• 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 Admissions:

  • 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


Family Law

Mark J. Ferraro


Mark is formerly of Lewis, Lewis & Ferraro, LLC of West Hartford, CT.

Mark is now Of Counsel to the firm.  Mark has extensive experience in all aspects of family law.  He is the proud father of five children.

To contact Mark, please contact his paralegal, Lee Anne Candito.  She can be reached at leeanne@richrochlinlaw.com



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