René is with the firm's Providence, Rhode Island office. Her practice is focused on defending products and general liability litigation. Prior to joining Melick & Porter, René worked at a regional law firm where she gained experience in complex civil litigation in state and federal courts in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. René also served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Michael A. Silverstein on the Business Calendar of the Rhode Island Superior Court following graduation from Suffolk University Law School. In that position, she researched and prepared draft decisions on a variety of legal issues including, business and corporate law. René was recognized as a 2014 Rhode Island Super Lawyers “Rising Star” by the prestigious Thomson Reuters legal rating service.
While away from the office, René enjoys traveling with her husband, David, and spending time with family, friends and her two dogs, Maverick and Goose. Rene speaks Spanish and Portuguese.