Earthday 2024 – Hope Hotline!

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It’s past sunrise on Earth Day, so you’ve likely been pelted with devastating statistics on climate that have you breaking a sweat and elevated your blood pressure. We’ve learned it’s equally important to hold both the harsh realities of human and planetary health, while holding hope steady in the landscape of an uncertain future. It’s the only way we can move this movement forward.

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Connecticut truck crash  kills 19-year-old mother.  Ferry Law sues Convoy, Proctor & Gamble, Pro Wheeler and others  


Article reposted from
By Alex Lennane
October 19, 2023


Convoy sued after claims its business model ‘contributed to’ fatal accident

News that digital freight brokerage start-up Convoy cancelled all loads yesterday, and is in the midst of a “transition”, may not only be due to a challenging market.

On Monday, following a fatal accident, a lawsuit was filed against the firm, claiming its business model of prioritizing speed and efficiency is “at the expense of safety”.

The lawsuit could see Convoy, founded by Amazon executives, and a darling of tech VCs, liable for considerable damages.

Industry reports said Convoy noted that “all shipments have been cancelled from our marketplace” just a day after the complaint, against Convoy, Procter & Gamble (P&G), Premier Trailer Leasing, Prowheeler, Trans Terra Express and a driver was filed. It alleges “vicarious liability and negligence” against Convoy and a list of other allegations, including fraud and recklessness, against the other defendants.

The case questions Convoy’s business model and its ability to ensure safe shipment of goods.

In October, 2021, Samantha Figueroa died after being struck by a tractor trailer driver when she became stranded on the roadside. The driver, Uriel Estrada, was carrying a load for P&G, which had been brokered by Convoy. The trailer was leased from Premier and sported Convoy livery.

The driver, according to the plaintiff, had a long string of driving violations and accidents with numerous licence suspensions “which should have put [the defendants] on notice that defendant Estrada was an extremely dangerous driver who should not have been behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer truck”.

At the time of the fatal accident, Mr Estrada’s ‘A’ driving licence was suspended, while the truck, owned by Prowheeler, was not legally compliant.

The lawsuit alleges that Convoy’s business model could have contributed to the accident. It alleges: “Convoy Inc believed that faster shipping and making available to shippers a wider pool of drivers who may or may not have met minimum safety and skills was critical to create the convenience factor to lock shippers and motor carriers looking for loads in to relying on Convoy Inc.”

It adds: “Despite knowledge that injuries and risk of death to the public would likely increase as a result of the decision to offer and/or continue to hire substandard drivers and motor carriers … to attempt to meet shippers’ needs and garner billions of dollars of venture capital investment in the company.”

It alleged Convoy “hired thousands of carriers and drivers, including Prowheeler and Estrada, with little to no experience or safety ratings in its delivery personnel, offered those workers training which was inadequate … in order to achieve its company goal to increase Convoy Inc’s profits, gain an upper hand on its competitors and/or reduce reliance on other shipping firms”.

It also alleged Convoy “mandated a driver delivery schedule that was unrealistic such that it forced the drivers to rush to the point that it was unsafe and as a practical matter made it impossible to drive safely”; and “exerted a level of control over the method and manner of the freight deliveries, but negligently mandated compliance targets for the carriers it hired… that focused on speed and delivery efficiency without giving due consideration to safety of the public”.

After an investigation, Prowheeler and Mr Estrada were cited by state police for 10 violations of US law, primarily concerning a lack of documentation, including no proof of insurance and no proof of vehicle inspection.

Much of the case alleges cost-cutting by the defendants had helped contribute to the accident. It claimed Convoy “deliberately selected the unrated motor carrier Prowheeler”, and was negligent in hiring Prowheeler and Mr Estrada, and in failing to have appropriate procedures in place.

“As an entity with both a broker and a motor carrier designation and that operates a network and has more than 400,000 trucks and a roster of shippers including Home Depot, Procter & Gamble, Unilever and Anheuser-Busch, defendant Convoy Inc knew it had a duty to properly qualify, train, educate, monitor and control its drivers …

“At a minimum, [Convoy] was negligent because it should have taken a moment to pull the SAFER SEARCH on Prowheeler and it would have seen Prowheeler’s crash history and out-of-service notification.”

