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Richard E. Palumbo Jr.

Insurance Attorney at Cranston, RI

5.0   22 reviews

Licensed for 18 years

About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Insurance
    30%
    Protect your interests and accurately calculate the cost of damaged contents, the cost to repair or replace damaged and destroyed real property and to accurately determine your additional living expenses, loss of use or business interruption loss.

    17 years

  2. Litigation
    15%
    We leverage our knowledge and skill to ensure that our clients receive the full value of their denied, delayed or underpaid property loss insurance claims.

    17 years

  3. Real estate
    15%
    Real Estate Closings, Refinancing, Lease Negotiations and Drafting, Real Estate Disputes, and other Real Estate related legal matters. We represent clients in the area of Condominium Law including Condominium Formations, Conversions and Disputes.

    17 years

  4. Business
    10%
    Corporate law, business law, start-up assistance, choice & formation of business entity, protection of trademark or license agreement, custom contract drafting, and assisting with buying/selling a business or business assets

    17 years

  5. Probate
    10%
    Ready to compassionately move through the probate process with you. Although the size and complexity of each estate and the local rules and schedules of the probate courts differ, our lawyers are experienced in handling each situation individually.

    17 years

  6. Contracts and agreements
    5%
    Corporate law, business law, start-up assistance, choice & formation of business entity, protection of trademark or license agreement, custom contract drafting, and assisting with buying/selling a business or business assets.

    17 years

  7. Corporate and incorporation
    2%
    Corporate law, business law, start-up assistance, choice & formation of business entity, protection of trademark or license agreement, custom contract drafting, and assisting with buying/selling a business or business assets.

    17 years

  8. Foreclosure
    2%
    Petition to Foreclose the Right of Redemption, Easements and Easement Litigation, Adverse Possession, Mortgage Foreclosures, 1031 Tax-free exchanges, Condominium Collections and Lien Foreclosures, Evictions, Trust Litigation and all other real estate

    17 years

  9. Landlord or tenant
    2%
    Petition to Foreclose the Right of Redemption, Easements and Easement Litigation, Adverse Possession, Mortgage Foreclosures, 1031 Tax-free exchanges, Condominium Collections and Lien Foreclosures, Evictions, Trust Litigation and all other real estate

    17 years

  10. Limited liability company (LLC)
    2%
    Corporate law, business law, start-up assistance, choice & formation of business entity, protection of trademark or license agreement, custom contract drafting, and assisting with buying/selling a business or business assets.

    17 years

  11. Partnership
    2%
    Corporate law, business law, start-up assistance, choice & formation of business entity, protection of trademark or license agreement, custom contract drafting, and assisting with buying/selling a business or business assets

    17 years

  12. Trusts
    2%
    Our trust attorneys are available to act as trustee of your trust & are available to administer your trust. Our trust litigation attorneys are ready to assist you with trust litigation, trust disputes & disagreements between trustees & beneficiaries

    17 years

  13. Wills and living wills
    2%
    An objection to a Will, also known as a “Will contest” is a fairly common occurrence during the probate proceedings and can be incredibly costly to litigate. Our probate lawyers are experienced to handle will contests or will contest defenses.

    17 years

  14. Estate planning
    1%
    Ready to compassionately move through the probate process with you. Although the size and complexity of each estate and the local rules and schedules of the probate courts differ, our lawyers are experienced in handling each situation individually.

    17 years

Richard E. Palumbo, Jr. is a lifelong resident of Rhode Island.  His unique and practical background sets him apart from many of his contemporaries and has prepared him to efficiently and effectively serve the needs of his real estate, business, insurance and estate planning and probate clients.  Richard’s past experience as a Rhode Island and Massachusetts contractor, developer, insurance adjuster, business owner and residential and commercial landlord gives him the first-hand knowledge and experience you want on your side when you are being represented.  He understands your specific needs as a homeowner, landlord, investor, business person and/or insured.  He has more than likely been in your shoes.  Richard has the legal knowledge and first-hand experience to guide you through your legal situation from the simplest situation to the most complex. His real estate, business, insurance and legal experience spans a period of over twenty years. 

Richard’s past business experiences include the following areas:

- Construction                                                                                                                    

  • New construction and Remodeling
  • Modular and panelized construction
  • Historical restoration, and
  • Insurance related reconstruction 

- Environmental Related Manufacturing

- Environmental Remedial Services

- Insurance Adjusting

- Real Estate

  • Buying and Selling Real Estate
  • Managing all types of multi-family and commercial real estate
  • Green and sustainable housing, and
  • For-profit and non-profit developments 

- Various service Industries

Education

In 2004, Richard earned his law degree from The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law.  He completed his undergraduate education with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rhode Island. 

