Providence, RI

Phone:
Fax:
401.588.5113
401.588.5166
72 Pine Street
Providence, RI 02903

Our Providence-based attorneys have been recognized as leading litigators in Rhode Island, focusing primarily on litigation of complex commercial and construction matters, life, health and disability insurance coverage disputes, ERISA, admiralty law, and bankruptcy & creditors’ rights.

WHEN THE RIGHT PIECES COME TOGETHER...
THERE'S NO LIMIT TO WHAT CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED

In December 2013, the law firm of Little Bulman Medeiros & Whitney PC joined Pierce Atwood.  The combined firm creates larger and deeper complex commercial and construction litigation practices and enhances the current strengths of both firms significantly. Recognized for its expertise in construction and business disputes and its handling of complex litigation matters, Little Bulman has been one of the leading firms in southeastern New England. The former Little Bulman attorneys are experienced litigators, admitted in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

The combined firms, operating under the Pierce Atwood name, will have strong regional practices spanning Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.  With more than 140 attorneys spread across New England, the firm’s Providence, Rhode Island office now consists of 12 attorneys.

NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENT

Taking a Leading Role

Our attorneys took leading roles in the drafting of local admiralty rules for the Rhode Island Federal District Court.

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We're Hot!

Pierce Atwood is the ONLY New England-based law firm named to The National Law Journal's "Midsize Hot List” FOUR years in a row.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTER

ERISA and Benefits Claims

We regularly represent several life, health and disability insurers in connection with ERISA and benefits claims throughout the Northeastern United States.

SUCCESS

Important Decision

In a recent matter recognized by Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly as one of the most important decisions of 2012, we obtained a favorable order for a general contractor seeking to enforce an Ohio arbitration case.

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REPRESENTATIVE MATTER

Vessel Arrests

We have represented several marine lenders, boat builders, shippers and other maritime businesses in matters involving vessel arrests and other issues of admiralty law.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTER

Protecting Trademark Rights

We work closely with the clothing company of a nationally known pop star to help protect and enforce the company’s trademark rights and negotiate various licensing and other business contracts.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTER

Construction Defect Claims

We represent general contractors, property developers and engineering firms in connection with several commercial and residential construction defect claims throughout Rhode Island.

Additional Information

Related Practices
  • Admiralty & Maritime
  • Employee Benefits
  • Construction Law
  • Environmental & Land Use
  • Litigation
  • Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights
  • Healthcare Services
Industry Expertise
  • Maritime
  • Construction
  • Health Care
  • Insurance - Litigation
  • Shipping
Representative Clients
  • Aegon
  • Disability RMS
  • Cleveland Construction Co. 
  • New York Life Insurance Company
  • Standard Insurance Company
Professional & Civic Activities

With strong ties to the Rhode Island legal community, the entire Providence team teaches a law school course on federal court litigation practice and is actively involved in several local bar organizations. Our Rhode Island attorneys also are committed to public service, volunteering their time and expertise to several charitable and non-profit organizations. Recently, our Providence team has been involved with the following associations and organizations:

  • Rhode Island Federal Bar Association
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Rhode Island Community Food Bank
  • Providence Animal Rescue League
  • Save the Bay
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Maritime Law Association
  • Portsmouth, RI School Committee 
  • Rhode Island Reserve Officers Association
  • Dorcas International, f/k/a, International Institute of Rhode Island
  • Tides Family Services