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About Cummings & Lockwood

Before two Yale Law graduates started their own firm in 1909, the two friends held highly esteemed public positions, with Homer Cummings having served as mayor of Stamford while Charles Lockwood served as the city’s chief probate judge. Since its beginnings from the fifth floor of the Stamford National Bank Building, the firm has grown throughout Connecticut, opening offices in Greenwich and West Hartford as well as expanding further south to Florida setting up shop in Bonita Springs, Naples and Palm Beach Gardens.

A full-service firm of over 100 attorneys, Cummings & Lockwood serves private individuals and commercial entities, ranging from middle market to Fortune 500 companies. In 2009, the firms celebrated the milestone of its first centennial. With one of the largest trusts and estates practices in the U.S., Cummings & Lockwood still retains loyal clients that date back to the firm’s inception. Although the firm does complete hundreds of wills, trusts, and tax returns each year, the attorneys relish in taking on more challenging wealth-preserving estate plans, help build up charitable foundations, and are cast as trusted advisors to their clients’ wealth.

The firm’s trusts and estates practice is so deeply rooted in who they are that attorneys regularly publish articles on the practice area, with many appearing in Trusts and Estates Magazine. Cummings & Lockwood’s attorneys have individually received national acclaim for their work in this practice area, with many listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Among these, several attorneys have held their position on the list, leading up to even several decades. 

Cummings & Lockwood

6 Landmark Square
Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: (203) 327-1700

Firm Stats

Principal & Firm Chairman: Jonathan B. Mills
Total No. Attorneys (2020):
100 - 150

Base Salary

Salary not disclosed.

Employment Contact

Bonnie Artinian
Legal Recruiting Coordinator
(203) 351-4189

No. of U.S. Offices: 6

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

Stamford, CT (HQ)
Bonita Springs, FL
Greenwich, CT
Naples, FL
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
West Hartford, CT

Major Departments

Asbestos Defense/Toxic Torts/Product Liability Litigation
Bank Regulatory Law
Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
Business & Commercial Litigation
Business Succession Planning
Closely-Held Business Litigation
Commercial Real Estate Development
Commercial Real Estate Financing
Commercial Real Estate Leasing
Commercial Real Estate Sales & Acquisitions
Corporate Governance
Corporate Representation of Banks & Other Financial Institutions
Employment Litigation
Equity Financing
Investment Management
Loan Transactions & Financings
Mergers & Acquisitions
National Charitable Planning Group
Partnerships, LLCs, LLPs & Joint Ventures
Probate & Tax Litigation
Philanthropic Giving
Real Property & Environmental Litigation
Residential Real Estate
Tax Litigation
Trusts & Estates
Trust & Probate Litigation
Venture Capital
Wealth Protection