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PLDW Attorneys Named 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

PROVIDENCE, RI –  Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC (PLDW) announced today that several attorneys have been named 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Rhode Island and the New York Metro region. Super Lawyers is a research-driven, peer review rating service of each state’s attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in their practices. Only five percent of the nation’s lawyers were named to this year’s Super Lawyers list. Attorneys recognized as Rising Stars represent the top 2.5 percent of lawyers under the age of 40 or those in practice for 10 years or less. Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters business.

Rhode Island Super Lawyers for 2015 include PLDW Partners William P. Devereaux (Civil Litigation: Defense, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Criminal Defense); William E. O’Gara (Employment & Labor Lawyer), and Managing Partner Gary R. Pannone (Business/Corporate, Nonprofit Organizations, Health Care), as well as Bernard A. Jackvony, Of Counsel (Estate & Trust Litigation, Estate Planning & Probate).

Attorneys recognized as 2015 Rising Stars in Rhode Island are Associates Sally P. McDonald (Business Litigation), Benjamin L. Rackliffe (Business/Corporate, Business Litigation), and Senior Counsel Matthew C. Reeber (Employment & Labor, Civil Litigation: Defense, General), and in the New York Metro region, Associate Zachary H. Klein (State, Local & Municipal, Government Contracts, Utilities, Energy & Natural Resources).

PLDW is a full service law firm with offices in New England, New York and Florida. Our attorneys follow an entrepreneurial approach to servicing clients and are committed to providing responsive, cost-effective legal work. PLDW lawyers work in teams and many have been cross-trained in multiple disciplines to deliver creative solutions to complex legal issues. The firm’s extensive experience in all of its practice areas enables our attorneys to quickly identify the core issues in any legal matter, and to prescribe the right legal strategy from concept through resolution. PLDW’s primary practice areas include business law, nonprofit law, health care law, municipal infrastructure, government relations and legislative strategies, employment law, special masterships, criminal defense, estate planning, probate and trust litigation, and real estate development and commercial lending.


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About Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC

The attorneys and staff at Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC (PLDW) are committed to developing practical and cost-effective solutions while also being supportive of the community in a meaningful way. PLDW has developed a business model that combines international expertise with a more cost-effective delivery system that involves cross training of lawyers and a more practical approach to problem solving. The primary areas of practice for the firm include administrative, corporate and municipal law, civil litigation, employment, government relations, real estate and commercial lending and estate planning and special masterships. The partners demand of themselves and those on the PLDW team, an unparalleled sense of urgency and responsiveness which is derived from an authentic appreciation for their clients and the community in which they serve. For more information, visit


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