Judge Omar Williams ’02 Confirmed to Federal Bench

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Omar A. Williams ’02 to the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. President Biden nominated Williams in June 2021, and the Senate confirmed his nomination on Oct. 28, 2021. Williams served as a Superior Court judge in Connecticut, having been nominated in 2014 by Gov. Dannel Malloy, after 11 years as a public defender in New Haven. While on the Superior Court bench, he served in the Sentence Review Division and on the wiretap panel, co-chaired the Jury Selection Task Force, and served on the New England Regional Judicial Opioid Initiative. Before entering law school, he earned a BA from the University of Connecticut in 1998.