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.
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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