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

On March 9, 2014, Joseph Cipparone was elected a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).

On Friday, March 7, 2014, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Attorney Jack Reardon and Russ Cumming, CLU will present “Estate Planning- The Basics & New Ways to Generate Retirement Income” at the Windham Falls Estates, 425 Drozdyk Dr., Groton, CT.

On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, Jack Reardon will testify on behalf of CT NAELA before the Human Services Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly, in support of HB5324, a bill that would require the Department of Social Services to collect certain information to help implement an increase to the community spouse protected amount (CSPA) under the Medicaid regulations.

Joe Cipparone presents "Demystifying Probate and Estate Planning" with Judge Kepple and Attorney Dostie on March 4, 2014, 7:00 pm at the Mystic & Noank Library, 40 Liberty Street, Mystic.

The firm publishes its November 2013 Newsletter covering the use of trusts to protect your home and the estate and income tax consequences of the US Supreme Court ruling that discrimination against same sex married couples unconstitutional.

Jack Reardon makes a presentation at the Groton Public Library on Demystifying Probate and Estate Planning.

Joseph Cipparone receives AV Preeminent rating in Trusts and Estates, Aged and Aging and Wills and Probate from Martindale Hubbell.

Jack Reardon becomes President-elect of the Connecticut Chapter of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

  • 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

  • My family and I have sought counsel from John Zaccaro (Cipparone & Zaccaro) on several occasions. He and his colleagues have always been extremely responsive and respectful of our needs and constraints as clients. Beyond providing sound and well-researched advice, he helps simplify complex issues, highlights critical considerations, and guides me to the point where I can confidently make important decisions. I value his counsel and would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a true partnership with their lawyer.

    Kathy Yates, CEO
    Mystic, CT

  • We knew from the initial consultation that our estate was to be treated as if it were Donald Trump’s. Joe was mindful of our specific wishes while offering proposals to improve and strengthen the plans. It was like seeking advice from a favorite uncle, as you knew your best interests were paramount. Joe was thorough in every aspect, considerately addressing our concerns and questions. We were most pleased to see our ideas and Joe’s expertise become solid legal planning. We regard Cipparone & Zaccaro, P.C., as “our” law firm and will absolutely return there for professional yet friendly managing of their areas of law.

    Sharon S. Wilkie
    Glen A. Wilkie

  • Joe Cipparone and I worked together on my legal problems for 3 years. He was patient and understanding. He is well-versed in Elder Law. He earned my respect and gratitude. I would recommend him to anyone, especially the elderly. He is simply the best in what he does.

    Bertha Wassell
    Groton, CT

  • We have been very satisfied with the promptness, courtesy, and high degree of professionalism provided to the clients we have referred to Cipparone & Zaccaro, PC. With Joseph Cipparone’s leadership in the field of elder law and estate planning, we look forward to continuing to work together for the benefit of our mutual clients. 

    Ted Parker, President
    Parker Financial Planning, LLC
    Mystic, CT