Richard S. Cody

Richard S. Cody

New London, Connecticut

Richard S. Cody is a Shareholder who concentrates in the areas of municipal law, land use & zoning, environmental law, commercial transactions and corporate law. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Connecticut in 1980 and received his J.D. from the UConn School of Law in 1986. Attorney Cody then attended the Northwestern School of Law in Portland, Oregon, where he received his L.L.M. (Master of Laws) in Environmental and Natural Resources Law.

Attorney Cody was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1986, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 1994, and the United States Supreme Court in 2005. He serves as the town attorney for Windham, Canterbury and Sprague, Connecticut, and is Chairman of the Stonington Water Pollution Control Authority.

Attorney Cody is an Adjunct Professor of Environmental and Land Use Law at the University of Connecticut where he lectures on topics including environmental risks in commercial transactions, freedom of information, and regulatory takings.

Areas of Practice

  • Municipal Law / Planning & Zoning / Land Use
  • Business / Commercial Law
  • Environmental Law

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1986
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2005


  • Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon
    • LL.M., Master of Laws
    • Major: Environmental and Natural Resources Law
  • University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut
    • J.D. - 1986
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
    • B.A. - 1980

Published Works

  • Soviet Law and Economy, Martinus-Nijhoff, 1986 (Executive Editor)
  • The Gray Area - A Handbook on the Legal Rights and Responsibilities of 16- and 17-Year Olds in Connecticut, Collaboration for Connecticut's Children, 1986 (2nd edition 1989)
  • "Report: The Conference On Soviet Law and Economy", 9 ASILS Int'l L.J. 148, 1985

Honors and Awards

  • U.N. Secretary General recognition for assisting the passage of the Inter-American Convention on International Commercial Arbitration, 1991

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member, 1987 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Commercial Law Section
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member, 1986 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Environment Committee
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Section on International Law, Chairman, 1990 - 1991
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Legislative Chairman, 1986 - 1990