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 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  

On Sunday, February 8, 2015, at 10:00 am, Joe Cipparone will give a talk at the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme entitled "Ten Mistakes to Avoid in Estate Planning." The talk is part of the After-Church Sessions in the Sheffield Auditorium of the Church. The talk is FREE and open to the public. The Church is located at 2 Ferry Road, Old Lyme, CT. For more information, call the Church at 860-434-8686 or visit their website at www.fccol.org.

CT NAELA endorses fixing Connecticut's House Bill 5806 regarding Community Spouse laws.  http://www.nhregister.com/opinion/20150601/forum-connecticut-should-help-community-spouses-sta

  • 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

  • Jack did an outstanding job putting my entire estate plan together. He went into great depth by including what might appear as small details such as contact names, pass codes, phone numbers, etc. that upon death will make it a lot easier for the executor to quickly keep my business running. I highly recommend Jack.

    Dennis DiSchino

  • 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

  • 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