Ferry Law’s New Wellness Program

Wellness Ferry Law CT Attorney


Ferry Law is pleased to announce its new Wellness Program. Any client of Ferry Law, both present and previous, is entitled to a free Yoga session with Staff Yoga Teacher, Leslie Gordon. It is Leslie’s belief that Yoga is for EVERY BODY, and her goal is to help you find ways to feel better. We know that being injured in a car accident or other type of situation, or charged of a crime, is stressful. We want to enable you to find ways to relieve your stress that are healthy for your body, mind and spirit. At Ferry Law, we recognize you as an integrated human being, not just a physical body. For those of you who think you cannot do yoga for physical reasons or because your doctor has not given you permission to exercise, Leslie can introduce you to different relaxation techniques that will help you relax, refocus and return to your centered, grounded self. Operating your life from that place will make everything easier.

We are also excited to announce that we will be holding FREE group relaxation sessions for Ferry Law clients. These will be held on the first Monday evening of every month, starting on February 3, at 6 p.m. These one-hour long sessions will be held in the Ferry Law Wellness Studio at 77 Lexington Street, New Britain, in the basement of the Ferry Law Office Building. You must register for these sessions, as space is limited. To register for the relaxation sessions or to schedule your free yoga private, call Karoli at 833-FerryLaw. 

Ferry Law Welcomes Summer Intern

Ferry Law is welcoming a Summer Intern, Sam Martin, into its practice this Summer. He will be working on some projects we’ve been eager to get started. Welcome Sam!

Here is a little about Sam in his own words:

My name is Sam Martin. I am the Ferry Law intern this summer working with the incredibly dynamic team of Kevin Ferry, Monique Foley and Cara Cavallari. I hail from Portland, Maine where I just finished up my first year at the University of Maine School of Law. Prior to returning to Maine, I received my Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs with a focus in Conflict Resolution from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. In my career, I hope to pursue social and criminal justice reform by defending victims and the accused with honesty, compassion and integrity.

In my free time, I participate in local government and am a skateboarding/skiing fanatic. I am an avid student of the Mandarin Chinese language, a yogi and a satyagrahi. For a good read, I recommend Calming the Fearful Mind by Thich Nat Hanh and a for a good movie, Mind Game directed by Masaaki Yuasa. I am grateful to the attorneys and paralegal team at Ferry Law for the opportunity to learn the valuable skills of fighting for each individual’s right to pursue justice. I also excited for the many opportunities to practice yoga here at Ferry Law with the guidance of the wonderful Leslie Gordon.

Occupational Lung Disease

This group of work-related injury compensable under workers’ compensation in Connecticut include occupational asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchiolitis obliterans, inhalation injury, lung cancer, mesothelioma, and infections. Most lung related work injuries occur within State Government in Connecticut, local government jobs were next highest and utilities third highest. While just 6% of workers’ compensation cases are lung related, the toll that lung injuries take on the body is immense. Medications are very expensive and damage the body over time.

Lung injuries are a particular interest at Ferry Law because Ferry Law understands the connection to our mind, body and soul comes from our breath. Attorney Ferry has been a Yogi for nearly 20 years and has extensively practiced many forms of breath work and meditation centered on following the breath. At Ferry Law we are well equipped to help you with your lung disease case whether in the Workers’ Compensation Commission or in Superior Court.

Lung related allergies may come from mold, pigeon droppings, cat dander, diesel fumes, ammonia bicarbonate, latex, 3 leach, adhesive remover, coolant, kerosene, floor stripping chemicals, and wall paper remover.

It is important to contact a workers’ compensation lawyer to understand time limitations involved with filing a workers’ compensation claim as well as all the benefits you are entitled to if your lung disease claim is causally related to your work. Ferry Law provides a free consultation for all workers’ compensation cases and injury claims. Contact 833-FerryLaw for a free consultation for your case.

Car, Truck, Motorcycle Accident Amputations Are Becoming a Growing Trend

If you or someone you know has had a body part amputated due to someone else’s negligence, please contact an attorney at our Connecticut personal injury office right away. Amputees are becoming a growing population due to severe impacts that occur from distracted motorists failing to pay attention to motorcyclists, pedestrians and others traveling along our busy Connecticut roadways. There are 185,000 new lower extremity amputations each year just within the United States, with an estimated 2 million American amputees. It is projected that the amputee population will more than double by the year 2050. (Source: AdvancedAmputees.com)

Ferry Law handled a case involving a truck versus motorcycle accident in which a helmeted motorcyclist became pinned with his right leg under an 18-wheel truck (owned by a major office supply distributor) after the truck made an improper left turn directly in front of the path he was traveling.

Our client sustained significant injuries including: post traumatic amputation of the right leg secondary to motor vehicle accident; fracture L3; fracture right clavicle, first and second ribs; intracranial punctate bleeds times two; and degloving laceration left thigh and left calf. He also suffered from right leg amputation of 95% below the knee. His injuries required immediate surgery and amputation of the right lower leg. Our office brought claims on behalf of the motorcyclist, his wife for loss of consortium and his three minor children for familial consortium claims based on a recent change in the law allowing loss of consortium claims to be brought by minor children. We settled very quickly with the at-fault party, without having to file a formal lawsuit, for its policy limits of $1,000,000 plus umbrella and excess insurance totaling in excess of $3,000,000.

