Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara Named a 2018 “Best Law Firm” in Rhode Island by U.S. News–Best Lawyers®

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) announced that it has been named to the 2018 “Best Law Firms” in America list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® in Rhode Island in 15 practice areas. Firms named to the “Best Law Firm” rankings are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.

The PLDO practice areas cited for legal excellence in the Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings include Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Employment Law – Management, Government Relations Practice, Litigation – Labor & Employment and Non-Profit/Charities Law. Other practice areas recognized in the tiered rankings, which signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise, are Administrative/Regulatory Law, Corporate Law, Criminal Defense: General Practice, Labor Law – Management, Mediation, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Health Care Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law.
The recognition as a “Best Law Firm” in Rhode Island for 2018 is in addition to the four principals of the firm, Gary R. Pannone, Managing Principal, Matthew A. Lopes Jr., William P. Devereaux and William E. O’Gara, each being named 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” in Metropolitan/Providence in their practice areas.

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About Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara (“PLDO”) attorneys are highly skilled with a proven track record of achievement representing clients in respect to complex matters. The founders of PLDO were formerly partners in

an international law firm and they are all trained in multiple disciplines. The primary areas of practice for the firm include business law, special masterships, government relations and legislative strategies, civil litigation, real estate development, commercial lending, municipal law, nonprofit law, health care, white collar defense, estate planning, probate administration and trust litigation. The core values of respect, integrity, quality service and responsiveness are stressed each day at PLDO and the firm is committed to supporting the community in a meaningful way. The firm is headquartered at 1301 Atwood Avenue in Johnston, RI with offices in Massachusetts and Florida. For more information, visit

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