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Angelo Paul SevarinoDossier of Angelo Paul Sevarino

Personal:

Office: 26 Barber Hill Road, Broad Brook, Connecticut

Other: Born March 22, 1950, Springfield, Massachusetts; married, three children, nine grandchildren

860-870-3803, 860-870-3805(fax)

E-mail:WCLAWYER@aol.com

Web: http://sevarinolaw.com

Practice:

Private practice of law since 1980. On 1-1-2012 affiliated as "Of Counsel" with the law firm of Morrissey, Morrissey & Mooney, LLC, with offices in Naugatuck, CT and Windsor, CT.

Certification:

Board Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist by Connecticut Bar Association Standing Committee on Workers' Compensation Certification, since May 2001

Nationally credentialed by nationally credentialed by the Commission on Health Care Certification (CHCC) as a Medicare Set-Aside Consultant - Certified (MSCC) since June 2008

Founder:

MSAFastDraftProTM a software as a service (SAAS) based software for use by legal professionals in preparation of workers' compensation and liability settlement agreements with Social Security offsets, Medicare Set-asides, special needs trusts, Medicare conditional payment investigation and reconciliation, structured settlements, pharmaceutical accounts components and referrals of these settlements to The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services according to published guidelines.

Education:

Enfield High School Enfield, Connecticut, 1967

University of Connecticut, Bachelor of Arts, psychology, 1971

University of Connecticut, Master of Arts, educational psychology, 1972

University of Connecticut, Graduate Teaching Assistant, 1972

Insurance Institute of America, certificate in property-casualty insurance, 1973

Western New England School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1978

Bar Admission:

State of Connecticut, 1980

United States District Court, 1980

United States Supreme Court, 1984

Martindale-Hubbell Listing:

Rating of "AV," Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory's highest accolade

Awards:

Fellow, The College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers, April 9, 2011

Edward Pomeranz/Edward O'Brien Memorial Award for Excellence and Achievement, Workers' Compensation Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, June 18, 2007

Connecticut Italian American Bar Association, 2005 Achievement Award, March 23, 2005

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America; Connecticut Super Lawyers, New England Super Lawyers, Connecticut Top Attorneys In Connecticut, and Greater Hartford Top Attorneys and Top Rated Lawyers in Healthcare

Non-Legal Employment:

Aetna Insurance Company, 1973-1974, Mid-West Regional Special Multi-Peril Underwriter

Allstate Insurance Company, 1974-1979, New England Regional Commercial Underwriter, Regional Commercial Claims Supervisor

Orion Capital Companies (Security Insurance Group), Regional Commercial Underwriting Manager (1979-1982), Director Field Underwriting, Home Office (1982-1985)

Tunxis Community College, lecturer Business Law, 1980-1982

Professional Affiliations:

Connecticut Bar Association

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group, 1998 to present

National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals 2008 to present

Connecticut Bar Association, Officer: Secretary, 1996-1997

Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Executive Committee Member, 1982- 1984

Connecticut Bar Association, Workers= Compensation Section, Executive Committee Member, 1984 to present

Founder and first chairperson, Workers' Compensation Committee, Young Lawyers Executive Committee Member, 1982-1984

Founder and first chairperson, Workers' Compensation Section, Connecticut Bar Association, 1984-1986

Founder and first editor, Compensation Quarterly, quarterly review for Workers Compensation Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, 1990-1992

Connecticut Bar Association, Chair, Standing Committee on Workers= Compensation Certification, 1993-1997

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

Appointments:

Magistrate, Judicial District of Hartford, at Manchester and Rockville, 1998 to present

State Attorney Trial Referee, Judicial Districts of Hartford and New Britain, 1990 to present

Administrative Law Hearing Officer, Insurance Department, 2007 to present

Arbitrator/Factfinder, Judicial Districts of Hartford and New Britain, 1990 to present

Workers' Compensation Commission Legal Advisory Committee - member, 2008 to present

Publications:

Books:

Connecticut Workers' Compensation After Reforms-Fourth Edition, Atlantic Law Book Company, 2010

Practitioner's Guide to Settlements, Offsets and Set-Asides, Atlantic Law Book Company, 2009

Connecticut Workers' Compensation After Reforms-Third Edition, 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

Settlements, Offsets and Set-Asides, Atlantic Law Book Company, 2004

Connecticut Workers' Compensation After Reforms-Second Edition, Atlantic Law Book Company, 1999, Commutative Supplements 2000, 2001

Connecticut Workers' Compensation After Reforms, Atlantic Law Book Company, 1994, Cumulative Supplements 1995, 1996, 1997

Connecticut Lawyers' Deskbook, Connecticut Workers' Compensation, Connecticut Bar Association, 1998, 2008 Co-Author

Connecticut Workers' Compensation - Connecticut Basic Practice Manual, Connecticut Bar Association, 1986, 1993

Articles:

"Form 36 - A Carrier's Catch 22." The Journal of the Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association, June 1986

"Revised Regulations - Changes and Additions Every Attorney Should Know," The Connecticut Law Tribune, 20 CLT 1, 21, December 27, 1993, January 3, 1994

