Katherine B. Dunn
Senior Counsel

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Biography/Practice Areas

Katherine B. Dunn is Senior Counsel with Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC. She is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Estate and Trust Planning, Administration and Litigation teams. Attorney Dunn’s practice includes providing counsel to clients in all areas of trust and estate planning and administration, probate administration, and trust and estate litigation. She further represents clients in all stages of litigation from pre-trial investigation and discovery, to motions and pleadings preparation through trial, settlement and the appeal process.

For her professional excellence, Attorney Dunn has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® as a Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in the practice area of Commercial Litigation. Attorney Dunn is a skilled legal writer and an experienced legal researcher with significant work in the public and private sectors.

Prior to joining PLDO, Attorney Dunn served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Associate Justice Richard A. Licht of the Rhode Island Superior Court.  While in law school, she was a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Chief Justice Paul A. Suttell of the Rhode Island Supreme Court and for the Honorable Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Sullivan of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. She also worked as a Research Assistant for a Roger Williams law professor and as a Law Clerk in the Office of Corporate Counsel for a hospitality and real estate development corporation.

Attorney Dunn earned her J.D. from Roger Williams School of Law, magna cum laude.  She was the Editor-in-Chief of the Roger Williams University Law Review and CALI Award winner in Criminal Law, Contracts II, Legal Practice II, and SEM: Senior Abuse, Neglect, and Injuries.  She received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Vermont. Attorney Dunn is licensed to practice law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Estate and Trust Planning, Administration and Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch®

Education/Professional Associations

  • Roger Williams University, School of Law, Bristol, RI
    • J.D., magna cum laude
    • Editor-in-Chief, Roger Williams University Law Review
    • CALI Awards in Criminal Law, Contracts II, Legal Practice II, and SEM: Senior Abuse, Neglect, and Injuries
    • Dean’s Scholars Program, member
    • Honors Program, member
  • University of Vermont
    • B.A.
    • Major: Political Science
    • Study Abroad Program: Universita degli Studi di Pavia, Italy

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Rhode Island Bar Association

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