William J. Sweeney, Jr.

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Fairfield University

Suffolk University Law School

CONNECTICUT 1975 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT 1975 UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT 1975 UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT 1983

CONNECTICUT TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT 1994 - 1995, BOARD MEMBER 1989-PRESENT,

CURRICULUM VITAE WILLIAM J. SWEENEY, JR. 7 FOXCROFT ROAD WEST HARTFORD, CT 06119 PERSONAL MARRIED TO CHRISTINE BRESLIN, TWO CHILDREN, LIAM AND MARIAH EDUCATION A. B. FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY 1969 J. D. SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL 1974 BAR ADMISSIONS CONNECTICUT 1975 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT 1975 UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT 1975 UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT 1983 PROFESSIONAL PARTNER, SWEENEY & GRIFFEN, ONE LIBERTY SQUARE, NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT 06051 PROFESSIONAL HONORS AMERICAN BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCATES ("ABOTA") STATE OF CONNECTICUT, ATTORNEY TRIAL REFEREE/ARBITRATOR 1988 - PRESENT UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SPECIAL MASTER 1990 - PRESENT AV RATED BY MARTINDALE-HUBBELL LIFE FELLOW, THE CONNECTICUT BAR FOUNDATION PROFESSIONAL CONNECTICUT TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION ORGANIZATIONS PRESIDENT 1994 - 1995, BOARD MEMBER 1989-PRESENT, CONNECTICUT BAR ASSOCIATION, HOUSE OF DELEGATES MEMBER 1986-1990, CIVIL JUSTICE COMMITTEE, 1994-PRESENT CONNECTICUT CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS ASSOCIATION NEW BRITAIN BAR ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT, 1983-1994 ASSOCIATION OF TRIAL LAWYERS OF AMERICA COMMUNITY WEST HARTFORD YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE, COACH ORGANIZATIONS WEST HARTFORD GIRLS SOCCER LEAGUE, COACH WEST HARTFORD YMCA YOUTH BASKETBALL, COACH BOARD MEMBER: UNITED COMMUNITY SERVICES 1984-1990, COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH AFFILIATES 1988-1994 CORPORATOR: NEW BRITAIN GENERAL HOSPITAL, NEW BRITAIN-BERLIN YMCA, NEW BRITAIN BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB, AMERICAN SAVINGS BANK, HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL CARE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, ADVISIORY COMMITTEE OFFICE OF HEALTH CARE ADVOCATE 1999 TO THE PRESENT CHIEF COURT ADMINISTRATOR’S CIVIL COMMINSSION 2006 TO THE PRESENT LECTURES I HAVE LECTURED FOR THE CONNECTICUT TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION AND THE NATIONAL BUSINESS INSTITUTE SINCE 1986. SEMINARS SEMINAR IN THE SUN "Litigating Trade Secrets (And Protecting Your Own)”, CTLA, Sonesta Beach Hotel, Bermuda, May 15, 1986 BASIC ADVOCACY SEMINAR "Relationship of Motions: Disclosure, Production, Motions In Limine", CTLA, Waterbury, CT, October 18, 1986 CTLA SEMINAR IN THE SUN "Joint Bank Accounts: How do You Get Around the Statute?, CTLA, Cerromar Hotel, Dorado, Puerto Rico, May 2, l987 THE BEST OF IRELAND "Attorneys Fees in Federal Cases", CTLA, THE BEST IN TRIAL LAW Dromoland Castle, Newmarkat on Fergus, SEMINAR Shannonside, Ireland, May 7, 1988 BERMUDA SEMINAR "Cross Examination of Orthopedic Surgeons Call to Rebut a Treating Chiropractor", CTLA, Castle Harbor Hotel, Bermuda, May 29, 1989 NUTS & BOLTS OF TRIAL "Direct Examination of the Plaintiff and the Plaintiff's ADVOCACY Treating Doctors", CTLA, Days Inn, Bridgeport, CT, October 21, 1989 TRYING THE AUTOMOBILE “Initial Considerations for the Plaintiff", INJURY CASE IN National Business Institute, October 8, 1991 CONNECTICUT TRYING THE AUTOMOBILE "Initial Considerations for the Plaintiff", INJURY CASE IN National Business Institute, October 14, 1992 CONNECTICUT SEMINAR IN THE SAND "Health Care Workers and the Aids Crisis", CTLA, Phoenix, AZ, March 18, 1994 UNINSURED/UNDERINSURED "Statute of Limitations in Uninsured/Underinsured Cases", MOTORIST CASES CTLA, Holiday Inn, North Haven, CT, March 22, 1997 THE UGLIEST SEMINAR OF "ERISA Preemption, Managed Care and State Law", CTLA, THE YEAR Holiday Inn, North Haven, CT, October 31, 1997 LIENS, COLLATERAL SOURCE & APPORTIONMENT ORTHOPEDICS FOR TRIAL "Let's Go to the Videotape - and Still Make Your