The lawsuit claims it is entitled to recover “the full value of life as permitted under Connecticut law … and special damages, including but not limited to, medical expenses, funeral expenses, burial expenses, and other miscellaneous expenses, in an amount that will be proven at trial. The estate is also entitled to recover for Ms Figueroa’s general damages, including pre-death pain, consciousness of death and mental suffering.”

Support Regeneration!


Zach Bush, MD

The first step I took after leaving university, in 2010, was setting up a clinic in rural Virginia that served a county that was lacking access to local food systems. This has become the norm throughout rural and inner-city environments and all over the world – from the Midwest of the US to pseudo-industrialized cities of rural Africa, South America, Asia, and beyond.  The perception of wealth and convenience of the colonial cultures has stripped communities all over the world of food independence and enslaved billions of people to the consumption of highly processed, artificial foods and beverages.  

In just three short generations we have forgotten what fresh water feels like when you drink deeply, we have forgotten the smell of our grandmother’s kitchen, the laughter and nourishment baked into the food with patient care every day. We are forgetting what it feels like to be alive, to nurture life within us.  

This crisis – at the intersection of collapse – food, humanity, and planetary health provoked me to explore the root causes of chronic disease, and subsequently, discover the insidious pharmaceutical codependence that controls Western society, and is quickly being exported into every corner of the earth.   I started asking the deeper questions of why is disease so prevalent? Why does disease occur in families in patterns that we know are not genetic? What are the common things about family environments that are coding for chronic disease across generations that is signaling an environmental injury? What is the source of the environmental injury? Where is the root cause of deficiencies in our human biology that are making us so vulnerable to the acute and chronic diseases we see today? 

The culmination of this curiosity in the beginning years of my journey led me to an unlikely place – the farm. 

We started a documentary film project on the impact of herbicides, specifically on human health in the Mississippi tributaries throughout the northern and Midwestern states, and down into the southern regions of Louisiana and New Orleans. The goal was to expose the impacts of the increasing concentration of Roundup (glyphosate) in the water system of the Mississippi river and its impact on human health in the form of cancer. (The last 90 miles of the river are now called ‘Cancer Alley’; the region presents the highest rates of cancer in the entire developed world.)  

On that journey, we set out to tell the importance of organic agriculture as a solution, but at the very first big farm education event we attended, we witnessed soil testing demonstrations between conventional and organic soil systems, only to discover that the soils that were organic were often less nutrient-rich than that of their conventional counterparts that followed chemical-based agricultural practices.  

Realizing organic wasn’t sufficient was a big moment of crisis for me and pushed us all to explore ‘regenerative agriculture’ – a management practice of soil systems and crop production, based on wisdom of Indigenous and Black farmers, that maximizes biodiversity and adaptation at every level.  

And what’s inspiring me right now, 4 years after we launched our documentary and our non-profit Farmer’s Footprint, is the entire scope of stakeholders within the food industry that are gathering at the table, many for the first time, to talk about the power of regenerative agriculture. 

On any given week, I could speak to a small family farmer in the middle of the United States, and then minutes later, speak with the CEO of some of the biggest food companies in the world who are trying to figure out how to pivot the largest, most toxic food company in the world to become part of the regenerative solution.  

This is encouraging because if change doesn’t involve every stakeholder, we are not going to succeed. We are at such a tipping point for human and planetary health that we need a full metamorphosis of both food systems and human health systems.  

We need to see ourselves as part of the complete tapestry of a successful transformation to regenerate the planet.  

To do so, we need to stop the mudslinging and start building positive relationships at the human level if we’re going to solve the problems at the scale and speed in which we need to – it’s going to take everyone. So if you are feeling compelled to take action and be a part of this regenerative story of healing, consider personally supporting Farmer’s Footprint today.  I can’t express just how important today is to the capacity and quality of the work our team can do in the coming year. We are in need of your help. 

We are touching the lives of farmers daily, we are documenting the stories of land stewards making the transition from conventional to regenerative land management, we are building a community (over 8,000 strong) of people who have committed to creating a regenerative future, we have launched a developmental community and working group for entrepreneurs in the business of food where immersive on-land experiences and virtual sessions offer a place to work on businesses, ecosystems, equity, biodiversity, and food access as a collective whole and we need financial support to catalyze this momentum into even greater impact over the course of the next year, and we’ve got so much more we can do. 

