How to Deal with Mental Health and Substance Abuse: Practical Tips and Strategies Lawyers Need to Consider
Clarity is a free-standing, completely independent professional evaluation center operated by neuropsychologists and psychiatrists. We perform fitness for duty evaluations for physicians, attorneys, dentists, pharmacists, airline pilots, executives, and other professionals.
For nearly 60 years as a not-for-profit treatment provider, Caron Treatment Centers has transformed the lives of thousands impacted by addiction and substance use through proven, comprehensive and personalized behavioral healthcare solutions.
Caron delivers evidence-based, gender-specific programming while treating patients and families with the respect and compassion they deserve. Caron’s goal is to ease the pain of individuals and families impacted by addiction by restoring health, hope, spirituality and relationships, ultimately preparing them for lifelong recovery.
Our firm acts as regional counsel to many individual, business, and commercial clients and is known for providing high quality legal services in a broad range of areas. Our personal injury / wrongful death trial lawyers at Ury & Moskow are well-regarded for their commitment to the thorough preparation and presentation of personal injury lawsuits on behalf of injured clients throughout Connecticut and in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Washington, DC, and Louisiana.
Not every personal injury attorney is a trial lawyer capable of mounting substantial litigation against insurance companies and their clients. At Ury & Moskow, we have successfully negotiated and litigated numerous successful personal injury lawsuits, recovering substantial damage awards on behalf of our clients as compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and long-term care.
From our Fairfield offices, the civil litigation and personal injury lawyers at Ury & Moskow provide sound legal advice to clients in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Washington, DC, including the communities of Bridgeport, Danbury, Hartford, New Haven, Norwalk, Stamford, and Waterbury, and all of Westchester County.
Dr. Walker is a forensic neuropsychologist in practice in Nashville, Tennessee. He is one of 8 psychologists in the nation who is double board certified. He is the director of Clarity Professional Evaluation Center, a program devoted to the evaluation of professionals suspected of impairment. In the past, he has served as the chief neuropsychologist of a brain injury hospital, and as a forensic neuropsychologist at Texas’ maximum security forensic facility. For 12 years he held a joint faculty appointment in the Neurology and Psychiatry departments at Vanderbilt University Medical School. His last two years at Vanderbilt he served as the Director of Forensic Services, a collection of faculty psychiatrists and psychologists devoted to research, training, and practice related to legal matters. His clinical interests include brain dysfunction and disease, violent behavior, addiction, and malingering.
When he’s not working as a neuropsychologist, Dr. Walker loves kayaking, hiking, and biking. He has mountain biked down Pike’s Peak, run the rapids of the Toro River in Costa Rica, and explored ice caves in New Zealand glaciers!
Mr. LaBella is the President and a Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers-Connecticut, Inc. (“LCL-CT”), a non-profit organization that assists lawyers in distress throughout the state of Connecticut. He was a member of the group that founded this organization in Connecticut. LCL CT is the sole contract provider to the State of a broad range of assistance services to the legal community. He also played a large role in the adopting of a statutory scheme that allows this organization to assist lawyers in a confidential and respectful manner throughout the state. Mr. LaBella actively participates in helping members of the legal profession find and stay in recovery.
An associate of the Ury & Moskow firm in Fairfield, Connecticut, Mr. LaBella is a litigator, focusing his practice in the areas of commercial law, construction law, personal injury, criminal law, insurance litigation, products liability, professional malpractice, and real estate. Mr. LaBella has lectured on the topic of mechanic's lien law and has been recognized by the Law Works for People network of the Connecticut Bar Association. Mr. LaBella has had a career in banking and insurance, and his practical business experience is an asset to his clients. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. LaBella was a compliance officer at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Licensed to practice in State and Federal Courts here in Connecticut, Mr. LaBella graduated from the Quinnipiac University School of Law in 1994, cum laude, and is a member of the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity. He received his B.A. from Vassar College in 1986. Mr. LaBella has resolved hundreds of cases in favor of his clients, has tried cases to conclusion in our state and federal courts, and has argued successfully before the Appellate and Supreme Courts of the State of Connecticut.
Mr. LaBella is a member of the American Association for Justice, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, and Greater Bridgeport Bar Association. He is also a member of the Connecticut Bar Association's Litigation Section. Mr. LaBella lives and plays golf in Ridgefield, Connecticut.