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Rhode Island Monthly is proud to showcase our first annual Professional Excellence in Law honorees. Nominated and chosen by their peers, these honorees exemplify the leading local lawyers and attorneys in their respective areas of practice, from general counsel and personal injury to civil litigation and criminal defense.

Rhode Island Monthly asked Rhode Island licensed attorneys to vote for their peers in a range of law practice areas. Rhode Island Monthly contracted DataJoe Research to conduct the survey using an online ballot for collecting, vetting and tallying votes. Any lawyer who has been disciplined for an infraction by the state regulatory board was excluded from the results.

Adoption Marital And Family Law

Rui P. Alves, Barton Gilman, LLP, 10 Dorrance St., Providence, RI 02903, bglaw.com
Melissa M. Braatz, Law Office of Melissa M. Braatz, 300 Centerville Rd., Suite 300, Warwick, RI 02886, braatzlaw.com
Timothy J. Conlon, TJC ESQ – Rhode Island Divorce Attorney, 76 Westminister St., Suite 420, Providence, RI 02903, tjcesq.com See ad
Kristy J. Garside, The Law Offices of Howe & Garside, Ltd., 55 Memorial Blvd., Suite 5, Newport, RI 02840, counselfirst.com
Gregory N. Hoffman, Barton Gilman, LLP, 10 Dorrance St., Suite 800, Providence, RI 02903, bglaw.com
Jennifer Hoopis D’Ambra, Hoopis & Hoopis Law, 33 College Hill Rd., 5b, Warwick, RI 02886, hoopisandhoopis.com
Justin T. Shay, Cameron & Mittleman, LLP, 301 Promenade St., Providence, RI 02908, cm-law.com See ad
Dadriana A. Lepore, Coia & Lepore, Ltd., 226 South Main St., Providence, RI 02903, coialepore.com
William J. Lynch, WJ Lynch Law, 320 Newport Ave., Rumford, RI 02916, wjlynch.com See ad
Elisha Morris, Divorce Lawyers Rhode Island, 1 Turks Head Pl., Suite 1440, Providence, RI 02903, divorcelawyersrhodeisland.com
Elizabeth Ortiz, Law Office of Elizabeth Ortiz, 212 Greenwich Ave., Warwick, RI 02886, elizabethortizlaw.com See ad
Sarah B. Oster, Oster Law Offices, 640 George Washington Hwy., Building B, Suite 103, Lincoln, RI 02865, osterlawoffices.com
Erin Lynch Prata, Erin Lynch Prata Law, LLC, 931 Jefferson Blvd., Suite 1003, Warwick, RI 02886, lynchpratalaw.com
Kerry I. Rafanelli, Kerry I. Rafanelli, Attorney at Law, 670 Main St., C-4, East Greenwich, RI 02818, ridivorceattorney.com See ad
Deborah Miller Tate, Mcintyre Tate, LLP, 50 Park Row West, Suite 109, Providence, RI 02903, mcintyretate.com, See ad

“As a younger attorney, I have begun my profession with many of the advantages of modern technology, but am always seeking to expand its uses in everyday practice. Remote access to our servers allows greater work flexibility while upgrades to trial presentation software and hardware increase our ability to inform a jury regarding difficult medical topics. Drawing from conversations I’ve had with more senior colleagues, they’d say email impacts us the most. I’d say it’s the ability to rapidly upload, make searchable and access records from files and develop electronic outlines of the information.”
—Timothy Grimes, medical malpractice, products liability and complex personal injury lawyer at Decof, Barry, Mega and Quinn, P.C.

Antitrust Law

Joseph A. Farside, Locke Lord, LLP, One Financial Plaza, Suite 2800, Providence, RI 02903, lockelord.com

Appellate Law

Nicole J. Benjamin, Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C., One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, apslaw.com
Thomas M. Dickinson, Thomas M Dickinson Attorney at Law, 1312 Atwood Ave., Johnston, RI 02919, appealri.com
Lauren E. Jones, Jones Associates, 72 South Main St., Providence, RI 02903, lawyers.com
Kara Maguire, Office Of The Public Defender, 160 Pine St., Providence, RI 02903
Lara E. Montecalvo, Rhode Island Public Defender, 160 Pine St., Providence, RI 02903, ripd.org
William K. Wray, Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C., One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, apslaw.com