 

Bar Admissions

 

Rhode Island, 2004

Massachusetts, 2005

 

Professional Associations and Memberships

 

Rhode Island Bar Association

 

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Licensed for 18 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 09/19/2022
State RI
Status Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 11/15/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Richard

Richard E. Palumbo, Jr.
PALUMBO LAW
157 Church Street
19th floor
New Haven, CT, 06510
PALUMBO LAW
3 Allied Drive
Suite 303
Dedham, MA, 02026
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Can Move on now
Had an issue with installation of roof on house. Improper installation allowed for years of water seepage which became very noticeable over time. Company was dragging their feet, while I had unlivable conditions. The Palumbo team met with installer, squared things up, and now I can go about addressing the issues needed. Got a better amount than what was originally offered.
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Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Called Attorney Palumbo to assist with a will and trust. They took my information and he called me right back. I made an appointment and met with Dona and she helped go over the paperwork and made sure I understood things. Attorney Palumbo then advised me on how to proceed with trust for myself and my husband. It was quick and I was completely satisfied with the outcome. Attorney Palumbo and his staff were all kind and respectful to us throughout the entire process. I would recommend their firm to anyone with a legal matter that needs solving.
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Eviction
Kayla Oconnor represented me on a tenant eviction for a property in Rhode Island. Kayla was thorough in your explanation of my options, it helped me make an informed decision. She was detailed and clear in our e mail correspondence. Richard's office has the support staff to make these services smooth. I found everyone friendly and professional to work with. I would recommend them for landlord representation to anyone who asks.
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Posted by Nick | March 2, 2020
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A+
Hired for an eviction for an incredibly difficult and manipulative tenant who pulled all the stops. This office stayed through and followed up until the end for an ordeal that seemed never ending. They promptly answer the phone, give very clear expectations, and go well above what many offices would do. Special thanks to Kayla and Michelle. Going through an eviction is incredibly stressful for small time landlords but they made this as painless as possible. Thanks again guys!
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Posted by Mike T | February 13, 2020
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Excellent on all counts!
As a real estate professional I encounter many attorneys. I am extremely satisfied with the level of professionalism and accuracy when dealing with Attorney Palumbo. His staff is knowledgeable and responsive. Always a 5 star experience! This office delivers on what they state they will do!
Posted by Leonor | February 11, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, Trustworthy, Knowledgeable – Class Act!!!!
I have been working with Richard for several years related to real estate and it is rare to find a lawyer who really cares about your situation and works 100% to help you every inch of the way. He and his entire staff are professional, knowledgeable and very easy to talk to. Their compassion and attentiveness makes you feel at ease and they get the job done. Being a realtor, I have had the opportunity to refer him to many of my clients and highly recommend Richard for any of your real estate, litigation or business needs.
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Posted by Al | February 6, 2020
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I highly recommend Palumbo Law
Palumbo Law has assisted us in the closing of several real estate transactions in the past few years and I couldn't be more impressed. Richard and the entire staff communicates well and is always transparent. Also, Julie Aldrich in the office is amazing to work with. She is friendly, diligent and very hard working. Palumbo Law is a trusted partner of ours. Highly recommend!
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Posted by Joe | January 30, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Attorney Palumbo handled two difficult closings for my wife and I, simultaneously and seamlessly. He’s very knowledgeable and professional. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
Posted by MICHELLE K. | January 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
GREAT ATTORNEY
Attorney Palumbo helped us with a closing on a newly constructed home in North Kingstown, RI. His team of dedicated professionals assisted us through the entire loan process, answered any questions we had, and were extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend Palumbo Law!
Posted by Don | December 19, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!!
Attorney Palumbo helped us with a closing on a newly constructed home in North Kingstown. He spent as much time as needed to explain everything to us in everyday language and truly guided us through the entire process!! He is the leader of a wonderful team of professionals who go the extra mile for their clients! Highly recommend!!
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Posted by Sam | March 7, 2019
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The Only Real Estate Lawyer You Need
I have had the pleasure of working with Richard Palumbo for many years. He handled my home closing that was very complicated due to the property being bank owned. He did a fantastic job negotiating on my behalf. I have referred all my family and friends to Richard and he and his staff have always been efficient and professional. I can't recommend him enough.
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Posted by Stacy - Peace of Mind Real Estate | January 25, 2019
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Richard Palumbo's office is OUTSTANDING
I have been working with Richard Palumbo's office for the past five years related to condo associations that my company manages. He and his team are always organized, professional, responsive and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Richard and anyone in his organization, I have been pleased with the service from day one!
Posted by Eddie T | December 23, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer in property and business law
I have been doing business with the law offices of Mr Richard Palumbo for so many years and in different area of business. create new companies, purchase properties, evictions, insurance leases, contracts etc... He always was protective and trustworthy. Well qualified and knowledgeable with a fair price.
Posted by Frantz B | July 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding!!!
I have had the pleasure of working with The Law Offices of Richard Palumbo, LLC. I was in the process of purchasing an investment property in another state and in need of a good realestate attorney. During my search I came across Mr Palumbo’s website. First off let me say how well his website was organized and detailed. I was extremely impressed with the layout and design of their website and the level of his experience in all aspects of law. The Law Offices of Richard Palumbo, LLC Is a one stop shop for all my business/realestate needs. The level of service I received has been unmatched. Mr Palumbo and his team was efficient and quick to accommodate anything within reason to ensure a smooth closing. I was constantly informed throughout the entire process. This was key for me, especially considering that I was making the purchase from out of state. I will be a client for life! Mr Palumbo, I thank you and your entire team for everything! simply amazing!!!
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Posted by Lori | December 31, 2017
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Richard Palumbo and his team are fantastic!
I can't thank Richard Palumbo and his associates enough for how well they conducted themselves during an issue with an unscrupulous insurance company. Richard and his team are honest, hardworking and highly knowledgeable. They are outstanding professionals and did an incredible job handling our claim with our insurance company.
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Posted by Robert | May 4, 2017
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Attorney
Richard Palumbo, Esquire represented me on with respect to a claim against my business owners policy. I was having a lot of pushback regarding what I felt was a valid claim. When I finally received a settlement offer it was well below what I considered to be fair. Upon Richard entering his appearance and taking over the negotiations with the adjuster everything went as smooth as could possibly be expected. My final settlement, thanks to this attorney, was more than I ever thought as his firm was able to show my loss was far greater than even I thought. Richard and his staff are respectful, responsive, knowledgeable and tenacious in their representation. I would highly recommend the Law Offices of Richard Palumbo to anyone having difficulty with their homeowners or business owner claims. Thank you Richard and staff!
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Posted by Mike | February 18, 2017
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The best
I recommend him to anyone. He is fairly priced and completes work quickly. He has helped me on more than one occassion. I plan to use him in the future as well and recommend him to everyone!
Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Commercial real estate transaction
He identified key issues that were not obvious to us. He and his colleague clocked more hours than originally intended but stuck to the agreed on rate. He handled everything professionally and efficiently. We were happy with the work and plan on hiring him for any future needs for our business.
Posted by Barbara | January 26, 2017
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Richard Palumbo
Richard handled numerous real estate closings for me along with other business transactions with great success. He is knowledgeable and was always watching out for my interest. Would definitely recommend this lawyer
Posted by Gary | January 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The best real estate attorney in town
I've been working with Richard for almost 10 years now for all my real estate needs. He is very knowledgeable, reliable in trustworthy !
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney/Owner
  • Law Offices of Richard Palumbo, LLC
  • 2005 - 2016

