Arguing And Mediating Cases In Rhode Island For Over 40 years.
Our Areas Of Practice
About The Firm
Providing Representation On Appeals And Complex Civil Litigation
Whether you are the defendant or plaintiff, my representation focuses on the vigorous pursuit of your claim with an additional focus on settlement negotiations. I provide representation in civil litigation cases in all courts and on civil and criminal appeals in the Supreme Court of the United States, Rhode Island Supreme Court, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Massachusetts Appeals Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the 1st and 9th Circuits. Additionally, I can provide assistance with oral advocacy and legal writing.
Deep Roots In The Rhode Island Legal Community
I earned my law degree in 1980 and began my career as a law clerk to the Associate Justice (and later Chief Justice) Joseph R. Weisberger. When my clerkship ended, I spent three years as an associate at a general practice firm before spending over a decade at the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office working in roles that included chief, appellate unit and six years as Deputy Attorney General.
From there, my career included stops with several law firms focused on different practice areas including personal injury, insurance defense, civil, criminal and appellate litigation. I launched my solo practice in 2003 while also serving as part-time probate judge for the city of Woonsocket (2003-13) and as part-time judge of the Woonsocket Municipal Court (2016-present).
Over Four Decades Of Distinguished Service
My experience as a litigator, in the Attorney General’s office and as a judge earned me the respect of my peers in the Rhode Island legal community. In 2020, I was awarded the Rhode Island Bar Association’s Ralph P. Semonoff Award for Professionalism. I have been selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers list every year since 2008, and I am AV Preeminent peer review rated* through Martindale-Hubbell, the site’s highest rating.
To gain the insights of an award-winning litigator and judge with over four decades of experience, contact my office to set up a consultation by calling 401-490-8083 or filling out my online contact form.
AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.