Attorney Bill Brown
Connecticut Divorce and Family Law Attorney Bill Brown is an expert trial lawyer, advocate, investigator and negotiator. As a former Assistant United States Attorney and Assistant Attorney General in Connecticut, Bill has successfully litigated many types of criminal and civil cases in federal, state and appellate courts.
Bill has served as a United States Marine Corps judge advocate for over 27 years. During that time, Bill served as a military judge, special prosecutor, and defense attorney. In addition, Bill has served a trial advocacy instructor at the United States Naval Justice School in Newport, RI, and the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, SC.
Bill deployed to Iraq in 2005 as a civil affairs detachment commander in Fallujah and Ramadi. At the conclusion of his tour, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious performance of duties during combat operations.
Bill previously served as Chief Compliance Officer and Assistant General Counsel at the Knights of Columbus in New Haven, CT where he led the effort to build a corporate compliance and ethics program from the ground up. The award winning program is now widely recognized as “best in class.”
Bill recently joined the McConnell Family Law Group because he was drawn to the team’s outstanding legal talent and expertise as well as the firm’s passion for guiding clients through difficult times with integrity, focus, compassion and enthusiasm.
Bill’s driving force is a strong sense of duty to ensure our clients achieve their goals in the most efficient and effective manner possible.
As with all the team members at the McConnell Family Law Group – Bill combines his experience, personality, dedication, and loyalty to help our clients achieve Peace Through Strength.
Bill is a member of the Connecticut and Fairfield County Bar Associations. He is also a volunteer attorney for the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center, the Marine Corps League and the Semper Fi Fund. In 2014, Bill was appointed by the First Selectman of Trumbull as a member of the Trumbull Ethics Commission. Bill and his wife, Nancy, and their children, Billy, Taylor and Christopher, are long-time residents of Trumbull, CT.
- George Washington University Law School, LL.M. (Litigation/Dispute Resolution)
- Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D.
- Eastern Connecticut State University, B.A. (Psychology)
- US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
- US District Court (Connecticut)
- Connecticut trial and appellate courts