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Responsibilities include all aspects of providing legal services in a litigation law firm concentrating in civil matters. Over two decades representing hundreds of individuals, families, and small businesses.

Practice has included investigation and representation of clients in matters that required complex factual and legal analysis.  These matters have included structural failure and products failure resulting in catastrophic injuries.  Matters have included complex technical and engineering analysis.  Have provided legal representation to both plaintiffs and defendants.  Complex claims on behalf of plaintiffs have included violation of the Manual an Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD); Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) laws and regulations; Sporting Arm and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute (SAAMI) Standards; Insurance Company Bad Faith Conduct; and Montreal Convention litigation (governing injuries on international flights).  Complex defense matters have included allegations of securities fraud; alleged legal malpractice; and alleged embezzlement.


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Practice areas


  1. Car Accidents: 45%
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 30%
  3. Employment & Labor: 5%
  4. Business: 5%
  5. Other: 13%
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Hamel, Waxler, Allen & Collins

395 Smith Street
Providence, RI, 02908


RIAuthorized to practice law198910/30/2015
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198511/12/2015
WIGood Standing198403/02/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHamel, Waxler, Allen & Collins1991 - Present
Referee/Hearing OfficerState of Rhode Island Board of Review for Department of Labor & Training2012 - 2012
Co-ContributorGoLocalProv.com2012 - 2012
ArbitratorCourt Annexed & Binding2001 - 2014
Adjunct ProfessorCommunity College of Rhode Island1990 - 1994
Special CounselCity of Providence1989 - 1990
Special AssistantUnited States Attorney for Central District of California1988 - 1988
Certified as a Judge AdvocateUnited State Marine Corps1985 - 1989
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Coutu v. Porter, 744 A.2d 405 (RI 1999)RI Supreme Court Decision
Selwyn v. Ward, 879 A.2d 882 (RI 2005)RI Supreme Court Decision
Ellinwood v. Cohen, 87 A.3d 1054 (RI 2014)RI Supreme Court Decision
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northern Illinois University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of Wisconsin, Eau ClaireN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1980