Bruce R. Peabody


110 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: 203-772-4400 x 314
Fax: 203-772-2763

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Having practiced law in the New Haven area since 1981, Bruce Peabody's practice focuses on residential real estate transactions.


"I work hand-in-hand with you and educate you so that you can make the legal decisions required for your residential real estate transactions in an informed way. I do house closings in an old-fashioned way; I do all the work myself so you are always dealing with your attorney."


Practice Areas


  • BA cum laude, Yale University with Distinction in American Studies (1978)
  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law (1981)


  • State of Connecticut (1981)
  • US District Court of Connecticut (1982)
  • New Haven County and Connecticut Bar Associations


  • Recognized by "Best Lawyers" in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024
  • Recognized by "Best Lawyers" as Lawyer of the Year for 2023 - Real Estate in New Haven
  • Board of Directors, Connecticut Bar Foundation (2009-2013)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Connecticut Law Tribune (2004-2011)
  • Chair, New Haven County Bar Association Real Estate Committee (2005-2007, 2011-2015)
  • Executive Committee, New Haven County Bar Association (2007-2009)
  • CBA Task Force on Multi-Disciplinary Practice (1999-2002)

Community Activities

  • President and Member, Board of Directors, New Haven Preservation Trust (2007-2018)
  • Member, Executive Committee, Metropolitan Opera, Connecticut District Audition Committee (2009-2020)
  • President, Members Advisory Board, Members of  the Yale Art Museums, Yale University Art GalleryYale Center for British Art (Member 1996-2003, President 1999-2001)
  • President, Board of Directors, The New Haven Chorale, Inc. (1989-1995)
  • Elder and Deacon, First Presbyterian Church, New Haven

Published Works and Speaking Engagements

  • Contributing Writer on Residential Real Estate to Connecticut Law Tribune's Annual Coming-Year Forecast Issue (2008-2010)
  • Presenter at First Time Homebuyer Program run by People's Bank (1999-2006)
  • Speaker at Connecticut Bar Foundation Seminar on Multi-Disciplinary Practice (2001)
  • Residential Real Estate Seminar Presenter, New Haven County Bar Association (2006, 2007, 2011, 2014, 2018)