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Stephen B Lang

Transportation Attorney at Providence, RI

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  • Licensed for 50 years
    State RI
    Acquired 1974
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Stephen

Learn Stephen’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    30%
    During his years with the firm, he has tried dozens of jury trials in the state and federal courts and has argued numerous appeals in the Rhode Island Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

    49 years, 100 cases

  2. Transportation
    30%
    In representing many bus trucking companies, for example, he has achieved considerable success for his clients. In one case, for example, he defended a bus company regarding allegations of negligence in the operation of a school bus that resulted in a head-on collision with an automobile. The operator of the car was killed, and her parents subsequently filed a wrongful death action against the client company. The jury trial resulted in a defense verdict.

    49 years, 100 cases

  3. Insurance
    25%
    Steve is especially well-versed with the dynamics of dealing with the relationships among the insured, insurer and counsel to achieve the optimal result. a substantial portion of his practice has involved self-insured companies or those with large self-insured retentions at every stage of trial and appellate practice.

    49 years, 100 cases

  4. Mediation
    10%
    He has served as a mediator for the Rhode Island Superior Court since 1996.

    29 years, 50 cases

  5. Arbitration
    5%
    He is a court-approved arbitrator for the Rhode Island Superior Court.

    29 years, 25 cases

My practice is focused on the defense of transportation companies, retailers, and myriad corporate and commercial enterprises. I also represent leading insurance companies on coverage issues in state and federal court.

 

In addition, a substantial portion of my practice has involved representing self-insured companies at every stage of trial and appellate practice. As a result, I am especially well-versed with the dynamics of dealing with the relationships among the insured, insurer and counsel to achieve the optimal result.

 

During my more than 35 years with Higgins Cavanagh & Cooney, I have tried dozens of jury trials in the state and federal courts and have argued numerous appeals in the Rhode Island Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. I am also a court-approved arbitrator for the Rhode Island Superior Court and have served as a mediator for that court since 1996.

Location

Higgins Cavanagh & Cooney, LLP
123 Dyer St
The Hay Bldg
Providence, RI, 02903-3907

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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Higgins, Cavanagh & Cooney, LLP
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner
  • Higgins, Cavanagh & Cooney, LLP
  • 1986 - Present
  • Associate
  • Higgins, Cavanagh & Cooney, LLP
  • 1977 - 1986

Education

  • Syracuse University
  • Doctor of Law (J.D.),
  • 1973
  • Bowdoin College
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.),
  • 1970

Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Rhode Island chapter)
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • ALFA International - The Global Legal Network
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1974 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1974 - Present
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member
  • 1974 - Present
  • Defense Counsel of Rhode Island
  • President
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Defense Counsel of Rhode Island
  • Board of Directors
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Defense Counsel of Rhode Island
  • Board Member
  • 1996 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Boston Legal Leaders
  • Boston Globe
  • 2015
  • Top Rated Lawyer
  • Corporate Counsel
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer
  • American Lawyer
  • 2014
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Publications

  • Client Publication
  • Premises and Shopkeeper's Liability
  • 2015
  • Providence Business News
  • Five Questions With Stephen B. Lang
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • 2015 Workers' Compensation Seminar
  • Welcoming Remarks
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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Insurance Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Steve without reservation as a seasoned and accomplished attorney. I have known Steve for over 17 years and have always been impressed by the depth of his knowledge of the law and his unwavering ethical and moral standards. I am privileged to work with Steve and value his insight and his practical advice. Steve is that rare professional who never hesitates to give 150% of himself to his clients, colleagues and partners. Steve is a true gentleman that speaks well of our profession."
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Providence Transportation Lawyer Stephen B Lang
Stephen B Lang
Transportation Attorney
Providence, RI
Licensed for 50 years