Arbitration And Mediation

Francis A. Connor, Barton Gilman, LLP, 10 Dorrance St., Suite 800, Providence, RI 02903, bglaw.com
William M. Dolan, Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C., One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, apslaw.com
Jeremy W. Howe, The Law Offices of Howe & Garside, Ltd., 55 Memorial Blvd., Suite 5, Newport, RI 02840, counselfirst.com
William A. Poore, Poore & Rosenbaum, LLP, 30 Exchange Tce., Providence, RI 02903, poorerosenbaumlaw.com
William Rampone, William Rampone Esq., 200 Midway Rd., Suite 169, Cranston, RI 02920
Randall L. Souza, KSR&P Attorneys at Law, 128 Dorrance St., Suite 300, Providence, RI 02903, ksrplaw.com See ad

“We use Facetime or Skype for ‘virtual’ meetings and e-filing with the court for instant filings, but email, hands down, impacts our practice the most — instantaneous communication with clients, co-counsel, adversaries, etc. It’s an advantage because it speeds up communication, but a hindrance in that the sheer speed and ease of communication often leaves little time to ruminate.”
—Scott J. Summer, general counsel lawyer at LawyersCollaborative

Attorneys For Non Profit

Elizabeth O. Manchester, Partridge Snow & Hahn, LLP, 40 Westminster St., Suite 1100, Providence, RI 02903, psh.com See ad

Aviation Admiralty Maritime And Transportation

Michael J. Daly, Pierce Atwood, LLP, One Financial Plaza, 26th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, pierceatwood.com
Edward H. Kammerer, Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, LLP, 100 Westminster St., Providence, RI 02903, hinckleyallen.com

Banking And Financial

Edward G. Avila, Roberts, Carroll, Feldstein & Pierce, Inc., 10 Weybosset St., Providence, RI 02903, rcfp.com
Joseph M. Diorio, Law Office of Joseph M. DiOrio, Inc., 144 Westminster St., Suite 302, Providence, RI 02903, dioriolaw.com See ad
Robert A. Migliaccio, Cameron & Mittleman, LLP, 301 Promenade St., Providence, RI 02908, cm-law.com See ad
Geoffrey W. Millsom, Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C., One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, apslaw.com

Bankruptcy And Workout

Joseph Avanzato, Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C., One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, apslaw.com
John P. Boyajian, 182 Waterman St., Providence, RI 02906
Lisa A. Geremia, Geremia & DeMarco, Ltd., 620 Main St., East Greenwich, RI 02818, geremiademarco.com See ad
Jacqueline M. Grasso, Grasso Law Offices – Jacqueline Grasso, Esq., 1310 Atwood Ave., Johnston, RI 02919, grassolaw.net See ad
Stefanie D. Howell, Brock & Scott, PLLC, 1080 Main St., Pawtucket, RI 02860, brockandscott.com
Richard J. Land, Chace Ruttenberg & Freedman, LLP, One Park Row, Suite 300, Providence, RI 02903, crfllp.com
Christopher M. Lefebvre, Claude F. Lefebvre & Christopher M. Lefebvre, P.C., 2 Dexter St., Pawtucket, RI 02860, lefebvrelaw.com
Matthew J. McGowan, Salter McGowan Sylvia & Leonard, Inc., 56 Exchange Tce., Providence, RI 02903, smsllaw.com
Thomas P. Quinn, McLaughlinQuinn, LLC, 148 West River St., Suite 1E, Providence, RI 02904, mclaughlinquinn.com See ad
Russell D. Raskin, Raskin & Berman, 116 East Manning St., Providence, RI 02906, raskinberman.com See ad

“Modern-day technology is indispensable; it has streamlined the methods of court filings, litigation and communications as well as marketing. Client portals have made communication and file sharing much more reliable and secure.”
—Jacqueline M Grasso, Esq., family law and general practice lawyer.

Business Law

Joseph A. Anesta, Cameron & Mittleman, LLP, 301 Promenade St., Providence, RI 02908, cm-law.com See ad
Stephen M. Brusini, Orson & Brusini, Ltd., 144 Wayland Ave., Providecne, RI 02906, orsonandbrusini.com
E. Colby Cameron, Cameron & Mittleman, LLP, 301 Promenade St., Providence, RI 02908, cm-law.com See ad
Paul A. Campellone, Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C., One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, apslaw.com
Joshua L. Celeste, Duffy & Sweeney, Ltd., 1800 Financial Plaza, Providence, RI 02903, duffysweeney.com
Jeffrey B. Cianciolo, McLaughlinQuinn, LLC, 148 West River St., Suite 1E, Providence, RI 02904, mclaughlinquinn.com See ad
Stephen Geanacopoulos, Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C., One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, apslaw.com
Michael A. Kelly, KSR&P Attorneys at Law, 128 Dorrance St., Suite 300, Providence, RI 02903, ksrplaw.com See ad
Jeff Levy, Levy & Blackman, LLP, 469 Angell St., Suite 2, Providence, RI 02906, levyblackman.com
John D. Russell, Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C., One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, apslaw.com

