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Bill Beckert
  • Criminal Law, Workers' Compensation, Business Law ...
  • Connecticut
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Biography

I am often asked why I became a lawyer. I had a great teacher in high school who saw that I loved to debate (argue) in civics class, and how I would always take the side with the harder case. I have always been drawn to fighting for the person, or for the causes, that demand fairness and to be treated justly. That is why I love being a lawyer.

For over 25 years, I have represented people and businesses in every court in Connecticut. Today, my practice is mainly focused in the courts of New Britain, Hartford, Waterbury and Torrington. But because of my extensive experience, I’m often asked to handle cases throughout the state. My passion is representing injured people since those are the cases I find most rewarding. I get to help people when they find themselves in their worst situations, and I help them get back on their feet again. I help people become whole again.

Motor vehicle collisions and work injuries are the most common cases I work on, but I also handle premises liability cases, slip and falls and dog bite claims. These injuries can cause economic and non-economic hardship. Medical bills and lost wages are one thing, but the pain, anxiety and uncertainty created as a result of someone else’s negligence, or carelessness, can leave a permanent impact on a person’s life. It is my responsibility to make sure that person receives the compensation to which the law entitles them.

Sometimes I’m asked to consider taking on cases that don’t involve injuries. So while personal injury is my passion, I’m open to a range of cases. Often, I’m called upon to utilize my experience in the insurance industry, real estate, probate and business law, to help people when they find themselves in an unexpected situation that requires my skill as a litigator. I have built a large network of relationships with all kinds of people, businesses, lawyers and other professionals and I’m very active in the community and in the Plainville area.

Education
Western New England University School of Law
J.D.
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University of Connecticut
B.A.
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Professional Experience
Jainchill & Beckert, LLC
Current
Professional Associations
Connecticut Bar Association YLS Ethics Section
Member
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Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
Member
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Connecticut Bar Association
Member
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Farmington Board of Education
Member
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Farmington Plan and Zoning Commission, Inlands and Wetlands Commission, and Conservation Commission
Member
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Farmington Conservation Committee
Member
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Farmington Rotary
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CTLA’s People’s Law School in Bristol
Chairman
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Connecticut
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Workers' Compensation
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    DUI & DWI
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. If I get civil Summons for a personal injury suit and it says the amount is greater then $15,500,how much more can it be
A: $15,000 is an amount that invokes a certain jurisdiction of the Superior Court. There is no limit to what can be recovered, but Courts are always on the look out for excessive or improper awards. Each case is judged on its individual merits.
Q. Can my ex-husband sue me if our daughter gets hurt on a trampoline at my house?
A: The short answer is yes. But it depends on the condition of the trampoline. For example, if there was safety equipment that was not assembled or connected to it, whether there were problems with the trampoline that you knew of, but nevertheless let her use it. Now it may be that he is only limited to collecting medical bills as your daughter may not be able to sue you under the doctrine of parental immunity. In any event, your question requires a more detailed conversation. If you do get sued, contact your homeowner's insurance as they may be able to cover the claim for you.
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Websites & Blogs
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Contact & Map
Jainchill & Beckert, LLC
144 W Main St
Plainville, CT 06062
Telephone: (860) 351-5254