Francis X. Drapeau is a partner in the firm of Leighton, Katz & Drapeau with a principal office in Vernon.
His practice consists primarily of representing claimants in the workers’ compensation forum and on appeal. Attorney Drapeau is a Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist. He has lectured on various workers’ compensation topics for both the Connecticut Bar Association and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association.
Mr. Drapeau received his B.A. degree from Fairfield University and his Juris Doctorate from Western New England College School of Law.
He was admitted to practice in the State of Connecticut in 1991.
He has been a contributor in both the Practice Tips and Point-Counterpoint sections of the Compensation Quarterly.
He is a member of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, and the Tolland County Bar Association of which he is past President. He currently sits on the both the Executive Committee of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Connecticut Bar Association and the Examining Committee for Board Certification as a Workers’ Compensation Specialist.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Connecticut Super Lawyers||2016|
|Board Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist||Connecticut Bar Association||2001|
|Attorney||Leighton, Katz & Drapeau||1993 - 2016|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Connecticut Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section||Vice Chairman||2015 - Present|
|Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Tolland County Bar Association||Past President||N/A|
|Examining Committee for Workers' Compensation Specialization||Member||2001 - 2015|
|Worker's Compensation Quarterly (CBA)||Does the Current Act Meet its Purpose?||1995|
|Worker's Compensation Quarterly (CBA)||Moonlighting: The Problem of Concurrent Employment||1994|
|Western New England College||J.D.||N/A|
|Perfecting an Understanding of Liens||Moderator||2016|
|Doctor Depositions in Workers' Compensation||Moderator||2016|
|Current Controversies in Spine Treatment||Utilization Review||2016|
|Pain, Pills & Pot||Moderator||2015|
|CTLA Annual Meeting||Maximizing McCurdy in Death Cases||2006|
|Mazzone and Beyond||Mazzone v. CT Transit||1999|
|Southington 84 v. Silver Dollar Stores||One of CT Law Tribune's Cases of the Year 1997|
|Mazzone v. Connecticut Transit||Expanded cases covered by workers' comp in ct.|
|Successful resolution of a Workers’ Compensation widow's claim||$450,000 settlement|
|Computer IT worker with permanent total disability claim||$350,000 settlement|
|Workplace fall with back and hip injuries plus personal injury claim||$330,000 settlement|
|On the job car accident with neck injury and repetitive trauma claim||over $1 million settlement|
|Auto mechanic with fifteen years of neck pain and depression||$500,000 settlement|
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