Thomas J. Fay

Thomas Fay is a partner in the Professional Practices Group at Donovan Hatem LLP. Thomas has 29 years of litigation experience in the state and federal courts of Rhode Island, including personal injury, construction, breach of fiduciary duty, and insurance coverage claims.  Immediately prior to joining Donovan Hatem, LLP, Thomas General Counsel to a disaster restoration/reconstruction company in Rhode Island. Outside the office, Thomas enjoys spending his time with his family, golfing and cheering on his beloved Providence College Friars.

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Stephen G. Johnson, Jr.

Stephen Johnson is Of Counsel in the Firm’s Professional Practices Group. His practice primarily focuses on Professional Liability, Insurance Defense and Coverage, and Business and Construction Litigation.
Prior to joining Donovan Hatem, LLP, Stephen was in private practice representing clients in corporate formation and governance, residential and commercial real estate, and zoning, land use and development. Stephen also served as outside General Counsel for a medical equipment supply and monitoring company. Prior to that Stephen was the head of the Loss Prevention Department for PUMA North America,

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Ryan Forgione

Ryan is an associate in the Litigation Group in the firm’s Boston office. His practice focuses on complex construction and commercial litigation.
Prior to joining the firm, Ryan practiced at a Massachusetts firm focused on real estate and condominium law. Ryan’s experience includes litigating complex construction, land use, zoning, and breach of fiduciary duty claims.
While in law school, Ryan interned for the Honorable Juan R. Torruella at the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and served as an Article Editor of the Suffolk University Law Review.

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Steven Shane Smith

Shane is an Associate in the Firm’s Litigation Group.  Shane has experience representing design professionals including architects and engineers, and contractors in a variety of complex construction claims and disputes involving publicly and privately funded construction projects.  Shane represents clients before state and federal courts, arbitration tribunals, and mediation proceedings.  Shane also has experience defending individual medical healthcare professionals and medical facilities concerning claims of alleged medical malpractice involving physicians, nurses, and dentists for alleged breaches of the standard of care,

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Jessica Scarbrough

Jessica Scarbrough is an associate in the Professional Practices Group in the firm’s Boston office. Her practice primarily focuses on Professional Liability and Insurance Defense and Coverage. Prior to Donovan Hatem, Jessica worked for litigation firms in Massachusetts, where her practice included representing insurers in a variety of coverage-related matters through mediation, arbitration, appraisal, and litigation, and representing medical professionals accused of malpractice.
Jessica is admitted in Massachusetts (state and federal), and a graduate of Boston University School of Law.

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Barry S. Rothschild

Barry Rothschild is an Associate in the firm’s Litigation Practice group.  His practice focuses on insurance and tort defense, professional liability, complex construction, and commercial litigation. Barry is admitted and regularly practices in Massachusetts (state and Federal), New Hampshire, and Connecticut.
Before joining Donovan Hatem LLP, Barry worked for litigation firms in Massachusetts, focusing on utilities litigation, insurance subrogation, and insurance claims investigations. Barry’s experience includes property damage, products liability, and motor vehicle claims. Barry also has experience in electronic discovery and predictive coding search processes.

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James N. Worden

James Worden is a Partner in the Firm’s Litigation Group where he represents clients in all phases of litigation, arbitration and mediation concerning large-scale state, federal, and private construction projects. James regularly advises and represents clients on Design-Bid-Build and design – build project delivery and specializes in handling contract negotiation, claim presentation, and litigation of public and private construction project disputes.
James also has extensive experience representing employers and employees in wage disputes and discrimination claims,

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Andrew M. Radespiel

Andrew M. Radespiel is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department where he focuses his practice on a variety of commercial complex litigation primarily on construction law matters. Andrew’s has successfully led clients through the litigation process including all aspects of discovery, pre-trial matters, and more.

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Samuel J. Muir

Samuel J. Muir is a trial attorney based out in California, who specializes in construction litigation with an emphasis on the representation of design professionals. After graduating from Azusa Pacific University, Sam received his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School and is now a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). For over 30 years, Sam has successfully represented clients in jury trials, bench trials, binding arbitrations, and mediations that are too numerous to count.

