A son of Polish immigrants, Attorney Kochanowicz is fiercely proud of his heritage and regularly participates in local Polish-American groups and events. While studying as an undergraduate at Fairfield University, Mark participated in the Ignatian Residential College, where he learned many of the doctrines influencing Jesuit teaching. Specifically, Mark took a liking to the “preferential option for the poor,” which encourages people to support the disadvantaged when torn between supporting such disadvantaged people or some other entity.
Later, while attending the University of Connecticut School of Law, Mark became immersed in that school’s insurance law curriculum, finding the omnipresence of insurance and its influence on society fascinating and helpful in understanding why the law has developed in such unique ways. These two influences naturally led Mark to become involved in personal injury law, where individuals hurt due to no fault of their own are suddenly faced with the daunting task of facing off against the large edifice that is an insurance company or other institution.
Armed with his education and drive for the disadvantaged, Mark finds great satisfaction in helping and supporting injured people through their struggles from initial consultation through verdict.