Francis "Bud" Drapeau

Top rated Workers' Compensation attorney in Rockville, Connecticut

Leighton, Katz & Drapeau, LLC
Francis "Bud" Drapeau
Leighton, Katz & Drapeau, LLC

Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Connecticut since: 1991

Education: Western New England University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2024
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Leighton, Katz & Drapeau, LLC

20 East Main Street
Rockville, CT 06066 Visit website


Attorney Francis X. Drapeau is a partner with the Leighton, Katz & Drapeau, LLC, law firm, which has law offices in Vernon, Enfield, Middletown and Hartford, Connecticut. Board-certified as a workers’ compensation specialist by the Connecticut Bar Association and possessing almost 30 years of total legal experience, Mr. Drapeau provides unmatched counsel and support to clients across the state who seek their rightful workers' compensation benefits.

Along with handling all types of workers' compensation claims, including appeals of denied claims, Mr. Drapeau also represents clients who have personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from motor vehicle accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, unsafe property conditions, dog bites and other preventable tragedies. From his efforts, he has secured the full amount of compensation his clients need, and he has earned a reputation as one of the top trial lawyers in the country.

Among his many accolades, Mr. Drapeau will be inducted as a fellow in the prestigious College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers. He has also received 10 out of 10 client ratings on Avvo as well as numerous testimonials and referrals from those he has served.

A 1982 graduate of Fairfield University, Mr. Drapeau began his legal career in 1991 after obtaining his Juris Doctor from Western New England College School of Law and his license to practice from the Connecticut Bar Association. He is an active member of the Connecticut Bar Association's Workers' Compensation Section, where he serves on the organization's executive and examining committees. He is also a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, and he once served as president of the Tolland County Bar Association.

A respected leader in his field, Mr. Drapeau has regularly contributed to Compensation Quarterly on topics involving effective trial practice techniques and point-counterpoint argumentation. He also lectures across his region and throughout the country on a variety of legal topics related to workers' compensation law.


Practice areas

Workers' Compensation: Claimant, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents

  • 50% Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 50% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1991, Connecticut

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Examining Committee for Board Certification as a Workers’ Compensation Specialist
  • Workers’ Compensation Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, Member
  • Executive Committee of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, Member
  • Tolland County Bar Association, Past President
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Connecticut, 1991
Educational Background:
  • Fairfield University, B.A.
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist

Office location for Francis "Bud" Drapeau

20 East Main Street
Rockville, CT 06066

Phone: 860-875-7000


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2024

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