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Honorable William J. Lavery
Honorable William J. Lavery was b
orn March 26, 1938, Bridgeport, Connecticut; Education: Fairfield Prep, 1955; A.B., Fairfield University, 1959; LL.B., Fordham Law School, 1964; Military service, U.S. Army, 1960-61; Admitted to the Connecticut Bar, 1964; Member, Bridgeport Board of Alderman, 1963-67; State Representative, 1967-71; Chairman Legislative Public-Health and Safety Committee, 1969-71; Attorney for Housing Authority, City of Bridgeport, 1969-72; Counsel to the Majority Party, House of Representatives, 1971-73; Council on Environmental Quality of the State of Connecticut, 1971-74, Vice Chairman, Commissions on Hospitals and Health Care, 1976-81; Vice Chairman and Chairman, Bridgeport Mental Health Council, 1966-71; Hall Neighborhood House Board of Directors, 1960-72; Comprehensive Health Planning of Greater Bridgeport Area, 1970-72; Budget Board of United Fund of Eastern Fairfield County, 1967-72; Connecticut Medical Regional Planning Board, 1977-79; Newtown Scholarship Committee; Vice Chairman, Newtown Charter Commission, 1974-75; Town and Borough Attorney of Newtown, 1976-81; Vice President, Connecticut Judges Association, 1991-92; President, Connecticut Judges Association, 1992-93; Former Co-Chair, Legal Internship Committee; Member, Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee, December 1990 to September 1999; Trustee and President, C.H. Booth Library, Newtown; Director, Pope John Paul II Health Care Center; Director, Aids Project Greater Danbury; Member Connecticut State Library Board; Member Judicial Branch Law Library Advisory Committee; Judge, Superior Court, 1981-89; Judge Appellate Court, October 4, 1989; Co-Chair, Advisory Committee on Appellate Rules, 2002-2006; Chief Appellate Judge, March 12, 2000-January 31, 2006; Chief Court Administrator, February 1, 2006 to November 1, 2007; Senior Appellate Judge, November 1, 2007.


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