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

  • 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

  • We chose Cipparone & Zaccaro for our estate planning needs because of the excellent job that Jack Reardon did in preparing all of the paperwork for the wills, powers of attorney, etc. for my wife's parents.  When the time came for us to use the forms that Jack had prepared for her parents, it made the process so much easier because of Jack's knowledge and expertise in the field of elder law.  This was especially important in dealing with the Veterans Association.  Dealing with the government can be quite difficult at best and Jack's knowledge of what would be needed made the process painless and hassle free.

    Lee Wilmonen

  • 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

  • Though I was aware of their admirable reputation for many years, it was in 2009 that John Zaccaro helped me with a property dispute.  We found their approach to everything was in truly caring for their clients and treating them with respect and empathy.  We received easily understandable explanations of complex legal issues and felt confident of their experience, knowledge, research and attention to detail.  At the troubling beginning of the legal dispute, John was always accessible and accommodating.  We found his demeanor comforting yet cautious while instilling an assurance that we would prevail.  Our worries became enthusiasm as the matter developed and we were able to trust that we had the best lawyer in whom to place our confidence – and the end result proved it.

    Sharon and Glen Wilkie
    Montville, CT