The True Story of One Man’s Crusade Against Chemical Giant DuPont for a Boy With No Eyes

Blindsided is the riveting true story of Jim Ferraro—a sole-practitioner attorney—and his spectacular longshot win in the case against chemical manufacturer DuPont.


What is Blindsided About?

Blindsided is Jim’s personal look at how he dedicated ten laborious years—and millions of dollars of his own money—in pursuit of justice for little Johnny Castillo, a boy born without eyes due to his mother’s accidental exposure to a dangerous chemical. Armed with only his own wits and determination, Jim took on the best lawyers corporate money could buy, demonstrating great legal acumen to win the case for his clients. Blindsided is an enthralling modern-day David vs. Goliath story.


Who is it For?

Blindsided is a story for anyone who enjoys an inspirational crusade against injustice. It is a tale of triumph amidst tragedy, and it is a book for anyone who strives for hope rather than settle into despair. It is a look at human beings at their best and their worst. This is a true life story of fighting for what is right, without counting the costs.

Meet Jim
James “Jim” Ferraro

Jim found The Ferraro Law Firm in Miami, Florida in 1985 and the law firm of Kelley & Ferraro in Cleveland, Ohio in 1997. The Ferraro Law Firm also has an office in Washington, D.C. The firms now handle over 50,000 cases, and are known nationwide for their Mass Tort and Federal Tax Whistleblower practices. Read More About Jim.

What People are Saying about Blindsided
Joan Lunden

“In today’s world of toxic waste, tainted water, GMO’s and unnecessary as well as unsafe chemicals, Blindsided is a reminder of why we have to read food labels, product labels and pay close attention to our health every day.”

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Christian Slater

Blindsided is a compelling and important story that holds as much social relevance today as it did when the trial against DuPont took place.”

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Alan Dershowitz

“Reading this moving account makes it clear why Jim Ferraro is such a great trial lawyer for the victims of corporate abuse and greed. Blindsided is a must read.”

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