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. http://www.theday.com/local/20150801/filmmaker-shares-story-of-elder-fin...

  • 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 knew from the initial consultation that our estate was to be treated as if it were Donald Trump’s. Joe was mindful of our specific wishes while offering proposals to improve and strengthen the plans. It was like seeking advice from a favorite uncle, as you knew your best interests were paramount. Joe was thorough in every aspect, considerately addressing our concerns and questions. We were most pleased to see our ideas and Joe’s expertise become solid legal planning. We regard Cipparone & Zaccaro, P.C., as “our” law firm and will absolutely return there for professional yet friendly managing of their areas of law.

    Sharon S. Wilkie
    Glen A. Wilkie

  • 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

  • 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