Point", LAWYERS: UNDERSTANDING CTLA, Ramada Inn, Meriden, CT, November 22, 1997 NECK AND BACK INJURIES THE UGLIEST SEMINAR OF "ERISA Preemption, Managed Care & Other Unpleasant THE YEAR: REVISITED Topics", CTLA, Ramada Inn, Meridan, CT, October 13, 2000 GREATWEST LIFE CTLA, New Haven, CT, February 25, 2002 INSURANCE & ANNUITY CO: A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION THE UGLIEST SEMINAR OF "ERISA Preemption, Managed Care & Other Unpleasant THE YEAR Topics" CTLA, Ramada Inn, Meridian, CT, November 15, 2002 HEALTH PLAN REIMBURSEMENT Stamford- Norwalk Regional Bar Association, Stamford, CT RIGHTS UNDER ERISA January 21, 2004 THE UGLIEST SEMINAR OF "ERISA Preemption & What You Need to Know About It" THE YEAR CTLA New Haven, CT, November 19, 2004 SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES IN “Successful Outcomes in Criminal Defense: CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WINNING Winning Trial Strategies for Connecticut TRIAL STRATEGIES Attorneys” National Business Institute,Hartford,CT FOR CONNECTICUT ATTORNEYS April 28,2006 THE UGLIEST SEMINAR OF “Great-West v Knudsen: Has It Been Overruled By Sereboff THE YEAR v Mid- Atlantic Services” CTLA, New Haven, CT November 10, 2006 THE UGLIEST SEMINAR OF Understanding ERISA” CTLA, New Haven CT, November 7 2008 THE YEAR REPORTED CASES I have been primary counsel or co-counselfor the following reported cases : State vs. Canady, 187 Conn. 281 (1982) (criminal) City National Bank of Conn. vs. Henderson, 1 Conn. App. 96 (1983) (creditor rights) Fillipetti vs. Fillipetti, 2 Conn. App. (1984) (real estate) Hasbrouck vs. Hasbrouck, 195 Conn. 558 (1985) (family) Kinsgley vs. Sadi International Co., 5 Conn. App. 76 (1985) (contract) O'Sullivan vs. Bergenty, 214 Conn. 641 (1990) (real estate) Evangeline Stephens vs. Ebenstein & Ebenstein P.C., et al. 1992 Ct. Sup. 3607 (1992)(Unfair Trade Practices class action) Maluszewski vs. Allstate, 34 Conn. App 27, cert. denied 299 Conn. 921 (1994) (personal injury, uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage) Hirsch vs. Harper, 168 B.R. 512 (Bankr.D.Conn.1994) Power of Trustee in bankruptcy to act on behalf of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Serrano vs. Aetna, 233 Conn. 437 (1995) (retroactive legislation, uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage) Napoletano, et al. vs. Cigna Health Care of Connecticut Hollis, et al. vs. Cigna Health Care of Connecticut, consolidated appeals 238 Conn. 216 (1996), cert. denied -520 US 1103, 117 S. Ct. 1106 (1997) (ERISA preemption, managed care) Stiles vs. Hartford Casualty Insurance Co., 44 Conn. App. L (1996) cert. denied 240 Conn. 909 (1997) (personal injury, uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage) Citizens for Economic Opportunity vs. Department of Insurance, 243 Conn. 93 (1997)(administrative appeal) Marcus vs. Gonzalez, 44 Conn. App. 911 (1997), cert. denied 240 Conn. 977 (1997) (scope of review, arbitration) Halloran & Sage vs. Parker, 45 Conn. App. 920 (1997) Amicus for the Connecticut Bar Association (scope of review, arbitration) Northeast Parking, Inc. d/b/a V.I.P. Valet Airport Parking vs. Planning and Zoning Commission of the Town of Windsor Locks, et al. and Bradley Airport Valet Parking vs. Planning and Zoning Commission of the Town of Windsor Locks, et al. (zoning) 47 Conn. App. 284 (1997), cert. denied 243 Conn. 969 (1998) Emerald Ridge Property Owners Association vs. Cheryl Noel Thornton, et al. (land use) 54 Conn. App. 6 (1999) Kaila Marshall ppa. Nicole Wilson vs. Hartford Hospital (medical malpractice) 65 Conn. App.738 (2001) cert. denied 258 Conn 938 (2001) Robert Chevrie vs. Ashcraft & Gerel, (arbitration) 65 Conn. App. 425 (2001) cert. denied 258 Conn. 938 (2001) Edward Collins et al vs. Anthem Health Plans, (class action certification) 266 Conn.12 (2003) Edward Collins et al vs. Anthem Health Plans, (class action certification) 275 Conn. 309 (2005) Sokaitis vs Bakaysa 105 Conn App 663 cert granted 286 Conn. 913 (2008)( wagering contracts) Halik vs.DeFilippo 107 Conn.App.903 (2008),(civil procedure) Kosiorek v Smigelski 112 Conn App 315 (2009) (pre judgment remedies),cert denied 291 Conn 903 (2009) Total Recycling Services Of Connecticut, Inc.et al v Connecticut Oil Recyclling Services LLC, 114 Conn App 671 (2009) (contracts and attorney fee petition)