New lawsuit against Bruce Bemer – time is of the essence to bring your claim!

Bruce Bemer claims with Kevin Ferry Law

Ferrylaw just filed another case, its fourth in total, against Bruce Bemer for sexual abuse against a minor. The case is now pending in the Hartford Judicial District. The matter was filed under pseudonym which means the identity of the victim remains private, until further order of the Court. 

It is unknown how many other victims are out there. However, time is of the essence. There are time limits on when a lawsuit can be filed. In Connecticut, you have until your forty-eighth birthday (thirty years post-majority) to bring a lawsuit to recover damages sustained as a result of sexual abuse as a minor. If you or a loved one has been a victim of these heinous acts, don’t delay. Failure to do so could result in you losing your ability to ever recover. You should not feel embarrassed, shamed or afraid to come forward. However, if you are experiencing any of these feelings, this might be the best step in helping to heal the wounds inflicted. Most victims of sexual abuse are hesitant to bring claims for fear of re-living the horrible nightmares associated with the abuse. The time to take control of your life and get the professional help you need is now. Ferrylaw will help.  In addition, we can help to make sure you stay anonymous. Our firm has been up to the Appellate Court twice on this issue. We did not stop until we were able to prevail in our fight to protect our client’s privacy interests.   

A Danbury jury found Bruce Bemer guilty in June of 2019 on four counts of Patronizing Prostitution <18 Victim/Trafficking in violation of Connecticut General Statutes (53a-83(c)) and one count of Accessory to Trafficking in Persons in violation of C.G.S. 53a-192. Bemer was sentenced to 20 years jail, execution suspended after 10 years, 5 years of probation. He is currently out on a $750,000.00 appeal bond. Bemer is appealing based on “faulty readying of jury instructions” to the jury.  We estimate that Bruce Bemer has paid his team of lawyers, from several different law firms, between 1-3 million dollars in fees to date.

Ferry Law gives back to community

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At Ferry Law, the personal injury attorneys and support staff members believe in being in involved and giving back to the community where they work. That is why we chose to sponsor a New Britain Habitat for Humanity Job Site and participate in the construction of a home on the site on August 1, 2019. Our team worked on building a porch for the house, finishing the bathroom, installing trim and floors and roofing. To celebrate our team work and all the fun we had, we finished the day with a celebration at a local Jamaican restaurant where we noshed on Jamaican patties and beer. We look forward to many other opportunities to serve our community.

View the photo gallery of this event on flicker!

Ferrylaw is passionate about helping victims of car, truck and motorcycle accidents

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Ferrylaw is entering its 27th year helping injury victims of negligently operated trucks, motorcycles and cars obtain justice. We have helped the injured obtain compensation and provide helpful counsel for stress reduction and mindfulness to our injury victims.

Ferrylaw is committed to helping our clients heal in mind, body and spirit. There are more trucks on the road than ever, and truck cases require an experienced and determined trial attorney. A general practitioner or an attorney who settles personal injury cases but doesn’t take cases to trial is not the way to go with a trucking case or catastrophic injury case.

Ferrylaw has obtained some of the highest verdicts in the state in truck cases using experience and expertise developed over nearly three decades of helping the little guy take on Goliath. We enjoy the challenge and love taking money from those who are greedily trying to hold onto our client’s compensation.

Contact Ferrylaw today if you are a victim of a truck, car, or motorcycle accident.

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.

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.

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.

FerryLaw Holiday Toy Collection

FerryLaw is teaming up with the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center to collect toys for children at CCMC. Please consider dropping by the office to say hello and to bring a new, unwrapped toy. Items are especially needed for teens and infants.

Here is a link to the CCMC website with some basic guidelines for the donations:  https://www.connecticutchildrens.org/support-us/donate-toys/

Thank you for joining us in spreading cheer to children at CCMC this holiday season.

Donations are needed by December 18.

Congratulations to Attorney Foley: 2018 Connecticut Rising Star Honors

Congratulations to Attorney Monique S. Foley who has been selected to the 2018 Connecticut Rising Stars list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 2.5% of attorneys in Connecticut receive this distinction. You can find her in the following publications and online:

  • New England Super Lawyers Magazine, November 2018
  • Connecticut Magazine, November 2018,
  • The online attorney directory on SuperLawyers.com

Habitat for Humanity–Public Service Day

Staff members from FerryLaw participated this year in the Habitat for Humanity public service day, May 30, 2018. Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit multi-service agency helping individuals and families obtain housing. 90% of the labor used for projects is volunteer, allowing them to keep costs down so that they are able to provide affordable, simple, decent home-ownership opportunities to low-income families.

The team at FerryLaw rolled up their sleeves and got busy hauling wood, hanging sheetrock and even drilling a few holes in several homes located in Hartford, CT during our last Habitat for Humanity day last fall. This time we helped our friends in our own backyard, New Britain.

