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James F. Aspell

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Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Farmington, CT

James F. Aspell P.C.
20 Stanford Drive, 2nd Floor
Farmington, CT 06032
Phone: 860-523-8783
Fax: 860-232-5525
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021
Licensed in Connecticut Since: 1986
Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation: Claimant (70%), Social Security Disability (20%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

I have been a practicing worker's compensation attorney in Hartford since 1986 and designate  a majority of my practice to that area of specialization.  I have been a Board Certified Worker's Compensation Specialist  as designated by the Standing Committee for Board certification of the Connecticut bar Association since the inception of the program in 2001.  Board Certification involves an extensive  and ongoing certification examination, peer evaluation process, a demonstrated commitment to ongoing legal education in the field of worker's compensation law, and an extensive body of trial and appellate advocacy before the Connecticut Worker's Compensation Commission. I have extensive trial and appellate experience in worker's compensation and personal injury matters.  I have made significant worker's Compensation Law in the area of Police officer Heart and Hypertension benefits in the case of Holston vs. City of New haven Police Department, and in general in the case of Marlene Cormier vs. The Macke Company.   I am admitted to all Connecticut State Courts, the United States Supreme Court, and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court. I represent clients in Hartford, West Hartford, Bristol, Middletown, Cromwell, Enfield, Granby, Windsor, Avon, Simsbury, Thomaston, Plainville, New Britain and the entire Connecticut River Valley.  I handle back claims, knee claims, shoulder claims, death claims, municipal employee claims, police and firefighter claims, and heart and hypertension claims. I also handle bankruptcy matters, Social Security Claims, Personal injury and wrongful death claims anywhere in the state of Connecticut. I am BV rated by Martindale Hubbell and am a designated "recommended insurance attorney" by the A.M. Best Company.  I have received a 10 year award from the A.M. Best Company for my work in the field of worker's compensation law.   I have an 10,0  Avvo rating of "Excellent" based upon my peer reviews. and have been rated "Excellent" by Avvo in the field of worker's compensation.  My office offers a free consultation and pride myself on personal service.  If you need an injury or worker's compensation lawyer in Connecticut, I would welcome your inquiry.  I am a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and its' Worker's Compensation section as well as the Hartford County Bar Association (Member, medical-Legal Committee) and the Connecticut Trial lawyers Association.

Certificates and Credentials

About James F. Aspell

First Admitted: 1986

Professional Webpage: https://www.aspelllaw.com/Attorney-Profile/James-F-Aspell.sh...

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Various trial verdicts and notable settlements in the field of personal injury litigation and worker's compensation law.  Notable verdicts  include a $500,000 contested workers compenstaion death claim, a $150,000 product liability settlement, a $300,0000 worker's compensation low back claim, $280,000 settlement of a contested slip and fall on ice,  a $253,000 settlement of a contested worker's compensation death claim, a 166,000 back injury claim,  a $225,000 settlement of a low back injury claim, a $68,000 back injury claim and a $130,000 settlement of a vision loss claim.

Representative Clients

  • Urban Developers, LLC
  • Hartford estates, LLc
  • Silver Mill Tours
  • Entertainment partners, North Hollywood, Ca, 1994
  • Golden Rule Realty
  • City of Meriden, Connecticut, 2000

Educational Background

  • Kingswood Oxford School, West Hartford Connecticut, 1975
  • Ohio Wesleyan University, BA English Literature, 1979
  • Westyern new England University School of Law, JD Degree, 1986

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Commendations for Exceptional Willingess to accept Pro Bono Cases, Pro Bono Honor Roll,  The Law Works for People, 1987
  • Assistant Cub Master, Pack 145 west Hartford, Connecticut, 2004
  • USSF Certificated Soccer Referee, referee at all levels of youth soccer, 2010
  • Asst. Coach, west Hartford Girl's Softball Assocuation, 2009
  • Committee Member, (Seabase) Boy Scout Troop 146 West Hartford, Connecticut, 2009
  • Coach, West Hartford Youth Soccer Association, 2002
  • Merit Badge Counselor (law) Boy Scout Troop 146 West Hartford, Ct, 2005

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Medical-Legal Committee, Hartford County Bar Association, 1994
  • National Organization of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys to present, 2006
  • Worker's Compensation Section, Connecticut Bar Association, 1994
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, member, workers compensation section, medical malpractice section, 2009
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives, 2005

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Designated as a Board Certified Worker's Compensation Specialist by the Standing Committee on Specialization of the Connecticut Bar Association.  Continously recertified and current,, 2001
  • Certificated Private Pilot, Federal Aviation Administration, 1994
  • Cetified Worker's Compensation Specialist:  Connecticut Bar Association Standing Committee on Specialization and Cetification to present, 2001

Honors/Awards

  • Recommended insurance attorney based exclusively on recomendations of insurance company adjusters handling cases in the field of worker's compensation., Special Designation, A.M. Best Company, 2006
  • Course and Scope: Connecticut Worker's Compensation, our firm blog recogized for it's exceptional timely and informative content., Best Worker's Compensation Law Blog, LexisNexis, 2008
  • Excellence in the field of worker's compensation, 10 Year Excellence Award, AM Best Company, 2015
  • AVVO 10.0 rated and Client's Choice Award Winner in worker's compensation law.
  • Peer rated for very high legal ability and exceptional ethics, Peer rated for Very High Legal Ability, Martindale-Hubbel
  • Course and Scope: Connecticut Worker's Compensation, our firm blog recogized for it's exceptional timely and informative content for the second time., Top 25 Worker's Compensation law Blog in the Nation, LexisNexis, 2010
  • AVVO 10.0 rated and Client's Choice Award Winner in worker's compensation law., Avvo, 2016
  • Commendation for exceptional willingness to provide pro bono legal services, Connecticut Bar Association
  • Rising Star, Superlawyers, 2006
  • AVVO 10.0 rated and Client's Choice Award Winner in worker's compensation law.

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Various reported decisions from the Connecticut Compensation Review Board, the Connecticut Appellate Court, The Connecticut Supreme Court, and the Supreme Court of the United States of America.  Several cases of first impression in the field of worker's compensation and heart and hypertension law in Connecticut., 2016

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Office Location for James F. Aspell

20 Stanford Drive
2nd Floor
Farmington, CT 06032

Last Updated: 5/24/2021

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