“Over the past several years, advances in electronic file storage, email communications and e-filing with government agencies has substantially reduced the physical space required to successfully operate a law practice and facilitated more timely and efficient
communications with clients. It’s an absolute advantage. E-communication with clients and electronic file storage have, together, substantially and positively impacted my practice.”
—Thomas Brown, immigration law (business and family) lawyer at Rodio and Brown, Ltd.

Civil Trial

Melody A. Alger, Alger Law, LLC, 400 Westminster St., Providence, RI 02903, algerlaw.com
Stephen J. Brouillard, Bianchi & Brouillard, P.C., 56 Pine St., Suite 250, Providence, RI 02903, bianchiandbrouillard.com
Joseph V. Cavanagh, Blish & Cavanagh, LLP, 30 Exchange Tce., Providence, RI 02903, blishcavlaw.com
Andrew J. Coughlin, Ciccone Coughlin Law Associates, Inc., 999 Westminster St., Providence, RI 02903, cicconelaw.com
Marc Desisto, Desisto Law, LLC, 60 Ship St., Providence, RI 02903
Gerald J. Petros, Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, LLP, 100 Westminster St., Suite 1500, Providence, RI 02903, hinckleyallen.com
John A. Tarantino, Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C., One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, apslaw.com
Todd D. White, Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C., One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, apslaw.com
Max Wistow, Wistow, Sheehan & Loveley, PC, 61 Weybosset St., Providence, RI 02903, wsl-lawoffice.com

Commercial Litigation

Mitchell R. Edwards, Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, LLP, 100 Westminster St., Suite 1500, Providence, RI 02903, hinckleyallen.com
Rachelle R. Green, Cervenka Green & Ducharme, LLC, 235 Promenade St., Suite 475, Providence, RI 02908, cgdesq.com See ad
Michael J. Jacobs, LaPlante Sowa Goldman Attorneys at Law, 272 West Exchange St., Providence, RI 02903, lsglaw.com
Sally P. McDonald, Geragos & Geragos, P.C., 159 Weybosset St., 3rd Floor, Providence, RI 02903, geragos.com See ad
Catherine A. Shaghalian, Orson & Brusini, Ltd., 144 Wayland Ave., Providence, RI 02906, orsonandbrusini.com
Justin T. Shay, Cameron & Mittleman, LLP, 301 Promenade St., Providence, RI 02908, cm-law.com See ad

“I can run my office from my phone. I use Software as a Service (SaaS) and the cloud for every one of my computer applications — file storage, case management, billing and timekeeping, appointment scheduling, etc. Not only does it enhance portability, it virtually eliminates my IT maintenance budget. Also, the use of Dropbox has completely eliminated the need for a server, and the concomitant maintenance expenses thereto. I’d say it’s definitely an advantage — the only hindrance is the 24/7 connection to the office.”
—Melody Alger, civil litigation lawyer at Alger Law LLC

Construction

John E. Bulman, Pierce Atwood, LLP, One Financial Plaza, 26th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, pierceatwood.com
James A. Hall, Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C., One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, apslaw.com
Erin A. Hockensmith, KSR&P Attorneys at Law, 128 Dorrance St., Suite 300, Providence, RI 02903, ksrplaw.com See ad
Jackson C. Parmenter, KSR&P Attorneys at Law, 128 Dorrance St., Suite 300, Providence, RI 02903, ksrplaw.com See ad
Girard R. Visconti, Shechtman Halperin Savage, LLP, 1080 Main St., Pawtucket, RI 02860, shslawfirm.com
Christopher C. Whitney, Pierce Atwood, LLP, One Financial Plaza, 26th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, pierceatwood.com

