Gaetano Ferro
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Gaetano Ferro is a past president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers, a past chair of the Connecticut Bar Association's Family Law Section, and a past president of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Mr. Ferro has three times been named as one of Super Lawyers Magazine's top ten lawyers in Connecticut. No other Connecticut divorce lawyer has even achieved that distinction even once. He has continuously been listed as one of Super Lawyers' top one hundred lawyers in New England. He has been listed in Naifeh and Smith, THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA each year since 1989. He frequently appears in other listings of top lawyers including those in Worth Magazine, New York Magazine, Westchester Magazine, and Connecticut Magazine.

Mr. Ferro was named Fellow of the Year by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in November, 2012.

Mr. Ferro has served as Editor in Chief of the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and of the Connecticut Family Lawyer. He was the Connecticut Bar Journal's Senior Topical Editor for Family Law for many years and was Executive Editor of the Connecticut Law Review.

Mr. Ferro has authored more than forty published articles on a wide variety of family law topics. Those articles have appeared in the Connecticut Law Tribune, the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the Connecticut Bar Journal, the Connecticut Family Lawyer, the Family Advocate, and other publications. His most recent publications are Alimony: Past, present and future; the Connecticut Law Tribune, 40 Conn.No.1. (January 2014), The Rich & Famous; How to maintain your balance when working with a heavyweight, 34 Family Advocate No. 4 (Spring 2012); Reflections of Past Editors, 42 J. of A.A.M.L. 356 (2012); and Electronically Stored Information: What Matrimonial Lawyers and Computer Forensics Need to Know, 23 J. of A.A.M.L. 1 (2010).

Mr. Ferro has lectured and given demonstrations across the country on more than one hundred occasions to many different professional organizations including, most recently, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Mid-year Meeting (Attacking and Defending Premarital Agreements)(Cancun, Mexico, March, 2014); The University of Connecticut School of Law's Business of Law course (Guest panelist)(Hartford, Connecticut, February, 2014); Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers' Section (presenter: Deconstructing a Custody Evaluation)(New Britain, Connecticut, October 2013); Association of Family and Conciliation Courts / American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Advanced Issues in Child Custody Conference (program Co-Chair; moderator: Daubert and child custody evaluations)(Washington, D.C., September 2013); American Bar Association Section of Family Law / National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 27th Annual Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute (faculty; presenter: Deconstructing a Custody Evaluation) (Boulder, Colorado, July 2013); Illinois Institute of Technology / Chicago-Kent College of Law Cutting-Edge Child Custody Symposium (presenter: Direct and Cross-Examination of a Child Custody Evaluator; Pyschological Tests)(Chicago, June 2013); New England Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Electronic Evidence)(Boston, May 2013).

Mr. Ferro is available to speak to groups on family law topics. Contact him at

Mr. Ferro served on the State of Connecticut Judicial Task Court which created the Family Rules of Court and serves on the Connecticut Judicial Branch's Family Commission. He recently sat on the Connecticut Law Revision Commission's alimony study group.

Mr. Ferro serves and has served, pro bono, as a special Court Master in family and custody cases on numerous occasions in the Stamford and Middletown courts.

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