason, we strive to make your experience with our law firm as smooth and painless as possible. Learn more here.

Foreclosure Defense

When facing foreclosure on your home, for whatever reason, it is easy to believe you have run out of options. Don’t fret, you still have choices. One of those choices is strategizing for transition and success. We can provide the guidance, assistance and legal representation you need to protect your interests and to plan for the future. Navigating the process can be easier with a guide. Whether you want to work with your lender, make a graceful exit or force the lender to prove their case, we can help. Legal protections to foreclosure exist. Our laws have protections for homeowners like you. It may be possible to stay in the home during the process. You may be able to negotiate a resolution before having to go to court. Contact us now so we can discuss your particular circumstances, as well as: strategies for working with your lender; alternatives to foreclosures; the foreclosure process; and legal defenses that may be available to you. Learn more.

Civil Litigation

People need a trusted counselor and zealous advocate on there side when they are fighting for their rights. Attorney John Radshaw handles all types of civil litigation in the state and federal courts in Connecticut. These matters include all sorts of disputes involving business and individuals, property disputes, construction disputes, civil assault cases, landlord/tenant, will contests and the like. Learn more here.

Local Counsel

Who are you going to call for local counsel services in Connecticut? A law school classmate? Dust off some directory like Best’s or Martindale? Pick someone out of the yellow pages? Partner with some medium or large firm who might poach your client? Or overstaff the matter? When local counsel matters were up for assignment, Attorney Radshaw was first to volunteer. His first assignment as local counsel was a collections matter for a national ERISA insurer. Not long thereafter, Attorney Radshaw moved on to the defense of preliminary injunction involving a bet-the-firm intellectual property dispute. Since then Attorney John Radshaw has handled numerous local counsel matters, large and small, in both state and federal court in Connecticut. Learn more here.

Who We Are

John J. Radshaw III

Principal Attorney

Attorney John J. Radshaw III is recognized as a dedicated and creative legal advocate. John’s litigation practice is wide and varied, more often than not including ones that other lawyers refused to handle because of novelty or complexity.

Building his experience after 10 years of practice at a mid-sized regional law firm after a start a small, local firm, John developed the reputation for taking the matters that didn’t fit in the comfortable practice areas of his colleagues. From adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court to antitrust litigation over water rights to civil rights claims over changes in municipal borders, Attorney John Radshaw has handled many unique cases in the state and federal courts in Connecticut.

Attorney Radshaw is a member of the American Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association, including the Federal Practice and Litigation Sections, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and a past member and treasurer of the New Haven Inn of Court (2004-8).


I would highly recommend John to anyone because he is a great person/attorney and he is on top of his cases and keeps me informed of every step in my case.

Civil Rights Client



For an immediate response, please telephone Attorney John Radshaw for personal injury, criminal defense, civil rights and foreclosure cases in the state courts in the Judicial Districts of Ansonia/Milford, Danbury, Fairfield, Stamford/Norwalk, Middlesex, New London, Hartford, Tolland, Windham, Litchfield, and Waterbury and the federal courts in Bridgeport, New Haven and Hartford.

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