Angelo Paul Sevarino

Angelo Paul Sevarino

Sole Practitioner since 1980
Location:
Broad Brook, Connecticut
Phone:
860-716-0320
Email:

Board Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist Nationally Credentialed Medicare Set-Aside Consultant*

Angelo Paul Sevarino joined the firm of Morrissey, Morrissey & Mooney LLC as Of Counsel in 2012. Prior to that he was in private practice for 33 years and prior to that held regional and home office managerial positions within the commercial property-casualty insurance industry including commercial underwriting, commercial claims and field operations from 1972 to 1984.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology (BA’71) and Master of Arts degree in educational psychology (MA’72) from the University of Connecticut. While in his graduate studies he was a graduate teaching assistant instructing a course in educational tests and measurements. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Western New England College School of Law (JD’78). He is
a Board Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation, is nationally credentialed by the Commission on Health Care Certification (CHCC) as a Medicare Certified Set-Aside Consultant (MSCC)*; is designated “Av” rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory; and sits as a member of the Workers’ Compensation Commission Legal Advisory Committee. He is admitted to all courts of the State of Connecticut, as well as, the United States Federal District Court of Connecticut (1980) and the United States Supreme Court (1984).

He has been active in the Connecticut Bar Association since 1980; served as Secretary of the Connecticut Bar Association (1996-1997); was founder and first chair of the CBA Young Lawyers Section Workers’ Compensation Committee(1982-1984); served on the Examining Committee for applicants in Connecticut’s workers’ compensation certification process; is a member of the CBA
Workers’ Compensation Section Executive Committee since its inception serving as its founder and first chair (1984-1986); was founder and first editor of Compensation Quarterly, the quarterly review published by the CBA’s Workers’ Compensation Section(1990-1992); founded and chaired the Lawyer Specialty Committee (1993-1997) and served as Connecticut’s Liaison to the American Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Committee(1994-1997). He is a member of the Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group and National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals.

He was inducted as a Fellow of The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers (Class of 2011), the recipient of the 2005 Achievement Award presented by the Connecticut Italian American Bar Association and the 2007 recipient of the Edward Pomeranz/Edward O’Brien Memorial Award for Excellence and Achievement presented by the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Connecticut’s Best Lawyers, Top Lawyers In New England, Connecticut Super Lawyers, New England Super Lawyers, Top Attorneys In Connecticut, Greater Hartford Top Attorneys and Top Rated Lawyers in Healthcare.

He holds appointments as a Magistrate for the Superior Court, Geographic Districts of Manchester, Rockville, Wethersfield and Hartford.

He authors “Connecticut Workers’ Compensation After Reforms”now in its Sixth Edition, “Settlements, Offsets & Set-Asides” (2004) and “Practitioner’s Guide To Settlements, Offsets & Set-Asides”(2009) and “Practitioner’s Reference Manual To Settlements, Offsets & Set-Asides (April, 2013) all published by the Atlantic Law Book Company, West Hartford, Connecticut. He authored “Connecticut Workers’ Compensation-Basic Practice Manual” and co-authored “Connecticut Lawyers’ Deskbook” (Workers’ Compensation) both published by the Connecticut Bar Association.

He is a frequent lecturer at professional and business conferences and continuing legal education seminars on the subjects of workers’ compensation, Social Security and Medicare Setaside arrangements. He is currently adjunct faculty at the University of Connecticut Law School where he lectures on workers’ compensation and is a former adjunct faculty member of Tunxis Community College where he lectured in Business Law.

