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Adam is a trusted advisor and advocate in Hinckley Allen’s Litigation Group. His practice focuses on energy-related matters and complex business and commercial litigation. Adam’s energy-related practice includes representation of: (1) regional utilities in proceedings before state regulatory agencies, appeals of those decisions and in civil litigation matters, and (2) owners and developers of energy generation projects in proceedings before state regulatory agencies and to provide regulatory advice regarding transactions and project development.

Adam also represents a broad range of institutional and individual clients in sophisticated, high stakes litigation in state and federal trial and appeals courts. He has successfully represented clients in sophisticated products liability actions, intellectual property matters, real estate and land use disputes, insurance coverage litigation, mass torts, and premises liability claims.

Experience

Reported Cases

  • In re Proceedings to Establish a Contact Voltage Detection and Repair Program, 91 A. 3d 774 (R.I. 2014)
  • Bank Rhode Island v. Progressive Cas. Ins. Co., 19 F. Supp. 3d 378 (D.R.I. 2014)
  • Bank Rhode Island v. Progressive Cas. Ins. Co., 293 F.R.D. 105 (D.R.I. 2013)
  • Duro Textiles, LLC v. Sunbelt Corp., 12 F. Supp. 3d 221 (D. Mass. 2014)
  • Alex and Ani, LLC v. Elite Level Consulting, LLC, 31 F. Supp. 3d 365 (D.R.I. 2014)
  • W. Reserve Life Assur. Co. v. Caramadre, 847 F. Supp. 2d 329 (D.R.I. 2012)
  • Sax v. DiPrete, 639 F. Supp. 2d 165 (D. Mass. 2009)

Credentials

Work Experience

  • Hinckley Allen
    • Partner (2016-Present)
    • Associate (2011-2015)
  • Adler, Pollock & Sheehan, P.C.
    • Associate (2007-2011)
  • Rhode Island Supreme Court
    • Clerk to Associate Justice Francis X. Flaherty (2006-2007)

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America® (2020) Recognized for Commercial Litigation
  • Super Lawyers, Rhode Island, Rising Stars (2011-2018)

Professional Affiliations

  • Bristol Warren Education Foundation, Board Member
  • Environmental and Energy Law Bar Committee, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bench/Bar Committee, Member
  • Hope Alzheimer’s Center, Board Member
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Member
  • Rhode Island Board of Bar Examiners, Board Member
  • Rhode Island Fair Funding Formula Working Group, Working Group Member
  • Technology in the Practice Bar Committee, Member

Bar Memberships

  • Massachusetts, 2007
  • Rhode Island, 2006
  • United States Court of Appeals, First and Federal Circuits 2009
  • United States District Court, Massachusetts, 2008
  • United States District Court, Rhode Island, 2008
  • United States Supreme Court, 2014

News & Insight

Publication

Insurer is responsible for defense costs incurred in suit against bank; Bank of R.I. v. Progressive Cas. Ins. Co., No. 13-0164 (D.R.I. May 15, 2014)

June 16, 2014
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56 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2020

August 15, 2019

Only one lawyer in each specialty in each region is honored as a “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®. Since its first publication in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers compi…

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38 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

October 18, 2018

The Super Lawyers has selected 38 Hinckley Allen attorneys as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.Super Lawyers, a Thomson…

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Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized as 2017 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

October 18, 2017

The Super Lawyers has selected 39 Hinckley Allen attorneys as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.Super Lawyers, a Thomson…

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Hinckley Allen Attorneys Named 2016 “Rising Stars” by Super Lawyers

November 3, 2016

Super Lawyers recently selected the 2016 Rising Stars in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, recognizing 8 Hinckley Allen attorneys.Rebecca F. Briggs practices in all areas of litigation with a concentration on complex commercial litigation, gover…

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​Hinckley Allen Promotes Paparone, Tierney, Ramos, and DeBassio to Partner

January 5, 2016

Hinckley Allen rings in the New Year with the promotion of four new firm partners. Melissa Paparone, Brian Tierney, Adam Ramos, and David DeBassio assume their new positions effective January 1, 2016.“Each of these attorneys has made a mark in their prac…

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Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP Announces New Hires

January 18, 2012

Providence, RI – Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP is pleased to announce that eight new hires have joined the Firm’s Providence, Boston and Hartford offices.Kevin J. O’Connor joins the Firm as a partner in the Litigation Law Group. He prosecutes and …

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Case Study

Counterclaims for Boston Hospital net multi-million dollar judgment

Hinckley Allen served as lead trial counsel for a Boston hospital accused by its former parent corporation of failing to pay certain fees under a terminated affiliation agreement.  We pressed counterclaims against the parent for breach of fiduciary duty,…