This year will be a pivotal one. If you are able to step up your commitment to this global movement and make a bigger footprint in the path to transformation, here’s an invitation to give and make a tax deductible donation.

Kevin Ferry selected for best attorneys in CT


Super Lawyers, which is part of Thomson Reuters, has recently congratulated Kevin on being selected for the 2023 Connecticut Super Lawyers list. Being named to the Super Lawyers list is a prestigious honor that only the top 5% of attorneys in Connecticut receive.

Congratulations Kevin on 10 years of being a top attorney in Connecticut!

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Bruce Bemer’s  “heinous” Conduct results in 3.5 million dollar attachment order

judge signing on the papers


The following order is entered in the above matter:


“The hearing in probable cause of the issuance of a prejudgment remedy is not contemplated to be a full
scale trial on the merits of the plaintiff’s claim. The plaintiff does not have to establish that he will
prevail, only that there is probable cause to sustain the validity of the claim … The court’s role in such a
hearing is to determine probable success by weighing probabilities.” Canty v. Otto, 304 Conn. 546,565,
41 A.3d 280 (2012). Moreover, this weighing process applies to both the legal and factual issues… It is
the trial court that must determine, in light of its assessment of the legal issues and the credibility of the
witnesses, whether the plaintiff has sustained the burden of showing probable cause to sustain the
validity of its claim…” Blakeslee Arpaia Chapman, Inc. v El Constructors, Inc. 32 Conn App., 118,126,
628 A.2d 601(1993). The court is vested with broad discretion when making its determination of
probable cause. Canty v. Otto, supra, 304 Conn. 565.

“Proof of probable cause as a condition of obtaining a prejudgment remedy is not as demanding as proof
by a fair preponderance of the evidence.” Ledgebrook Condominium Assn., Inc. v. Lusk Corp., 172
Conn. 577, 584, 376 A.2d 60 (1977). “Probable cause is a flexible common sense standard. It does not
demand that a belief be correct or more likely true than false.” New England Land Co., Ltd. v.
DeMarkey, 213 Conn. 612, 620, 569 A.2d 1098 (1990).

“Section 52-278d(a) explicitly requires that a trial court’s determination of probable cause in granting a
prejudgment remedy include the court’s ‘taking into account any defenses, counterclaims or [setoffs] …’”
(Emphasis omitted.) TES Franchising, LLC v. Feldman, 286 Conn. 132, 141, 943 A.2d 406 (2008).
Since a prejudgment remedy hearing is not contemplated to be a full scale trial on the merits, the
evidence presented at such a hearing will not be as well developed as it would be at trial. State v. Bacon
Construction Co., 300 Conn. 471, 484, 15 A.3d 147 (2011) (quoting TES Franchising, supra, 286 Conn.

The court, having considered all the evidence including the testimony of witnesses and full exhibits,
finds that probable cause exists to sustain the validity of the plaintiff’s claims, and further, that the
plaintiff will prevail on all three counts of the operative complaint. The court found the testimony of the
witnesses called by the plaintiff to be believable, and found particularly compelling the testimony of the
plaintiff, an extremely credible witness. The court finds that the heinous nature of the defendant’s
misconduct had a devastating impact on the life of the plaintiff, who sustained substantial injuries,
including severe emotional distress, emotional struggles including but not limited to anger and
relationship issues, and alcohol abuse, all as a result of the defendant’s misconduct. The court further
finds that the plaintiff, who had been an honor student prior to the defendant’s exploitation and abuse of
the plaintiff, was unable to continue his education, suffered a loss of life enjoyment, and sustained a loss
of earning capacity as a result of the misconduct.Accordingly, in light of the reprehensible misconduct
of the defendant and the severity of the plaintiff’s injuries and damages, there is probable cause to
sustain the validity of the plaintiff’s claims. As such, in order to secure the judgment, the application for
UWYCV195030819S 12/16/2022 Page 1 of 2 a pre-judgment remedy is granted, in the amount of $3,500,000.00.


Attorney Ferry brings Wim Hof Method to Ferry Law


Attorney Ferry has expanded his training for trial work by certifying in a mindfulness program that increases focus and attention and creates clear thinking all while acting as a shield to stress brought on by the conflict inherently involved in pursuing litigation against an opponent.   The WHM is a powerful tool to combat stress and inflammation in the body and brain caused by stress and clients at Ferry Law are exposed to and offered mindfulness teachings as part of Ferry Law’s commitment to help our clients heal faster from their injuries and feel better.

