Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara Named a “Best Law Firm” in Rhode Island in Multiple Practice Areas by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® for 2019

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) announces that it has been named to the 2019 “Best Law Firms” in America list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® for Rhode Island in 14 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/Rhode Island Tier 1 rankings include Corporate Governance Law, Employment Law – Management, Government Relations Practice 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, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor & Employment, Mediation, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Criminal Defense: General Practice, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Health Care Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law.

The recognition as a “Best Law Firm” in Rhode Island for 2019 is in addition to five of our lawyers being listed in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in Metropolitan/Providence including PLDO principals Gary R. Pannone (corporate and business law), Matthew A. Lopes Jr. (government relations and mediation), William P. Devereaux (criminal defense), William E. O’Gara (employment law) and Senior Counsel Joel K. Goloskie (health care law). Attorneys Pannone and Devereaux were also named 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® in their practice areas, a designation reflective of the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

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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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