Richard has broad experience in litigation matters where he defends insured and self-insured clients in health care litigation, construction accidents, professional liability, product liability, premises liability, transportation, corrections and community association actions, in addition to director and officer liability matters. He also represents fidelity and surety companies in the litigation of fiduciary/inventory loss and construction disputes.
Skilled in governmental relations and legislative issues, Richard assists domestic and international companies to succeed and grow, in both regulated and deregulated industries including energy and telecommunications, financial services, health care, insurance, retail, real estate development, entertainment and manufacturing.
His considerable energy experience includes representing domestic and foreign energy companies in developing New England generation facilities. He served as lead counsel in the siting of Rhode Island’s largest electric generation plant.
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24 AP&S Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2019
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27 AP&S Attorneys Selected for 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
AP&S Attorneys Receive RI Monthly’s Professional Excellence Award
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AP&S Cases Named in Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly as Most Important Opinions of 2016
•Selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2007-2020 editions of The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of governmental relations and administrative law.
•Professional Excellence in the Law, Government and Administrative, Rhode Island Monthly, 2019.
•Best Lawyers' 2016 Lawyer of the Year, Government Relations Practice, Providence.
•Best Lawyers’ 2015 Lawyer of the Year, Administrative / Regulatory, Providence.
•Best Lawyers’ 2013 Lawyer of the Year, Government Relations Practice, Providence.
•Selected as a Rhode Island Super Lawyer, 2013, 2016 - 2019.
•AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for attorneys.
In the Community
•Board member, Bradley Hospital Foundation.
•Former chairman, Gateway Healthcare Foundation, a network of community-based mental-health and child-services providers.
•Board member, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce.
•Director, Trinity Repertory Company.
•Former member, Governing Council, YMCA of Pawtucket.
•Former chairman, Diocese of Providence School Board.
•Former board member, American Heart Association.
•Member of numerous committees for specific fundraising events for a variety of charities.
Seminars / Publications
•Co-authored the Rhode Island chapter of the ABA Performance Bond Manual.
•Authors annual Rhode Island Chapter of 50 State Lobbying and Campaign Finance Handbook published by SCGLegal.