Ferry Law Joins  American Trucking Attorneys Academy (ATAA)


Attorney Samuel Martin and Kevin Ferry have joined the American Trucking Attorneys Academy, ATAA.  Membership is for those willing to become visionaries and to work at this craft to bring justice to those who have had a dangerous truck take away life or good health.  

Truck Accident Litigation

Truck Accident Litigation is Ferry Law’s focus and we will win record verdicts by telling our clients stories. Attorney Martin just litigated his first case and won a verdict in excess of 2 millions dollars with the help of the amazing paralegal and legal assistant team. Attorney Ferry cross examined a Johns Hopkins-educated paid, opinion witness hired by the insurance company to belittle our client’s severe injuries and exposed that doctor for his greed and apathy towards the client’s very real and debilitating pain.

Mindfulness in the Courtroom

Attorney Ferry also brought his mindfulness and advanced breath work practice to the courtroom.  He delivered a passionate closing argument that inspired the jury to recognize the deep connections that exist between all human beings and the importance of their duty to fully return what had been taken away in the way how health and quality of life from the client.

Ferry Law is turning up the heat on dangerous trucks and carriers.   For any Connecticut Truck accident, contact 833 Ferry Law or email us at   We want to keep ‘em trucking safely!  Anyone involved in hauling a dangerous load should be fully responsible!  There is too much to risk to have it any other way.   We are honing our expertise in Truck Accident law to see that happen like never before! 

Call 833-Ferry-Law or email

Dr. Robert Malone: CDC Got Caught Hiding Data, Vaccination Might Increase Risk of Omicron Infection

While in Florida, The Epoch Times sat down with Dr. Robert Malone—who is a vaccine expert, and holds several patents to the original mRNA technology—and discussed how the CDC recently got caught hiding critical vaccine data, how getting the COVID-19 vaccine might actually increase the risk of Omicron infection, as well as the concept of “mass formation psychosis.”

Read full story here.

Renowned  Scientist issues Dire Warning about Covid Vaccine in children

group of monkeys

by Robert W. Malone MD, MS

My wife, Jill used to work at the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park for the research unit called CRES (The Center for Research on Endangered Species) in the late 1980s. She did primary behavior research on mother-infant dyads, both as an intern and later as an employee. In particular, she was involved in behavioral studies involving Lion-tailed macaques, which are an endangered species of monkey from India. The purpose of the research was to find ways to increase the emotional well being of the animals, as some of these monkeys have significant issues breeding in captivity.

There was one mother named Polly and her infant daughter Dewa which were particularly interesting. Polly would let her infant girl nurse for a while and when she was tired of it, she would pull her off her nipple and literally hold Dewa’s head to the concrete floor for about 30 seconds. Dewa would scream and chitter – with her little arms and legs flaying around. Then Polly would suddenly let her go and the infant would run screaming away from her. It was horrifying to watch.

Jill observed this pair through infancy. She continued to observe as Dewa grew up and had an infant son of her own. One day, when the little boy monkey was quite small, Dewa got tired of the baby nursing. She literally pulled him off and held him firmly to the ground as he squirmed and screamed- just as her mother had done to her.

The effects of abuse, neglect and harms done to children can and will pass through generations. Often, these long-term effects on the person are unknown until the person is grown up and has children of their own.

Our children are our future. They must be protected from heavy handed, ineffective policies that marginally protect adults over the well being of our more precious asset. Our children. Let me write it again for emphasis… our children are our future.

I have written and spoken out about vaccine mandates for children and why they are wrong. Children are rarely at risk of severe disease from COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 and almost all deaths of children have been those with co-morbidities. The vaccines have a high adverse event profile in children that has not been fully analyzed. This is reason enough to not allow mandates, even State government or regional school board mandates. But I have not written as much about masks, school closures, and the selfishness of teacher’s unions, who are more interested in protecting themselves than children.

Children are at very little risk from COVID-19 severe disease. Most kids in the USA now have natural immunity, many have been vaccinated, and Omicron is nothing more than a cold for the vast majority of children and adults. Even during Delta, children rarely develop severe COVID-19 disease. They have strong, healthy immune systems. This disease is stratified by age and co-morbidities. We all know this by now. Furthermore, neither masks nor vaccines prevent infection, replication or transmission of the Omicron strain of SARS-CoV-2.

