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McKeen Law Firm “Race To Fill The Pantry” 2014

“It’s a great event. It’s what we’re about.” – Ryan McKeen

Ryan McKeen at the 2013 "McKeen Law Firm Race To Fill the Pantry."

Ryan McKeen presenting the Glastonbury Food Bank with a check at the 2013 “McKeen Law Firm Race To Fill the Pantry.”

McKeen Law Firm is proud to announce it is sponsoring the 2014 “Race To Fill The Pantry”.

The McKeen Law Firm Race to Fill the Pantry, a 5K  course/ 2-mile course/ 1/4-mile children’s race hosted by the Glastonbury River Runners, will take place on Sunday, November 9th, 2014 at Riverfront Park in Glastonbury, Connecticut.

$5 from every registration fee will be donated to the Glastonbury Food Bank. Runners and walkers are asked to donate a non-perishable food item.

The Glastonbury River Runners were able to collect a trailer full of food for the Glastonbury Food Pantry as well as a check for $1500.00. In addition, I presented the food pantry with a check for $305.00, or $1 for every consecutive day that I ran in 2013.

The course is accessible and registration fees are waived for all Achilles International (Connecticut chapter) guides.

The weather is usually great. I have run my two fastest 5ks on the course. We hope to see you in Riverfront Park on November 9, 2014. Click here to register.

McKeen Law Firm’s Commitment To Potential Clients

McKeen Law Firm, LLC cannot help everyone with a legal problem. We are small.

We only take cases when we know we have the experience, competence, and resources necessary to make a difference.

This means we turn down work. All of the time.

Our commitment is to turning down work in a good way. At McKeen Law Firm, LLC you’ll never get “no, we can’t take your case”.

Clients and potential clients call us for help. We will never turn you away without trying to help you.

We may often be able to put you in the hands of a competent attorney who handles your kind of case. We know lots of good lawyers. We may be able to put you in contact with a no cost legal services provider or point you in the direction of an appropriate non-profit. We may be able to point you to an online resource.

Whatever your problem – big or small – we are happy to speak with you.

CT Lawyer Cyclists, Pedestrians, and Runners

Ryan McKeen founded ctroadsafety.com and is working to make the site a resource for Connecticut cyclists, runners, and pedestrians.

Presenting Food Bank with Check

Ryan McKeen at the 2013 McKeen Law Firm “Race To Fill the Pantry” 5k presenting the Glastonbury food bank with a donation.

Ryan enjoys running in Connecticut. He is a veteran marathon runner. What he sees on Connecticut’s roads scares him – drivers choosing to drive distracted. These drivers needlessly endanger runners, cyclists, and pedestrians.

He understands the rights of runners because he loves running.

The purpose of www.ctroadsafety.com is to educate readers of the rights of runners, cyclists, and pedestrians. Ryan believes awareness is the first step in making Connecticut’s roads and highways safe.

The second step is accountability. Ryan regularly trades his favorite running shoes and the road for a suit and court. Ryan takes great pride in holding drivers who needlessly endanger the public accountable for their choices. He represents injured cyclists, pedestrians, and runners – and their families. It is his passion.

The third step is community. McKeen Law Firm, LLC pledges 10% of any fee it earns representing injured runners, cyclists, and pedestrians will go to charity. After a settlement or verdict, Attorney McKeen and the client will meet and mutually decide on a charity.

Justice is healing and protecting the community. McKeen Law Firm, LLC relentlessly seeks justice.

Ryan can be reached at ryan@mckeenlawfirm.com or by calling (860) 560-8163.

Attorney Ryan McKeen Re-Elected To Planning And Zoning Commission

For the past two years, I’ve served as an alternate on the East Granby Planning and Zoning Commission.

On November 5th I was re-elected to the Commission. 

Serving East Granby is an honor and a privilege. Land use policies, issues and laws are an interest of mine. How we use and regulate land impacts our economy, environment, and well being.

The picture taken below is at East Granby Farms. It is a treasure that the community choose to preserve for future generations.


