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Lawyers in New London, CT ❘ Traystman & Coric, LLC

With over 100 years of combined experience, the attorneys at Traystman & Coric, LLC can help you take charge if you’re filing or facing a lawsuit. As a leading law firm in New London, CT, our team has represented thousands of clients in the areas of family law, personal injury, and criminal defense. Our attorneys are admitted to practice at the state, federal, and tribal levels of court, and we also defend clients in personal injury and motor vehicle accident lawsuits.

At Traystman & Coric, LLC, we believe in developing results-driven strategies that give you the advantage. We look forward to speaking with you and guiding you towards the next best step forward!

Our Law Firm Attorneys

Drzislav Coric - Lawyer in New London, CT| Traystman & Coric, LLC

Drzislav (Dado) Coric — Managing Member

Civil & Criminal Litigator


  • J.D., Washington University School of Law, 1987
  • A.B. Duke University, 1981
  • Norwich Free Academy, Class of 1976
  • Bar Admissions
  • Connecticut, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1994
  • Mashantucket Tribal Court, 1994

Practice Areas

  • Civil
  • Criminal
  • Family Law Litigation in all courts

Professional Associations

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • New London County Bar Association
  • Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Bar Association
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Bar Association


Civil & Criminal Litigator

Attorney Coric is a highly regarded and experienced civil, criminal, and family law litigator who represents clients in a variety of civil litigation and criminal defense matters in Federal, State and Tribal courts. Attorney Coric has tried numerous, multi-day, civil jury, criminal jury, civil courtside, and criminal courtside cases to completion. Attorney Coric’s civil litigation experience includes representing both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury claims involving motor vehicle and boating accidents, premises liability, workplace accidents, product liability, medical, dental and legal malpractice claims, civil rights violations, property disputes, contract disputes, family law disputes (including custody, visitation, dissolution and post-dissolution actions), paternity petitions, gaming licensure claims, motor vehicle licensure issues, contested probate matters, and representation of NCAA Division I personnel in investigatory enforcement proceedings, and before the NCAA Infractions Committee.

Attorney Coric’s criminal defense experience includes representing defendants in Federal, State (Part A & Part B) and Tribal courts, charged with a variety of felonies, misdemeanors, infractions, and motor vehicle violations. Attorney Coric has also handled several cases involving multinational jurisdictional disputes over child custody matters, including cases involving both participating countries in the Hague Convention and non-participating countries.

Attorney Coric has served as a board member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southeastern Connecticut, a fundraising chairman for March of Dimes and chairman of the NBA and NCAA sanctioned Shoot Straight Basketball League at Connecticut College. Attorney Coric has also offered testimony before the judiciary committee of the Connecticut Legislature supporting a bill mandating the use of extended alcohol monitoring for repeat-offender drunk drivers.

Cody Layton - Lawyer in New London, CT| Traystman & Coric, LLC

Cody Layton — Associate


  • J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law, cum laude, 2013
  • B.A., University of Susquehanna, magna cum laude, 2006
  • Bar Admissions
  • Connecticut, 2013
  • Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court, 2014

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Law
  • Appellate Advocacy

Professional Associations

  • New London County Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association

Since joining Traystman & Coric, LLC in 2013, Attorney Layton has practiced in the areas of civil litigation, criminal defense and appellate advocacy. Attorney Layton’s civil litigation practice focuses primarily on personal injury matters involving motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, uninsured and underinsured motorist claims, medical and dental malpractice, dog bites and product liability. Attorney Layton’s criminal practice includes representing individuals charged with a variety of offenses including operating under the influence, reckless driving, operating under suspension, assault, sexual assault, threatening, harassment, larceny, illegal possession of a controlled substance, and illegal possession of an assault weapon. Attorney Layton has also briefed and argued a variety of cases before the Appellate Court of Connecticut. Attorney Layton is licensed to practice in both the State of Connecticut and in Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court. Attorney Layton resides with his family in Deep River, Connecticut.

Susan Asselin-Connolly - Lawyer in New London, CT| Traystman & Coric, LLC

Brandon H. Marley — Associate


  • J.D. Oklahoma City University School of Law, 2010
  • B.A. Eastern Connecticut State University, 2007
  • Bar Admissions
    • Connecticut, 2010
    • New York, 2012
    • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 2013

Practice Areas

  • Civil, Criminal, Family Law Litigation
  • Professional Associations
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

Attorney Brandon H. Marley joined the law firm in 2020 after nine years of practice with local general practice law firms. He brings with him a diverse knowledge and background of representing plaintiffs and defendants in a full spectrum of civil and criminal cases.

