Attentive. Compassionate. Decisive.

Mark J. Ferraro Esq.

MEMBER

Practice Areas:

  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Real Estate Law

Biography

PERSONAL:

Married to M. Rebecca Ferraro, a former teacher at St. Anthony Catholic School in Bristol. Proud father of five children.

Education

  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • LL.M. - 05/1996
    • Honors: Recipient of Highest Grade in Advanced Estate Planning
    • Major: Taxation Law
  • Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida
    • J.D. - 05/1985
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Class Rank: Top 10%
    • Honors: Charles A. Dana Academic Scholar
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Member, Tax Moot Court Team
    • Honors: Best Brief in Senior Moot Court Class
    • Honors: Book Award in Law and Social Science Class
    • Honors: Student Body Honor Court Justice
    • Honors: Student Bar Association Class Representative
    • Honors: Manager of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)
    • Honors: Vice-President Stetson's Christian Legal Society
  • Taylor University, Upland, Indiana
    • B.S. - 05/1982
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Class Rank: Top 1%
    • Honors: Grade Point Average: 3.9/4.0
    • Honors: Dean's list
    • Honors: Indiana Cardinal Society
    • Honors: Officer in Alpha Chi Honor Society
    • Honors: Student Body Treasurer
    • Honors: American Studies Program in Washington, D.C.

Bar Admission

  • Florida, 1986
  • Connecticut, 1986
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut

Published Works

  • "The Empirical Challenge to Death Qualified Juries: on Further Examination" (Co-Author with Michael Finch), Nebraska Law Review, Vol 65, 1986
  • Quoted at Length in Lockhart v. McCree, 476 U.S. 162, 1986

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Bristol Boys Club and Plainville YMCA, 1988 to 1990
  • City of Bristol Justice of Peace, 1988
  • Parish President, St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church, Bristol, 1995 to 1996
  • Bristol Association of Retarded Citizens, 2000
  • Bristol Clock Museum, 2001

Past Positions

  • Mark J. Ferraro, Attorney at Law, Bristol, Connecticut, Sole Practitioner
  • Mark J. Ferraro, Attorney at Law, City of Bristol, Connecticut, Assistant Corporation Counsel, 1987 to 1990
  • Ft. Myers, Florida Office, Associate, 1986 to 1987
  • 13th Judicial Circuit, Assistant State Attorney, 1985 to 1986
  • Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida, Research Assistant, 1985 to 1985
  • United States Attorney's Office, Tampa, Florida, Prosecution Clinic Intern., 1985 to 1985
  • Sieman, Larsen & Purdy, Chicago, Illinois, Law Clerk, Sarasota, Florida Office, 1984 to 1984

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Family and Taxation Law Sections, Member
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Family Law and Child Advocacy Sections, Chairman YLS, 1991 to 1991
  • Hartford County Bar Association, Estates and Probate, Family Law Sections, Member
  • Hartford County Bar Association, Estate Planning and Trust Section, Co-Chairman, 1995 to 1997
  • Bristol Bar Association, Chairman of Law Day Program, 1989 to 1989
  • Bristol Bar Association, Chairman of Law Day Program, 1990 to 1990
  • Bristol Democratic Party Town Committee, President Young Democrats, 1988 to 1989