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Jeffrey L. Ment

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Hartford, CT

The Ment Law Group, PC
225 Asylum Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: 860-294-0510
Fax: 860-969-3210
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021
Licensed in Connecticut Since: 1992
Practice Areas: General Litigation (30%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%), Business Litigation (20%), Business/Corporate (20%)
Attorney Profile

As the managing partner at the Ment Law Group PC, in Hartford, Connecticut, Mr. Jeffrey L. Ment devotes his practice to assisting police officers with legal issues related to their work and advocating on behalf of hospitality companies and manufacturers involved in travel-related or product liability lawsuits. During a legal career spanning almost three decades, Mr. Ment has tried dozens of cases to verdict and settled many more at the negotiating table. He prefers to resolve contentious legal issues amicably and encourages disputing parties to consider mediation, but he is also prepared to fight passionately for his clients in court.

Mr. Ment earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law. He is licensed to practice law before the state courts of Connecticut and New York, the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. District Courts for the District of Connecticut and the Southern District of New York. Mr. Ment is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Litigation Section, the American Bar Association’s Air Space Law Section and the International Bar Association’s Leisure Industries Section, and he has written on legal and travel issues for publications including The New York Times, the San Francisco Examiner and USA Today.

More than 1,000 local, state and federal law enforcement officers have asked Mr. Ment to assist them with matters ranging from workers’ compensation disputes to internal investigations. He also uses experience he acquired in the travel industry to help airlines, hotel companies and insurers deal with emergency situations while remaining in compliance with national and international laws. Mr. Ment has also earned a Distinguished rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 30%General Litigation
  • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Business Litigation
  • 20%Business/Corporate
Focus Areas

Litigation, Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Contracts, Business Organizations

Selections

1 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021

About Jeffrey L. Ment

First Admitted: 1992, Connecticut

Professional Webpage: https://www.mentlaw.com/about/jeffrey-ment/

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Priscilla Vining v. B&J Transportation, Inc.; Todd Lentocha v. Havis, Inc.; Justin Lund v. Milford Hospital (Conn. Super. Ct. No. 19834); Joseph Salmieri v. Dept. of Public Safety (Conn. App. Ct. No. 21106); Conrad v. Erickson (41 Conn. App. 243); Fitzgerald v. Flaherty (49 Conn. App. 901); Luba Hill v. Cohen & Wolf (98 Conn. App. 905); Konefal v. Konefal (107 Conn. App. 354); Pelletier v. Sordoni/Skanska Construction (286 Conn. 563); Rosenfeld v. Rogin Nassau (69 Conn. App. 151); Conn. State Police Union v. Conn. Dept. of Emergency Services and Public Protection (2012 WL 386679)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Should Clients Stay or Should They Go, https://www.travelagewest.com/Industry-Insight/Opinion/Legal-Lingo-Should-Clients-Stay-or-Should-They-Go-
  • Legal Issues Impacting Student Travel, SYTA, 2019; Terms & Conditions, Releases, Waivers and Other Legal Lingo, NTA, 2019; Tour Guide Training Symposium, ITMI, 2018; Understanding the new GDPR and its’ implications for travel companies, USTOA & NTA, 2018; Student Youth Travel Association Summit: “Risk Management and Key Issues in Student Travel” and “How to Survive a Tax Audit”, 2018; National Tour Association – 2017 Travel Exchange Seminar; 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
  • “Huffing and Puffing: When Can Representations in a Travel Company’s Brochure Provide a Basis for a Claim for Personal Injuries?” Travel Law Quarterly, vol. 5 no. 2, 2013 
  • “Munn v. Hotchkiss School: A Risk Management Case Study,” Adventure Travel News, November 14, 2017
  • Flying In The COVID-19 Era, https://www.sfexaminer.com/features/flying-in-the-covid-19-era/
  • Why Is Getting a Refund From an Online Travel Agency So Hard?, https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/travel/coronavirus-refund-travel-ota.html?smid=em-share
  • Corona Virus Travel Refund Battles Expose deposit Shell Game, https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/investigations/2020/09/24/coronavirus-travel-refund-battles-expose-deposit-shell-game/5866489002/
  • What Destination Info Should You Share With Clients, https://www.travelagewest.com/Industry-Insight/Opinion/Legal-Lingo-What-Destination-Info-Should-You-Share-With-Clients-
  • What to Know When Hiring and Training New to Industry Travel Advisors, https://www.travelagewest.com/Industry-Insight/Opinion/Legal-Lingo-What-to-Know-When-Hiring-and-Training-New-to-Industry-Travel-Advisors
  • Why the Way You Market Yourself Matters, https://www.travelagewest.com/Industry-Insight/Opinion/Legal-Lingo-Why-the-Way-You-Market-Yourself-Matters
  • Tips On How Travel agents Can Confront the Corona Virus, https://www.travelagewest.com/Industry-Insight/Business-Features/Legal-Lingo-Tips-on-How-Travel-Agents-Can-Confront-the-Coronavirus
  • How To Handle Legal Threats From Clients in Regard to COVID-19, https://www.travelagewest.com/Industry-Insight/Opinion/Legal-Lingo-How-to-Handle-Legal-Threats-From-Clients-in-Regard-to-COVID-19
  • What to Do About Those Unfair Credit Card Chargebacks, https://www.travelagewest.com/Industry-Insight/Opinion/Legal-Lingo-What-to-Do-About-Those-Unfair-Credit-Card-Chargebacks
  • What Travel Advisors Should Add to Their Terms and Conditions Now, https://www.travelagewest.com/Industry-Insight/Opinion/Legal-Lingo-What-Travel-Advisors-Should-Add-to-Their-Terms-and-Conditions-Now

Bar/Professional Activity

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

Industry Groups

  • Travel Industry and Law Enforcement
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Office Location for Jeffrey L. Ment

225 Asylum Street
Hartford, CT 06103

Phone: 860-294-0510

Fax: 860-969-3210

Last Updated: 7/21/2021

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