Richard Luedeman


Richard is an Associate in Wiggin and Dana's Litigation Department. He has represented clients in large-scale commercial disputes and nationwide class actions through motion practice and discovery proceedings, as well as pursued affirmative litigation on behalf of plaintiff clients.

Before joining Wiggin and Dana, Richard served as a law clerk for the Honorable Susan Carney of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the Honorable Michael Chagares of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the Honorable Michael Shea of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Richard has recently assisted with a federal sentencing appeal under the Criminal Justice Act. He sits on the boards of the New Haven Pride Center and the New Haven Land Trust.

Richard received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal and the Yale Law & Policy Review, and received his B.A. cum laude in Government from Harvard University.  While in law school, Richard was a clinic student at the New Haven Legal Assistance Association and interned at the Office of the Appellate Defender in New York.


  • Yale Law School  (J.D., 2014)
  • Harvard University  (B.A., 2011)
    • cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut

Court Admissions

  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • US District Court (District of Connecticut)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Connecticut Bar Association