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Practice Areas:
Personal Injury
; Business Litigation; Constitutional and Civil Rights Law; Construction Litigation; Construction Accidents; Real Estate Litigation; Probate Litigation; Civil Appeals; Insurance Coverage; Federal Practice; Commercial Litigation; Municipal Law.

Catholic University of America, J.D., 1967, Providence College, B.A., 1964. Reginal Heber Smith Community Law Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1967.

1967, Connecticut; 1968, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut and U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 1971, U.S. Supreme Court; 1976, U.S. Claims Court; 1977, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 1977, U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island.

International Academy of Trial Lawyers (Fellow), American College of Trial Lawyers (Fellow), American Bar Association, Academy of Court-Appointed Masters, American Bar Foundation (Life Fellow), American Judicature Society; American Association for Justice; Connecticut Bar Foundation (Sustaining Life Fellow), Connecticut Bar Association, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, and the New Haven County Bar Association.

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William H. Clendenen, Jr.

Founder and principal of the firm, Bill Clendenen has served clients as a lawyer for over 40 years. Since obtaining his law degree from Catholic University, Mr. Clendenen has built his reputation trying and settling state and federal court cases. He has argued numerous appeals in the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Courts, and in the Second Circuit. Mr. Clendenen services as a Special Master for the U.S. District Court in Connecticut and as an attorney trial referee in the Connecticut Superior Court. Mr. Clendenen is active in local, state and national bar groups. He lives in Madison with his wife and family.

Bill is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL). Founded in 1950, the ACTL is composed of the best of the trial bar in the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the ACTL is extended by invitation to only those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose careers have been marked by the highest ethical standards, professionalism and civility. Fellowship is limited to 1% of the Bar and Fellows must have a minimum of 15 years of experience. Unlike other trial lawyer organizations, the ACTL does not draw its membership from only one branch of the of the trial bar or focus on only one area of litigation. Fellows of the ACTL represent plaintiffs and defendants in all manner of civil cases and include federal and state prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys.

In addition, Bill was also elected a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Charted in 1954, its purposes are to cultivate the science of jurisprudence, promote reforms in the law, facilitate the Administration of Justice, elevate the standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession, and cherish the spirit of brotherhood among the members. Active Academy membership is limited to 500 Fellows from the United States. In addition, the Academy includes Fellows from over 30 countries throughout the world. Members are engaged in civil and criminal trial practice from both the plaintiff’s and the defendant’s side of the counsel table.

Connecticut Magazine’s Connecticut Super Lawyers*:
Selected as one of Connecticut's Top Ten Super Lawyers in 2013.

Selected as a Connecticut Super Lawyer: General Litigation (2006-2015)

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