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Proven Rhode Island Attorneys In And Out Of The Courtroom

Blish & Cavanagh, LLP was founded in 1986 as a boutique litigation firm, taking cases to trial on behalf of individuals and businesses in Providence and throughout Rhode Island. Today, we continue to build on our reputation as a premier litigation firm, adding experienced attorneys capable of providing unparalleled client service in a wide variety of practice areas.

Our team of experienced lawyers has successfully handled cases in federal and state trial and appellate courts, and focuses on areas such as Commercial Litigation, Business Law, Personal Injury, Land Use & Zoning, Estate Planning, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Municipal Law and Employment Law.

We also serve as local counsel for business entities throughout the United States who are involved in litigation in State and Federal courts in Rhode Island.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Estate Planning
  • Employment Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Our firm represents clients in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut, and we possess the experience, expertise and resources to meet your needs. Call 401-831-8900 today to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Joseph V. Cavanagh

Bar Admissions:

  • Rhode Island, 1974
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education:

  • Boston College Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D.
  • Harvard College

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • St. Thomas More Law Society, Director and Vice President
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, Since 1990
  • Rhode Island chapter, Chairman
  • Rhode Island Board of Bar Examiners
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Member
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Superior Court Bench/Bar Committee

Attorney William R. Landry

Bar Admissions:

  • Rhode Island, 1980
  • Massachusetts, 1980
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island, 1982
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit

Education:

  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1980
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Massachusetts
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1980
    • Honors: summa cum laude

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Arbitration Association
  • Rhode Island Builders Association, Land Use Counsel
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Member
  • St. Thomas More Society of Rhode Island, Member
  • Rhode Island Bar Journal, Editorial Board, Superior Court Bench/Bar Committee and Environmental Law Committee
  • America Arbitration Association, Panel of Arbitrators

Attorney Edmund L. Alves

Bar Admissions:

  • Rhode Island, 1977
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1982

Education:

  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1977
  • Brown University
    • A.B. - 1973

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Rhode Island Ethics Commission, Former Legal Counsel
  • Woonsocket Budget Commission, Former Legal Counsel
  • Town of Smithfield, Former Town Solicitor
  • Town of East Greenwich, Former Town Solicitor
  • Town of West Greenwich, Former Town Solicitor
  • Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority, Former General Counsel
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Municipal Law/Government Lawyers Committee, Member
  • Burrillville School Committee, Former General Counsel

Attorney Scott T. Spear

Bar Admissions:

  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education:

  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • Law Degree
    • Law Review: Suffolk Transnational Law Review
  • Albion College
    • Honors: cum laude

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • Rhode Island Bar Foundation, Fellow

Attorney Mary Cavanagh Dunn

Bar Admissions:

  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit

Education:

  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 2002
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Moot Court Honor Board, Staff Member
    • Honors: Jurisprudence Award, Recipient
    • Honors: Honorable Bruce M. Selya, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Intern
  • College of the Holy Cross
    • B.A. - 1996
    • Major: History

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Rhode Island Women’s Bar Association, Past President, 2007 to 2008
  • Rhode Island District Court Conferences, Planning Committee, Member, 2008 and 2013
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, House of Delegates, Member, 2017
  • Federal Bar Association, Member

Attorney Joseph V. Cavanagh

Bar Admissions:

  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit

Education:

  • Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York
    • J.D. - 05/2003
  • College of the Holy Cross
    • B.A. - 1999
    • Major: History

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow

Attorney Robert J. Cavanagh

Bar Admissions:

  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit

Education:

  • Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, Rhode Island
    • J.D. - 05/2011
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: President of the Moot Court Board
    • Honors: Member of the Honors Program
    • Honors: Recipient of the Harrison Tweed Award for the best brief, 2011 New York City Bar Association’s National Moot Court Competition
    • Honors: Best Oralist and Best Brief, Esther Clark Moot Court Competition
  • Bowdoin College
    • A.B. - 2005
    • Major: Government and Legal Studies

Attorney Matthew J. Landry

Bar Admissions:

  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts

Education:

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D. - 2012
    • Honors: Participant in mock trial and moot court competitions
  • Johnson & Wales University
    • Bachelor’s Degree - 2005

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member

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