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Bill Beckert
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Phone: (860) 351-3552
Fax: (860) 351-5442

144 W Main St
Plainville, Connecticut 06062

"We are fighters who work to ensure that our clients are informed and empowered, so that we can achieve an outcome that provides peace of mind."

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.

Selecting the right lawyer for your case or cause, to compensate you for your injury or to protect your family or business, is the most important decision you can make. When you contact me, I will strive to ensure that you feel secure in your decision to hire me. At our first meeting, I will ask lots of questions, but mostly will let you do the talking, so I can understand what the case is about and what it means to you. We will move efficiently and diligently, to make sure your case is handled correctly. I understand that time is of the essence, and I want to get your case completed as quickly as possible. But, here at Jainchill & Beckert, our belief is: you only have one opportunity to present your case, so let’s do it thoroughly and methodically, navigating the case to the best result we can obtain.

That may mean going to court. I have tried cases in most courts in the state of Connecticut, and I am certainly not afraid of that fight. However, how I handle a case is ultimately driven by you. I meet with my clients frequently as needed and I am always just a phone call or email away. I look forward to meeting you. You will be consistently advised about what your risks and options are, so you can make a fully informed decision about your case.

When I am not practicing law, I am spending time with my family in Unionville, following the Red Sox and UConn Huskies, listening to ‘80s music, and cleaning up after my dog Brody and cat Brewster.


J.D., Western New England University School of Law, 1993

B.A., University of Connecticut, 1989

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Connecticut Bar Association YLS Ethics Section

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

Connecticut Bar Association

Farmington Board of Education

Farmington Plan and Zoning Commission, Inlands and Wetlands Commission, and Conservation Commission

Honors and Awards
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
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