Richard Luedeman


As an Associate in Wiggin and Dana's Litigation Department, Richard 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. He has also co-authored appellate briefs in multiple jurisdictions and recently briefed and argued a Criminal Justice Act appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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 teaches a course on legal writing and analysis at Yale Law School. He also serves on the firm’s Hiring Committee, sits on the boards of the New Haven Pride Center and the New Haven Land Trust, and is a member of the New Haven Inn of Court.

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
  • New Haven Inn of Court