Education

  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • Correia vs. Allstate Property Insurance
  • The Law Offices of Richard Palumbo won a water claim denial against Allstate on Summary Judgment.

Associations

  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2019
  • Distinguished Lawyer
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • America's Top 100 Attorney
  • America's Top 100 Attorney
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • Top Attorneys
  • American Registry
  • 2018
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2018
  • America's Top 100 Attorney
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Lawyer of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2017
  • America's Most Honored Professional
  • American Registry
  • 2017
  • Nominated to America's Top 100 Attorney
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • ATLA Trial Team Member
  • Dickinson Law
  • 2004
  • Miller Center Public Interest Certificate
  • Dickinson School of Law
  • 2004
  • CALI Award Highest Grade Advocacy I
  • Dickinson School of Law
  • 2004
  • George F. Douglas Jr Excellence is Litigation
  • Dickson School of Law
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Commercial Landlord Tenant Law
  • Commercial Landlord Tenant Law
  • 2016
  • Food for Thought
  • Handling Condo Foreclosures
  • 2014
  • REO Closing Procedures
  • REO Closing Procedures
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Real estate Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Richard has an excellent reputation. I would strongly recommend his services."
Unknown Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Richard and I worked on several matters involving the recovery of real estate for elders who were financially exploited. Richard's knowledge of real property law and litigation were crucial to our success in these cases. I enjoyed working with Richard and his firm and would highly recommend him."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."

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Cranston Insurance Lawyer Richard E. Palumbo Jr.
Richard E. Palumbo Jr.
Insurance Attorney
Cranston, RI
Licensed for 18 years