Criminal Defense

Allison C. Abilheira, Abilheira Law, 957 Main St., Warren, RI 02885, ridivorcecounsel.com
Chad F. Bank, The Law Office of Chad F. Bank, 127 Dorrance St., Providence, RI 02903, chadbanklaw.com
Jose F. Batista, Law Office of Jose F. Batista, 1445 Broad St., Providence, RI 02905, jfbatistalaw.com
John L. Calcagni, Law Office of John L. Calcagni III, One Custom House St., Suite 300, Providence, RI 02903, calcagnilaw.com
Matthew S. Dawson, Lynch & Pine Attorneys At Law, One Park Row, 5th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, lynchpine.com See ad
Peter A. Dibiase, Peter A. Dibiase, Inc. , 91 Friendship St., #3, Providence, RI 02903
William C. Dimitri, Dimitri Law, 462 Broadway, Providence, RI 02909, dimitrilaw.com
David Ellison, David Ellison Law, 127 Dorrance St., 4th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, dellisonlaw.com
John R. Grasso, Law Office of John R. Grasso, Esq., One Custom House St., Third Floor, Providence, RI 02903, johngrassolaw.com See ad
Thomas G. Gulick, LaPlante Sowa Goldman Attorneys at Law, 272 West Exchange St., Providence, RI 02903, lsglaw.com
Kevin O. Hagan, Kevin O. Hagan, Esq., 105 Memorial Blvd. West, Newport, RI 02840, kevinhaganlaw.com
Craig J. Hein, Craig Hein Law, 1 Courthouse St., Newport, RI 02840, craigheinlaw.com, See ad
Jason Knight, The Law Office of Jason Knight, 1 Turks Head Pl., Providence, RI 02903, jasonknightlaw.com
John E. MacDonald, Law Office of John E. MacDonald, Inc., 76 Westminster St., Providence, RI 02903, aggressivelegalservices.com
Robert B. Mann, Robert B. Mann Law Office, 1 Turks Head Pl., Providence, RI 02903, rbmann.com
Rory Munns, Criminal Defense Attorney Rory Munns, 127 Dorrance St., Providence, RI 02903, duiattorneyrhodeisland.com
Stefanie A. Murphy, Law Offices of Stefanie A. Murphy, 6 Wanton Shippee Rd., East Greenwich, RI 02818, samurphylaw.com See ad
Katie Nee, Nee Law, LLC, 1 Turks Head Pl., Suite 1440, Providence, RI 02903, neelawoffice.com
Charles A. Tamuleviz, Nixon Peabody, LLP, One Citizens Plaza, Providence, RI 02903, nixonpeabody.com
Anthony M. Traini, Anthony M. Traini, P.C., 56 Pine St., Suite 200, Providence, RI 02903

“The overall effect of digital communication and storage has had a massive effect on law practice in general. At Decof, Barry, Mega and Quinn, we use digital presentation software extensively in our jury trials. It allows us to display hundreds or even thousands of exhibits in the courtroom, so the jury can read along in real time while a witness is testifying. We prepare some exhibits in advance, with specific portions highlighted or enlarged, and also use others ‘on the fly,’ as is often necessary in the complex world of the modern-day jury trial. Whether it is a medical negligence case, wrongful death or catastrophic injury case, it is vitally important to communicate complex issues clearly and persuasively. We are able to do this with advance planning and use of technology. In addition to the ‘on-screen’ presentation, technology allows us to organize and recover thousands of pieces of evidence and testimony in seconds. But while today’s digital technology is a clear advantage in the courtroom, it also raises some difficulties. We must stay on top of technological updates and changes, handle the ‘hardware’ — including projectors, screens and cords — and still be ready with a backup plan if there is a glitch. In the overall analysis, however, I would not try a case in today’s world without the ability to show the evidence to the jury in real time.”
—Patrick Barry, complex personal injury lawyer at Decof, Barry, Mega and Quinn

Education

David V. Abbott, Whelan, Corrente, Flanders, Kinder & Siket, LLP, 100 Westminster St., Providence, RI 02903, whelancorrente.com
Stephen Adams, Barton Gilman, LLP, Ten Dorrance St., Suite 800, Providence, RI 02903, bglaw.com
Jon M. Anderson, Brennan Recupero Cascione Scungio McAllister, LLP, 362 Broadway, Providence, RI 02909, brcsm.com
Mary Ann Carroll, Henneous, Carroll, Lombardo, LLC, 1240 Pawtucket Ave., Suite 308, East Providence, RI 02916, hcllawri.com
Andrew Henneous, Henneous, Carroll, Lombardo, LLC, 1240 Pawtucket Ave., Suite 308, East Providence, RI 02916, hcllawri.com
Rita E. Nerney, Barton Gilman, LLP, 10 Dorrance St., Suite 800, Providence, RI 02903, bglaw.com
Matthew R. Plain, Barton Gilman, LLP, 10 Dorrance St., Suite 800, Providence, RI 02903, bglaw.com

