ABOUT William M. Dolan, Esq

William Dolan is a trial attorney practicing in mediation, arbitration, commercial litigation, professional ethics and malpractice, bankruptcy, and construction law. His clients include state and governmental agencies, major cities and towns, Fortune 500 companies, hedge funds, national retail chains, and others.

Bill is also a well recognized arbitrator and mediator in high-end complex cases.

Bill’s best known work includes leading groundbreaking class action pension reform litigation in Rhode Island, and obtaining multi-million dollar jury and bench verdicts in state and federal courts throughout the region. His efforts have been central to important cases involving governmental entities, tobacco companies, construction firms, national retailers, and financial institutions.

Before joining AP&S Bill practiced at Donoghue, Barrett & Singal and prior to that was an associate and partner for 25 years at Brown Rudnick LLP where he served as Managing Director of Litigation, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer.

The Latest

•10.16.19 / News

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

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5 AP&S Attorneys Named “Lawyer of the Year” from Best Lawyers in America


AP&S Attorneys Receive RI Monthly’s Professional Excellence Award


•Selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2019 and 2020 editions of The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Construction Law and Litigation - Construction.
Best Lawyers' 2020 Lawyer of the Year, Construction, Providence.
•Professional Excellence in the Law, Arbitration and Mediation, Rhode Island Monthly 2019.
•Named Rhode Island Super Lawyer 2017 and 2018, by the publishers of Super Lawyers.
AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for attorneys.

Seminars / Publications


•Construction Management / Design Build in Rhode Island, Lorman Education Services (July 2017)


•The Agreement of Indemnity, the Sureties Handling of Contract Bond Problems: Enforcement of the Sureties Rights Against the Principal and the Indemnitors Under the Agreement of Indemnity, Torts and Insurance Practice Section, Fidelity and Surety Committee, (January 1989) (co-author).
•The Contractors Default as a Condition Precedent to the Contract Bond Surety’s Right of Subrogation, Torts and Insurance Practice Section, Fidelity and Surety Law Committee, (August 1999).

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Areas of LAW

  • Construction
  • Litigation

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