East Granby Farms

Attorney Ryan McKeen To Serve As Panelist For New Lawyers

The Connecticut Bar Association has invited me to speak at a new lawyers training seminar “Building Your Brand” on January 21, 2014 at the CBA Law Center in New Britain from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

I MCKEEN LAW FIRM 014-2 web‘ll be serving on a panel with Eric Green and Bill Jawitz. Eric is the, Chair of the CBA’s Tax Section and a frequent speaker at the national and state/local level.  Eric also manages his firm’s website, social media, and  PR.

Bill Jawitz is the founder of SuccessTrackESQ and has been working exclusively with attorneys since 2002 to help them run their practices more successfully and become happier in the process. Bill is a frequent speaker at CLEs for the CBA and other organizations. He has spoken on marketing, time  management, law office management, and most recently, how to create your niche.

More information to follow.

Government Shutdown Could Impact Connecticut Real Estate Closings

“This is going to be very disruptive to the mortgage industry and pretty much result in a freeze of the pipeline,” said Craig Strent, CEO of Bethesda, Md.-based Apex Home Loans. “New loans can be taken, but without IRS and Social Security number verifications, [they] will not be able to proceed to closing.” – CNBC

We’re watching this situation very closely. The lenders that I spoke with yesterday were unsure exactly how the government shutdown will impact real estate closings in Connecticut.

Suffice to say the longer the shutdown the greater the impact.


McKeen Law Firm FIrm, LLC is a Connecticut law firm that practices in the area of real estate law.


My Commitment To The Race To Fill The Pantry

McKeen Law Firm, LLC is proud to sponsor the Glastonbury River Runner’s “Race to Fill the Pantry” on November 10, 2013. The Glastonbury River Runners are a fantastic organization. Sponsoring this race is a small way to give back to the Glastonbury River Runners and Glastonbury.

$5 from every registration fee will be donated to the Glastonbury Food Bank. Participants are also asked to donate a non-perishable food item, such as canned vegetables or soup, boxed stuffing etc. In 2012, the Glastonbury River Runners were able to donate $1900 to the town Food Bank, right in time for Thanksgiving.

Running is a celebration of life. This year, I resolved to run at least one mile every day of the year. Today, I have run 262 days in a row and am on pace to go 365 for 365.  I’m fortunate to be healthy and nourished.

Maintaining the streak has been difficult. Somedays, I have been sick. Others, I have been tired. Somedays, I don’t want to run.

Yet the simple goal of running one mile a day has helped me through a difficult year. Setting aside ten minutes to think without distraction, get some fresh air, and move has helped me get through a lot of stress.

In the spirit of giving thanks, I’m pledging to donate 1 non-perishable food item for every day of my run streak. If my streak is alive on November 10th, I’m going to donate 365 non-perishable food items at the race.

I hope to see you at the Race To Fill The Pantry. The Glastonbury River Runners put on a fantastic event.

Tim Hollister “The Dangers of Driving During The Teenage Years” on Where We Live

One of my very first blog posts was about Tim Hollister.  Tim is an outstanding Connecticut Land Use attorney. Tragically, I wasn’t writing about a major case that Tim had won. I was writing about the death of his son, Reid.

Driving home last night, I heard Tim on “Where We Live”.  Since Reid’s death, Tim has been on a crusade to save lives.  The interview is well worth listening to.

His book “Not So Fast: Parenting Your Teen Through the Dangers of Driving” was published on September 1st.  Tim also authors the blog “From Reid’s Dad“.

In support of Tim’s life saving mission, McKeen Law Firm, LLC has purchased two copies of the book. One will be donated to the East Granby Public Library and the other to the Glastonbury Public LIbrary.

I encourage you to purchase and share Tim’s book.

Parking at Hartford Probate Court

Heading to Hartford Probate Court? Temple Street is my top pick of places to park when I head to Hartford Probate Court.

Street parking is usually available and the Court is a short walk. Garages are abundant in this area but can be more expensive. The only problem is there aren’t many spaces on Temple Street, however, I’ve never had a problem parking there.

Plus Panera is a short walk to the west.

View from Temple Street.

I’m preparing for court, drinking coffee, and writing this post from Panera.

Where do you park? Leave a comment.


Ryan McKeen is a Connecticut Attorney at McKeen Law Firm, LLC.