In 2016, Attorney Marley won a jury trial with an amount over $30,000.00 against a landlord who wrongfully withheld a security deposit.

Attorney Marley was raised in Mystic and is a graduate of Robert E. Fitch Senior High School. He attended Eastern Connecticut State University and went on to attend Oklahoma City University School of Law, graduating in 2010 with a J.D.

Attorney Marley is admitted to practice in Connecticut, New York and the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut.

Attorney Marley currently resides in Groton, Connecticut.

Brandon H. Marley - Lawyer in New London, CT| Traystman & Coric, LLC

Susan Asselin-Connolly — Of Counsel

Attorney Susan Asselin-Connolly is a nationally-recognized family lawyer who is of counsel at Traystman & Coric, LLC. She is a strong advocate for children’s rights and is a highly experienced child custody lawyer. She also focuses on other areas related to family law, including marriage dissolution, abuse and neglect, guardianship, and parental rights termination. Her commitment to children’s rights has earned her several distinctions, including:

  • Governor-appointed recognition from the Connecticut Child Support Guidelines Commission
  • C.B.A “Citizen of the Law” Award (Juvenile Justice & Education Issues)
  • Appointment as Director & Family Court Education Coordinator for the non-profit organization “Take Root” (Funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention)
  • Recognition within the Consumer Guide for Best Lawyers in Americas

Attorney Asselin-Connolly has presented at national conferences organized by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the FBI National Fugitive Task Force, the National Judicial College, and many more. She is also a lifetime member of Marquis Who’s Who in American Law, a biographical publication that profiles leaders in specific fields.

She is also the founder of the Committee of Counsel for Children. Additionally, she is the co-founder of the Early Intervention Program, a program that aims to insulate children from the emotional traumas of custody litigation.

Attorney Asselin-Connolly has worked tirelessly to effectuate a bridge between the educational system and the juvenile justice system. She was proactive in the founding of the Truancy Review and Juvenile Review Boards, as well.

Gary B. Traystman - Lawyer in New London, CT| Traystman & Coric, LLC

Gary B. Traystman — Of Counsel

Family Lawyer


  • J. D., Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, 1980
  • B. A., Baldwin Wallace College, 1976
  • Waterford High School, Class of 1972
  • Bar Admission Connecticut, 1981
  • Mohegan Tribal Court, 1998
  • Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court, 1998

Practice Areas

  • Family Law


  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • New London County Bar Association
  • Family Court Special Master in Middletown Family Court for 25+ years
  • Family Court Special Master in New London County for 25+ years
  • Family Court Special Master at the Regional Family Trial Docket (a specialized custody docket in Middletown, CT) for 25+ years


After beginning his career in 1981, Attorney Traystman spent the next four years practicing as a general practitioner in the Connecticut courts with an emphasis on Litigation. Commencing in 1985, Attorney Traystman moved his practice to family law; handling divorce, custody, visitation, post-judgment modification, and support matters including alimony and child support. Attorney Traystman has handled thousands of divorces, divorce-related issues, post-judgment modifications and has conducted multi-day trials in various family courts across the state. He is acknowledged throughout the court system as a uniquely experienced and talented family court practitioner.

Attorney Traystman has represented a wide spectrum of clients, from blue collar workers to celebrities and CEO’s of various corporations. Attorney Traystman has appeared on nationally televised programming including Phil Donahue, Inside Edition, Current Affair, and the Today Show regarding numerous issues related to divorce. Traystman has appeared in Forbes Magazine, the New York Daily News, the New York Post, and the New London Day amongst other notable print media. Attorney Traystman has also been referenced on various local news networks concerning new evidentiary territory involving social networking (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc) and discovery related thereon.

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Mailing Address

PO Box 60
New London, CT 06320


Traystman & Coric, LLC
45 Channing St
New London, CT 06320


Phone: 860-442-8758

Fax: 860-443-6954


Susan Asselin-Connolly - Lawyer in New London, CT| Traystman & Coric, LLC

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