The Best Lawyers in America

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara Attorneys are Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America ©  2020 Edition

Gary R. Pannone and William E. O’Gara are named “Lawyers of the Year” in the Providence area.

Rhode Island – August 15, 2019 – Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) Principals Gary R. Pannone and William E. O’Gara were recently recognized by their peers as Best Lawyers® 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in the Providence area for Securities/Capital Markets Law and Litigation – Labor and Employment, respectively. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and the designated metropolitan location is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” The award reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among their peers for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity. 

In addition to their “Lawyer of the Year” recognition, Attorney Pannone, who is the firm’s Managing Principal, and Attorney O’Gara were also listed in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America along with Principals William P. Devereaux and Matthew A. Lopes Jr. and Senior Counsel Joel K. Goloskie. The attorneys’ practice areas for which they were named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America list are:


William P. Devereaux – Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Criminal Defense: General Practice

Joel K. Goloskie – Health Care Law (Boston)

Matthew A. Lopes Jr. – Government Relations Practice, Mediation

William E. O’Gara – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Labor Law – Management, Employment Law – Management, Workers; Compensation Law – Employers

Gary R. Pannone – Health Care Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Corporate Law, Securities/ Capital Markets Law, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Nonprofit/Charities Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Compliance Law


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