Robert J. Cordy

Robert J. Cordy (born May 18, 1949)[1] is an Associate Justice on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.


Justice Cordy graduated from Dartmouth College in 1971 and Harvard Law School in 1974. After graduation, Justice Cordy served as a defense attorney on the Massachusetts Defenders Committee. From 1978 to 1979, he served as a Special Assistant Attorney General in the Department of Revenue, and then in 1979 he became an Associate General Council on the State Ethics Commission. In 1982, Justice Cordy was appointed a federal prosecutor and eventually became Chief of the Public Corruption Unit. From 1987 to 1991, he was a partner at Burns & Levinson. From 1991 to 1993, he served as Chief Legal Counsel to Governor William Weld. In 1993, Justice Cordy became a partner at McDermott, Will & Emery in 1993, working there until his appointment to the Supreme Judicial Court in 2001.[2][3]


  1. "Robert J. Cordy". NNDB. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  2. "AT THE STATEHOUSE - Former Weld counsel named to SJC" Dec 13, 2000 Providence Journal
  3. (accessed May 10, 2014)
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Preceded by
Ruth Abrams
Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
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