Hon Barry A. Cozier (Ret.)
Adjunct Professor of Law
Barry A. Cozier maintains a litigation practice, where he represents institutions and individuals in complex business and commercial litigation, real estate litigation, estates litigation, partnership disputes, federal and state appeals, arbitration and mediation, and advisory litigation strategy. He is affiliated with Hubell & Associates LLC, of counsel. From 2016 to 2017, Mr. Cozier was Special Counsel at Fensterstock & Partners LLP, a litigation boutique; from 2012 to 2016, Mr. Cozier was a member of LeClairRyan in its litigation practice; and from 2006 to 2011,
Mr. Cozier was a member of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., in the firm’s national litigation and labor and employment practice groups. He was formerly an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department (2001-2006), Justice of the New York Supreme Court (1993-2001), Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for the New York State Courts (1994-1998), and a Judge of the Family Court of the State of New York (1986-1992). Prior to his judicial service, Mr. Cozier was in private practice with a concentration in civil litigation, and served in various public sector legal positions.
Mr. Cozier currently is an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University School of Law, Vice-Chair of the Mayor's Advisory Committee on the Judiciary, an Examiner on the Committee on Character and Fitness for the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department, a Pro Bono Mediator in the Civil Appeals Mediation Program ("CAMP") for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, a member of the Board of Directors of New York University School of Law Alumni Association, a Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association.
Mr. Cozier was a contributing author to the Thomson West New York Practice publication entitled “Commercial Litigation i n New York State Courts,” where he authored the chapter on Summary Judgment.
Mr. Cozier received his Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1971 and his Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law in 1975.