Elder Law

Mark B. Heffner, Heffner & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 615 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI 02886, hefflaw.com
Lillian Magee Lloyd, Orson & Brusini, Ltd., 144 Wayland Ave., Providence, RI 02906, orsonandbrusini.com
Kristen Prull Moonan, Moonan, Stratton & Waldman, LLP, 4 Richmond Sq., Suite 150, Providence, RI 02906, mswri.com
Elizabeth Phillips, Hackman & Phillips Elder Law RI, LLC, 1370 Warwick Ave., Warwick, RI 02888, elderlawrillc.com See ad
Joseph M. Proietta, 401 – Elderlaw, 155 South Main St., Suite 101, Providence, RI 02903, 401elderlaw.com See ad
Amy E. Stratton, Moonan, Stratton & Waldman, LLP, 4 Richmond Sq., Suite 150, Providence, RI 02906, mswri.com

Environmental And Land Use

Jennifer Cervenka, Cervenka Green & Ducharme, LLC, 235 Promenade St., Suite 475, Providence, RI 02908, cgdalaw.com See ad
Marisa Desautel, Desautel Law, 38 Bellevue Ave., Unit H, Newport, RI 02840, desautelesq.com See ad
Susan Forcier, Department of Environmental Management, 235 Promenade St., Providence, RI 02908, dem.ri.gov
Robin L. Main, Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, LLP, 100 Westminster St., Suite 1500, Providence, RI 02903, hinckleyallen.com
Emily J. Migliaccio, Cervenka Green & Ducharme, LLC, 235 Promenade St., Suite 475, Providence, RI 02908, cgdalaw.com See ad
Elizabeth McDonough Noonan, Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C., One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, apslaw.com
Joelle C. Rocha, KSR&P Attorneys at Law, 128 Dorrance St., Suite 300, Providence, RI 02903, ksrplaw.com See ad
Alan M. Shoer, Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C., One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, apslaw.com
Nicole M. Verdi, Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C., One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, apslaw.com

“The real estate market has its ups and downs, as we all know. There is no way to forecast the future for our market, but in terms of our industry and agency as a whole, I see us evolving technologically. Technology will change the industry in ways that help consumers, and hopefully help those who make their living from real estate. At Lima Law, we have switched to a new software that really gears our processes to be efficient and up-to-date with technology today. With this fast-paced industry, you need to have efficiency on your side, as well as the marketing tools to get your name out on the web. It is rare to find a homebuyer looking through a newspaper or magazine nowadays, so our marketing is focused to where our industry is headed: online. The technological developments mean we need to stay on top of the changes, and there is certainly a learning curve. They also, however, will streamline our industry and let us become more efficient, therefore able to take on more work and clients.”
—Hailey Munns real estate lawyer at the Law Office of Michael C. Lima

Gaming Law

Mark N.G. Hichar, Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, LLP, 100 Westminster St., Suite 1500, Providence, RI 02903, gtlaw.com

General Practice

Daniel P. Carter, Law Office of Daniel P. Carter, 222 Jefferson Blvd., Suite 4a, Warwick, RI 02888
Travis James Decosta, Boyle | Shaughnessy Law, 1 Turks Head Pl., #1100, Providence, RI 02903, boyleshaughnessy.com
Richard S. Humphrey, Law Offices of Richard S. Humphrey, 3852 Main Rd., Tiverton, RI 02878, richardhumphreylaw.com See ad
Bruce A. Leach, Desimone & Leach, 1 Turks Head Pl., Suite 450, Providence, RI 02903,
Steven A. Moretti, Law office of Steven A. Moretti, 1140 Reservoir Ave., Cranston, RI 02920
Peter F. Skwirz, Ursillo, Teitz & Ritch, 2 Williams St., Providence, RI 02903, utrlaw.com
C. Scott Joseph Summer, Lawyers Collaborative, 400 Reservoir Ave., Suite 3a, Providence, RI 02907, lawyerscollaborative.com

Government And Administrative

Victoria M. Almeida, Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C., One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, apslaw.com
Richard R. Beretta, Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C., One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, apslaw.com
Anthony Desisto, Anthony Desisto Law Associates, LLC, 450 Veterans Memorial Pkwy., Suite 103, East Providence, RI 02914
Claire J. Richards, The RI State House, Office Of Executive Counsel, Room119, Providence, RI 02903

