Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A Mayor, A Congressman and a Lawyer Walk Into a Bar.....

Mayor Tim OBrien, Congressman Christopher Murphy,
Janis Joplin and Attorney Adrian Baron
(aka the Nutmeg Lawyer) Photo Credit: Discover Photo.  
I would like to extend my thanks to the Mayor of New Britain and Congressman Christopher Murphy.  Over the weekend, I invite the pair to meet with a business association I founded.  Readers of my blog may recall that my law office is located in a section of New Britain designated as "Little Poland."  If you live in Connecticut, its worth a visit.  Visitors can actually conduct an entire day's business completely in Polish.  That includes legal consultations with yours truly.  The local post office has "POCZTA" written on the window (Polish for Post) and local Police officers are bilingual.  The street is full of Polish restaurants, bakeries, delis and a variety of professional services.

I invited the Congressman to visit and he was kind enough to oblige.  After chatting with him, I learned we had many things in common.  He attended Wethersfield High.  I attended at nearby Rocky Hill.  We both had Polish mothers.  We both went to law school.   He went to UCONN Law, I attended Pace.  We both started our legal careers practicing in Hartford.  He interned with Senator Chris Dodd.  I worked for Robert F. Kennedy Jr.  We were both about the same age.  Somewhere along the way, we took different paths.  Murphy went on to become a Congressman and is now running for the United States Senate.  I defend sticky fingered grandmothers and trust fund kids.  I was recently ordered by a judge to take custody of a cat in a divorce dispute. Where did our paths separate?  I must have taken a wrong turn at Albuquerque.



6 Year Old Christian Olak asked 
the Congressman if he really met the president.
Our lunch was held at the Belvedere Restaurant located in the heart of "Little Poland." Once the site of a down and out strip club, the space has been part of the neighborhood's tremendous revitalization effort.  Today it is an elegant restaurant that serves Salmon with Mango Salsa, lobster ravioli and roast duck. During our luncheon they even provided caviar.  The Polonia Business Association then presented the congressman with a Key to Little Poland honoring his efforts in promoting business growth and his support of the Visa Waiver Program for Poland.  It should open every door in Little Poland.  Just make sure to jiggle the key. 


I also invited Timothy O'Brien, the mayor of New Britain, to introduce him to the various business owners from our group.  Attendees included a hodge podge of business people including aerospace manufacturers, attorneys, deli owners, photographers, and insurance agents.  I presented the mayor with a top hat from the group.  Why?  Because every mayor should have a top hat. We also gave him a pair of cufflinks from the 1960 democratic national convention.  It was the one that chose JFK as the party's nominee. I extend my warmest thanks to the Mayor and the Congressman for supporting our efforts.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice hat!! and artwork!

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Amelia said...

Hahaha! Maybe a wrong turn..maybe not. I'm sure more people are grateful for you than to him, and that's something to be proud of. I've been studying
corporate law, and utah real estate law, doesn't seem like a big deal, but I bet I can help a lot of people.

Anne Stuart said...

I'm with Amelia. You came to be what you are now for a reason. And right now, I think the both of you are doing what you are exactly meant to do. Keep it up!

long island divorce lawyer said...

That looks like a pretty good restaurant. It certainly has a lot of good-looking artwork all over its walls.

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It's amazing what they've done with the place. If you didn't mention it, I would never have guessed that the restaurant used to be a strip club.

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The title sounded like a perfect introduction to a joke. Timothy O'Brien's top hat looks cute on him.

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