*Connecticut does not certify lawyers in Medicare law

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Administrative Hearings & Adjudication
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Private Judging
  • Civil Rights
  • Disability & Illness Discrimination
  • Government Agencies & Programs
  • Medicare & Medicaid
  • Social Security -- Disability
  • Social Security -- Retirement & Survivors Benefits
  • Health & Health Care Law
  • Disability
  • Workers' Compensation Law
  • State & Municipal Employees
  • Workers' Compensation Appeals
  • Workers' Compensation Fraud

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Workers Compensation Medicare Set Aside Consultant, Workers Compensation Section Connecticut Bar Association, 2001
  • Board Certified Workers Compensation Specialist, Connecticut Bar Association Standing Committee on Workers Compensation Certification, 2001
  • Nationally Credentialed by the Commission on Health Care Certification (CHCC) as a Medicare Set-Aside Consultant Certified (MSCC), 2008

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1980
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1984

Education

  • Western New England College School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1978
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
    • M.A. - 1972
    • Honors: Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • Major: Educational Psychology
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
    • B.A. - 1971
    • Major: Psychology
  • Enfield High School Enfield, Connecticut - 1967
  • Insurance Institute of America - 1973
    • Major: Property-Casualty Insurance

Published Works

  • Connecticut Workers' Compensation After Reforms, Atlantic Law Book Company, Fourth Edition, 2010
  • Practitioner's Guide to Settlements, Offsets and Set-Asides, Atlantic Law Book Company, 2009
  • Connecticut Workers' Compensation After Reforms, Atlantic Law Book Company 2002; Update Release No. 1, 2003; Update Release No. 2, 2005; Update Release No. 3, 2006 ; Update Release No. 4, 2008, Third Edition
  • Settlements, Offsets and Set Asides, Atlantic Law Book Company, 2004
  • Connecticut Workers' Compensation After Reforms, Atlantic Law Book Company, 1999, Commutative Supplements 2000, 2001, Second Edition
  • Connecticut Workers' Compensation After Reforms, Atlantic Law Book Company, 1994, Cumulative Supplements 1995, 1996, 1997
  • Connecticut Lawyers' Desk book, Connecticut Workers' Compensation, (Co-Author), Connecticut Bar Association, 1998, 2008
  • Connecticut Workers' Compensation - Connecticut Basic Practice Manual, Connecticut Bar Association 1986, 1993
  • A Form 36 A Carrier's Catch 22, The Journal of the Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association, June, 1986
  • A Revised Regulations Changes and Additions Every Attorney Should Know, The Connecticut Law Tribune, 20 CLT 1, 21, December 27, 1993, January 3, 1994
  • AA Revamped System, The Connecticut Law Tribune Magazine, April 25, 1994
  • Specialty Certification for Connecticut Counsel, The Connecticut Law Tribune, 20 CLT 46,23, November 21, 1994
  • A Workers' Compensation Costs: Independent Contractor or Employee, The Balance Sheet, Lillis & Burnett CPA's Fall, 1996
  • A The Invasion of Managed Care, The Connecticut Law Tribune Magazine, February 3, 1997
  • A Impact of the Elimination of Pre-Existing Condition, Compensation Quarterly, Spring, 1999
  • A Medicare Set-Aside Mechanisms - Frequently Asked Questions, Compensation Quarterly, Fall, 2003
  • A An Expanding Role For Medicare Set-Asides, The Connecticut Law Tribune, 35 CLT 5, September 21, 2009
  • Medicare Set-aside Accounts, Compensation Quarterly, Vol. 22, No. 1, Spring, 2012

Representative Clients

  • Individuals and Law Firms throughout Connecticut

References

  • John A. Mastropietro, Chairman, Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission, Hartford, CT 06105

