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Tony Sheffy is the founding partner of Sheffy, Mazzaccaro, DePaolo & DeNigris, L.L.P. Tony is an experienced personal injury attorney who has tried cases for individuals, business and insurance companies since 1988.  He focuses on helping those who have suffered trauma to the brain and other life altering injuries caused by the negligence of a person or corporation. Mr. Sheffy represents clients in the greater Hartford, New Haven and Southington areas.  Over his 35 years of practice, he has enjoyed exceptional success in his many jury trials.

Tony has been selected for inclusion in Connecticut Super Lawyers® every year since 2011.  He has been named to the list of Top Attorneys in Connecticut since 2013 and Top Attorneys in New England since 2016.  Tony is a Fellow in the highly selective Litigation Counsel of America and he was inducted into the organization's Order of Justitia compromised of Fellows of the Litigation Counsel of America who have tried to verdict jury and/or by bench trials of one hundred cases. 

Tony has been designated as one of the Top 100 Lawyer in America by the National Trial Lawyers of America, an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state who meet the organizations stringent qualifications.  He has also been named to AM Best Recommended Insurance Defense Attorneys.

For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell, since 2013. Tony, has recently been honored to be a recipient of the 2021 Martindale Hubbell AV rating special judicial edition.

In addition to being an active trial lawyer, Tony has been a featured speaker at seminars presented by the National Business Institute on topics relating to advanced trial law.  He publishes a regular column in the Southington Magazine, and is the founder and editor of Recovery Magazine.

Tony participates in many local civic organizations within the community.  He is former president of the Southington United Way and Southington Chamber of Commerce.  He has served on the Board of the Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut.  Tony is a founding director of the Southington Education Foundation, Inc., and he is presently serving as an executive board member for the Southington YMCA and the Charter Oak State College Education Foundation. He was named the Person of the Year by the Southington YMCA in 2011, was awarded the Southington Chamber of Commerce Chairman Award for service to the community in 2018, and the Partnership Award from the Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut in 2019.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.




  • Western New England University School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1989
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • Lebanon Valley College
    • B.S. - 1985

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1988


  • Connecticut Super Lawyers, 2011 - Present
  • Top Attorneys in Connecticut, 2013 - Present
  • Top Attorneys in New England, 2016 - Present
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Top 100 Lawyer in America by the National Trial Lawyers of America
  • AM Best Recommended Insurance Defense Attorneys
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2013 - Present
  • Person of the Year, Southington YMCA in 2011
  • Southington Chamber of Commerce Chairman Award, 2018
  • Partnership Award, Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut, 2019

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Southington United Way, President
  • Southington Chamber of Commerce, President
  • Board of the Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut
  • Southington Education Foundation, Inc., Founding Director
  • Southington YMCA, Executive Board Member
  • Charter Oak State College Education Foundation, Executive Board Member

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member
  • The Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), Member