PLDO Attorney Patrick J. McBurney Named to the 2021 Best Lawyers® “Ones to Watch” List in Rhode Island

Rhode Island – August 20, 2020 – Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) Attorney Patrick J. McBurney has been named to the 2021 Best Lawyers® “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” list for his litigation practice in the Providence/Metropolitan Region. The award recognizes attorneys for their “outstanding professional excellence” who have been practicing for less than 10 years. Selection is based entirely on peer evaluations by geographic region and practice area.

Attorney McBurney is an accomplished zoning and land use lawyer and litigator with significant experience helping clients navigate through the complex areas of federal, state and municipal policies and regulations regarding permitting, variance approvals and other zoning-related compliance matters such as special permitting applications, land acquisition and public project development. His successful litigation practice includes representing clients from pre-trial investigation and discovery to preparing motions and pleadings through trial, settlement and the appeal process. Attorney McBurney’s practice also includes administrative and contract law including resolving breach of contract claims and mechanic lien disputes. He has extensive experience in the public and private sectors, including the construction industry, and routinely represents clients before state courts and agencies as well as municipal boards and authorities. Attorney McBurney earned his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law and his B.A. in Government from St. John’s University in Queens, New York, magna cum laude. He is licensed to practice in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

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