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Thomas D. Duquette

Tom Duquette is an associate in the Business Litigation, Insurance and Tort Litigation, and Professional Practice Groups in the firm’s Boston office. Tom has successfully represented a diverse cross section of clients in various complex civil litigation matters including insurance and tort defense, premises liability, employment matters, construction litigation, transportation industry matters, and professional malpractice litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Tom practiced at a firm focused on maritime law and personal injury, a national insurance defense firm,

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Brendan T. Malvey

Brendan is a Partner in the firm’s Professional Practice Group, specializing in the defense of design professionals including architects, engineers and construction management professionals throughout North America. He brings over a dozen years of experience in the areas of business litigation, professional malpractice, breach of contract, unfair business practices, employment law and insurance coverage. Prior to joining Donovan Hatem, Brendan served as a Litigation Attorney for two Boston law firms and as Counsel for a high-end construction specialties company.

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Michael S. Robertson

Michael Robertson is an associate in the Professional Practices Group in the firm’s Boston office. His practice primarily focuses on Professional Liability and Insurance Defense and Coverage.
Prior to joining Donovan Hatem, Michael was an Associate Mediator with Resolutions, LLC, where his practice included mediations in all practice areas, including construction litigation. Michael has extensive knowledge of negotiation theory and strategy and the ADR field in general. Michael also represented sub-contractors as an Associate at the law firm of Corwin &

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Stephen F. Willig

Steve Willig is a partner in the firm’s Litigation department and has been defending professionals, business owners and contractors, and representing insurers, in commercial and casualty litigation for more than thirty years. During that time, he has litigated complex matters involving professional malpractice, director and officer liability, employee fidelity bonds, insurance coverage, contracts, government regulations, and negligence. His trial and appellate practice has included matters before the federal and state courts in New York and New Jersey,

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Jon C. Cowen

Jon C. Cowen is a partner in the firm’s Professional Practices, Business Litigation and Insurance and Tort Litigation groups. He represents businesses and individuals facing a wide variety of matters involving breach of contract, duty of care, intra-corporate disputes and real estate-related matters. Jon has extensive experience in defending professional liability claims. He is also regularly called upon to provide advice on complex insurance coverage questions. Jon previously worked as in-house counsel at a large, privately held company located outside of Boston.

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Paul T. Muniz

Paul T. Muniz is Co-Chairman of the Litigation Group and a Partner in the Professional Practices, Insurance & Tort Litigation, and Environmental Practices Groups at Donovan Hatem.  Paul has experience in litigating claims involving complex construction issues, intellectual property, breach of fiduciary duty, insurance coverage, reinsurance, unfair trade practices, fraud and other business torts, as well as, claims involving the False Claims Act.
Paul has over 25 years of legal experience. Paul’s prior experience includes participating in the Treasury Department’s Honor Program,

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William D. Gillis, Jr.

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Scott K. Winikow

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Patricia B. Gary

Patricia B. Gary focuses her practice on the defense of professional liability actions against architects and engineers. She handles complex commercial disputes for individuals and businesses across a broad range of industries. She provides legal advice to construction project participants in drafting and negotiating their design and construction contracts to carefully allocate risks and responsibilities, and minimize exposure. Patricia also concentrates her practice in the area of insurance coverage litigation. and advice. She has litigated numerous declaratory judgment actions to resolution in state and federal courts and has successfully tried bad faith cases to conclusion.

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Gwen P. Weisberg

Gwen P. Weisberg is a Partner in the Professional Practices Group at Donovan Hatem LLP and a trained mediator. Gwen has extensive litigation experience in state and federal courts, through trial and appeal, including construction, corporate, commercial, real estate, surety, federal receivership and insurance defense litigation matters. She provides proactive risk management services to clients to assist in effectively operating their practices and avoiding litigation, including presenting industry innovations and legal developments, restructuring and redrafting contracts,

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Eric A. Howard

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