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

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, at 1:00 pm, 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.

On June 17, 2015, Jack Reardon will appear as an expert to address the growing concerns of financial exploitation of our senior citizens.  Film short "Last Will and Embezzlement" starring Mickey Rooney, followed by Q & A.  6:00 pm  Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive, Norwich, CT.  FREE  

  • 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.

  • Jack Reardon, of Cipparone & Zaccaro, prepared all documents necessary for my approaching elder years. His professional manner and handling of my wishes were very evident in writing my will. His advice for other documentation including a Health Directive and Power of Attorney were most appreciated. All these documents were presented to me promptly and accurately. I felt comfortable and confident that my goals were met and I would recommend Jack Reardon to my friends wholeheartedly.

    Dixie Allen
    Old Lyme, CT

  • Recently, we made the decision to purchase property jointly owned by family members.  We hired Attorney Zaccaro to help negotiate the cost and to secure legal title.

    Attorney Zaccaro respectfully listened to all family member concerns and presented proposals to us until a final amiable resolution.  His accessible, efficient response to our needs was outstanding.  We found his professional approach caused us to secure his abilities again as we mortgaged the property and then sold our present home without realtor assistance.  Attorney Zaccaro reviewed legal documents, protected our interests and assisted in the sale and transfer of title.  His legal knowledge and confident approach in all transactions was impressive.

    Trust is an important component of the attorney-client relationship.  We have every reason to continue our relationship with Attorney Zaccaro because our trust in his abilities was well-founded.

    Richard and Patricia Vincenti

  • I first met Attorney Cipparone when he handled my parents’ wills and trusts. They were impressed with Joe’s expertise in estate planning but also liked his sense of humor and caring attitude. He was always willing to set up appointments at my parents’ home so that we could gather as a family in familiar surroundings to make important decisions together. Because of the way Joe treated my parents, I became a client in 2007. Joe has always offered advice that best suits my family and me. He is able to explain complicated legal principles in layman’s terms. I am confident that Joe offers the best counsel to meet my needs. I would highly recommend Joe and his colleagues at Cipparone & Zaccaro to family and friends who need estate planning or elder law advice.

    Suzanne Giuca
    Skowhegan, ME