Phone: (860) 236-7673
15 Massirio Drive
Berlin, Connecticut 06037
Carmine Perri will protect your rights. He will defend you against nursing facilities that commence collection actions. He will represent you in will contests, conservatorships, and other contested probate matters. He will hold accountable those who are responsible for financial exploitation and elder abuse. And, because he knows how Medicaid works, he knows what it takes to win a Medicaid case for you. His goal, put simply, is to protect your rights.
Carmine’s track record representing plaintiffs along with wide-spread attention for his defense work gives you confidence that you’re in good hands.
In 2014, after a three day trial in Superior Court, Carmine successfully defended an estate from a collateral attack initiated by disgruntled family members seeking to impose a constructive trust on the estate's primary asset, a piece of real estate in Fairfield, CT.
Additionally, after a two day Will contest in Probate Court, he challenged an amendment to a Last Will and Testament which resulted in the invalidation of the codicil. The court held that the decedent lacked the testamentary capacity to execute the codicil.
In 2013, after a two day hearing in the Superior Court, Carmine represented an elderly client who claimed she was financially exploited by prior powers of attorney. The Superior Court issued a favorable decision which resulted in a settlement that resolved the litigation between the client and the defendants.
In 2012, Carmine successfully resolved a matter that was pending in the Superior Court. A family was hit with a large Medicaid penalty period due to some gifts that were made along with an outstanding nursing facility bill for $180,000. Carmine fought and won having the penalty period removed and the nursing home bill reduced to nearly nothing.
In 2010, before the Connecticut Supreme Court, Carmine successfully defended a client against a proposed collection tactic by a nursing facility (Wilton Meadows Limited Partnership vs. Sally Coratolo). The client’s husband was a resident of the facility and was unable to pay for the first months of his stay. About 6 months after his death, the facility sued Sally Coratolo, claiming that she was liable for her husband’s debt. Carmine argued before the Supreme Court on Sally’s behalf and won. This case is an important one because it shows that nursing facilities are looking for alternative grounds for recovery beyond the admission agreement and it underscores the Court’s intention to prevent the admission agreement from requiring third party guarantors of payment.
Carmine was appointed to the Probate Court Rules Advisory Committee. This prestigious group enhanced the practice of law by drafting new rules and revising existing rules regarding probate procedure and practice. This 26-member committee comprises judges, attorneys, court staff and members of the public. He also was recently appointed to the Connecticut Bar Journal's Board of Editors.
For the fourth year in a row, Carmine was selected as a New England elder law “Rising Star” by New England Super Lawyers Magazine, a designation recognizing the top up-and-coming attorneys in New England who are 40 years old or younger. He is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, President Elect of Connecticut National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), and a Fairfield County “40 under 40” competition recipient for his legal accomplishments.
Carmine is frequently sought out by other legal professionals. His in-depth knowledge has been illustrated in articles and presentations about contested conservatorships, nursing facility resident rights and responsible party liability, the limitation of spousal liability in nursing facilities, and how elder law attorneys should deal with nursing facilities. He has presented and published articles for the CT Bar Journal, the CT Bar Association, the CT Chapter of NAELA, and the CT Trial Lawyers Association.
Carmine loves research, writing and oral argument. He also appreciates the opportunity to represent clients in matters that affect their lives. When he’s not in the office or fighting in court for our clients, Carmine enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, and either playing tennis or biking.
J.D., Quinnipiac University School of Law, 2005
B.S., Philosophy, Sacred Heart University, 2002
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
Connecticut Bar Journal
Member Since: 2014
Board of Editors
Probate Court Rules Advisory Committee Member, Sub-Committee II
Member Since: 2012
CT Chapter of NAELA, President Elect
Member Since: 2012
CT Chapter of NAELA, Publications Co-Chair, Chair of Litigation Committee, Public Policy Committee, Nominating Committee
Member Since: 2012
Connecticut Bar Association
Elder Law Section: Member Since 2010
Estates & Probate Section: Member Since 2014
CT Trial Lawyers Association
Member Since: 2013