Cummings & Lockwood

History

The Stamford, Connecticut-based law firm of Cummings & Lockwood was founded in 1909 by Homer Cummings and Charles Lockwood. The Firm now has offices in Stamford, Greenwich and West Hartford, Connecticut, as well as in Palm Beach Gardens, Naples and Bonita Springs, Florida.

Homer Cummings, a former Mayor of Stamford in the early 1900's, was Vice Chairman of the Democratic National Convention in 1910. He played a pivotal role in the election of President Woodrow Wilson in 1912 and served as the Attorney General of the United States under Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1933 to 1939.  In addition to his achievements in politics, Mr. Cummings also had an outstanding career as a courtroom lawyer. He served as State's Attorney for Fairfield County from 1914 to 1928 and handled the famous Israel case, which is noted in all law school classes on criminal law and highlighted in the famous feature film Boomerang.

Judge Charles Lockwood was first an Assistant District Attorney in New York City, and later, a three-time Probate Judge in Stamford. He was seriously considered for nomination for Governor of Connecticut but devoted himself instead to the business of the Firm.

From its original two-lawyer office in 1909, to the office it occupied for more than 50 years in the former National Bank Building, the Firm continued to grow and moved to Four Stamford Plaza where it spent the next 25 years. In 2006, Cummings & Lockwood moved to its new headquarters at Six Landmark Square in Stamford.

The bank building no longer stands, but Cummings & Lockwood has survived world wars, the Great Depression, the emergence of global markets and technologies, and profound changes in the practice of law.  Homer Cummings and Charles Lockwood still symbolize the dual strengths of our Firm – full-service representation of businesses combined with personalized service to individuals and families. Indeed, the core principles they imparted – professional excellence, integrity and service – remain hallmarks of the Firm today.

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