The Law Offices of Clendenen & Shea,LLC

The Law Offices of Clendenen & Shea, LLC  |  400 Orange Street, New Haven, CT 06511  |   Phone: 203-787-1183   Fax:  203.787.2847

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WILLIAM H. CLENDENEN, JR.

BIO
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.
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EDUCATION
Catholic University of America, J.D., 1967,

Providence College, B.A., 1964.

Reginal Heber Smith Community Law Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1967. 

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ADMITTED

1967, Connecticut

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



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MEMBERSHIPS:

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)

 

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MARTINDALE HUBBEL RATING

AV Peer Review Rated

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CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE'S
"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.

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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.

PRACTICE AREAS

General Civil Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Construction Litigation

Construction Accidents

Business Litigation

Real Estate Litigation

Probate Litigation

Insurance Litigation
Personal Injury
Employment & Labor Law
Appeals
Insurance Claims & Recovery
Probate, Estate Planning & Administration

Constitutional & Civil Rights Law

Federal Practice

Municipal Law

2020 lawyer of the year

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Best Lawyers.com

Named one of Connecticut's
SuperLawyers for 2019

William H. Clendenen, Jr.

Kevin C. Shea

Patrick T. Clendenen

Charles J. Donato

Joseph E. Boccia

Haley W. Schaefer

Benjamin H. Levites