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Michael R. McElroy, Esq., is the managing partner of the Providence law firm of Schacht & McElroy. A graduate of the University of Rhode Island, he earned his law degree (with honors) from Boston University School of Law and his Masters Degree in Taxation (with honors) from Bryant University. He is admitted to practice in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Tennessee, as well as various United States District Courts, Courts of Appeal, and the United States Supreme Court.

He is a Past President of the Rhode Island Bar Association, a former three-term Chairman of the Superior Court Bench/Bar Committee, and a member of the House of Delegates. He is a Fellow and a member of the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Bar Foundation. He is a member of the Rhode Island Association for Justice. He is a former Special Assistant Attorney General and was Legal Counsel to the Rhode Island Personnel Appeal Board for 22 years.



                              Areas of Practice

Public Utility Law

Property Tax Law

Administrative Hearings

Personal Injury

Wrongful Death

Auto and Truck Accidents

Medical Malpractice

Nursing Home Neglect

Real Estate

Trials and appeals in federal and state courts

                         General corporate and commercial practice


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Schacht & McElroy - Attorneys at Law
21 Dryden Lane, Post Office Box 6721
Providence, Rhode Island 02940-6721
Phone: (401) 351-4100 • Fax (401) 421-5696
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Conveniently located close to Route 95 with plenty of free parking.


Michael R. McElroy

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  1. Energy: 50%
    40 years, 300 cases
  2. Litigation: 30%
    40 years, 200 cases
  3. General Practice: 10%
    40 years, 100 cases
  4. Commercial Real Estate: 10%
    40 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($330/hour), contingent (33%)

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Cash, Check

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Schacht & McElroy

21 Dryden Lane
P.O. Box 6721
Providence, RI, 02940-6721


RIAuthorized to practice law198107/12/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSchacht & McElroy1981 - Present
Trial AttorneyTennessee Valley Authority1976 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
Rhode Island Bar AssociationPresident2012 - 2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Bryant UniversityTaxationMaster of Science in Taxation1985
University of Rhode IslandPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Boston University School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A