• Boston College, J.D., 1983
    • magna cum laude
  • Amherst College, B.A., 1980
    • cum laude
Bar Memberships
  • Federal Tax Court, 1994
  • Massachusetts, 1991
  • Rhode Island, 1983
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 2003
  • United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 1986
  • United States Court of Federal Claims, 2000
  • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1991
  • United States District Court, District of Rhode Island, 1984
  • United States Supreme Court, 1989
Work Experience
  • Hinckley Allen
    • Chair, Litigation Law Group
    • Chair, Environmental Law Group
    • Partner (1990-Present)
    • Associate (1983-1989)
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association - Section on Litigation; Environmental Litigation Committee; Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Committee
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow of the College
  • Board of Bar Admission for United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island, Chairman
  • First Circuit Judicial Conference in Newport, Rhode Island, Co-Chair (2005)
  • Offshore Wind: Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island Bar Association-Environmental Law Committee
  • The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
Honors & Awards
  • Best Lawyers in America® (2012-2019), Lawyer of the Year (2010, 2012, 2014, 2016-2018); Recognized for Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Energy Law, Environmental Litigation, and Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation
  • Super Lawyers (2007-2017)
  • Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly, Lawyer of the Year (2010)
  • Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for the category of Litigation: General Commercial
  • Rhode Island Monthly Magazine, Top Lawyers in Rhode Island (Commercial Litigation Category)
Speaking Engagements
  • Lecturer for American Bar Association, 2001 Environmental Litigation Mid-Year Meeting on Toxic Torts
  •  National lecturer for Federal Publications, Inc., “The Basics of Federal Environmental Law,” March 1993, November 1993, April 1994
  • Lecturer for Lorman Education Services, “Environmental Coverage Issues,” July 1998
  • Lecturer on “Underground Storage Tank Requirements & Clean-up in Rhode Island,” April 1995
  • Lecturer on “Environmental Law and Regulation: Addressing Environmental Concerns in Common Business Transactions” at Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce Business Expo ’94
  • Lecturer on Environmental Issues to CPE Associates, Inc., November 1992, November 1993
  • “Purchasing and the Law,” New England Gas Association Materials Management Workshop, May 1990

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