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Peter N Upton

Workers compensation Attorney at Hartford, CT

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  • State Years
    Connecticut - CT 46 years
    Rhode Island - RI 50 years
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1976
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 50 years
    State RI
    Acquired 1973
    Not Authorized to Practice - Removed from the Master Roll No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Former Navy SEAL

Author - Death of the 43

Featured: 60 Minutes - "Be Good, Smile Pretty"

Attorney Peter N Upton has been in the active practice of law for close to 50 years having graduated from the Boston University School of Law in 1973 at which he was honored with selection to the prestigious Boston University Law Review. Prior to law school Attorney Upton attended Princeton University where he graduated in 1966 with a major in philosophy. Thereafter, Attorney Upton entered the United States Navy where he served with distinction as an officer with the elite Navy underwater demolition SEAL teams.

Attorney Upton saw active-duty combat operations in Vietnam where he received numerous decorations and awards. Importantly Attorney Upton also received injuries and disabilities that were service connected. These Rendered him eligible for membership in Veteran organizations such as the Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Because of his service, Attorney Upton regards himself as with a unique capacity of sensitivity to the injuries and disabilities of others.

Following law school Atty Upton’s service continued – he decided to once again put on his uniform and rejoined the Naval Service as a military lawyer with the Navy in the Judge Advocate Generals Corps, first as a defense lawyer representing uniformed individuals accused of committing crimes against the Uniform Code of a Military Justice and thereafter as a military judge.

Attorney Upton entered the world of the private practice of law in 1975 following his tour of duty in the Navy JAG. His early affiliations were with larger firms in the Hartford area such as Day Berry and Howard and from there, to smaller organizations at which he was able to build his practice to such an extent as enabled him to form his own legal firm.

Attorney Upton takes great pride in making his practice client centered. He represents individuals in all walks of life who have either sustained injury, or are disabled, or have been otherwise deprived of a benefit to which Attorney Upton agrees is richly deserving. Attorney Upton is empowered in his practice with receipt of numerous certificates from both Federal and State authorities. He has been to trial and verdict in numerous cases and participates when necessary or desired in the appeals processes. Attorney Upton is also knowledgeable in alternative dispute resolution vehicles and will not hesitate to seek out case resolutions when and as warranted and desired.

Attorney Upton’s chief areas of present practice include workers compensation, personal injury, social security disability, and military law involving representation of fellow veterans. As he has for the bulk of his life, Attorney Upton is here to serve, and with pride.

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Posted by Shelby | August 20, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Person with Integrity
I've know Peter for over 23 years. He has been my lawyer on my WC case and has always had my best interest in mind. It's hard at time to understand all the legal jargon but Peter will break it down to you when asked. I appreciate his person-ability and frankness. It's been a long road for me. I had a very bad accident and I honestly believe that Peter got to know me through the years and represents me on looking for the best outcome due to my condition. I do appreciate him.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-33%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • The Upton Law Firm LLC
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Of Counsel
  • Anderson Reynolds & Lynch
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Partner
  • Eisenberg Anderson Michelik & Lynch
  • 1993 - 1996
  • Attorney
  • Butler Norris & Gold
  • 1990 - 2021
  • Partner
  • Levy & Droney
  • 1979 - 1989
  • Associate
  • Tarlow, Levy, Mandell & Kostin, PC
  • 1976 - 1979
  • Associate
  • Day Berry & Howard
  • 1975 - 1976
  • JAG
  • United States Navy
  • 1974 - 1975
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  • Boston University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1973
  • Princeton University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1966


  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1974 - Present
  • New Britain Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1974 - 2015

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Top Attorneys
  • American Registry
  • 2018
  • Top Attorneys
  • American Registry
  • 2017
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top Attorneys
  • American Registry
  • 2016
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Purple Heart
  • United States Navy
  • 1969
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  • Boston University Law Review
  • International Law and the Dispute over the Territorial Sovereignty of the Senkaku Island
  • 1973

Speaking Engagements

  • 60 Minutes
  • Death of the 43
  • 2003

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Hartford Workers compensation Lawyer Peter N Upton
Peter N Upton
Workers compensation Attorney
Hartford, CT
Licensed for 50 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available