The Legal Needs of People Over 50. That’s Our Focus.

If you have questions about a long-term care strategy, Medicaid eligibility, Wills and end-of-life decisions, or settling your parents’ estate, we’re your resource in Eastern Connecticut.

You can rely on us to treat you with respect, listen carefully, and provide clear, practical answers to the questions that come up regarding elder issues, estate planning, probate matters, and more.

We’ll guide you as you make important decisions for the future that will affect your home, your savings, your health care, and your business.

We have deep roots in the Eastern Connecticut community. Our firm and its predecessors have been practicing in the New London area since 1986, its members having served on numerous community and civic board and committees for many years.

Whether you’re thinking about an estate plan, dealing with probate matters, or puzzling over Medicaid requirements, we can help.

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Firm News & Events

Joe Cipparone and Attorney Wade Jensen will speak about Present Use and Future Viability of Annuities in Elder Law Planning at the CT Bar Association Elder Law Section meeting on November 18, 2015.

Congratulations to Jack Reardon for receiving the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Outstanding Chapter Member Award in June. This award is presented in recognition of the NAELA Chapter members who demonstrate outstanding initiative and leadership on behalf of their Chapters. Jack is a member of the Connecticut-based chapter, CT-NAELA.

On July 29, 2015, Joe Cipparone joined in a panel discussion at the Lymes Senior Center on the financial exploitation of seniors. A film short, "Last Will and Embezzlement," starring Mickey Rooney was followed by Q & A. Joe discussed the new Connecticut legislation on financial exploitation.

  • Joe Cipparone is an exceptionally caring and competent attorney. He has guided my personal and legal matters since 2005. Joe helped me with the settlement of my husband's estate and the creation of an estate plan for myself and my family's future. In addition, I have trusted Joe to manage my financial affairs including investments and my children's college planning. He has also advocated with state agencies on legal matters concerning my developmentally disabled son and created a trust for his future. I know Joe truly cares about me and my family. He has my utmost respect and confidence.

    Juliette Evans Case
    Old Lyme, CT

  • Attorney Cipparone recently helped my husband and me to prepare an estate plan.  We knew we had to do this but had put it off for a very long time because it seemed like such a daunting task.  Joe showed a keen interest in our family needs and keeping our family finances on track.  He answered all of our questions and made the process generally stress-free!  We are very grateful.  He has our utmost respect, so we refer others to him.

    Marianne Kennedy, Ph.D.

  • Joseph Cipparone is the attorney for our LLC.  As such, the service he has provided has been first rate.  He's a good listener, which means that before he makes recommendations, he has gained a solid understanding of our goals and needs.  The recommendations he gave us have stood the test of time (nearly seven years), and we are grateful for his work.  The only difficulty in this recommendation is limiting our choice of the above attributes to three; he has excelled in all.

    Lewis J. Buckley

  • I can't say enough about working with Joe Cipparone and his paralegal, Debbie Ruttkamp. They are intelligent, clear, professional and a pleasure to work with. Working with someone who is so organized was a key to ensure that I could meet our estate planning goals (Wills, POA, Trust, etc.) and settle my mother’s estate without affecting my busy schedule. I think of Joe as more than a lawyer but a friend and confidant as well. Joe and Debbie care about their clients and have their best interest in mind.

    Thomas Bower
    Norwich, CT

  • Attorney Joe Cipparone has been our lawyer for well over 25 years. In all that time, Joe and his firm have consistently provided legal counsel … of the highest level. This has included: real estate transactions, estate settlement, preparation of wills, and help with trusts that I administer. In all cases, Joe has delivered prompt, superb, advice. He is the ultimate professional and my entire family is grateful that we have a truly world class attorney to counsel and represent us. As a financial advisor, I have referred numerous clients to Joe over the years for estate and trust work. In all cases, the clients have gotten back to me to thank me for referring such a competent and first class attorney to them.

    John Merrill, Jr.
    Waterford, CT