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Mark D. Leighton

Mark D.  Leighton

20 East Main Street
Vernon, Connecticut 06066
United States

Telephone: (860) 875-7000
Firm: Leighton, Katz & Drapeau
Practice Overview:
Mark D. Leighton is the founding, and current managing attorney of the firm of Leighton, Katz & Drapeau. He was admitted to practice in Connecticut in 1981 and Massachusetts in 1980.

His practice consists primarily of representation of injured persons in both work and nonwork-related accidents. Attorney Leighton is a Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist and is the past Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Connecticut Bar Association.

Attorney Leighton has represented both plaintiffs and defendants over the course of his career, having previously been an attorney for an insurance company defense firm as well as a claim representative. He also worked for the Attorney General’s Office in Massachusetts.

He received his Juris Doctorate from Western New England University, School of Law in Springfield, Massachusetts, and his Bachelor of Arts from Westfield State University in Westfield, Massachusetts.

Attorney Leighton serves on a number of professional organizations, including the Connecticut Bar Association where, in addition to service as Chair, he served as Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer of the Workers’ Compensation Section, and is a member of the Executive Committee. He currently serves as the Tolland County representative to the CBA House of Delegates. He is a member and past President of the Tolland County Bar Association. In addition, he is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association.

He has served on a number of town and civic organizations including the Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance for the Town of Ellington where he and his wife resided for over 30 years.

Attorney Leighton has authored articles including “Surveillance - Duty to Disclose” in the Compensation Quarterly. He has lectured to other attorneys in the areas of workers’ compensation and personal injury/workers’ compensation law suits. In addition, he has served as an adjunct facility member at the University of Connecticut, School of Law and Asnuntuck Community College.


Professional Profile:
Leighton, Katz & Drapeau was founded in 1989 to serve Connecticut citizens who have been hurt and need compassionate, committed legal representation. We can help you with a workers' compensation, personal injury, or many other types of claims.

Whether you’ve suffered a complicated personal injury outside of work – such as in a distracted driver car accident – or a serious workers’ compensation injury on the job, we’re here to help.

Over the course of 30 years, our clients and many lawyers throughout the state of Connecticut have referred us to their friends, family members, colleagues and clients for experienced, aggressive representation in their time of need.

Winning a Connecticut personal injury or workers compensation case isn’t easy. We can’t promise you the perfect result. But we can – and we do – promise to do everything in our power to get the full justice and financial compensation you deserve.

Obviously, there are many Connecticut injury lawyers you can choose from. So why might you consider us? The time and attention we give our cases, our use of plain English to help you understand what’s happening, our fees and experience are just a few of the reasons.

UndergraduateWestfield State University in Westfield, Massachusetts 1977BA1977
LawWestern New England University, School of Law in Springfield, MassachusettsJD1980

Affiliations & Memberships:
Connecticut Bar Association, House of Delegates member (current)
Workers’ Compensation Section, past Vice Chair and Chair
Continuing Legal Education, past Chair
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, member
Workers’ Compensation Section
Tolland County Bar Association, past President

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