Classes/Seminars

  • A Connecticut Workers' Compensation - An Audio Video 40 Slide Tape Presentation Utilized, Commissioners and Workers' Compensation Worker Education Services, 1985
  • A Mock Informal Hearing - A Video Mock Informal Hearing Conference Used in Training, 1986
  • A Frequently Asked Questions - Medicare Set-Aside Mechanisms - a 88 Q&A Format of Commonly Asked questions On Medicare set aside Issues with Accompanying Answers, http://sevarinolaw.com, 2005 - Present
  • “Liability Medicare Set-asides (LMSA) or We’re off to See the Wizard - A web released article on Liability Medicare Set asides, release Language, MMSEA and MSPRC Issues Dealing With Personal Injury Settlements, September 23, 2011 - Present
  • "Workers' Compensation in Connecticut", Connecticut Conference on Workers' Compensation Hartford, September 11, 1986
  • A Preparing for the Informal Conference, Connecticut Workers' Compensation Basics and Beyond, Connecticut Bar Association North Haven, January 16, 1987
  • A Proper Preparation and Presentation of the Case, Connecticut Workers' Compensation Basics and Beyond, Connecticut Bar Association, Meriden, January 27, 1989 - Present
  • A The Proper Evaluation of Claims Involving Dental Injury - TMJ, Workers 'Compensation, Connecticut Bar Association, Meriden, January 26, 1990
  • A Development, Preparation and Settlement of a Claim, Workers, Compensation, Connecticut Bar Association, North Haven, June 14, 1991
  • A Initial Client Interview and File Set-Up, Workers' Compensation Basic Practice in Connecticut, Connecticut Bar Association, Bridgeport/Hartford, November 11, 1992 - November 12, 1992
  • A Prevention and Case Management, Principles of Medical Management - Personal Law Update 1992, Council on Education in Management, Hartford, April 6, 1992 - April 7, 1992
  • A Return to Work under Section 31-313 and The Americans With Disabilities Act, Workers' Compensation after Reforms, Connecticut Bar Association, Hartford, October 21, 1993
  • A Initial Client Interview & File Set-up, Workers' Compensation, Connecticut Bar Association, Trumbull/East Hartford, February 16, 1994 - February 17, 1994
  • A Connecticut Workers' Compensation and the American With Disabilities Act, Connecticut Bar Association, General Practice Section, Workers' Compensation Section and Labor and Employment Law Section, Rocky Hill, November 29, 1994
  • A Issues and Strategies at Formal Proceedings, Workers' Compensation, Connecticut Bar Association, Cromwell, December 2, 1994
  • A Collateral Sources ADA/Third Party Action/Social Security, Workers' Compensation, Connecticut Bar Association, Stratford/East Hartford, February 15, 1995 - February 16, 1995
  • A How to Start and Maintain a Successful Small Firm Practice, Standing Committee on Solo and Small Firm Practice, Connecticut Bar Association, Cromwell, June 12, 1995
  • A Repetitive Trauma Claims In Workers' Compensation, Workers' Compensation Section, Connecticut Bar Association, Farmington, January 19, 1996
  • A New Admitees Overview of Workers' Compensation, Workers' Compensation Section, Connecticut Bar Association, Stratford/Wethersfield, February 14, 1996 - February 15, 1996
  • A Fifty Ways To Leave Your Practice, Standing Committee on Solo and Small Firm Practice, Connecticut Bar Association, Cromwell, June 3, 1996
  • A Exclusivity of Workers' Compensation, United States Fire & Casualty Company, Rocky Hill, June 25, 1996
  • A Benefit Timeline From Beginning to End, Workers' Compensation Section, Connecticut Bar Association, Trumbull/Wethersfield, February 26, 1997 - February 27, 1997
  • "Knee Injuries in Workers' Compensation Cases", Workers' Compensation Section, Connecticut Bar Association, Meriden, December 12, 1997
  • A Benefit Timeline From Beginning to End, Workers' Compensation Section, Connecticut Bar Association, Shelton/Wethersfield, February 25, 1998 - February 26, 1998
  • A Social Security Offsets and Stipulated Settlement - How to Cope, Workers 'Compensation Section, Connecticut Bar Association, Hawk's Cay Resort and Marina, Duck Key, Florida , March 30, 1998 - March 31, 1998
  • "Social Security/Medicare Offsets and Liens", Workers' Compensation Update 1998, Connecticut Bar Association Annual Meeting, Cromwell, June 1, 1998
  • "Winning A Workers' Compensation Case", Workers' Compensation Section, Connecticut Bar Association, North Haven, 1999
  • "Connecticut Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability Insurance Benefit Offsets 42 U.S.C. 416 & 432", Workers' Compensation Update 1999, Connecticut Bar Association Annual Meeting, Cromwell, June 14, 1999
  • "Social Security Offsets in Connecticut Workers' Compensation", Workers' Compensation Commission, Commissioner's Meeting, Hartford, March 3, 2000
  • "Workers' Compensation Update 2000", Workers' Compensation Section, Connecticut Bar Association, North Haven, May 18, 2000
