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Matthew A.
Lopes, Jr.

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  Northwoods Office Park 
1301 Atwood Ave.  Suite 215 N 

JohnstonRI 02919
Phone: (401) 824-5100 
Fax: (401) 824-5123

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC is a leading full service law firm that is steadfast in bringing entrepreneurial business principles to the practice of law with a team of attorneys who have in-depth knowledge and experience in their practice areas. Innovation, collaboration and team work are at the core of the firm’s strategy to deliver large firm expertise in a most cost effective manner. Investment in cutting edge technology and skilled lawyers trained in multiple disciplines have been the driving force of the firm’s success that has led to long-term client relationships and recognition by its peers and the legal profession.  

Founded in 2006 by Managing Principal Gary R. Pannone, William P. Devereaux, Matthew A. Lopes Jr. and William E. O’Gara, the firm’s mission is to always be respectful, responsive and committed to excellence through innovation. The principals and partners have consistently been recognized by their clients and peers as Super Lawyers and among the Best Lawyers in America®. PLDO principals have each been named Rhode Island’s 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” in their practice areas, and many of our attorneys are distinguished with the honor as AV Preeminent attorneys from Martindale Hubbell – the highest rating based on both legal ability and professional ethics. The firm is recognized as among the “Best Law Firms” in America by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® and is the recipient of the 2017 Rhode Island Black Business Association’s Corporation of the Year award for helping grow Rhode Island's business environment and serving others through community involvement.

The firm’s primary areas of practice include business law, special masterships, government relations and legislative strategies, civil litigation, real estate development, commercial lending, municipal law, nonprofit law, health care law, white collar defense, estate planning, probate administration and trust litigation. PLDO clients range from individuals and closely-held businesses to public companies. Our attorneys and staff reaffirm their commitment to the firm’s values of respect, responsiveness and excellence in a collegial work environment from offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Florida.

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Press Releases

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara Named to the 2021 “Best Law Firm” List by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 

PLDO Principal Matthew A. Lopes Jr. Named 2021 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” Government Relations Practice in Providence/Metro Region

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