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Nicole J. Benjamin

Litigation Attorney at Providence, RI

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3
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    75%
    Business litigation Commercial litigation Products liability Premises liability Insurance defense

    14 years

  2. Appeals
    20%
    Rhode Island Supreme Court United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

    14 years

  3. Insurance
    5%

    14 years

I help businesses and their legal departments reduce their liabilities, navigate complex legal matters and defend unavoidable litigation in federal and state court.

My clients and their businesses are always my top priority. Accessibility and communication are cornerstones of my practice. I pride myself on hard work and cost-effective representation.

I have represented public and private companies and their employees in a wide range of business disputes, including cases alleging contract, products liability, business tort, toxic tort, fraud, and constitutional claims. My cases have included litigation related to mergers and acquisitions, employment laws, securities laws and banking laws. I also defend personal injury and premises liability cases.

I believe that all cases, especially high stakes cases in which an appeal is inevitable, should be tried with an appeal in mind. As both a trial and appellate practitioner, I bring a perspective to my cases informed by my two-year clerkship with the Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court.

As part of my commitment to staying up to date on developments in the law, I am the author of the blog The Fast Five on Rhode Island Appellate Practice (www.RIAppeals.com), which provides periodic updates on Rhode Island appellate law and pointers for practice before the Rhode Island Supreme Court.

The statements and views expressed through this account are my own and do not reflect those of my employer, Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C., are intended for general informational purposes only, and do not constitute legal advice or a legal opinion. The Rhode Island Supreme Court licenses all lawyers only in the general practice of law. The Court does not license or certify any lawyer as an expert or specialist in any field of practice.

Licensed for 16 years
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/27/2022
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 09/19/2022
State RI
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 09/06/2013

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Adler Pollock & Sheehan, PC
One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor
Providence, RI, 02903

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Adler Pollock & Sheehan, PC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Counsel
  • Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Litigation Associate
  • Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C.
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Lead Law Clerk to the Hon. Frank J. Williams, Chief Justice
  • Rhode Island Supreme Court
  • 2006 - 2008
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Education

  • Roger Williams University, Ralph R. Papitto School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Rhode Island
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • In re Pension Cases, 2015 R.I. Super. LEXIS 10 (R.I. Super. Ct. Mar. 26, 2015).
  • Dauray v. Mee, 109 A.3d 832 (R.I. 2015)
  • Alex and Ani, LLC v. Elite Level Consulting, LLC, C.A. No. 13-718 S, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 97572 (D.R.I. 2014).
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Associations

  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Rhode Island chapter)
  • Secretary
  • 2016 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of Rhode Isaland District Conference
  • Co-Chair
  • 2015 - Present
  • Womens Resource Center
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - Present
  • Roger Williams University School of Law
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - Present
  • Leadership Rhode Island
  • Board of Governors
  • 2014 - Present
  • Roger Williams University School of Law 20th Anniversary Honorary Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2013 - Present
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Roger Williams University School of Law Alumni Association
  • Past President
  • 2012 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2011 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Superior Court Bench/Bar Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association House of Delegates
  • Delegate
  • 2010 - Present
  • Roger Williams University School of Law Alumni Association Survey Committee
  • Chairperson
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Poverello Center
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Roger Williams University School of Law Alumni Association, CLE Committee
  • Chairperson
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Rhode Island Supreme Court Bridge the Gap Working Group
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Roger Williams University School of Law Advisory Board
  • Ex Officio Member
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Roger Williams University School of Law Alumni Association
  • President
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Roger Williams University School of Law Alumni Association
  • Vice President
  • 2008 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • New England Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Up and Coming
  • Chambers and Partners USA
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • New England Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Up and Coming
  • Chambers and Partners USA
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • New England Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • 40 Under Forty
  • Providence Business News
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • New England Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • New England Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Selected to participate in leadership program.
  • Leadership Rhode Island
  • 2012
  • Recommended Insurance Attorneys
  • A.M. Best Company - Recommended Insurance Attorneys
  • 2011
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Publications

  • American Bar Association
  • Co-author, Rhode Island chapter of State-by-State Survey of the Statutes of Limitation and Repose Applicable to Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation
  • 2014
  • 19 Roger Williams Univ. L. Rev. 638
  • Co-author, Roger Williams University School of Law: The First Twenty Years - The Rise of Rhode Island's Law School
  • 2014
  • American Bar Association
  • Co-author, Rhode Island chapter of Survey of State Class Action Law
  • 2013
  • World History Encyclopedia
  • Introduction of International Law
  • 2010
  • Roger Williams University Law Review
  • Co-author, Still a Frightening Unknown: Achieving a Constitutional Balance between Civil Liberties and National Security during the War on Terror
  • 2007
  • Roger Williams University Law Review
  • Unlocking America’s Courthouse Doors: Restoring a Presumption of First Amendment Access as a Means of Reviving Public Faith in the Judiciary
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Rhode Island Department of the Attorney General CLE Series
  • Adding New Sources of E-Discovery to Your Litigation Toolkit
  • 2016
  • Rhode Island Bar Association Annual Meeting
  • When Courts of Law and Public Opinion Collide
  • 2016
  • National Business Institute CLE
  • How To Get Your Social Media, Email and Text Evidence Admitted (and Keep Theirs Out)
  • 2016
  • Federal Bar Association (Rhode Island chapter) Lunch and Learn Series
  • Social Media and the Practice of Law: How Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter Can Help Fulfill Your Duty of Competency.
  • 2016
  • Rhode Island Supreme Court Round-Up
  • Supreme Ghostbusting, Email Gatekeeping and Other Issues of First Impression
  • 2015
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Recent Developments in Courts and Civil Procedure - 2015
  • 2015
  • National Business Institute
  • Representing Your Client in Federal Court
  • 2015
  • American College of Trial Lawyers New England Regional Meeting
  • Panelist, The Court's Role in Managing High Profile Civil and Criminal Cases
  • 2014
  • RI Bar Association Title Standards & Practices Committee
  • Premises Liability Update
  • 2013
  • Rhode Island Bar Association Annual Meeting
  • Moderator, Civil Liberties and Wartime
  • 2012
  • National Conference of Law Reviews
  • Co-Presenter, Keeping it Local: From Coffee Milk to Del's Lemonade, Tips on Finding a Local Audience
  • 2012
  • Rhode Island Bar Association CLE
  • Co-Presenter, May It Please The Court: Best Practices for Rhode Island Supreme Court Appeals
  • 2012
  • Rhode Island Bar Association CLE
  • Co-Presenter, May It Please The Court: Best Practices for Rhode Island Supreme Court Appeals
  • 2011
  • Continuing Legal Education Program
  • Co-Presenter, Rhode Island Appellate Practice: Some Tips and Pitfalls
  • 2011
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Providence Litigation Lawyer Nicole J. Benjamin
Nicole J. Benjamin
Litigation Attorney
Providence, RI
Licensed for 16 years