  • A Settlement/Coordination of Concurrent Workers' Compensation/Social Security/Medicare Benefits, Workers' Compensation Section, Connecticut Bar Association, CBA Law Center, New Britain, May 10, 2001
  • A Basic Elements of a Workers' Compensation Case, Workers' Compensation Section, Connecticut Bar Association CBA Law Center, New Britain, May 18, 2001
  • A Social Security/Medicare Offset, Workers' Compensation Commission Symposium, Cromwell, October 18, 2001
  • A Concurrent Receipt of Workers 'Compensation, Social Security and Medicare Benefits, Sterling Education Services, LLC, Cromwell, March 8, 2002
  • A Social Security Disability/Medicare Offsets and Other Related Matters, Workers' Compensation Section, Connecticut Bar Association The Sheraton Key West Hotel, Key West, Florida, March 17, 2002 - March 19, 2002
  • A The Fundamentals of Workers' Compensation, Council on Education in Management, Trumbull, September 10, 2003
  • A Coordination of Workers' Compensation Settlements with Social Security/Medicare/Group Health, CT Bar Institute, Inc., Connecticut Bar Association, New Britain, November 5, 2003
  • A Interaction of Workers' Compensation, Social Security, and Medicare, CT Bar Institute, Inc., Connecticut Bar Association, New Britain, December 5, 2003
  • A Principles of Cooperation in Medical-Legal Matters, Hartford County Bar Association, West Hartford, February 16, 2005
  • A Settlements, Offsets and Set-Asides, CT Bar Institute, Inc., Connecticut Bar Association, New Britain, March 18, 2005
  • A Employment & Workers' Compensation Law, Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association, Waterbury, May 24, 2005
  • "A Medicare Set-Asides Update 2005", Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Agency (CIRMA), New Haven, June 23, 2005
  • A Medicare Set-Asides Update on Recent Trends, CT Bar Institute, Inc., Connecticut Bar Association, New Britain, February 24, 2006
  • A Medicare Set-Aside Mechanisms, Hartford County Bar Association, Hartford, April 4, 2006
  • A Specialty Certification: How It's Done, New England Bar Association Manchester, Vermont, October 27, 2006
  • A Workers' Compensation: Advanced Topics Workers' Compensation Settlements and Medicare/Medicaid Considerations, CT Bar Institute, Inc., Connecticut Bar Association, New Britain, March 2, 2007
  • A Workers' Compensation Seminar Medicare Set-Asides, The Civil Justice Foundation, Inc., New Haven, CT, April 20, 2007
  • A Ethical Traps and Landmines for the Unwary Workers' Compensation Practitioner, CT Bar Institute, Inc., Connecticut Bar Association, New Britain, March 7, 2008
  • A Workers' Compensation Settlements with Medicare Implications, CT Bar Institute, Inc., Connecticut Bar Association, New Britain, May 19, 2008
  • A Advanced Workers' Compensation-Settlements of Workers' Compensation Cases with Medicare Set Aside & the Social Security Offset, Sterling Education Services, Inc., Bridgeport, March 10, 2009
  • A Fundamentals of Workers' Compensation Coordinating WC/PI Settlements with Medicare/Social Security, Sterling Education Services, Inc., Hartford, May 19, 2009
  • A Medicare Headaches Coming to Torts, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association 2009 Annual Meeting Westbrook, June 8, 2009
  • A Medicare Set Asides Frequently Asked Questions, Worker's Injury Law & Advocacy Group 2009 Conference The Boulders Resort, Arizona, October 17, 2009
  • A Advanced Workers' Compensation Medicare Set asides and the Workers' Compensation Stipulation, Sterling Education Services, Inc., Hartford, November 10, 2009
  • A Advanced Social Security Benefits Update Interplay of Government Benefits and Injury Settlements, National Business Institute, Hartford, December 4, 2009
  • A Workers’ Compensation Law &Practice Settlements, Sterling Education Services, Inc., Hartford, August 4, 2010
  • A Personal Injury Settlements and Medicare Set Asides A Tsunami is Coming Be Ready, CT Bar Institute, Inc., Connecticut Bar Association, New Britain, October 1, 2010
  • “The Ugliest Seminar of the Year Medicare Set asides and the Personal Injury Practitioner", Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Civil Justice Foundation, Inc., Orange, December 3, 2010
  • A How to Speak to CMS about Medicare Set Aside and Conditional Payments in 2011, CT Bar Institute, Inc., Connecticut Bar Association, Newport, RI, May 5, 2011 - May 7, 2011
  • A We’re Off to See the Wizard”, Advanced Workers’ Compensation, (Medicare Set asides and Medicare Secondary Payer Act), Sterling Education Services, Inc., Bridgeport, CT, April 4, 2012
  • A We’re Off to See the Wizard”, Advanced Workers’ Compensation (Medicare Set-asides and Medicare Secondary Payer Act), Sterling Education Services, Inc., New Haven, CT, September 12, 2012

