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Hamden Attorney, William S. Colwell One Hamden Center
2319 Whitney Avenue
Suite 1-D
Hamden, CT 06518
Tel: (203) 281-2700
Fax: (203) 281-0700
wcolwell@pppclaw.com

William S. Colwell, Hamden Attorney

William S. Colwell was born and raised in Hamden, Connecticut. After attending Hamden Public Schools, he graduated from Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, Massachusetts. He attended Franklin College in Lugano, Switzerland and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, in 1973. In 1976, Mr. Colwell graduated from New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts with a Juris Doctor Degree.

Mr. Colwell’s practice focuses primarily in the probate arena. It includes estate planning, Will and Trust drafting, elder law, conservatorships and the probation of decedent’s estates. Mr. Colwell also represents individuals and companies in their formation, purchase of real estate (residential and commercial) and acquisition of large assets or other companies.

Mr. Colwell started practicing law in the City of New Haven in 1976. He joined the law firm of Parrett, Porto, Parese & Colwell, P.C. in 1980 and became a principal of the firm in 1981. The main office of the Law Firm is at One Hamden Center, 2319 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, Connecticut. He is a member of the New Haven County and Connecticut Bar Associations (Member of Estate & Probate Section, and Elder Law Section). In addition, he is a member of the Connecticut Estate and Tax Planning Council.

William S. Colwell is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Inc., President of the Board of Directors of Clifford Beers Clinic, Inc., and President of the Board of Directors of the City Missionary Association of New Haven, Inc. He is Secretary and Member of the Board of Directors of the Lewis G. Schaeneman, Jr. Foundation, Inc., Secretary and Member of the Board of Directors of Changing Children’s Live’s, Inc., Secretary and Member of the Board of Directors of the Robert A. Landino Foundation, Inc., and on the Advisory Board for Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven.

William S. Colwell is past President of the Quinnipiac Council, Boy Scouts of America and past member of the Board of Directors of Connecticut Yankee Council, Boy Scouts of America. He is the past Chairman of the Cheshire Planning and Zoning Commission, past member of the Cheshire Inland/Wetlands Commission, past Vice-President of the Cheshire Jaycee's and past Chairman of the Board of Trustees, First Congregational Church of Cheshire.

William S. Colwell resides with his wife in Cheshire.

 

Practice Areas:
Estate Planning
Will and Trust drafting
Elder Law
Conservationships
Probation of Decedent's Estates
Residential Real Estate
Company Formation
Commercial Real Estate
Acquisition of Large Assets/
Other Companies


Admitted:
Connecticut, 1976
U.S. District Court, District of
Connecticut, 1976

Education:
Colgate University (B.A., 1973)
New England School of Law (J.D.,
1976)

Affiliations:
New Haven County Bar
Association
Connecticut Bar Association
Connecticut Estate & Planning
Council
Secretary & Member, Board of
Directors of Lewis G. Schaeneman,
Jr. Foundation, Inc.
President, City Missionary
Association of New Haven, Inc.
Member, Board of Directors of
Clifford Beers Clinic, Inc.
Past President, Quinnipiac
Council
Past President & Member, Boy
Scouts of America
Past Member, Board of Directors
of Connecticut Yankee Council
Past Chairman, Cheshire Planning
& Zoning Commission
Past Member, Cheshire Inland/
Wetlands Commission
Past Vice-President, Cheshire
Jaycee's
Past Chairman, Board of Trustees
of First Congregational Church of
Cheshire