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Eric Watt Wiechmann


Eric Watt Wiechmann, American lawyer.


Wiechmann, Eric Watt was born on June 12, 1948 in Schenectady, New York, United States. Son of Richard Jerdone and Ann (Watt) Wiechmann.


Bachelor, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, 1970. Juris Doctor, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1974.


Associate Cummings & Lockwood LLC, Stamford, Connecticut, 1974—1982, partner, 1982—2003, managing partner Hartford office, board directors, 1996—2003, business clients executive committee, 2003. Partner McCarter & English LLP, Hartford, since 2003, managing partner, Hartford office, 2003—2004, member executive committee, 2003—2010, member compensation committee, 2004—2010, firm managing partner, 2007—2010. Special pretrial master United States District Court Connecticut, since 1984.

State attorney trial referee, since 1986, member evidence code oversight committee, since 2002. Civil task force, since 1995, civil jury instruction committee Connecticut Superior Court, 1996-2000, docket control committee, since 2001. Commercial arbitrator American Arbitration Association.


  • Bar: Connecticut 1974, District of Columbia, 1982, New York, 2011, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York 1975, United States District Court Connecticut 1975, United States District Court District of Columbia 1981, United States Court Appeals (2nd circuit) 1975, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1980, United States Court Appeals District of Columbia 1982, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1986, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1989, United States Supreme Court 1978.


Member Zoning Board Appeals, New Canaan, Connecticut, 1984-1985. Board directors Connecticut Rivers council Boy Scouts American, 2000-2009. Trustee; board directors International Association Defense Counsel Foundation, president, 2005-2009.

Member American Bar Association (vice-chairman toxics and hazardous law committee Treasury Inflation Protected Securities section), Defense Research Institute, International Association Defense Counsel (faculty Defense Trial Academy 1996, chairman toxic and hazardous substance committee 1998-1999, chairman Continuing Legal Education board 2000-2002, board directors 2006-2009), International Society Barristers, Connecticut Bar Association (life fellow. Executive committee antitrust section since 1982, court rules advisory com, chairman 1991-1993), Connecticut Bar Foundation (sustaining life fellow).


Married Merrill Metzger, May 22, 1971.

Richard Jerdone Wiechmann

Ann (Watt) Wiechmann

Merrill Metzger