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Connecticut Personal Injury Law Firm

With roots in the legal community that reach back over 80 years, Appleton & Appleton, LLC has built a reputation for hard work, skilled advocacy, and compassionate counsel for those who have suffered life-altering injuries. Appleton & Appleton, LLC is one of Hartford, Connecticut’s oldest and most distinguished personal injury law firms and has successfully represented thousands of clients who have suffered personal injuries. Our practice areas include personal injury cases arising from medical and legal malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, trips, falls, dog attacks, and workers’ compensation claims. We also litigate insurance claims for disability benefits, property damage, and commercial litigation matters. We have the experience to pursue the most effective legal strategies to meet each client’s needs. We understand the real impact that injuries from accidents can have on a person and their family. We show our commitment by doing what it takes to help our clients navigate through the claim process and work aggressively to obtain the maximum compensation for their losses. We take pride in getting to know our clients, carefully evaluating their circumstances, and learning their needs and goals.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • Defective Premises
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Dog Bites/Injuries
  • Workers' Compensation

Call 860-246-5481 today to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Peter M. Appleton

A 1985 graduate of Trinity College, Peter earned his law degree from Boston University School of Law in 1988 when he joined the firm. Peter has been a strong advocate for injured clients as a trial attorney for over 25 years. He practices in the areas of civil litigation, personal injury, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, workers’ compensation, product liability, and commercial litigation. Peter is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America,  the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the Connecticut Bar Association and the Hartford County Bar Association.


Attorney Morton W. Appleton

Firm Founder, Morton Appleton, has been practicing law for nearly 60 years as a trial lawyer. Morton earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut and received his law degree from Boston University in 1955. He has practiced law in Connecticut and Massachusetts throughout his career. His practice areas have included civil litigation, personal injury, medical malpractice, commercial litigation, and administrative law. He is currently a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and the Hartford County Bar Administration.


Attorney Paul N. Shapera

A 1976 graduate of the University of Connecticut, magna cum laude, Attorney Shapera earned his law degree from the University of Toledo College of Law. He began practicing law in Connecticut in 1979. He formed the Law Offices of Paul N. Shapera, LLC in 1987 with offices in Hartford, New Britain and Vernon. Attorney Shapera forcefully advocates on behalf of his clients attaining excellent results through settlements, mediations and trials. Attorney Shapera appeared in courts throughout Connecticut, including the Connecticut Appellate Court and the Connecticut Supreme Court. Paul is proud of successfully and compassionately representing his clients for over 40 years. Attorney Shapera's practice includes civil litigation, personal injury claims-such as motor vehicle accidents, defective premises/fall down claims, medical malpractice, dog bites and other injuries sustained by his clients. Attorney Shapera has been a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the Connecticut Bar Association. As a life-long resident of Greater Hartford, Paul supports various local charitable and educational activities.

Attorney Shapera is currently associated with Appleton & Appleton, LLC in Hartford. He looks forward to working on behalf of injured persons in his capacity as Of Counsel at Appleton & Appleton, LLC.

Since 1997, the "Lead Counsel Verified" status has been granted to attorneys who possess:

  • The Right Professional Experience
  • A Spotless Record

The following attorneys at this firm are Lead Counsel Verified:

Peter M. Appleton

This attorney practices in Connecticut and is Lead Counsel Verified in the following practice areas:

Practice Area Year
Medical Malpractice Since 2005
Personal Injury Since 2005
Practice Area Year
Medical Malpractice Since 2005
Personal Injury Since 2005
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