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Joseph Walter Waz

author , government relations consultant

Joseph Walter Waz, American government relations consultant, author. Bar: Connecticut 1978; District of Columbia 1979, United States Court Appeals District of Columbia 1980.


Waz, Joseph Walter was born on January 13, 1953 in Meriden, Connecticut, United States. Son of Joseph Walter and Rose Marie (Barillaro) Waz.


AB, Boston University, 1975. Juris Doctor, University Connecticut, 1978.


Deputy director Telecommunications Research and Action Center, Washington, 1979-1982. Senior associate government relations Wexler, Reynolds, Harrison & Schule, Inc., 1983-1986. General counsel Wexler, Reynolds, Fuller, Harrison & Schule, Inc., 1986-1990, partner, 1989-1990.

Senior vice president The Wexler Group, a unit of Hill and Knowlton, Inc., Washington, 1990-1992, executive vice president, since 1993. General counsel The Wexler Group, since 1990.


  • Bar: Connecticut 1978. District of Columbia 1979, United States Court Appeals District of Columbia 1980.


  • Author (with S. Simon): Reverse The Charges, 1983 (Book of the Month Club pro bono selection 1983). Editor Telematics journal, The Computer Lawyer. Contributor articles to communications trade publications.


Political broadcasting advisor Californians for Recycling and Litter Clean-up, Los Angeles, 1982, Dukakis for President Campaign, Boston, 1987-1988. Communications policy advisor Clinton/Gore campaign, 1992. Founding trustee FCBA Foundation, treasurer, 1992-1993.

Member Montgomery County Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Advisory Commission, since 1993. Member American Bar Association (steering committee, electronic media division, forum committee on communications), District of Columbia Bar Association, Federal Communications Bar Association (chairman Continuing Legal Education and legislation committees).


  • Other Interests

    Music, travel, team sports.


Married Ann Stookey, September 25, 1981. 1 child, Joseph W. III.

Joseph Walter Waz

Rose Marie (Barillaro) Waz

Ann Stookey

Joseph W. III Waz