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

PRESS RELEASE: Mark Pancrazio joins Cipparone & Zaccaro and opens office Woodbury. Read more...

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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Attorney Joe Cipparone has been our lawyer for well over 25 years. In all that time, Joe and his firm have consistently provided legal counsel … of the highest level. This has included: real estate transactions, estate settlement, preparation of wills, and help with trusts that I administer. In all cases, Joe has delivered prompt, superb, advice. He is the ultimate professional and my entire family is grateful that we have a truly world class attorney to counsel and represent us. As a financial advisor, I have referred numerous clients to Joe over the years for estate and trust work. In all cases, the clients have gotten back to me to thank me for referring such a competent and first class attorney to them.

    John Merrill, Jr.
    Waterford, CT