Skip to main content


Not yet reviewed

About me

Languages spoken: German, Portuguese, Spanish, French

Photos and videos

1366308 1456095416

1366308 1430450110

1366308 1430449951

1366308 1332267737

Practice areas


  1. Business: 20%
  2. Tax: 20%
  3. Guardianship: 20%
  4. Litigation: 20%
  5. Estate Planning: 20%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:


Attorney endorsements

1 total 

Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer

  • Colin Smith

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known David in practice and in his law school teaching. Probate difficult litigation is one area I am aware of the other is complex estate planning. Both areas are challenging; he meets that challenge.


    Colin Smith Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Correira & Correira LLP

127 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI, 02903

Correira & Correira, LLP

20 Park Plaza.
Boston, MA, 02116



RIAuthorized to practice law199007/12/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Professional Achievement and Community ServiceBridgewater State College2009
Super Lawyer in New EnglandSuper Lawyers2009
Super Lawyer in MassachusettsSuper Lawyers2009
Super Lawyer in Rhode IslandSuper Lawyers2008
Pro Bono PublicoMassachusetts Bar Association2005
Pro Bono PublicoRhode Island Supreme Court2004
Pro Bono PublicoBristol County Estate Planning Council1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHolland & Knight LLP2002 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Boston Estate Planning CouncilProgram Committee2009 - Present
Rhode Island Estate Planning CouncilMember2007 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Portuguese American Bar AssociationFounding MemberN/A
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Practice Management SectionCo-Chairman1998 - 1999
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Massachusetts Chapter)Director1997 - 2000
Bristol County Estate Planning CouncilPresident1995 - 1996
Rhode Island Bar AssociationEditorial Board1991 - 1993
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
McManus v. McManus, 354 F. Supp. 2d 62 (D. Mass. 2005)Final Settlement in Client's Favor
Dedrick v. Commissioner of Div. of Medical Assistance, 65 Mass. App. Ct. 1120, 842 N.E. 2d 99Final Resolution in Client's Favor
Clark v. Dehner (Lawyers Weekly No. 12-177-09) (Murtagh, J.) (Middlesex Superior Court) MICV2008-02427Ruling in Client's Favor
See all legal cases 
Publication nameTitleDate
Lexis Nexis PublishingMassachusetts Elder Law2014
Estate Planning, MCLEAsset Protection Trusts2010
Wills, Trusts & Estates, MCLEConstruction of Wills & Trusts Chapter2009
Estate Planning JournalDisability Trusts that allow a Client to Qualify for Medicaid2003
Personal & Financial Planning, West Law PublishingMedicaid Planning, two chapters2003
Estate Planning JournalThe Interaction of Estate Planning and Medicaid Planning Strategies2000
Journal of Asset ProtectionOffshore Trusts: Destination Belize2000
Estate Planning JournalPrivate Annuities and Installment Notes in Medicaid Planning1998
Lawyers WeeklyThe Convergence of Medicaid and Estate Planning1997
Best of MCLE JournalEstate Planning, Don't Let Your Clients Leave Their Home Without it1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Oxford UniversityInternational TaxAdvanced Legal Studies2010
Boston University School of LawTax & Estate PlanningAdvanced Legal Studies1996
Harvard University Law SchoolAdvanced Civil LitigationAdvanced Legal Studies1995
New England School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of Rhode IslandPublic Administration &Public PolicyMPA - Masters of Public Administration1984
Bridgewater State CollegePolitical Science &CommunicationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Trust & Estate LitigationTrust & Estate Litigation2008
Bullish Estate Planning in a Bear MarketEstate Tax Planning2008