Christopher A. D’Ovidio is a member of the Rhode Island Bar, United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and United States Supreme Court. He is the principal of D'Ovidio Law. His practice focuses on land use, zoning, municipal, administrative, environmental and property law, corporate formation, wills and estates and general practice/litigation. He serves as General Counsel to Pawtuxet River Authority. In addition to his practice of law, he is a professor of land use law at Roger Williams University School of Law. Christopher was formerly Assistant Solicitor to the Town of New Shoreham and an attorney for the Conservation Law Foundation and environmental scientist and engineering technician for the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.
Christopher has served on various state and local boards, committees and commissions, addressing renewable energy, water allocation, affordable housing, water quality and land use and zoning matters.
Christopher’s peers recognized him as a Rising StarTM in Land Use and Zoning Law in 2010 and Environmental Law in 2008 and 2011, in the New England Super Lawyers publications. He has been an invited lecturer in various forums, including, the 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014 Rhode Island Bar Annual Meeting to present recent developments in environmental and land use legislation, regulations, polices and case law. With nearly 30 years of experience in the field of local, state and federal environmental and land use and zoning laws, Christopher offers a diverse and unique professional background to his clients.
|RI||Authorized to practice law||2001||10/08/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Stars||Rhode Island Super Lawyers||2011|
|Rising Star||New England Super Lawyers||2010|
|Principal||D'Ovidio Law||2016 - Present|
|Professor of Land Use Law||Roger Williams University School Of Law||2005 - Present|
|Attorney and RI Advocacy Center Director||Conservation Law Foundation||2002 - 2006|
|Environmental Scientist/Engineering Technician||Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management||1990 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|RIBAR Environmental and Energy Law Committee||Co-chair||2008 - Present|
|Warwick Land Trust||Trustee and Vice Chair||2006 - Present|
|Rhode Island Bar Association||N/A||2001 - Present|
|55 RI Bar Jnl. 5 (2007)||Clean Water Act - A Citizen’s Right To Litigate||2007|
|Golden Gate University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|University of Rhode Island||BS - Bachelor of Science||1988|
|RIBAR Annual Meeting||Environmental & Land Use Legislative, Regulatory and Case Law Update||2015|
|PATRICK HEANEY vs. JAN H. REITSMA, DIRECTOR, RIDEM||RIDEM Director's decision reversed.|
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