William J. Lavery
|William J. Lavery|
|Connecticut Appellate Court|
October 4, 1989 – current
|Nominated by||William A. O'Neill|
New Haven, Connecticut
The Honorable William J. Lavery (born March 26, 1938, Bridgeport, Connecticut) is the Chief Court Administrator and former Chief Judge of the Connecticut Appellate Court. Lavery was appointed judge of the Connecticut Appellate Court on October 4, 1989; Chief Judge on March 12, 2000; and Chief Court Administrator on February 1, 2006.
While in private practice, Lavery was elected to the Bridgeport Board of Alderman (1963–1967) and the Connecticut House of Representatives (1967–1971). Throughout the 1970s, he served as counsel for the Bridgeport Housing Authority, the Majority Party in the Connecticut House of Representatives, and the Town of Newtown, Connecticut. He was vice-chairman of the Connecticut Commission on Hospitals and Healthcare and a member of the State's Council on Environmental Quality.
In 1981, Lavery was appointed a Connecticut Superior Court judge and served as presiding judge in the Danbury Judicial District and chief administrative judge in Waterbury Judicial District prior to his appointment to the Connecticut Appellate Court.
- Official biography from the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch Site
- Fairfield University Alumni Professional Achievement Award Profile
- The Newtown Bee
- Chief Judge William J. Lavery
- Fairfield University :: The Honorable William J. Lavery '59
- WTNH.com, Connecticut News and Weather - William Lavery becomes chief appellate judge
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