Robert J. Cordy

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Robert J. Cordy 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.[1][2]


  1. ^ "AT THE STATEHOUSE - Former Weld counsel named to SJC" Dec 13, 2000 Providence Journal
  2. ^ (accessed May 10, 2014)
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Preceded by
Ruth Abrams
Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court