Christopher P. Corbett, Esq.

The Calart Tower – Suite 3L
400 Reservoir Avenue
Providence RI 02907-3553
email: Chriscorbett@earthlink.net 
Telephone: 401.467.9850
Fax: 401.467.9995


Juris Doctor – 1997

New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts

Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Political Science - 1985

Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut

 

Sole Legal Practioner

January 1998 to present

General Practice – direct representation primarily in civil actions in the United States Bankruptcy Court, Rhode Island District, and Superior Courts, and full-briefing and oral argument before the Rhode Island Supreme Court. Main and current areas of practice include same-sex estate planning, personal bankruptcy, personal injury, wills, trusts, estates, guardianships, and property transactions and disputes. 

 

Cases of Interest – AIDS discrimination at the RI Commission for Human Rights; Sexual harassment based on sexual orientation; Employment discrimination based on sexual orientation; Criminal representation of gay man arrested in a Providence cruising area; Partnership “dissolutions”, estate planning including wills, trusts,  powers of attorney, and relationship contracts for same-sex couples.

 

Legal Counsel to the Joint Committee on Highway Safety

RI General Assembly Sessions 1999 and 2000

Review proposed legislation for constitutional infirmities and conflicts; draft new legislation, prepare amendments, and generally advise committee.  Worked especially close on pedestrian rights, abandoned vehicles and private trespass towing, marking school buses, handicap parking permits amendments, yielding to emergency vehicles, construction and maintenance of state roads, among others.

 

Professional Associations

Cooperating Attorney – Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) – Boston MA

Cooperating Attorney – Rhode Island Affiliate, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Officer – Rhode Island Affiliate, Brain Injury Association

Officer – Rhode Island Affiliate, ACLU

Member – Massachusetts Gay & Lesbian Bar Association

Member – Rhode Island Gay & Lesbian Bar Association

Sponsor – Rhode Island Youth Pride

Supporter – Providence Animal Rescue League; National Trust for Historic Preservation

 


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