Honors and Awards

  • Rating of AAV By Martindale Hubbell Law Directory's Highest Accolade
  • Edward Pomeranz/Edward O'Brien Memorial Award for Excellence and Achievement, Workers' Compensation Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, June 18, 2007 - Present
  • Connecticut Italian American Bar Association, 2005 Achievement Award, March 23, 2005 - Present
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Connecticut Super Lawyers
  • New England Super Lawyers
  • Top Attorneys In Connecticut and Greater Hartford

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Officer, 1996 - 1997
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Secretary, 1996 - 1997
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Executive Committee Member, 1982 - 1984
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section, Executive Committee Member, 1984 - Present
  • Founder and first chairperson, Workers' Compensation Committee, Young Lawyers Executive Committee Member, 1982 - 1984
  • Workers' Compensation Section, Connecticut Bar Association, Founder and First chairperson, 1984 - 1986
  • Compensation Quarterly, quarterly review for Workers Compensation Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, Founder and First Editor, 1990 - 1992
  • Connecticut Bar Association Workers' Compensation Certification, Chair, Standing Committee
  • Connecticut Liaison to American Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Committee, 1994 - 1997
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member, Examining Committee of the Standing Committee on Workers' Compensation Certification, 2001 - 2009
  • Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group, 1998 - Present
  • National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals, 2008 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Full Time, Attorney-at-Law, 1985
  • Part Time, Attorney-at-Law, 1980 - 1985
  • Aetna Insurance Company, Mid-West Region, Special Multi-Peril Underwriter, 1973 - 1974
  • Allstate Insurance Company, New England Region, Commercial Underwriter and Commercial Claims Supervisor, 1974 - 1979
  • Orion Capital Companies (Security Insurance Group), Regional Commercial Underwriting Manager and Field Underwriting Director, 1979 - 1985
  • Tunxis Community College, Lecturer Business Law, 1980 - 1982
  • Judicial District of Hartford at Manchester and Rockville, Magistrate, 1998 - 2012
  • Judicial Districts of Hartford and New Britain, State Attorney Trial Referee, 1990 - 2012
  • Insurance Department, Administrative Law Hearing Officer, 2007 - 2012
  • Judicial Districts of Hartford and New Britain, Arbitrator/Fact Finder, 1990 - 2012
  • Workers Compensation Commission Legal Advisory Committee, Member, 2008 - 2012

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Kappa Theta