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Victor A. Bolden

U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
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Judge Victor A. Bolden was sworn in as a United States District Judge on January 7, 2015. He received an A.B. degree from Columbia College in 1986 and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1989.

After graduating from law school, Judge Bolden served as a Marvin Karpatkin Fellow for one-year and then as a staff attorney for more than four years with the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation's National Legal Department. Thereafter, he became an assistant counsel with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. from 1994 to 2000. From 2000 to 2005, he joined the law firm of Wiggin and Dana in New Haven, Connecticut, and served as an associate and later counsel. From 2005 to 2009, he returned to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. to serve as its general counsel. In 2009, he was appointed the Corporation Counsel for the City of New Haven, Connecticut and served in that position until December 31, 2014.

Throughout his legal career, Judge Bolden has been active in national, state and local bar activities. He is a member of the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation leadership and the New Haven Inn of Court and President-Elect of the New Haven County Bar Association. He previously served as a member of the board of directors for numerous organizations, including the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center and the Connecticut Food Bank.

Professional Experience
Judge
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
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Corporation counsel
New Haven, Connecticut
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NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, New York City
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also 1994-2000 assistant counsel, 1994-2000; general counsel, 2005-2009
Attorney
Private practice, New Haven, Connecticut
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American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, New York City
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Marvin Karpatkin Fellow, 1989-1990; staff attorney, 1990-1994
Education
Harvard Law School
J.D. (1989)
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Columbia University
B.A. (1986)
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Professional Associations
New Haven County Bar Association
President-Elect
Current
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American Bar Association's Section of Litigation
Member
Current
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New Haven Inn of Court
Member
Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
United States District Court, District of Connecticut
Website
Federal Judicial Center Biography
Contact & Map
BRIEN McMAHON FEDERAL BUILDING
United States Courthouse
915 Lafayette Boulevard - Suite 335
Bridgeport, CT 06604
USA
Telephone: (203) 579-5562