Please not that there are services available to help amputees:

Hangar Prosthetics provides products and services, including prosthetic devices: WWW.hanger.com

Amputee Coalition provides a number of helpful resources to amputees including education, services and support: https:l/www.amputee-coalition.org

And as always, the personal injury attorneys at Ferry Law are here to help you get through a most difficult and life-changing transition. Please call us, 833-FerryLaw.

Accident Attorneys of FerryLaw to Sponsor Race in the Park 2019

Personal injury lawyers and accident attorneys of FerryLaw are once again a proud sponsor of the CT Breast Health Initiative Race in the Park. Join us On Saturday, May 11, in Walnut Hill Park (right across from our office). Come cheer on our running team, say hello to us at our booth, and take home a packet of seeds to get your garden started! We are thrilled to support this race, and all funds raised stay in CT to raise awareness and help find a cure for this terrible disease.

Attorney Ferry Joins the Holistic Chamber of Commerce

Attorney Kevin Ferry has just been named a member of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce.

Founded in 2010, the Holistic Chamber of Commerce (HCC) is an international trade organization for holistically-minded professionals, practitioners, business owners, and resource providers, as well as a community coming together in support of a cause.

The HCC is member-focused and provides an ever-expanding online presence and network of members and local chapters that make it easier for consumers to learn about and access holistic, natural and eco-friendly products, services and solutions.

Attorney Ferry offers yoga to all his clients and has recently added a yoga studio to his office. He fervently believes in the importance of a personal mindfulness practice and advocates for a practice for all his clients.

FerryLaw Open House

Join us on Friday, March 15, to see our newly renovated space that allows for more conference, file storage and office space. We also have room for yoga and mindfulness practices.

Ethical Rules for Discharged Lawyers-Seems There are None

In a stunning decision by our Statewide Grievance Committee as a result of my first ever grievance filed against an Attorney, I learned that our ethical rules prohibiting a discharged lawyer from contacting his former client do not apply as long as the discharged lawyer claims he was confused and uncertain he had been fired.

The facts of my case are as follows: The discharged lawyer received a letter from me and another from my client, which politely informed him that his client had switched teams and that no further communication with the client should take place. Can you see how confused the discharged lawyer must have been? As if hit by a stun gun from the Star Trek Enterprise, discharged lawyer makes multiple phone calls and speaks with client once…also contacts client’s parents to put more pressure on the young 19 year old to reconsider his decision to discharge the Big Box law firm. In addition to the phone calls, he emails his former client and includes an email from me which he lifted off of the CTLA list serve in violation of our rules of usage for our list serve site. Seems as if this lawyer is certain to be sanctioned by the grievance panel. After all, he has been found to have violated our ethical rules twice already and as a repeat offender, not likely to qualify for the slap on the wrist treatment.

The esteemed reviewing committee who heard the case in Bridgeport found there was no probable cause and dismissed the complaint. However, it did in fact find that he contacted his former client, and it did in fact find that he attempted to win back the client. Its reasoning hinged on the claim the discharged lawyer made that he was confused over being discharged because he was such the right man for the job since he knew the client and his family for years and he had intimate knowledge of the client’s soccer career.

What is the upshot of this decision? As I see it, we are in the wild, wild west. Fake some sort of confusion, call the client, write to the client, beg the client to come back and forget about our ethical rules because those pesky things just get in the way of good old aggressive used car salesman tactics of keeping your customer. A terrible decision. Childish and tortured reasoning.

We need lawyers on the Grievance Committee that actually believe in Rules of Ethics and will uphold them.

FerryLaw is a Proud Sponsor: 6th Annual Craft Sippin’ in New Britain

6th Annual Craft Sippin’ in New Britain
Friday, February 15, 2019

Beat the winter blues and join us for the tasting event of the season! Sample and sip craft beers and enjoy the Museum’s galleries at our 6th Annual Craft Sippin’ in New Britain! The Museum gives thanks to Hartford Distributors for lining up this year’s list of distinguished breweries that will be sure to please every type of beer fan.
Each guest will receive a souvenir NBMAA Craft Sippin’ tasting glass upon entry for unlimited 2 oz. tastings of beer.

This event is generously supported by Ferry Law and Green Man Tattoo.

Participating Breweries
(as of January 30, 2019)
Alvarium Beer Company
Athletic Brewing Co.
Back East Brewing Company
City Steam Brewery
Founders Brewing Co.
Hog River Brewing
Kinsmen Brewing
Labyrinth Brewing Company
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Lawson’s Finest Liquids
Relic Brewing Co.
Willimantic Brewing Company
Participating Restaurants
(as of January 30, 2019)
Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ
Pulled Pork or Pulled Chicken Slider 5$
Brisket Chili 6$
Side of Mac and Cheese 4$

Martin Rosol’s Meats

Registration and Ticket Purchasing at nbmaa.org

Admission
$30 Members
$35 non-Members
$20 designated drivers
$5 cash bar

Yoga and Mindfulness for Our Clients

We believe that being injured in an accident or as the result of negligence is one of the most stressful things anyone can experience. That’s why we offer a FREE Yoga Session to any client who would like to learn how to feel better physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Leslie Gordon, our staff Yoga Teacher, is on call for any of our clients who feel they would like to explore how yoga and mindfulness can help them. She can help you feel better, and it is easier than you think. Yoga is for Every Body. Let us show you. If you are a client at FerryLaw, please contact us. Check out Leslie at her website, www.lesliegordonyoga.com.