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March 03, 2015

Northeast Lawyers Recognized: Motley Rice attorneys named to 2014 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars New England-area lists

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Practice Areas

Securities & Consumer Fraud

Licensed In


Admitted to Practice Before

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Federal Circuits

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, District of Connecticut, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and District of South Carolina


J.D. cum laude, University of Connecticut School of Law, 1979

B.A., Colby College, 1974


William H. Narwold

William H. Narwold

Bill Narwold has advocated for corporate accountability and fiduciary responsibility for nearly 35 years, representing consumers, governmental entities, unions and institutional investors. He litigates complex securities fraud, shareholder rights and consumer fraud lawsuits, as well as matters involving unfair trade practices, antitrust violations, whistleblower/qui tam claims and intellectual property matters. Bill is the practice group leader of Motley Rice's Securities and Consumer Fraud practice group.

Additionally, Bill manages the firm's appellate group. His experience includes being involved in more than 200 appeals before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeal and multiple state courts.

Bill joined Motley Rice in 2004, after directing corporate, financial, real estate, trust and estate litigation on behalf of private and commercial clients for 25 years at Cummings & Lockwood in Hartford, Connecticut, including 10 years as managing partner. Prior to his work in private practice, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Warren W. Eginton of the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut from 1979-1981.

Bill often acts as an arbitrator and mediator both privately and through the American Arbitration Association. He is a frequent speaker on legal matters, including class actions. Named one of 11 lawyers "who made a difference" by The Connecticut Law Tribune, Bill is recognized as an AV® rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell®.

Bill has served the Hartford community with past involvements including the Greater Hartford Legal Assistance Foundation and Lawyers for Children America. For more than twenty years, Bill served as a Director and Chairman of Protein Sciences Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company in Meriden, Connecticut.

Awards and Accolades:

2009–2014  Connecticut Super Lawyers®  and New England Super Lawyers® lists

Best Lawyers®
2013  "Lawyer of the Year" Hartford Litigation – Banking & Finance

The Best Lawyers in America®
2005–present   Banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, securities

Connecticut Bar Foundation
2008  Legal Services Leadership Award


American Bar Association
National Association of Consumer Advocates
Connecticut Bar Foundation
, Past President
University of Connecticut Law School Foundation, past Board of Trustees member

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