Richard M. Gardella
Of Counsel

Professional Experience

Richard M. Gardella concentrates his practice in the areas of municipal and land use law, and appellate litigation. He served as Village Attorney for the Village of Scarsdale from 1983 to 1999 and as Corporation Counsel for the City of Rye from 1981 to 1999.  He also has served as an assistant corporation counsel and later as a special counsel for the City of White Plains.  A former journalist, Mr. Gardella is editor-in-chief of Westchester Lawyer, the monthly magazine of the Westchester County Bar Association, the ABA’s State and Local Government Law Section as well as the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility.


  • New York
  • United States Supreme Court


  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D.
  • Williams College, B.A.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member, House of Delegates, 1994-1997; 1999-2003; Member, State & Local Government Section; Member, Center for Professional Responsibility; Fellow, American Bar Association Bar Foundation
  • New York State Bar Association, Past Member, House of Delegates; Member, Municipal Law Section; Fellow, New York State Bar Foundation
  • Westchester County Bar Association, President, 1997-1999
  • Westchester County Bar Foundation, President, 2007-2009
James P. Reduto
700 White Plains Road
Suite 237
Scarsdale, New York 10583
P: (914) 472-7700 ext.128
F: (914) 472-1946