Chinigo, Leone & Maruzo, LLP selected

Donald E. Leone, Jr.

Overview And Experience

Attorney Leone

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Phone Number:

(860) 889-8900 ext.232



Donald E. Leone, Jr. is a trial attorney with nearly 40 years’ experience in representing persons injured in motor vehicle collisions and by the negligence of others. Don is also widely regarded for his extensive knowledge and experience in the defense of medical negligence cases. He has skillfully tried dozens of jury and court cases to winning verdicts during his career and has been selected by fellow attorneys to serve as a private arbitrator or mediator to resolve pending litigation. Don served as a court appointed arbitrator for many years as well. He has also successfully argued appeals before the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts. He has earned the respect and admiration of his fellow attorneys by receiving the rating of Distinguished℠ by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, an honor which is awarded by fellow attorneys and represents high professional achievement ( Don is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Nationwide, the members of ABOTA consist of judges, plaintiffs’ attorneys and defense lawyers. Judges have described the members of ABOTA to be “elite” and the “best of the best” trial lawyers in the U.S. and is a “by invitation only” organization. His practice also includes real estate, probate, and commercial litigation. Don was born and raised in Norwich and graduated from Norwich Free Academy.


University of Connecticut, B.A., cum laude, 1980

Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., 1984

Bar Admissions Connecticut, 1984

U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, 1985