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Richard Sinapi

Richard Sinapi

  • Employment Law, Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury ...
  • Rhode Island
Claimed Lawyer Profile

RICHARD A. SINAPI is the principal and managing attorney of Sinapi Law Associates, Ltd., in Warwick, where his practice primarily focuses on governmental affairs and employment law, including discrimination and harassment claims, leave act claims, unemployment benefits claims, minimum wage and overtime claims, and workers' compensation, as well as civil rights, municipal law, real estate, and personal injury. He has over thirty (30) years of experience in the general practice of law, including general civil litigation and real estate law, including both trial and appellate work as well as corporate and commercial law advice, representation, document preparation and transaction closings. He has co-drafted and successfully lobbied for the passage of numerous pieces of legislation as well as revised agency regulations on behalf of Governmental Affairs clients, such as the local chapter of the ACLU, a home inspector’s association, and numerous construction industry trades, companies and associations. Previously, he taught as an adjunct professor at Bryant University and Salve Regina University. He is a member of the Rhode Island Superior Court Bench/Bar Committee; Workers' Compensation Bench/Bar Committee, American Bar Association, Rhode Island Bar Association, American Association of Justice, and the Rhode Island Association of Justice (RIAJ). He is also a cooperating attorney with the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (RIACLU) and serves as a member of RIAJ Board of Governors and as a member and Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Health and Educational Building Corporation. In 2010, he was awarded the William G. McLoughlin First Amendment Award in 2010 by the RIACLU. Mr. Sinapi is a graduate of Colby College and Harvard Law School.

Practice Areas
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Workers' Compensation
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Civil Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Gov & Administrative Law
Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance, Legislative & Government Affairs
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Rhode Island
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Harvard Law School
LL.B. (1983)
Honors: Graduated Cum Laude; Who’s Who in American Law Schools.
Activities: Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project, 1981-1983; Harvard Legal Services Project, 1982; Harvard Legal Services Institute, 1983; Representative to student union committee, 1980-1983; Intramural sports, 1980-1983.
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Colby College
B.A. (1980) | Government
Honors: Graduated Summa Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa (selected in junior year); Pi Sigma Alpha (political science honor society); Dana Scholar, 1978-79 (scholarship and leadership); Bixler Scholar, 1980 (excellence in academics); Laurie Peterson Prize in Government, 1979; Harold F. Dubbord Prize in Political Science, 1980; Graduated with Distinction in Major (Government)
Activities: President of Inter-fraternity Council; President of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity; Co-leader of student group for educational reform; Representative to Student Affairs Committee; Three year letterman in varsity football.
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William G. McLoughlin First Amendment Award Recipient
Rhode Island ACLU
Professional Associations
Rhode Island State Bar
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Contact & Map
2374 Post Road, Suite 201
Warwick, RI 02886
Telephone: (401) 739-9690
Fax: (401) 943-9040