If you would like to learn more about Volunteer Opportunities through Habitat for Humanity, visit: http://hartfordhabitat.org/volunteering/other-ways-to-volunteer/ or to donate go to: http://hartfordhabitat.org/donate-now/

FerryLaw Sponsors a Race in the Park 2018


FerryLaw was once again a proud sponsor for this year’s Race in the Park at Walnut Hill Park, May 12, 2018. The Race is one of the largest in the area which funds research for breast cancer and is a fundraiser for the CT Breast Health Initiative. Attorney Cavallari participated in the 5K run, and other members of the FerryLaw Staff volunteered in various other ways during the event. This is an important event, and one very close to our hearts, in the continued fight against breast cancer and  in the awareness this event brings. We hope our contributions help in the ongoing fight against this terrible disease.

Download Kevin’s Accident App

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Be careful driving this holiday! Download our FREE app for peace of mind. This is your first stop after you’ve been in an accident. Our Accident App tells you everything you need to know when you’ve been in an accident with quick links and easy access to help.

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Special Olympics CT – Ferry Law’s Winter Games Sponsorship

We were delighted to be a Bronze Sponsor for the Special Olympics Winter Games 2018.  We have a philosophy to support those in need in our local Connecticut community, and this was a perfect vehicle for us to ‘walk the walk’.

Special Olympics CT is such a worthy, well established organization, doing great work for those who really need it, we were only too pleased to join their ‘team’.

Despite the weather turning nasty in the afternoon, we had a wonderful time in the sunshine at the Opening Ceremony at Eversource in Windsor, receiving a much-appreciated sponsor recognition award, and enjoying the ceremonial lighting of the Olympic flame.

LOKCF Selected for 2017 Connecticut Super Lawyers list

We are very proud and excited to announce our office being selected for the 2017 Connecticut Super Lawyer list. This is an honor received by no more than 5% of the attorneys in our state.

From Super Lawyers:

“Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. Our patented selection process is rigorous and results in third-party validation of your professional accomplishments.

We would like to take this chance to recognize all the help and support from our team members, clients, family and friends throughout the years. Without you, none of this would be possible.

The Cost of Civil Litigation

The price to bring a simple claim for compensation due to injuries caused by a negligent person is now $360.00 to file the complaint and writ of summons in court.

See C.G.S. Section 52-259.

Lawsuits in Connecticut must be filed electronically, so there is no cost whatsoever to the state to accept a filing since it never touches human hands. To serve the writ of summons and complaint, the law allows an indifferent person or a State Marshal to make service of the papers. Most attorneys use State Marshals and they are paid depending on how many pages the complaint contains, how many parties must be served, and the distance of travel needed to effectuate service. If you elect a jury trial instead of a judge trial, you must pay a jury fee of $440.00. See Connecticut General Statute Section 52-258. Oddly, the jury fee must be paid early in the case and is not refundable even if you settle the case and do not need a jury. This is another rip off tax decoyed as a court fee.

So, the cost to bring a case to court when you have requested a jury will be at least $860.00. Approximately 90-95% of all civil cases settle before getting to the jury. Why then does the state keep 100% of the jury fee money? With all that extra money, why is the state laying off Judicial staff, and why does our capitol city Superior Court have only 3 civil judges and other courthouses have 5 or more who are simply not that busy?

A fair and just civil justice system shouldn’t price out people from bringing claims and a just judiciary should not be reeling in a 90% windfall on the outrageous jury fee.

ZERO PAY RESULTS IN $1.7 MILLION AWARD — APRIL 2017, NEW BRITAIN SUPERIOR COURT

A New Britain jury awarded over $1.7 million dollars to a 22 year old Avon woman…

who was badly burned on her back when she caught fire while standing next to a propane heater.

The Christian Youth Fellowship d/b/a Mountain Lake Bible Camp, Inc., in Warren, Connecticut, permitted a caretaker to perform personal repairs to his son’s truck in a small garage on its property. The caretaker’s son and our client were in the garage for a couple of hours when the caretaker came to check on them. They said it was cold and asked him to bring a propane tank so they could light the construction style, top hat heater. The heater was so old that the labeling was worn off and nobody would determine the make or model. The fire investigators testified that similar units have a clear to combustible of 6 to 10 feet.

Although our client admitted to hospital personnel that she was standing too close to the heater and caught fire, the jury found her just 20% at fault. The defense argued that plaintiff was a trespasser. We argued that she was a gratuitous licensee by virtue of the owner of the bible camp not objecting to other friends of the caretaker’s son who he discovered in the garage weeks earlier.
Nobody claimed ownership of the heater. The defendants blamed the caretaker for supplying the propane, the son for lighting the heater and the both of them for not warning the plaintiff to stand back. The Warren fire marshal and state trooper fire investigator agreed that the heater was not supposed to be used inside a building filled with flammable and combustible materials. The Warren fire marshal testified that the garage should have had a fire extinguisher.

Plaintiff filed an offer of compromise for $925,000.00 within 18 months of the return date, so approximately $220,000.00 in interest will be added to the verdict when the court enters judgment.

Attorney Monique Foley and certified legal intern Cara Cavallari assisted Attorney Ferry at trial.

P.S. You can also read the article written by US News about this case.