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Premier New England Trial Attorneys
Rhode Island Office
Our Location 1 Richmond Square
Providence, RI 02906
Phone Number 401-941-0909

Providence Trial Attorneys

A Leading Providence Insurance Defense Law Firm

The moment you learn of any allegations made against you or your business, you need to act quickly and hire an attorney to begin investigating. Claims and lawsuits can interrupt businesses and have negative effects on future growth. When you call our Providence trial attorneys at Melick & Porter, LLP, we can quickly assess your situation and advise you on the next steps and guide you through resolution. Our team stays informed on industry news and legal developments, and pass this knowledge on to our clients. Since 1983, we have fought tirelessly to defend our clients from devastating claims. We are pleased to serve clients across New England, including in Providence, Rhode Island and the surrounding communities of Cranston, Seekonk, Pawtucket, and beyond.

Contact us online or by phone at (401) 941-0909 if your business or company is in need of our litigation skills.

Our Legal Services

Whether you are an employer needing assistance in drafting employee contracts or a restaurant facing a liquor liability claim, our Rhode Island lawyers have it covered. Our team is comprised of accomplished professionals from a variety of backgrounds who bring with them diverse experiences and skills to best serve our clients.

We are well-versed in state and federal laws and regulations, and our lawyers have decades of experience defending claims. You can depend on us to understand your situation and help you to navigate the complicated legal system.

Meet Our Attorneys

Our attorneys have successfully tried thousands of cases in both state and federal court. We represent national organizations and universities and work with numerous Fortune 500 companies in New England and beyond. Not only do we advocate for your interests in court, we also provide seminars and lectures to educate you on the relevant legal developments in your industry.

Our Providence-based lawyers include:

Call our Providence appellate and trial attorneys today to get started on your defense strategy at (401) 941-0909. We are pleased to serve the communities in Rhode Island and throughout New England.

Nationally-Recognized & Award-Winning Trial Attorneys

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    Michael J. Mazurczak

    Member

    Maz has been at Melick & Porter his entire legal career. He began as a Law Clerk in the summer of 1988 and joined the firm as an Associate in the fall of 1989. Maz has extensive experience in complex civil litigation matters, representing clients in both federal and state courts for 30 years. A significant portion of his practice involves employment law and includes providing major national corporations with oversight and defense of their employment litigation.
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    John F. Rooney III

    Member

    John F. Rooney, III, who joined the firm in 1986, has successfully tried over 300 cases in both state and federal court. His practice focuses on toxic torts, complex products liability, environmental damage, utility companies, fire and explosion cases, aviation law, contract actions, insurance fraud, sexual abuse matters, premises liability, and criminal law.
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    Matthew B. DiMario

    Partner

    Matt is a Partner in the General Liability and Professional Liability practice groups. He is admitted to practice in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, as well as the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island and regularly represents insurance carriers, their policy holders and self-insureds in state and federal court. Matt is a skilled litigator who has successfully represented clients on a wide range of insurance defense matters.

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    Christian H. Hinrichsen

    Partner

    Christian has extensive experience in complex litigation matters, including bench and jury trials, arbitrations, administrative proceedings, and mediations. His corporate counseling includes risk assessment and contract review. He is admitted to the state and federal courts of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Christian's practice has earned him selections as a “Massachusetts Super Lawyer.”
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    Syd A. Saloman

    Partner

    Syd is a cum laude graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and a cum laude graudate of Suffolk University Law School. During law school, he was the recipient of the Goodwin Scholarship for Best Trial Advocacy. Syd is an active member of the Suffolk University Law School Alumni Association. Syd previously practiced at Regan & Kiely LLP and Tucker, Heifetz & Saltzman in Boston.
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    Dos T. Urbanski

    Partner

    Dos Urbanski has been with Melick & Porter since 2002 and has represented clients in all state and federal courts in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, as well as before the First Circuit Court of Appeals. He has broad experience in a number of litigation areas with cases involving employment and professional liability issues, along with commercial and general liability matters.
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    Christopher R. Van Tienhoven

    Partner

    Christopher is a graduate of Denison University, and received his J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 2009. Prior to joining Melick & Porter, Christopher practiced with several boutique and regional defense firms in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He has trial experience in Connecticut and Rhode Island Superior Courts.
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    Meagan M. Bellamy

    Associate

    Meagan is an associate in the Providence office. Her practice focuses on general and premises liability matters. She is a graduate of Sacred Heart University, and a cum laude graduate of Roger Williams University School of Law.

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    Jacqueline A. Crockwell

    Associate

    Jacqueline is an associate in the Providence office. Her practice focuses on toxic torts, products liability, and premises liability. Jacqueline represents manufacturers of a variety of products including valves, pumps, boilers, furnaces, and water heaters. She also handles general liability matters. Jacqueline is a cum laude graduate of Salve Regina University, and Roger Williams University School of Law.

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