There is no reason to mask children in schools. There is no reason to mask children in shops, restaurants, parks, after school program, etc. There is no reason for children to have plexiglass shields around them in the class room. There is no reason why we need to deny children exercise programs, sports, after school care and physical education. It is time to end social distancing programs and let kids be kids. Children are social beings. Having normal social interactions with other people, with other children is critical to growing up in a healthy environment. Social isolation of children is not ok. Sports, after school program, childcare, recreational activities and extracurricular activities need to return to normalcy.

One important way children learn is by mimicry. Facial expressions of friends, teachers, mentors, parents not only are important for speech development, they are important for children to learn emotional norms and behaviors. We do not know what damage we are doing by masking. At this point, long term effects are unknown.

Furthermore, the COVID-19 unvaccinated children must be treated no differently than any other child. It is not anyone’s business other than the parent’s whether a child is vaccinated for COVID-19 or not. American’s have a fundamental right to privacy and there is no exclusionary clause for people younger than a certain age. Unvaccinated children or unmasked children should not be segregated, shamed or put in special rooms. They should not be excluded from the playground or sports activities. Society, our government, is doing an unprecedented and known amount of damage to the healthy development of our children. This has to stop.

COVID-19 testing of our school children needs to end. Not only is it a medical procedure that is being forced upon children, often without their permission, it is not needed. It is uncomfortable and more than that, it is a violation of their bodies. This is particularly true when schools and other social institutions are forcing this test upon children because of their vaccination status.

As the Biden administration doubles down on masks, testing and vaccines for children, people are waking up. The democrats are creating an army of new republicans and independent families, who are currently and will be voting in the future at the midterms.

That’s a 14-percentage point swing from a nine-point Democratic advantage to a five-point GOP edge, and among the largest advantages the GOP has ever held in Gallup polling.

As we travel around the country, speaking a conferences, churches, summits and rallies, we hear from parents over and over again phrases like this.

“I used to be a democrat, but now I don’t think I will ever be able to vote for a democrat again.”

“ I don’t know what I am anymore.”

“I am questioning everything I use to believe about the democratic party”

The science is very clear on our children. The data is clear. Children need to be allowed to have normal childhoods. Our parents who are paying attention know this.

Our children are our most precious assets.

If you doubt what I am saying, then Listen to their stories.

And then listen to what a pediatric cardiologist and a pediatric psychiatrist have to say about this.

What we are doing is wrong. It must stop. Now. The damage already done will last for decades.

Ferry Law Installs Little Free Library

Little Free Library New Britain CT

Ferry Law has recently installed a Little Free Library in the garden in front of the office. This library is just one of many little libraries that are popping up all over the world and one of three in New Britain. Check it out here: We hope that this will be a fun place for folks to stop before or after their walks in the park. The books are free and part of our Wellness Program at Ferry Law.

Visitors to the library are also welcome to share books they might like to pass along to others. There are books for adults and children in the library, so stop by and visit us! We will have a Grand Opening for our little library on Tuesday, September 14, 9:30-11 a.m. All of the attorneys and staff at the office will be available for a “meet and greet” that morning as well. Refreshments will be served. Come and get to know us!

Ferry Law Sponsors Dog Star Rescue

Ferry Law CT Telethon Dogstar

Ferry Law was proud to be a sponsor of the 2nd Dog Star Rescue Telethon. Not only did we financially support this event, but Attorney Ferry was one of the performers (in a duet on the Tibetan Singing Bowls). Dog Star Rescue was able to raise over $20,000 from this event. Every dollar counts for these nonprofit organizations, and we are proud to be a part of it.

New Britain Lawyer Strategically Chose Settlement Over Trial

Personal Injury Lawyers in CT

Plaintiff’s attorney Monique Foley of Ferry Law has secured a $125,000 settlement for her client, a pedestrian injured on a crosswalk.

