Dow, William F. III

350 Orange StreetNew Haven, CT 06511- 6403

Updated: 07/10/2015

Overview

Willie Dow is one of Connecticut's most experienced and effective criminal defense lawyers. For more than 15 years he has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America®. He has been recognized by Connecticut Magazine as a Connecticut Super Lawyer® in Criminal Defense from 2006 to 2015. In 2008 and 2009 he was voted by his peers as the Top Attorney in Connecticut in Connecticut Magazine.

Willie was born in New Haven and grew up in Stony Creek...

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Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1968
  • Connecticut, 1969
  • District of Columbia, 1969
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1969
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1969
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1970
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1977
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1981
  • U.S. District Court District of Vermont, 1995

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 1990 - 1992 (President)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member)
  • Federal Bar Council (Member)
  • Connecticut Bar Association (Member, Federal Judiciary Committee)
  • Superior Court Criminal Division Task Force, 1993 - Present (Member)
  • Judicial Selection Committee, 1993 - 1998 (Member)
  • Second Circuit Committee on Admissions and Grievances, 1983 - 1993 (Member)
  • Reappointment of Federal Public Defender for the District of Connecticut, 2000 (Chair, Merit Review Panel)
  • Task Force on Post-Verdict Interviews of Juries, 1996 (Member)
  • New Haven County Bar Association, 1999 - Present (Member, Executive Committee)
  • New Haven County Bar Association, 1990 - Present (Member, Committee for Development Opportunities for Minority Lawyers)
  • New Haven County Bar Association, 1994 - Present (Member, Continuing Legal Education Committee)
  • Connecticut Bar Association, 1989 - 1991 (Secretary, Executive Committee)
  • Connecticut Bar Association, 1992 - 1994 (Chair, Executive Committee)
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Section for Administration of Criminal Justice, 1991 (Member)
  • Connecticut Bar Association, 1979 (Co-Chairman, Trial Advocacy Seminar Program Committee)
  • Connecticut Bar Association, 1981 (Secretary, Special Committee on Certification of Specialists)
  • Connecticut Bar Association, 1991 - Present (Member, Court Rules Advisory Committee)
  • Connecticut Bar Association, 1991 - 1994 (Member, Committee on Liaison with State Courts)
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Federal Practice Section, 1988 - Present (Member)
  • Connecticut Bar Association, 1995 - Present (Member, Executive Committee)
  • Connecticut Bar Association (Chair, Criminal Practice Subcommittee; Awards Committee)
  • The District of Columbia Bar, 1972 (Member, Committee for Revision of Criminal Jury Instructions for D.C.)

Honors

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, American Board of Criminal Lawyers
  • Charter Fellow, Connecticut Bar Foundation
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the Areas of White Collar and Non-White Collar Criminal Defense Representation for more than 15 years
  • Connecticut Super Lawyer® in Criminal Defense from 2006 to 2015

Classes and Seminars

  • Tutor in Law, Yale Law School, 1976 - Present
  • Criminal Practice Seminar, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, 1980 - Present
  • Miscellaneous Seminars, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association & Connecticut Bar Association
  • Adjunct Faculty, Quinnipiac University Law School, 1999 - Present

Past Positions

  • Public Defender Service of the District of Columbia, Trial Attorney, 1970 - 1973
  • Public Defender for the District of Columbia, Staff Attorney, 1970 - 1974
  • Public Defender Service of the District of Columbia, Chief, Juvenile Division, 1973 - 1974
  • Office of the US Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Assistant US Attorney, 1974 - 1976
  • Public Defender Services Commission, Chair, 1992 - 1994
  • Connecticut Law Review Commission, Member, Evidence Code Drafting Committee, 1995 - 1998

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1968
    LL.B.
  • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1963
    B.A.
    Major: Political Science

Fees

Offers Free Initial Consultation

Office Information

Address

350 Orange StreetNew Haven, CT 06511- 6403

Fax

  • 203-772-1691

Email

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