Pierce Atwood LLP

Litigation: General Commercial Department

Rhode Island
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Pierce Atwood’s Litigation Group is recognized as a leader in New England and routinely handles litigation across the country. The firm has been lead counsel in many cases of national and regional significance.

Our commercial and corporate litigation practice includes directors and officers liability actions, shareholder and securities litigation, contracts and UCC litigation, consumer rights, ERISA, class actions, and bankruptcy matters.

We represent the insureds of several insurance carriers in tort and products liability claims, and insurers in insurance coverage and health and disability matters. We are extensively involved in employment discrimination litigation.

In Providence, our litigators focus primarily on litigation of complex commercial, construction, ERISA (life, health and disability), employment, insurance coverage, maritime, and property tax appeal matters.  We are involved extensively in the construction industry, advising and representing developers, contractors, and owners in all aspects of construction projects, disputes, and risk management.

The Providence office regularly represents, and has obtained significant victories for, several local, regional, and national clients on a variety of matters, including disputes over: construction delays and defects, commercial contracts, availability of liability and first party insurance coverage, maritime transactions and vessel arrests, imposition of local property taxes, and private property boundaries and easements.


Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island

Branch River Plastics, Inc.

Citgo Petroleum Corporation

McAllister Towing and Transportation, Inc.

Met Life

Standard Insurance Company

The Cianbro Companies

The Gilbane Building Company

Transamerica Life Insurance Co.


Western Reserve Life Assurance Co. of Ohio


Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials