PLDO Attorneys Honored with “Professional Excellence in Law” Awards

The recognition is based on peer evaluation and distinguishes the honorees as among the top 5% of Rhode Island lawyers.

JOHNSTON, RHODE ISLAND, USA, June 3, 2021 / — Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) announced that several PLDO attorneys in multiple practice areas have been honored with a 2021 “Professional Excellence in Law” award by Rhode Island Monthly magazine. The recognition is based on peer evaluation and professional achievement and distinguishes the honorees as among the top 5% of Rhode Island lawyers. Attorneys and their practice area for which they were recognized include the following: Gene M. Carlino, Partner: Wills, Trusts and Estates; Kas R. DeCarvalho, Partner: Business Law; William P. Devereaux, Principal: Criminal Defense; Matthew A. Lopes Jr., Principal: Government and Administrative, and William E. O’Gara, Principal: Labor and Employment.

Founded in 2006, PLDO is a full-service, multi-state law firm with a business platform that is innovative, incorporates advanced technology in servicing clients, and relies upon a team approach to problem-solving for clients. Now celebrating its 15th year anniversary, PLDO has distinguished itself as one of the top-ranked law firms in the region and is annually selected as among the “Best Law Firms” in America by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®. Many PLDO attorneys are consistently honored as “Best Lawyers” in Rhode Island and Massachusetts by their peers and clients and have been recognized with the Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent rating, which is the highest level of achievement for professional skill and integrity.

PLDO clients include closely-held businesses, public companies, health care providers, public finance entities, nonprofit organizations, municipalities, software developers, universities, developers, construction companies, high-net-worth individuals, as well as emerging businesses including the cannabis industry. The attorneys have extensive experience in the areas of administrative law, business law, special masterships, civil litigation, public finance, estate planning, probate administration, criminal defense-white collar, data protection and cyber law, health care law, trust litigation, employment law, real estate development and commercial lending.

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Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara (“PLDO”) attorneys are highly skilled with a proven track record of achievement representing clients with respect to complex matters in a wide range of disciplines and industries. The founders of PLDO were formerly partners in an international law firm and are trained in multiple disciplines. The primary areas of practice for the firm include business law, special masterships, employment law, civil litigation, real estate development, commercial lending, municipal law, nonprofit law, cyber law, health care law, white-collar defense, estate planning, probate administration and trust litigation. The core values of respect, integrity, quality service and responsiveness are stressed each day at PLDO and the firm is committed to supporting the community in a meaningful way. The firm has offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Florida. For more information, visit

Clare Eckert
Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC
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