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 - 2019
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

As founding partner of Sheffy, Mazzaccaro, DePaolo & DeNigris, L.L.P., Anthony Alan Sheffy is a personal injury attorney who focuses on helping those who have brain injuries. Mr. Sheffy represents clients in the greater Hartford, New Haven and Southington areas. A Fellow of the American Bar Association, the Litigation Counsel of America has inducted him into the Order of Justitia and he has been designated as a Top 100 Lawyer in America. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

In 1985, Mr. Sheffy graduated from Lebanon Valley College where he earned a Bachelor of Science in combined music and physics. At Western New England University School of Law, he graduated magna cum laude in 1988 and earned his Juris Doctor. While in law school, he was a member of the law review and was admitted to practice in the state of Connecticut soon after graduation. He is also pro hac vice in the state of Rhode Island and admitted to practice for the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Along with individual personal injury cases, Mr. Sheffy provides insurance defense and commercial litigation. He is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and the American Bar Association and is well known for his service to his community.

A former president of the Southington United Way, Mr. Sheffy is a member of Safe Kids Connecticut and founding director of the Southington Education Foundation, Inc. He was also named the Man of the Year by the Southington YMCA, is the Charter Oak State College Foundation’s director and is founding trustee of Southington Education Foundation’s Virtual STEM University.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ 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 9 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2019

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White Papers

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

  • About Anthony Sheffy

    Admitted: 1988, Connecticut

    Professional Webpage: https://www.sheffylaw.com/attorneys/anthony-a-sheffy/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Connecticut Super Lawyers, 2011
    • Order of Justitia by the Litigation Counsel of America
    • AV* rating from Martindale Hubbell
    • 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 University 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 member.
    • 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 presenter NBI National Webinar: Defending Brain Injury Cases; Moderator for the Connecticut Judicial 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 following 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 embrown 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 client'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 preceding an imminent heart attack which lead to the sudden death of the client.
    • $225,000 settlement: 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 unnecessary. 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:

    • Southington Connecticut YMCA Person of the Year, 2012

    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 College, Annville, PA 17038, 1985

    Industry Groups

    • Insurance
    • Major Domestic Property and Casualty Insurers; 2015-2016 Brain Injury Alliance Of Connecticut
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    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: 9/27/2019

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