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Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC

Rhode Island

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC (PLDO) is a full-service law firm that provides clients with the highest standards of responsive, cost-effective legal services. PLDO’s primary practice areas include business law, nonprofit law, health care law, municipal infrastructure, government relations and legislative strategies, employment law, special masterships, criminal defense, estate planning, probate and trust litigation, and real estate development and commercial lending.

Our attorneys follow an entrepreneurial approach to servicing clients, work in teams and have been cross-trained in multiple disciplines. Extensive experience in all of its practice areas and authentic team spirit enable PLDW attorneys to quickly identify the core issues in any legal matter and prescribe the right legal strategy from concept through resolution.

Since its founding in 2006, PLDO has grown to become among the most prominent law firms in the region. The principal partners include Managing Partner Gary R. Pannone, William P. Devereaux, Matthew A. Lopes Jr., and William E. O’Gara,, all of whom were former partners in an international law firm and who have more than 125 years of combined experience in the practice of law. The partners have consistently been recognized by their peers as Best Lawyers in America© and Super Lawyers. The firm has distinguished itself as one of the top-ranked law firms in the region and is annually selected as among the “Best Law Firms” in America by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®.

Our staff and lawyers are committed to our firm’s core values – respect, responsiveness and results: Respect for one another, being responsive and striving to produce cost-effective results for our clients, and providing service to our community. Our sense of urgency to always maintain these core values is what makes PLDO a special place to work, and a different type of law firm.



1301 Atwood Ave.
Suite 215 N
Johnston, RI 02919
Phone: (401) 824-5100
Fax: (401) 824-5123

Primary contact:

Matthew A. Lopes, Jr.

Secondary contact:

Brian Jordan

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