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Girard R. Visconti

1080 Main Street Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860
Firm: Shechtman Halperin Savage, LLP
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Overview
Firm

Shechtman Halperin Savage, LLP


Years In Practice


Phone Number (401) 272-1400

Jerry Visconti graduated from Providence College (B.A. 1965 and Suffolk University Law School (J.D. 1968).

He practices in all areas of litigation and business law with particular emphasis on construction consulting and litigation, business litigation, arbitration and mediation, and matters at trial and appellate levels, including employment, construction, mechanic’s liens, suretyships, and commercial litigation. Jerry brings over 50 years of legal experience to the firm.

He is admitted practice in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.  

As one of the leading experts in construction law in the state, Jerry has been instrumental in the drafting and passage of the Mechanics' Lien statute and other laws pertaining to the construction industry. He is also the legal counsel for the Rhode Island Subcontractors Association (RISA). 

Mr. Visconti represents owners, developers, general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors and suppliers, and frequently acts as a Mediator and/or Arbitrator for business and construction related matters. Jerry has been both a member and chair of the Judicial Nominating Committee, is President Emeritus of the Whitmarsh Corporation, and has received numerous awards for his achievements in both the legal community and the private sector. Jerry is also a member of the Rhode Island Labor Law and Employment Bar Committee. Jerry very much enjoys cooking and has self-published a cookbook of his favorite recipes.

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Awards
Lawyer of the Year recognition for Girard R. Visconti
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
Construction Law, Providence (2014)
  • Martindale-Hubbell 2018, 2019, 2020 Register of AV Pre-eminent Lawyers Award, the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards reflecting the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary.
  • American Registry as published in Best Lawyers have selected Mr. Visconti as “One of the Best Construction Attorneys in Rhode Island” for the years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020
  • The Providence College Reverend Charles B. Quirk Award, and on behalf of the Quirk Institute and Industrial Relations in Providence College, with special emphasis on Construction and Labor Law
  • Rhode Island Supreme Court Award in recognition of serving as Chair of the Judicial Nominating Commission
  • Justinian Law Society Pro Bono Award
  • Outstanding Leadership and Dedicated Efforts Award on behalf of Whitmarsh House (A Safe Haven for Boys)
Education
Suffolk University, Juris Doctor
Graduated
Providence College, B.A.-Economics
Contact Details and Office Locations
1080 Main Street
Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860
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