Rhode Island – June 1, 2022 – Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) announced that several PLDO attorneys in multiple practice areas have been honored with 2022 “Professional Excellence in Law” awards by Rhode Island Monthly. The recognition is based on peer evaluation and professional achievement, and distinguishes the honorees as among the top 5% of Rhode Island lawyers. Attorneys and their practice area for which they were recognized include the following:
- Gene M. Carlino, Partner – Wills, Trusts and Estates
- Kas R. DeCarvalho, Partner – Business Law
- William P. Devereaux, Principal – Criminal Defense
- William E. O’Gara, Principal – Labor and Employment
- Aaron L. Weisman – Partner, Appellate Law
Founded in 2006, PLDO is a full-service, multi-state law firm with a business platform that is innovative, incorporates advanced technology in servicing clients, and relies upon a team approach to problem-solving for clients. PLDO has distinguished itself as one of the top-ranked law firms in the region and is annually selected as among the “Best Law Firms” in America by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®. Many PLDO attorneys are consistently honored as “Best Lawyers” in Rhode Island and Massachusetts by their peers and clients and have been recognized with the Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent rating, which is the highest level of achievement for professional skill and integrity.
PLDO clients include closely-held businesses, public companies, health care providers, public finance entities, nonprofit organizations, municipalities, software developers, universities, developers, construction companies, high-net-worth individuals, as well as emerging businesses including the cannabis industry. The attorneys have extensive experience in the areas of administrative law, business law, special masterships, civil litigation, public finance, estate planning, probate administration, criminal defense-white collar, data protection and cyber law, health care law, trust litigation, employment law, real estate development and commercial lending.