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

  • 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

  • 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 work with Joe Cipparone because he listens, educates and uses his extensive expertise to provide options to meet our needs. Over the years, Joe has helped us with our wills, powers of attorney and estate planning, and made us feel confident that we have planned for our future.

    Carole Eckart and Carl Nawrocki
    Salem, CT

  • I have practiced law in the military, in corporations and in private practice for the last forty-five years. It would be fair to say that I know legal talent when I see it. The first matter Joe Cipparone handled for me was the purchase of my current residence in 1991. Since that time, he has handled all estate planning matters for me and my wife as our families and financial positions changed over a period of more than twenty years. We have been pleased with Joe’s turn around time in each case, the accuracy and adequacy of all documents and his patience in answering questions.

    Joshua A. Kalkstein
    Mystic, CT