Accident caused knee injury: Plaintiff claimed

Settlement $125,000

Case Antonio D. Martins v.  George A. Lacava, Executor Of The Estate Of Anthony G. Lacava, No. HHD-CV-19-6117652

Court Hartford Judicial District, Superior Court

Judge Matthew Budzik

Date 9/11/2020



Monique S. Foley, Law Office Of Kevin C. Ferry, LLC, New Britain, CT 



Christian A. Sterling, Katz & Seligman, PC, Hartford, CT 

Facts & Allegations 

On Nov. 11, 2018, plaintiff Antonio D. Martins, 73, was walking westbound on Nott Street near its intersection at Ridge Road in Wethersfield, CT. Martins claimed that as he was walking in the crosswalk, a vehicle being driven by Anthony G. Lacava south on Ridge Road, suddenly and unexpectedly, drove through the intersection striking him. Martins claimed injuries to his face, elbows and knees.

LaCava admitted liability but passed away before the lawsuit was filed from causes unrelated to the motor vehicle collision. Martins sued George A. Lacava, Executor Of The Estate Of Anthony G. Lacava seeking damages from his claimed injury.


Bilateral knees; physical therapy; strains and sprains; bilateral elbows; lacerations, swelling and brusing

Martins was taken by ambulance to a local emergency room with complains of pain in both knees. Martins had X-rays and was discharged. Martin claimed bi-lateral sprains of knees; lacerations of his right and left elbows; and underwent physical therapy. Martins claimed residual pain and limitations walking. Martins claimed he may require future knee surgery. Martins sought to recover damages for past and future medical costs; and damages for past and future pain and suffering.

The defense claimed Martins only sustained a minor knee injury according to MRI imaging. The defense claimed his knee injury was fully healed after he completed physical therapy last year. The defense claimed he does not require any future surgery.


Prior to trial, the case was settled with the insurance carrier for the Estate of LaCava agreeing to pay Martins $125,000.

Long Silenced Voices Now Heard: Ferry Law helps PTSD victims get compensation for emotional injuries

Kevin Ferry Lawyer and Sam Martin

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD can occur when a person experiences a traumatic event.

It can also occur after a person witnesses a loved one or close friend in serious life-threatening danger. If you have ever been in a collision or experienced emotional trauma, you likely have realized that the fear and anxiety doesn’t always end once the vehicles have come to a stop or you have left the emergency room. Sometimes the circumstances of a collision can even stir up past traumas and cause us to relive them.

This was the very the experience of a recent Ferry Law client whose PTSD symptoms from childhood trauma were retriggered years later after she and a close friend were t-boned in their car on the way to work. Even as the client’s body began to heal, she suffered terrifying nightmares when trying to sleep and intense anxiety when she got behind the wheel again. The emotional trauma carried on into the future and affected many aspects of the client’s life including her ability to work.

At Ferry Law, we understand that the impact of a collision often does not just include physical injuries. It can hurt intimate relationships, our work life, cause us to lose interest in activities we once loved, withdraw into ourselves and cause us emotional pain and suffering. We firmly believe that a plaintiff deserves to be compensated for all injuries, not just the ones that will show up on an X-Ray or that can be treated with physical therapy.

Through Ferry Law’s holistic approach to the legal practice, we build the support system needed to help our clients feel comfortable sharing their traumas and maximize the compensation for their injuries. Lawsuits can also be traumatic events for victims and survivors so we offer free yoga classes to our clients to help them mentally and physically prepare for the stressors of litigation. We are compassionate and empathic advocates committed to creating a safe space for the voices that were once silenced to be heard.

If you or a loved one has experienced an event that you believe has resulted in PTSD symptoms including but not limited to repeated distressing memories, dreams, flashbacks related to a traumatic event, we encourage you to seek the help of treatment professionals. In addition, please contact the attorneys at Ferry Law so that we can secure compensation for your treatment and any other ways your life has been disrupted. 

Postponed: Ferry Law to Sponsor Craft Sippin’ in New Britain

Ferry Law to sponsor Craft Sippin' in New Britain

Once again, Ferry Law is a proud sponsor of this event, initially scheduled for Friday, March 27, 6-9 p.m. It is now postponed due to the Coronavirus, new date and time to be announced.

This Craft Sippin’ in New Britain link contains all the information participants need, including a list of participating breweries. The New Britain Museum of American Art is a gem in our community. Join us for a fun evening of tasting and community.

