Jonathan R. Chappell

Vcard:Jonathan R. ChappellLocation:Hartford, ConnecticutPhone:860-493-3570

Mr. Chappell focuses his practice in civil litigation, including administrative appeals, commercial litigation, municipal law, and negligence defense. Before his employment with Rome McGuigan, he was an attorney with a small, general practice law firm in New Haven.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Chappell was employed as a registered physical therapist. He worked in several facilities throughout Connecticut as a treating therapist and also managed certain rehabilitation departments while he completed his law degree. He also was employed as a law clerk with a prominent litigation firm in Hartford during his final year of law school.

Mr. Chappell resides in Wallingford with his wife, daughter and twin boys. He is an active member of the board of directors of the local Chapter of JDRF (formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) and currently volunteers as the chair of JDRF's Outreach Committee and government relations Advocacy Team Chair.

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Contracts
  • Collections
  • Freedom of Information
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Personal Injury -- Defense
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • State, Local & Municipal Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 2005
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 2007


  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, Hamden, Connecticut
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 2005
    • Law Journal: Health Law Journal, Lead Articles Editor, 2004 - 2005
  • Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut, United State of America
    • B.S. cum laude - 1999
    • Major: Physical Therapy

Representative Cases

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Academic Achievement Award - Advanced Legal Writing, 2004 - 2005
  • Outstanding Legal Scholarship Award , 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, State Leader of Government Relations, 2006 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member, 2005 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Fasano, Ippolito & Lee, LLC, Attorney, 2005 - 2007
  • RisCassi & Davis, P.C., Law Clerk, 2004 - 2005

Pro Bono Activities

  • JDRF, Board of Directors and Government Relations Volunteer, 2006 - Present