Mark S. Shipman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Land Use & Zoning Attorney in West Hartford, CT

Shipman, Shaiken & Schwefel, LLC
 | 433 South Main Street, Suite 319
West Hartford, CT 06110
Phone: 860-606-1701
Fax: 866-431-3248
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2009, 2011 - 2013, 2021
Licensed Since: 1962
Practice Areas:
  • Land Use/Zoning (20%),
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Eminent Domain (20%),
  • General Litigation (20%)
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Attorney Profile

One of the principal attorneys at Shipman, Shaiken & Schwefel, LLC, Mark S. Shipman is widely recognized as a premier civil trial lawyer. His firm is based in West Hartford, Connecticut, and he provides representation to businesses and individuals in the greater Hartford metropolitan area and throughout the state. Mr. Shipman has been admitted to practice in Connecticut since 1962, and he is additionally admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Shipman counts among his clients entrepreneurs, established businesses, executives, property owners and professionals. The types of cases that he has handled during his distinguished career have included land use and zoning, real estate matters, business and corporate disputes, administrative law, regulatory compliance, employment law, creditors rights, and complex commercial litigation. His successful track record, along with his superb professional ethics, have earned him a great deal of acclaim from his fellow members of the bar, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Shipman majored in English language and literature at the University of Connecticut and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1959. He then pursued his legal education at the University of Connecticut School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1962. After graduation, Mr. Shipman joined one of Hartford’s leading law firms, and he spent nearly 30 years there before leaving for an executive position with an area insurance company. He rose to the level of president there before eventually returning to private practice. Mr. Shipman has also served as an assistant state’s attorney, and he is a past president of the Greater Hartford Transit District.

*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
  • 20%Land Use/Zoning
  • 40%Business Litigation
  • 20%Eminent Domain
  • 20%General Litigation
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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2009, 2011 - 2013, 2021

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About Mark Shipman

Admitted: 1962, Connecticut

Professional Webpage:


  • Americas Most Honored Professionals, American Registry
  • AV Preeminent Award, 2016, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America, Forbes Magazine’s
  • “AV” Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • New England Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers In New York, Best Lawyers
  • Top Attorneys, Connecticut Magazine
  • Fellow, American Academy of Forensic Sciences

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States Supreme Court
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member
  • Connecticut Bar
  • Hartford County Bar Association, Member
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Vice President and as Chairman of its Jurisprudence Section
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Bar of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut

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Educational Background:

  • University of Connecticut, B.A., 1959
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Office Location for Mark S. Shipman

433 South Main Street
Suite 319
West Hartford, CT 06110

Phone: 860-606-1701

Fax: 866-431-3248

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Last Updated: 5/5/2021

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