Ferry Law is once again a major sponsor of the CT Breast Health Initiative’s Race in the Park


Race in the Park is to be held on Saturday, May 9, at Walnut Hill Park in New Britain (directly across the street from the Ferry Law office). The Connecticut RACE IN THE PARK is held each May on the Saturday before Mother’s Day. Thousands of people will be there to participate in race day festivities and events while honoring cancer survivors, remembering those they’ve lost, and just celebrating life. This race raises funds important to advance the fight against breast cancer in Connecticut. 100% of the money is raised in Connecticut. 100% of it stays in Connecticut. We are proud to be a part of it. Come see us at our Ferry Law booth!

‘Don’t Steamroll People’: These Personal Injury Lawyers Are Learning How to Unwind

Ferry Law Attorney CT Mindfullness Meeting

New Britain attorney Kevin Ferry said it was important for his mental health to be more mindful in his life. So Ferry opened his doors to fellow attorneys who also want to slow it down in their personal and professional roles.

By Robert Storace | March 10, 2020 at 12:56 PM

Among those attending the monthly mindfulness meetup for attorneys in New Britain Monday evening were, from left to right: Heather Adams of Hartford-based Conway Stoughton Attorneys at Law; Cara Cavallari of the Law Office of Kevin Ferry; Kevin Ferry of the Law Office of Kevin Ferry; West Hartford solo practitioner John Montalbano; yoga practitioner Leslie Gordon; and Monique Foley of the Law Office of Kevin Ferry. Photo: Robert Storace/ALM

How did New Britain personal injury and criminal defense attorney Kevin Ferry get passed his “slash-and-burn approach” to cross-examination?


Ferry said the rigors and stress of the job made him want to “make drastic changes” in how he approached work and his clients. He now gives clients compact discs and books on meditation and yoga, has created an in-house wellness studio for his six employees, pays for free monthly massages for staff, and closes the office twice a year to volunteer for a nonprofit.

Realizing there were other attorneys who wanted to slow down, breathe a little easier and practice mindfulness, Ferry opened his small Lexington Street office to fellow attorneys to come to do just that: breathe easier with yoga practitioner Leslie Gordon and practice mindfulness.

Mindfulness, Ferry said, means different things to different people. For him, “it’s more about connecting to people on a more personal level.”

“With mindfulness you can stop spinning your thoughts, quiet the mind and connect to nature,” he said.

Where the region’s top lawyers, law firms and in-house teams will gather to celebrate their most stellar achievements of the year.

Last month, Ferry, 54, and about half a dozen fellow attorneys met in the law office basement to slow it down. They did so again Monday evening for two hours.

This time, five attorneys and Gordon came together for food, wine and beer and a seven-minute meditation and breathing exercise. Then, they talked about their day and their profession, and watched 45 minutes of a video about how seeds from around the world affect our daily lives.

“Mindfulness also means being in tune with the world,” Ferry said. “Watching television is easy. Mindfulness, though, is everything. Become present. Do not watch TV. Start to connect, and start to care about the world around you.”

Sessions might focus on exercises, such as yoga or Tai Chi, or involve a discussion about a book, nature or the environment.

‘Balance in my life’

For Heather Adams, an insurance litigation principal attorney at Hartford-based Conway Stoughton, the sessions are vital.

“The practice of litigation is so transactional,” she said. “Mindfulness can make me an advocate for change.”

West Hartford solo practitioner John Montalbano said the sessions create a sense of community.

“I want this to give me balance in my life,” he said. “I enjoy that everyone shares their backgrounds, and we talk about the books we’ve read. And I like rubbing shoulders with like-minded people.”

By day, Montalbano handles personal injury and workers’ compensation matters.

“Being a lawyer is stressful, and being a solo is another added level of stress,” he said. “I’d like to be calmer and more centered. And I think coming here helps me do that.”

Organizer Ferry said he’d love to have 100 people attend the monthly gatherings.

“There is no agenda, no marketing just people who want a calmer presence in their life,” he said.

For his part, Ferry said he’s been practicing mindfulness for several years now, and credits it with making him a better person and a more efficient attorney.

“I’ve learned when to pick my battles and where to focus my energies,” he said. “For example, I used to have a slash-and-burn approach on cross-examination. Now I just do my job and don’t steamroll people.”

During closing arguments at a recent jury trial, which he won, Ferry read from Lao Tzu’s “Tao Te Ching.” The book focuses on wisdom and contentment.

“Reading those passages helped me connect with the jury,” he said. “About four of the jurors were even in tears.”

The next gathering at Ferry’s office is set for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 13.