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William Joseph Brennan, III, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1963, New Jersey 1967, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York 1964, United States District Court New Jersey 1967, United States Court Appeals (1st circuit) 1987, United States Court Appeals (2nd circuit) 1968, United States Court Appeals (3rd circuit) 1968, United States Court Appeals (Federal circuit) 1991, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1967.


III, William Joseph Brennan, was born on April 29, 1933 in Newark. Son of William J. Junior and Marjory (Leonard) B.


Bachelor, Colgate University, 1955;Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, 1962.


Associate, Breed, Abbott & Morgan, New York City, 1962-1967;assistant attorney general in charge of litigation, Office of Attorney General of New Jersey, Trenton, 1967-1968;special counsel to governor, Office of the Governor of the State of New Jersey, Trenton, 1969;partner, managing partner, Smith, Stratton, Wise, Heher & Brennan, Princeton, New Jersey, since 1970.


Trustee St. Peter's College, Jersey City, 1988-1994. Chairman board directors Brennan Ctr for Justice, New York University School Law. Served to 1st lieutenant United States Marine Corps, 1956-1959.

Fellow American College Trial Lawyers (chairman committee on legal ethics 1987-1993, chairman committee on professionalism 1993-1997), International Academy Trial Lawyers, American Academy Appellate Lawyers, American Bar Foundation (lie, state chairman 1990). Member American Bar Association (member committee on legal ethics 1989, 3d circuit member, committee on federal judiciary 1989-1993, house of deals 1986-1995), New Jersey State Bar Association (president 1984-1985), Association of Federal Bar of State of New Jersey (president 1992-1994), Association of Bar of City of New York, Yale Law School Association New Jersey, American Law Institute.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: scuba diving, flying.


Married Georgianna V. Franklin, September 10, 1960. Children: William J. IV, Alexandra V.