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Jeffrey L. Ment

Partner

The head of the firm’s new Hartford office, Jeffrey L. Ment joined Silver Golub & Teitell LLP last year after 24 years with another Hartford law firm. His areas of practice include medical malpractice, personal Injury, product liability, travel and tourism/hospitality law and police officer matters.

Mr. Ment has tried more than 30 cases to verdict as well as many more cases resolved in arbitration and/or mediation. These include medical malpractice cases involving primary care as well as the following specialties: neurosurgery, general surgery, ophthalmology and radiology; more than 7,000 personal injury claims, including significant, complex injuries including traumatic brain injury, paraplegia, burns, loss of smell and orthopedic injuries; and product liability cases involving skid steer loaders, forklifts, helicopters, dump trucks, medical devices, aerial lift trucks, asbestos, pool heaters and gas fireplaces.

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Contact Details

Phone: (860) 785-6585
Email: Jeffrey L. Ment
Fax: (203) 325-3769

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The head of the firm’s new Hartford office, Jeffrey L. Ment joined Silver Golub & Teitell LLP last year after 24 years with another Hartford law firm. His areas of practice include medical malpractice, personal Injury, product liability, travel and tourism/hospitality law and police officer matters.

Mr. Ment has tried more than 30 cases to verdict as well as many more cases resolved in arbitration and/or mediation. These include medical malpractice cases involving primary care as well as the following specialties: neurosurgery, general surgery, ophthalmology and radiology; more than 7,000 personal injury claims, including significant, complex injuries including traumatic brain injury, paraplegia, burns, loss of smell and orthopedic injuries; and product liability cases involving skid steer loaders, forklifts, helicopters, dump trucks, medical devices, aerial lift trucks, asbestos, pool heaters and gas fireplaces.

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Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Travel and Tourism/Hospitality Law
  • Police Officer Matters

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, Miami, FL, Juris Doctor
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Bachelor of Science

RECOGNIZED AMONG THE LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY

He has represented more than 1,000 law enforcement officers in Connecticut, including members of the following departments:

  • Connecticut State Police
  • Drug Enforcement Agency
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Hartford
  • West Hartford
  • East Hartford
  • Bloomfield
  • Avon
  • Glastonbury
  • Wethersfield
  • Rocky Hill
  • Middletown
  • East Haddam
  • Bridgeport

  • Westport
  • Meriden
  • Wallingford
  • Bristol
  • Cheshire
  • Colchester
  • Coventry
  • Danbury
  • Milford
  • East Hampton
  • New Haven
  • Hamden
  • Madison
  • Monroe

  • New Britain
  • New London
  • Newington
  • Orange
  • Plainfield
  • Putnam
  • Wilton
  • South Windsor
  • Southington
  • West Haven
  • East Haven
  • Windham
  • Windsor Locks

Mr. Ment routinely responds to the scene of a police officer involved in a shooting to provide legal counsel to the involved officer; he has been to more than 12 police-involved fatal shootings. Other matters that he routinely handles for police officers include:

  • Personal Injury
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Heart & Hypertension
  • Internal Affairs Investigations
  • Use of Deadly Force Investigations

  • Service Connected Disability
  • Employment
  • Real Estate
  • Estate Planning


REPRESENTING THE TRAVEL AND TOURISM INDUSTRY

Mr. Ment offers a unique ability to represent the many facets of the travel and tourism industry: travel agents, tour operators, hospitality groups, cruise lines, motor coach tours and insurers. He handles the defense of personal injury actions, international and national compliance laws, general representation for travel companies, resolution of lATA/ARC issues, contract drafting and risk avoidance management services.  His cases come from around the globe, including Africa, South America, Europe and the Caribbean.

He is trusted by tour operators and insurance companies to handle claims across the country and around the world, particularly in claims arising from accidents or incidents. He regularly represents clients in liability litigation arising from these accidents.

Prior Travel Experience

  • Travel Agent
  • Sales Manager for Eastern and Continental Airlines
  • Tour Guide

Areas of Practice: Travel and Tourism/Hospitality Law

  • Litigation/Claim Management
  • Wrongful Death
  • Serious Personal Injury
  • General Negligence
  • Misrepresentation of Facilities Based on Promotional Literature & Internet Advertisements
  • Sales and Purchase
  • Asset Management
  • Financing
  • Bankruptcy
  • Management & Operations
  • Risk Management/Risk Avoidance
  • Analysis of Product Literature/Website Materials/Brochures for Risk Minimization
  • Drafting of Contracts, Waivers, Releases and Terms and Conditions of Travel

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, Air Space Law Section, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • International Bar Association, Leisure Industries, Member
  • International Forum of Travel & Tourism, Member
  • United States Tour Operators Association, Member
  • Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys, Member
  • National Tour Association, Member
  • Adventure Travel Trade Association, Member
  • Student Youth Travel Association, Member
  • Member, Board of Directors, UConn Hillel

PUBLISHED WORKS


PRESENTATIONS AND LECTURES

  • 2018 Law Enforcement Labor Summit, 2018
  • 30th International Tour Management Institute, 2017
  • Overtime Law Changes, SYTA, 2016
  • Student Travel in 2016 and Beyond, SYTA, 2016
  • Business Succession Planning in the Travel Industry, NTA, 2015, 2014
  • Contract Negotiations in Travel, NTA, 2015, 2013
  • Risk Management in the Travel Industry, USTOA Seminar, 2014
  • Legal Issues in the Travel Industry, MyLawCLE, 2014
  • Vendor Selection in the Travel Industry, USTOA Seminar, 2013