Health Care Law

Susan Leach DeBlasio, Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C., One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, apslaw.com
Leslie D. Parker, Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C., One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, apslaw.com
Patricia K. Rocha, Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C., One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, apslaw.com
Cynthia J. Warren, Cameron & Mittleman, LLP, 301 Promenade St., Providence, RI 02908, cm-law.com See ad
Stephen D. Zubiago, Nixon Peabody, LLP, 1 Citizens Plaza, Providence, RI 02903, nixonpeabody.com

“Technology allows small law firms to do work that was once only possible at larger firms. We can review and manage a large volume of documents, store information in the cloud and access it anywhere. This allows smaller firms to handle complex matters with lower overhead and at lower prices than the big firms. It’s a huge advantage for lawyers and clients. We can share documents and information with clients securely and work remotely when necessary. Our office has been moving towards a paperless environment for years, but it’s now so much easier and more reliable. With better and more reliable scanners and cloud-based storage, the entire infrastructure around the practice of law has changed for the better. I find that I’m more organized and more productive when I use the latest technology in my practice.”
—Jeff Levy, business lawyer at Levy and Blackman LLP

Immigration Law

Thomas S. Brown, Rodio & Brown, Ltd, 2139 Broad St., Cranston, RI 02905, rodiobrown.com
Joseph Molina Flynn, Molina Flynn Law, 127 Dorrance St., 4th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, molinaflynn.com
Deborah Gonzalez, Gonzalez Law Offices, Inc., 450 Warren Ave., East Providence, RI 02914, robertogonzalezlaw.com
Roberto Gonzalez, Gonzalez Law Offices, Inc., 450 Warren Ave., East Providence, RI 02914, robertogonzalezlaw.com

Insurance

Robert C. Shindell, Barton Gilman, LLP, 10 Dorrance St., Suite 800, Providence, RI 02903, bglaw.com

Intellectual Property Rights

Christine K. Bush, Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, LLP, 100 Westminster St., Suite 1500, Providence, RI 02903, hinckleyallen.com
C. Alexander Chiulli, Barton Gilman, LLP, 10 Dorrance St., Suite 800, Providence, RI 02903, bglaw.com
Daniel J. Holmander, Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C., One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, apslaw.com
David R. Josephs, Barlow, Josephs & Holmes, Ltd., 101 Dyer St., 5th Fl., Providence, RI 02903, barjos.com
Craig M. Scott, Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, LLP, 100 Westminster St., Suite 1500, Providence, RI 02903, hinckleyallen.com
Jeffrey K. Techentin, Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C., One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, apslaw.com

Labor And Employment

Robert P. Brooks, Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C., One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, apslaw.com
Timothy C. Cavazza, Whelan, Corrente, Flanders, Kinder & Siket, LLP, 100 Westminster St., Suite 710, Providence, RI 02903, whelancorrente.com
Michael D. Chittick, Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C., One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, apslaw.com
Carly Beauvais Iafrate, Carly Iafrate Law Office , 38 North Court St., 3rd Floor, Providence, RI 02903
Jeffrey W. Kasle, Olenn & Penza, LLP, 530 Greenwich Ave., Warwick, RI 02886, olenn-penza.com
Matthew H. Parker, Whelan, Corrente, Flanders, Kinder & Siket, LLP, 100 Westminster St., Suite 710, Providence, RI 02903, whelancorrente.com
Joseph F. Penza, Olenn & Penza, LLP, 530 Greenwich Ave., Warwick, RI 02886, olenn-penza.com
Lori Caron Silveira, Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C., One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, apslaw.com
Kristen M. Whittle, Barton Gilman, LLP, 10 Dorrance St., Suite 800, Providence, RI 02903, bglaw.com
Elizabeth A. Wiens, Gursky|Wiens Attorneys At Law, Ltd., 1130 Ten Rod Rd., North Kingstown, RI 02852, rilaborlaw.com

“Electronic discovery has become key in complex litigation and construction cases, and technology and processing of electronic information is an area in which attorneys who are practicing in the complex litigation arena have to be familiar with. Social networking also has become key in researching witnesses in cases and even researching board members in land use matters to ensure there is not a clear bias against a development before it is heard. It has become imperative to make sure your litigation team knows the technical aspects of electronic data, as is making sure you are up to date with changing requirements and advances. In some instances, these developments are good and bad. Completing electronic discovery and reviewing the same is very costly for clients, in large and small cases. However, in some cases it produces evidence not otherwise obtained, which becomes key for your case.”
—J. Rocha, complex civil litigation, construction law, real estate litigation and land use lawyer at Kelly, Souza, Rocha and Parmenter, P.C.

