WILLIAM H. CLENDENEN, JR.
Founder and principal of the firm, Bill Clendenen has served clients as a lawyer for over 50 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 service 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.
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 (2006-2018).
Awarded New Haven County Bar Association - Yale Sappern Civility Award, 2018.
Catholic University of America, J.D., 1967,
Providence College, B.A., 1964.
Reginal Heber Smith Community Law Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1967.
1968, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut and U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
1971, U.S. Supreme Court
1977, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
International Academy of Trial Lawyers (Fellow);
American College of Trial Lawyers (Fellow);
American Bar Association
American Bar Foundation (Life Fellow);
American Association for Justice;
Connecticut Bar Foundation (Catherine Roraback Circle);
Connecticut Bar Association
New Haven County Bar Association
(see CV for other memberships not listed here)
MARTINDALE HUBBEL RATING
AV Peer Review Rated
"CONNECTICUT SUPER LAWYERS"
Mr. Clendenen has been named among Connecticut Super Lawyers in General Litigation, Personal Injury and Insurance Coverage since 2006, and was recognized as one of the Top 10 Connecticut Super Lawyers in 2009 and 2013.
BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA
Mr. Clendenen has been named among The Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation since 2005, and was recognized as the New Haven “Lawyer of the Year” in Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in 2019.
General Civil Litigation
Real Estate Litigation
Employment & Labor Law
Insurance Claims & Recovery
Probate, Estate Planning & Administration
Constitutional & Civil Rights Law
2020 lawyer of the year
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs