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Board Certified Connecticut Worker's Compensation Specialist, representing those injured or killed while on the job for a Connecticut employer.  We help the injured,  the disabled, and those in debt.  Our firm works hard to maximize the benefits our clients and their families are entitled to so that they may get back to the lives the enjoy.

I have been in practice since 1986 and Board Certified in worker's compnsation since the program was started in 2001.  I am also a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives and the National Organization of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.




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Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 50%
    31 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Chapter 7: 20%
    26 years, 300 cases
  3. Social Security: 20%
    31 years, 400 cases
  4. Personal Injury: 10%
    100 cases



Contingent (20-33%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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    I have referred several WC clients to Att. Aspell and he has obtained great results for them. I recommend Att. Aspell without hesitation.


    Manuel Suarez Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ryan Charles McKeen

    I refer Jim complex Workers Compensation claims. The clients I've sent him have been very satisfied with his services.


    Ryan McKeen Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

James F. Aspell, P.C.

61 south Main St.
Suite. 310
West Hartford, CT, 06107


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2016
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Distinguished LitigatorMartindale-Hubbell2015
Certified as a Specialist in Worker's Compensation LawConnecticut Bar Association2005
Reccommended Inc. Def AttyA.M. Best Company2005
CommendationConnecticut Bar Association1996
CommendationConnecticut Bar Association1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLaw Offices of James F. Aspell, P.C.2006 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of New Haven- Aviation Law2016 - 2016
Association namePosition nameDuration
Connecticut Bar Association, Workers' Compensation SectionMember1986 - Present
Hartford County Bar Association, Legal-Medical CommitteeMember1986 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMember2004 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Holston Vs. New HavenFavorable trial and appeal result.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western New England College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Ohio Wesleyan UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1983