Personal Injury

Patrick C. Barry, Decof, Barry, Mega & Quinn, P.C., One Smith Hill, Providence, RI 02903, decof.com See ad
Michael F. Campopiano, The Law Offices of Michael F. Campopiano, Inc., 127 Dorrance St., Providence, RI 02903, mfclaw.com
Paul S. Cantor, Law Office of Paul S. Cantor, 321 South Main St., Providence, RI 02903, pcantorlawfirm.com
Mark B. Decof, Decof, Barry, Mega & Quinn, P.C., One Smith Hill, Providence, RI 02903, decof.com See ad
Timothy J. Grimes, Decof, Barry, Mega & Quinn, P.C., One Smith Hill, Providence, RI 02903, decof.com See ad
Anthony R. Leone, Leone Law, LLC, 1345 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI 02886, leonelawllc.com See ad
Mark Mandell, Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell, Ltd., 1 Park Row, Providence, RI 02903, mbmjustice.com
Zachary Mandell, Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell, Ltd., 1 Park Row, Providence, RI 02903, mbmjustice.com
John D. Meara, Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell, Ltd., 1 Park Row, Providence, RI 02903, mbmjustice.com
Michael P. Quinn, Decof, Barry, Mega & Quinn, P.C., One Smith Hill, Providence, RI 02903, decof.com See ad
Marshall M. Raucci, Lynch & Pine , Wayland Building, 1 Park Row, Providence, RI 02903, lynchpine.com
Adam J. Resmini, Law Office of Ronald J. Resmini, Ltd., 155 South Main St., Ste 400, Providence, RI 02903, resminilawoffices.com
Jeffrey D. Sowa, LaPlante Sowa Goldman Attorneys at Law, 272 West Exchange St., Providence, RI 02903, lsglaw.com

Real Estate

Jennifer L. Caputi, Caputi Law, LLC, 200 Midway Rd., Suite 163, Cranston, RI 02920, caputilaw.com
Diana M. Ducharme, Cervenka Green & Ducharme, LLC, 235 Promenade St., Suite 475, Providence, RI 02908, cgdesq.com See ad
Anthony M. Gallone, The Law Offices of Gregory J. Schadone , 7 Waterman Ave., Unit 7, North Providence, RI 02911, schadonelaw.com
Brian LaPlante, Laplante Sowa Goldman Attorneys at Law, 272 West Exchange St., Providence, RI 02903, lsglaw.com
Michael C. Lima, Law Office of Michael C. Lima, 692 Warren Ave., East Providence, RI 02914, limalawoffices.com
Ronald C. Markoff, The Law Offices of Ronald C. Markoff, 144 Medway St., Providence, RI 02906, ronmarkoff.com
Hailey M. Munns, Law Office of Michael C. Lima, 692 Warren Ave., East Providence, RI 02914, limalawoffices.com
Cristina M. Offenberg, Silva, Thomas, Martland & Offenberg, Ltd., 1100 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, RI 02842, silvalawgroup.com
David J. Rubin, Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, LLP, 100 Westminster St., Suite 1500, Providence, RI 02903, hinckleyallen.com
Robert I. Stolzman, Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C., One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, apslaw.com

“First, my observation is that technology has created an expectation of speed; many third parties and clients expect results faster because everyone is accustomed to receiving information quickly with advances in technology. This sometimes gives a negative view on the legal practice because attorneys still need time to research, evaluate, and put time into critical thinking. Second, technology does eliminate jobs of humans and the personal touch that we in the legal field previously experienced with our clients. There are losses experienced with the electronic forms of communication as you cannot hear the tone of someone’s voice and do not always know their emotions, which does impact legal advice and practice when consulting with clients. Still, with email communications we can certainly communicate with many more people in one day than we could have when we had to answer every phone call and return every voicemail. Email shortens the one-on-one time of speaking with a person as the pleasantries of a phone conversation are usually eliminated in email.”
—Cristina Offenberg, real estate, probate, estate planning and business lawyer at Silva Thomas Martland and Offenberg

Securities Law

Margaret D. Farrell, Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, LLP, 100 Westminster St., Suite 1500, Providence, RI 02903, hinckleyallen.com

