Dean Cordiano

General Counsel, Loureiro Engineering Associates

Dean Cordiano was an attorney and litigation partner at Day Berry & Howard, later Day Pitney, for more than 38 years. He tried more than 40 cases, and handled arbitrations and mediations for clients. He specialized in commercial, securities, and environmental litigation. Since 2013, he has been the general counsel of Loureiro Engineering Associates, an engineering firm. He is a special master in state and federal courts in Connecticut, and is active as a private arbitrator/mediator for the American Arbitration Association and other ADR organizations. Cordiano graduated from Duke Law School in 1976 with Order of the Coif honors and was research and managing editor of the Duke Law Journal. He has been the treasurer and president of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates and continues to serve on its national board. He has also been the counselor and president of the Oliver Ellsworth Inn of Court and serves on its executive board. He has served for many years as an adjunct instructor at the UConn School of Law in diverse areas, including Legal Methods, Torts, Products Liability, and Environmental and Toxic Torts. He was a visiting associate professor of law at the University of Kansas Law School from 1980-81.