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About me

I am
William P. Burns, Jr., a family law attorney serving clients throughout
Connecticut, including people in Waterbury, New Haven County and Fairfield

My law
offices were founded to help men and fathers who struggle with family law
issues. These issues range from high net worth divorce and complex property
division to parental relocation.

I offer
one-on-one personal service and treat every client with dignity and respect. I
work hard to protect your rights - your right to parent your child, your right
to an equitable distribution of property, your right to keep the small business
you created.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 32%
    12 years
  2. Family: 32%
    11 years
  3. Personal Injury: 31%
    12 years
  4. Dog Bite: 5%



Hourly ($275-350/hour), contingent (15-33%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Daniel Harris Miller

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    Daniel Miller Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse William. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Bartlett Burns, LLC

126 Elm Street
P.O. Box 130
Cheshire, CT, 06410

Bartlett Burns, LLC

520 S. Main Street
Naugatuck, CT, 06770



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers2012
Rising StarSuperLawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyOuellette, Deganis, Gallagher and Ward, LLC2003 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Dauti v. Stop & Shop Supermarket Co.N/A
Vazquez v. Commissioner of CorrectionAppeal Dismissed
Vazquez v. Commissioner of CorrectionWrit of Habeas Corpus Granted
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Quinnipiac University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of Connecticut School of LawHistory and Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Connecticut Business Alliance February MeetingPrenuptial Agreements2012