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Thomas David Clifford

Thomas David Clifford, American lawyer. Bar: Connecticut 1962, District of Columbia 1963. Fellow: American College Trial Lawyers; member: American Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association.


  • Clifford, Thomas David was born on April 5, 1933 in New York City. Son of Thomas Francis and Mary Brigid (Dowling) Clifford.

  • Education

    • AB, Fordham University, 1956. Bachelor of Laws, Georgetown University, 1962.


    • Law clerk United States District Court, Connecticut, 1962—1963, chief federal public defender, 1972—1975. Partner Jacobs, Jacobs, Grundberg & Clifford, New Haven, 1963—1972, Shipman and Goodwin, Hartford, 1975—1981, Skelley, Clifford, Vinkels, Rottner & Rottner, Hartford, since 1982. Visiting lecturer Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1975—1976.

      Lecturer University Connecticut, West Hartford, 1978—1980. Member Presidential Commission Nominations toU.S. Court Appeals (2nd circuit), 1979. Special csl. Committee Admissions and Grievances, since 1981.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Connecticut 1962, District of Columbia 1963.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Fellow: American College Trial Lawyers. Member: American Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association.


    • Married Patricia Ann McGowan, October 20, 1956. Children: Thomas R., Timothy J., Michelle A.
    • father: Thomas Francis Clifford
    • mother: Mary Brigid (Dowling) Clifford
    • spouse: Patricia Ann McGowan
    • children: Thomas R. Clifford
    • Timothy J. Clifford
    • Michelle A. Clifford
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    Born April 5, 1933