New York State Special Commission on Legislative, Judicial, & Executive Compensation


Barry A. Cozier is Senior Counsel in the litigation practice of LeClairRyan, where he represents institutions and individuals in complex business and commercial litigation, real estate litigation, estates litigation, federal and state appeals, arbitration and mediation. He also serves as special master in state and federal court discovery proceedings. 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 Appellate Division of Supreme Court, Second Judicial Department (2001-2006), Justice of the New York Supreme Court (1993-2001), Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for the N.Y.S. Courts (1994-1998), and a Judge of the Family Court of the State of New York (1986-1992). From 1998 to 2007, he also was an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University School of Law. 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 is a contributing author to the Thomson West New York Practice publication entitled "Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts," where he authored the chapter on Summary Judgment. He currently is Vice-Chair of the Mayor's Advisory Committee On The Judiciary, a member of the New York State Judicial Screening Committee for the First Department, the Board of Directors of the New York University School of Law Alumni Association, a Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation, a member of the Executive Committee of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section and co-chair of the Ethics Committee of the Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association. 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.

Mr. Cozier is an appointee of the Chief Judge.