"A 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

"Workers' Compensation Costs: Independent Contractor or Employee," The Balance Sheet, Lillis & Burnett CPA=s, Fall, 1996

"The Invasion of Managed Care," The Connecticut Law Tribune Magazine, February 3, 1997

"Impact of the Elimination of Pre-Existing Condition," Compensation Quarterly, Spring, 1999

"Medicare Set-Aside Mechanisms - Frequently Asked Questions," Compensation Quarterly, Fall, 2003

"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

"Medicare Advantage Plans – Do They Get Paid Back", Workers’ First Watch, Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group, Fall 2012

Video/Slide Presentations:

"Connecticut Workers' Compensation," an audio-video 40 slide tape presentation utilized by Commissioners and Workers= Compensation Worker Education Services, 1985

"Mock Informal Hearing," a video mock informal hearing conference used in training, 1986

"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; 9-23-11

Panelist/Lecturer:

Connecticut Conference on Workers' Compensation, "Workers' Compensation in Connecticut", Hartford, September 17, 1986

Connecticut Workers' Compensation Basics and Beyond, Connecticut Bar Association, "Preparing for the Informal Conference," North Haven, January 16, 1987

Connecticut Workers' Compensation Basics and Beyond, Connecticut Bar Association, "Proper Preparation and Presentation of the Case", Meriden, January 27, 1989

Workers' Compensation, Connecticut Bar Association, "The Proper Evaluation of Claims Involving Dental Injury - TMJ", Meriden, January 26, 1990

Workers' Compensation, Connecticut Bar Association, "Development, Preparation and Settlement of a Claim", North Haven, June 14, 1991

Workers' Compensation - Basic Practice in Connecticut, Connecticut Bar Association, "Initial Client Interview and File Set-Up", Bridgeport/Hartford, November 11-12, 1992

Personal Law Update 1992, Council on Education in Management, "Prevention and Case Management, Principles of Medical Management", Hartford, April 6-7, 1992

Workers' Compensation - After Reforms, Connecticut Bar Association, "Return to Work under Section 31-313 and The Americans With Disabilities Act", Hartford, October 21, 1993

Workers' Compensation, Connecticut Bar Association, "Initial Client Interview & File Set-up", Trumbull/East Hartford, February 16-17, 1994

Connecticut Bar Association, General Practice Section, Workers' Compensation Section and Labor and Employment Law Section, "Connecticut Workers' Compensation and the American With Disabilities Act", Rocky Hill, November 29, 1994

Workers' Compensation, Connecticut Bar Association, "Issues and Strategies at Formal Proceedings", Cromwell, December 2, 1994

Workers' Compensation, Connecticut Bar Association "Collateral Sources: ADA/Third Party Action/Social Security", Stratford/East Hartford, February 15-16, 1995

Standing Committee on Solo and Small Firm Practice, Connecticut Bar Association, "How to Start and Maintain a Successful Small Firm Practice", Cromwell, June 12, 1995

Workers' Compensation Section , Connecticut Bar Association, "Repetitive Trauma Claims In Workers' Compensation", Farmington, January 19, 1996

Workers' Compensation Section, Connecticut Bar Association, "New Admitees Overview of Workers' Compensation", Stratford/Wethersfield, February 14-15, 1996

Standing Committee on Solo and Small Firm Practice, Connecticut Bar Association, "Fifty Ways To Leave Your Practice", Cromwell, June 3, 1996

United States Fire & Casualty Company, "Exclusivity of Workers' Compensation", Rocky Hill, June 25, 1996

Workers' Compensation Section, Connecticut Bar Association, "Benefit Timeline - From Beginning to End", Trumbull/Wethersfield, February 26-27, 1997

Workers' Compensation Section, Connecticut Bar Association, "Knee Injuries in Workers' Compensation Cases", Meriden, December 12, 1997

Workers' Compensation Section, Connecticut Bar Association, "Benefit Timeline - From Beginning to End" Shelton/Wethersfield, February 25-26, 1998

Workers' Compensation Section, Connecticut Bar Association, "Social Security Offsets and Stipulated Settlement - How to Cope", Hawk's Cay Resort and Marina, Duck Key, Florida March 30-31, 1998

Workers' Compensation Update -1998, Connecticut Bar Association Annual Meeting, "Social Security/Medicare Offsets and Liens", Cromwell, June 1, 1998

Workers' Compensation Section, Connecticut Bar Association, "Winning A Workers' Compensation Case", North Haven, May, 1999

Workers' Compensation Update-1999, Connecticut Bar Association Annual Meeting "Connecticut Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability Insurance Benefit Offsets 42 U.S.C. 416 & 432", Cromwell, June 14, 1999

Workers' Compensation Commission, Commissioner's Meeting, "Social Security Offsets in Connecticut Workers' Compensation", Hartford, March 3, 2000

Workers' Compensation Section, Connecticut Bar Association, "Workers' Compensation Update - 2000", North Haven, May 18, 2000

