Anthony Alan Sheffy

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Southington, CT

Sheffy, Mazzaccaro, DePaolo & DeNigris, L.L.P.
 | 166 North Main Street, Southington, CT 06489
Phone: 860-620-9460
Fax: 860-620-9348
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (20%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Scope of The Practice

My practice centers on Personal Injury and Insurance Defense. Taking a case means preparing it with the intent that it will go to trial.  I have tried cases in Federal and State court involving Coverage Issues on Auto and Commercial lines; Traumatic Brain Injury; Wrongful Death; Auto Accidents involving fractures or surgical intervention; Medical Malpractice  and Contract Litigation.

My firm, Sheffy, Mazzaccaro, DePaolo & DeNigris, L.L.P. is located in Southington, Connecticut.

It is an honor to be named a Super Lawyer and having served on its Blue Ribbon Selection Panel. It is with humble pride that my colleagues have bestowed on me the honor of an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.  I have also been awarded a select fellowship in the Litigation Counsel of America and nominated as a Fellow in the American Bar Foundation.  In addition, verdicts and settlements have invited membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum 

Community is important. I served as a founding director of the Southington Education Foundation, and an am a former chairman of the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce and I am presently serving as legal adviser. I am past board member of the Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut. Presently, I am serving on the  Southington/Cheshire YMCA Board of Directors and am a nominee for the board of directors of the Charter Oak State College Foundation.

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*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards. 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (60%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

Personal Injury - General (20%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

Workers' Compensation (10%)

Civil Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2018

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White Papers

  • Monthly Editorials appearing in the Southington Observer.  Contributions to EZine on line magazine

  • About Anthony Sheffy

    Admitted: 1988, Connecticut

    Professional Webpage: http://www.smddlaw.com/attorney-sheffy.html

    Honors/Awards:

    • CT ABC/EIC Industry Vision Award, Industry Vision Award , CT ABC/EIC, 2018
    • Awarded to an individual or organization for outstanding support of Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut events and promotion of brain injury awareness and prevention., Partnership Award, Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut, 2018
    • The Fellows is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession.  Membership in the Fellows is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Members are nominated by their peers and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation. , Fellow, American Bar Foundation Nominee, 2018
    • A.M. Best Directory of Recommended Insurance Defense Attorneys
    • The American Society of Legal Advocates, ASLA, is an invitation-only, nationwide organization of elite lawyers in practice today. ASLA draws its membership from lawyers who combine stellar legal credentials with a proven commitment to community engagement and the highest professional standards. ASLA limits its membership to less than 1.5% of all licensed lawyers nationwide., Named to Top 100 Lawyers in Connecticut, 2016
    • Selected as a Sr. Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), Sr. Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2007
    • Life Member of the Million Dollar Advocate Forum
    • Magna Cum Laude Western New England School of Law (1988); Law Review, Western New England College, 1988
    • "Speaker, Creatively Presenting Medical Evidence to a Jury in a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Case, Litigation Counsel of America, Renaissance Symposium X, New York, NY, December 4, 2015."

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Seminar Presentations on Litigating Traumatic Brain Injury Cases and on Advanced Trial Practice., 2018
    • The Fellows comprise a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. Membership in the Fellows is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Fellows are recommended by their peers and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation, 2017
    • The Connecticut Bar Association
    • Member, American Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Director serving on the Charter Oak Univerisity Foundation, 2018
    • Board of Directors of the Southington-Cheshire  YMCA., 2018
    • Past Chairman of the Southington Chamber of Commerce; present legal advisor., 2018
    • Southington YMCA Man of the Year; present board memeber.
    • Formation of Numerous Non-Profit Charitable IRS 501(c)(3) corporations on behalf of local organizations.
    • Founding Trustee of Southington Virtual STEM University
    • Member of Safe Kids Connecticut
    • Founding Director of the Southington Education Foundation, 2011
    • Past president of the Southington United Way

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Attorney Sheffy recently presented a two day seminar for the National Business Institute on Advanced Trial Skills.  This seminar was recorded and is available for viewing through NBI., 2014
    • Two time presentor NBI National Webinar: Defending Brain Injury Cases; Moderator for the Connecticut Judical Panel Seminar; Frequent NBI presentations concerning the practice of trial law.

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Representation of Liquor Store in claim that a minor purchased alcohol and later caused an accident.  Minor was also sued as driver of the car that injured third party.  Successful resolution., 2019
    • $250,000 settlement in a motor vehicle accident matter involving neck and back injuries
    • $525,000 motorcycle accident involving passing on the right by our client who suffered the loss of his left eye., 2018
    • $275,000 medical malpractice settlement arising out of surgical mistake followng diverticulitis surgery
    • $300,000 Settlement: Low impact rear-end collision resulting in lumbar surgery., 2016
    • $75,000 Settlement: In this case our client was in line of vehicles which were stopped when a commercial truck failed to stop striking a vehicle to the rear of our client's car and resulting in a chain reaction collision.  Our client suffered injuries to his head, neck and shoulder.  A claim was made for seizure activity which was hotly contested.  Before a federal magistrate the case was negotiated to settlement., 2015
    • 1.5 Million Dollar Wrongful Death Settlement in RI District Court arising out of the death of an individual struck and killed in a crosswalk in Newport RI
    • $300,000 Dog Bite: 14 year old girl who suffered scarring including loss of an embrow after being bitten by a neighbor's dog.  The case settled for the homeowners' policy limits., 2017
    • Summary Judgment Based on Recreational Immunity:  In this insurance defense matter we obtained summary judgment based on the doctrine of recreational immunity.  The plaintiff claimed to have been injured while riding his dirt bike on our clien's property.  Our client held the property open free of charge for individuals who wished to use the property to ride.  Connecticut provides limited immunity to promote recreational activities.  Summary Judgement granted after brief and argument., 2015
    • 1M Dollar Settlement in a medical malpractice wrongful death claim arising out of the failure to diagnosis the symptoms preceeding an immenient heart attack which lead to the sudden death of the client.
    • $225,000 settlment: In this two car collision, the client suffered a fractured foot requiring surgical repair. The defense maintained that our client suffered only two fractured toes and that surgery was unncecessary.  We established that the complicated foot surgery that the client underwent following the accident was casually related., 2015

    Transactions:

    • $245,000 settlement in a motor vehicle accident where a cement truck struck the rear of our client's pickup truck resulting in a subdural hematoma, chest, neck and shoulder injuries. 2015

    Representative Clients:

    • Insurance Defense Clients include Omni Insurance; Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's of London; People's Choice Pizza Franchise; , 2018

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Southinton Connecticut YMCA Person of the Year , 2012

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    Newsletters:

    • Monthly Column published in the Southington Connecticut Observer regarding issues of practical concern to the general public including Kids and the Law; Changes in Connecticut Law; and Social Host Responsibilities., Columnist
    • A Magazine Devoted to Parent's whose Children Have Suffered a Serious Personal Injury., Recovery Magazine
    • Legal editor and contributing columnist for Southington Magazine, Legal Editor

    Educational Background:

    • BS in Physics/Music Lebanon Valley CollegeAnnville, PA 17038, 1985

    Industry Groups

    • Insurance
    • Major Domestic Property and Casualty Insurers; 2015-2016 Brain Injury Alliance Of Connecticut
    Office Location for Anthony Alan Sheffy

    166 North Main Street
    Southington, CT 06489

    Phone: 860-620-9460

    Fax: 860-620-9348

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    Last Updated: 1/25/2019

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