Overview

Ken has forty- five years of practical experience representing individuals and a wide range of businesses in litigation, real property issues, and transactional matters. Having served as the Town Attorney for three Connecticut municipalities under eleven different administrations, Ken is acknowledged by his peers as an expert in matters involving land use, administrative appeals, condemnations, foreclosures, contracts and the drafting of regulations and legislation.  He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America©  2013-2019 editions for his work in the area of Municipal Law, and in the 2018-2019 editions for his work in the area of Real Estate Law.

Ken previously served in the U.S. Army as a member of the Judge Advocates Generals Corps as an associate professor of law at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York where he taught both criminal and constitutional law. Ken is a Senior Attorney with the Center for International Legal Studies located in Salzburg, Austria, and under its auspices he has taught United States Constitutional Law at nine different law universities in foreign countries from Latvia to Mongolia.

Credentials

Education

New York University School of Law, LL.M., 1970

New York University School of Law, J.D., 1969

Yale University, B.A. 1966

Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Military Appeals
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Honors & Awards

Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating

Best Lawyers in America®, Municipal Law, 2013-2020

Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate Law, 2018-2020

Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce First Citizen Award, 2019

Westport First Award, 2011

Distinguished Citizen Award, Boy Scout's Connecticut Yankee Council, 2010

Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship Award

Newsroom

Speaking Engagements

Publications

Professional Affiliations

Connecticut Bar Association

Greater Bridgeport Bar Association

Westport Bar Association, Past President

Public Defenders Service Commission, overseeing the Connecticut Public Defenders Office 2014-present

State Board of Veterinary Medicine, 2012-present

Judicial Review Council, 2007-2011

Citizen’s Advisory Board overseeing the Office of State Ethics, Chairman, 2010

Support Staff

Daniela Gentile 
203.341.5316
dgentile@cohenandwolf.com

Community Involvement

Connecticut League of Conservation Voters, 2005-present, Chairman, 2015-18

Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Board of Directors, 2012-present, Chairman, 2019

Westport State Representative, Connecticut General Assembly, 1997-2005, Assistant Minority Leader, Judiciary and Environmental Committees, 1997-2005

Westport Dangerous Dog Committee, Chairperson 2010-present

Westport Public Library, Board of Directors 2012-present

Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors 2012-14

Aspetuck Land Trust, Board Member, 2011-2019

Westport Historical Society, 2017-present

State of Connecticut Judicial Review Council, 2005-2011

State of Connecticut Board of Veterinary Medicine, 2012

State of Connecticut Public Defender’s Commission, 2014

State of Connecticut Citizens Advisory Board, 2005-2010

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