Sports Law

Leonard Lopes, The Victor Group, LLC, 1 Park Row, 5th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, victorgroupllc.com

“As is the case with nearly all of the daily functions in human existence, the practice of law has been completely and totally overhauled as a result of technology. Legal research, writing, communication, file storage and advertising are all now done with a click of the keyboard, right in your office. The resulting efficiency has completely changed the manner in which a lawyer operates. It’s a significant advantage because more information is available to an attorney, both in terms of the case you may be working on and the ability to research the relevant law and similar cases. Cases are reviewed online and filing is done on the computer. The amount of time saved by not having to physically research in a library or go to the Courthouse to review files is literally hundreds, if not thousands, of hours per year. I’d be hard-pressed to find something bad about that. ”
—Matthew Dawson, personal injury, criminal defense, civil litigation lawyer at Lynch and Pine, Attorneys at Law

Tax Law

Cory J. Bilodeau, McLaughlinQuinn, LLC, 148 West River St., Suite 1E, Providence, RI 02904, mclaughlinquinn.com See ad
Marc A. Lewin, Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C., One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, apslaw.com
E. Hans Lundsten, Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C., One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, apslaw.com

Wills Trusts And Estates

Nancy Fisher Chudacoff, Cameron & Mittleman, LLP, 301 Promenade St., Providence, RI 02908, cm-law.com See ad
Karen G. DelPonte, Cameron & Mittleman, LLP, 301 Promenade St., Providence, RI 02908, cm-law.com See ad
Deborah Dinardo, Orson & Brusini, Ltd., 144 Wayland Ave., Providence, RI 02906, orsonandbrusini.com
Mark C. Hamer, Mark C. Hamer, 244 Weybosset St., Providence, RI 02903, mchamer.com
John M. Harpootian, Paster & Harpootian, Ltd., 1000 Chapel View Blvd., Suite 220, Cranston, RI 02920, ph-estplan.com
Alicia L. Hoffman, Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick, Ltd., 1 Turks Head Pl., Suite 1100, Providence, RI 02903, cck-law.com See ad
Lawrence D. Hunt, Orson & Brusini, Ltd., 144 Wayland Ave., Providence, RI 02906, orsonandbrusini.com
Mark Iacono, Salter McGowan Sylvia & Leonard, Inc., 56 Exchange Tce., Providence, RI 02903, smsllaw.com
Kate N. Kishfy, Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, LLP, 100 Westminster St., Suite 1500, Providence, RI 02903, hinckleyallen.com
W. Parish Lentz, Barton Gilman, LLP, 10 Dorrance St., Suite 800, Providence, RI 02903, bglaw.com
Arthur J. Leonard, Salter McGowan Sylvia & Leonard, Inc., 56 Exchange Tce., Providence, RI 02903, smsllaw.com
Joseph R. Marion, Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C., One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, apslaw.com
Bridget L. Mullaney, Cameron & Mittleman, LLP, 301 Promenade St., Providence, RI 02908, cm-law.com See ad
David T. Riedel, Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C., One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor, Providence, RI 02903, apslaw.com
Lynn E. Riley, Cameron & Mittleman, LLP, 301 Promenade St., Providence, RI 02908, cm-law.com See ad
Antonio L. Trubiano, The Law Office of Gayle F. Tarzwell, 490 Woodruff Ave., Wakefield, RI 02879, tarzwelllaw.com

“Nowadays, marketing and sales are largely driven by Google Search Engine Optimization (SEO). In order to appear to potential clients online, a lot of time and/or money is devoted to creating website content. At this point, I find this to be more of a hindrance. The idea is that content, over time, turns into new clients… Time will tell if it becomes an advantage.”
—Marisa Desautel, energy/utility, environmental, land use and civil litigation lawyer at Desautel Law

Workers Compensation

Thomas J. Ford, Tom Ford Law, 501 Centerville Rd., Suite 105b, Warwick, RI 02886, tomfordlaw.com See ad
Nicholas Mancini, 222 Jefferson Blvd., Suite 4a, Warwick, RI 02888
Carolyn A. Mannis, Law Office Michael Campopian, 127 Dorrance St., 3rd Floor, Providence, RI 02903, mfclaw.com
Shelagh R. McCahey, Simone & McCahey, LLP, 128 Dorrance St., Suite 530, Providence, RI 02903, smlawri.com See ad
Angelo R. Simone, Simone & McCahey, LLP, 128 Dorrance St., Suite 530, Providence, RI 02903, smlawri.com See ad