Drew J. Cunningham


Drew J. Cunningham concentrates his practice on commercial, tort, and environmental litigation. He advocates for and advises corporate, institutional, nonprofit, and individual clients on a variety of complex matters in state and federal courts, particularly defending legacy railroads and shipowners against occupational exposure cases brought under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (“FELA”), the Jones Act, and various state law theories.

Drew has experience with every aspect of litigation, including research, discovery, drafting and arguing pleadings and motions, deposing and examining parties and witnesses, trial and mediation, briefing and arguing appeals, coordinating with in-house counsel, and identifying litigation and compliance risks.

In addition to his experience with complex civil and commercial matters, Drew also has briefed or argued several assigned-counsel public defender appeals (both direct and habeas corpus) implicating constitutional issues in the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts.

Drew previously served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Alexandra D. DiPentima at the Connecticut Appellate Court. During law school, he served as the editor in chief of the Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal.

Outside the Firm

Drew enjoys spending time with his wife and children and their dog. He is an avid fan and player of ice hockey and golf.



  • American Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • New Haven County Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association



  • Connecticut
  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court - District of Connecticut
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


  • Georgetown University, AB, cum laude
  • University of Connecticut School of Law, JD