William M. Bloss graduated cum laude from Wake Forest University in 1979 and received his law degree, summa cum laude, from Washington College of Law, The American University. While in law school, he served as a law clerk to Commissioner Patricia Price Bailey of the Federal Trade Commission. After graduating from law school, Bloss served as a law clerk to Senior Judge Robert C. Zampano of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut and then to Judge Carolyn Dineen King of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Houston.
He joined Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder in 2004 after practicing for 18 years with Jacobs, Grudberg, Belt & Dow, P.C., in New Haven. Since entering private practice, Bloss has been involved in a broad range of litigation in federal and state courts, including the trial and appeal of wrongful death, products liability and criminal cases. Among his cases are: Leary v. Wesleyan University, 2009 Conn. Super. LEXIS 621 (Mar. 10, 2009) (denying summary judgment to university in negligence case involving death of student); Gonzalez v. University System of New Hampshire, 2005 Conn. Super. LEXIS 288 (Jan. 28, 2005) (denying summary judgment to defendant in negligence action by cheerleader rendered a quadriplegic); Campbell v. Bysiewicz, 242 F. Supp. 2d 164 (D. Conn. 2003) (successful constitutional challenge to Connecticut primary election system); Blumenthal v. Barnes, 261 Conn. 434 (2002) (defense counsel in action alleging breach of fiduciary duty by officer of charitable corporation; in case of first impression, court held that Connecticut Attorney General lacked common law authority); United States v. Autuori, 49 F. Supp. 2d 321 (D. Conn. 1998), aff'd in part, rev'd in part, 212 F.3d 105 (2d Cir. 2000) (criminal); Schaeffer v. Vera Wang Bridal House, Ltd., 64 F. Supp. 2d 286 (S.D.N.Y. 1999) (personal injury).
He is included in The Best Lawyers in America (White/Woodward) in the areas of personal injury and criminal defense, and was named as one of the Top 50 Lawyers in Connecticut in a recent Connecticut Magazine poll.
He is a member of the American Association for Justice and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. He was appointed to the Criminal Justice Act Committee of the United States District Court, and served on the Defender Services Advisory Group of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. Also, he has served as a special master and as an arbitrator in the Superior Court and the federal court, and he currently serves on the Federal Grievance Committee for the District of Connecticut.
In addition to professional activities, Bloss is also involved with several activities in the community. He is the Chairman of the Board of Education of the Town of Guilford, serves as Vice Chairman of the Guilford Elderly Tax Stabilization Committee, and was appointed to the state Property Tax Cap Commission.