John focuses his practice on defending doctors, hospitals and other health care providers in malpractice lawsuits.  John also provides a wide range of other services to hospitals and health care providers; including representation before the Department of Health, representation of health care providers in depositions and as fact witnesses in civil and criminal cases, and consultation regarding HIPPA, Rhode Island Confidentiality of Health Care Communications Act and related topics.

John also has extensive experience in civil litigation; including insurance defense, actions for declaratory judgments, and appeals to the Rhode Island Supreme Court.  In addition, a part of John’s practice focuses on commercial and residential landlord-tenant matters, including evictions, drafting leases and negotiating resolutions to disputes arising out of commercial tenancies.  John also assists the firm’s banking clients when borrowers have defaulted on their obligations and litigation is necessary.

Prior to joining the firm, John served as an Assistant Public Defender.  At RCF&P, John continues to provide the firm’s clients with immediate access to an experienced criminal defense lawyer should the need arise.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained summary judgment based upon statute of limitations for an anesthesiologist who has alleged to failed to timely diagnose cancer.
  • All of the criminal cases that John has handled for the firm’s clients have resulted in either outright dismissals or filings, which is a very favorable outcome for the client.  Most recently John secured the dismissal of a DUI charge and the accompanying Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test charge, as well as the reinstatement of the operator’s license. 
  • Successfully litigated many eviction matters in favor of landlords up to and including obtaining and levying of execution of judgment.  

Speaking Engagements Or Publications

  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar: Commercial and Residential Eviction Update, April 2012

  • Guest Lecture:  Rhode Island Criminal Procedure, Roger Williams University School of Law, November 2009