Workers' Compensation Section, Connecticut Bar Association, "Settlement/Coordination of Concurrent Workers' Compensation/Social Security/Medicare Benefits", CBA Law Center, New Britain, May 10, 2001

Workers' Compensation Section, Connecticut Bar Association, "Basic Elements of a Workers' Compensation Case", CBA Law Center, New Britain, May 18, 2001

Workers' Compensation Commission Symposium, "Social Security/Medicare Offset", Cromwell, October 18-19, 2001

Sterling Education Services, LLC, "Concurrent Receipt of Workers' Compensation, Social Security and Medicare Benefits", Cromwell, March 8, 2002

Workers' Compensation Section, Connecticut Bar Association, "Social Security Disability/Medicare Offsets and Other Related Matters", The Sheraton Key West Hotel, Key West, Florida, March 17-19, 2002

Council on Education in Management, "The Fundamentals of Workers' Compensation", Trumbull, September 10, 2003

CT Bar Institute, Inc., Connecticut Bar Association, "Coordination of Workers' Compensation Settlements with Social Security/Medicare/Group Health", New Britain, November 5, 2003

CT Bar Institute, Inc., Connecticut Bar Association, "Interaction of Workers' Compensation, Social Security, and Medicare", New Britain, December 5, 2003

Hartford County Bar Association, "Principles of Cooperation in Medical-Legal Matters", West Hartford, February 16, 2005

CT Bar Institute, Inc., Connecticut Bar Association, "Settlements, Offsets and Set-Asides", New Britain, March 18, 2005

Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association, "Employment & Workers' Compensation Law", Waterbury, May 24, 2005

Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Agency (CIRMA), "Medicare Set-Asides - Update 2005", New Haven, June 23, 2005

CT Bar Institute, Inc., Connecticut Bar Association, "Medicare Set-Asides Update on Recent Trends", New Britain, February 24, 2006

Hartford County Bar Association, "Medicare Set-Aside Mechanisms", Hartford, April 4, 2006

New England Bar Association, "Specialty Certification: How It's Done", Manchester, Vermont, October 27, 2006

CT Bar Institute, Inc., Connecticut Bar Association, "Workers' Compensation: Advanced Topics -Workers' Compensation Settlements and Medicare/Medicaid Considerations", New Britain, March 2, 2007

The Civil Justice Foundation, Inc., "Workers' Compensation Seminar - Medicare Set-Asides", New Haven, CT, April 20, 2007

CT Bar Institute, Inc., Connecticut Bar Association, "Ethical Traps and Landmines for the Unwary Workers' Compensation Practitioner", New Britain, March 7, 2008

CT Bar Institute, Inc., Connecticut Bar Association, "Workers' Compensation Settlements with Medicare Implications", New Britain, May 19, 2008

Sterling Education Services, Inc., "Advanced Workers' Compensation-Settlements of Workers' Compensation Cases with Medicare Set-Aside & the Social Security Offset", Bridgeport, March 10, 2009

Sterling Education Services, Inc., "Fundamentals of Workers' Compensation - Coordinating WC/PI Settlements with Medicare/Social Security", Hartford, May 19, 2009

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association 2009 Annual Meeting, "Medicare Headaches Coming to Torts!", Westbrook, June 8, 2009

Worker's Injury Law & Advocacy Group 2009 Conference, "Medicare Set-Asides Frequently Asked Questions", The Boulders Resort, Arizona, October 17, 2009

Sterling Education Services, Inc., "Advanced Workers' Compensation - Medicare Set-asides and the Workers' Compensation Stipulation", Hartford, November 10, 2009

National Business Institute, "Advanced Social Security Benefits Update - Interplay of Government Benefits and Injury Settlements", Hartford, December 4, 2009

Sterling Education Services, Inc., "Workers' Compensation Law &Practice - Settlements", Hartford, August 4, 2010

CT Bar Institute, Inc., Connecticut Bar Association, "Personal Injury Settlements and Medicare Set-Asides - A Tsunami is Coming - Be Ready", New Britain, October 1, 2010.

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Civil Justice Foundation, Inc., "The Ugliest Seminar of the Year - Medicare Set-asides and the Personal Injury Practitioner", Orange, December 3, 2010.

CT Bar Institute, Inc., Connecticut Bar Association, "How to Speak to CMS about Medicare Set-Aside and Conditional Payments in 2011", Newport, RI, May 5-7 2011.

Sterling Education Services, Inc., "We’re Off to See the Wizard", Advanced Workers’ Compensation, (Medicare Set-asides and Medicare Secondary Payer Act), Bridgeport, CT., April 4, 2012.

Sterling Education Services, Inc., "We’re Off to See the Wizard", Advanced Workers’ Compensation, (Medicare Set-asides and Medicare Secondary Payer Act), New Haven, CT, September 12, 2012.

Sterling Education Services, Inc., "Medicare Set-Asides – Problems & Solutions", East Hartford, CT., December 11, 2012

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Civil Justice Foundation, Inc., "Workers’ Compensation: Covering all the Bases– Medicare Set-aside Rules, Regulations and Procedures", Orange, CT. February 15, 2013

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