Harry Weller is a 1976 graduate of Syracuse University with a degree in Political Science and Television Production. He is also a 1979 graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law.
For over 30 years, he has worked as an appellate prosecutor in the award winning Appellate Bureau of the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office handling many high-profile appeals for the state. He has been either lead attorney or consultant on every capital case prosecuted in Connecticut since 1994.
In 2014, he was honored with the Public Service Award by the University of Connecticut Law School Alumni Association. In 2005, he was named Connecticut Prosecutor of the year. He also was awarded the Regional Appellate Attorney Award by the Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation, and was a member of the team that received the same award in 2005.
Along with training prosecutors locally and nationally, he speaks often to civic groups and students. He teaches an appellate clinic at the School of Law. Previously he taught legal research and writing at UConn Law School and, for two years, taught the Prosecutor’s Criminal Appellate Clinic at Quinnipiac University School of Law. Recently he authored one chapter of the 2016 edition of Connecticut Criminal Procedure.