Business + Commercial Litigation

Creating long-term solutions for our clients’ business problems is Barton Gilman’s goal in all business and commercial disputes. Our ability to take on all types of litigation adversaries with experience and confidence has resulted in numerous successes both in the…

Complex Personal Injury

Thousands of individuals across the U.S. each year are harmed because of the negligence, carelessness or recklessness of others. Our country’s system of law is based on the principle that the injured parties in these cases should be fully and…

Criminal Defense

Barton Gilman’s criminal defense practice, led by attorney Rui P. Alves, has a successful track record of providing results-oriented criminal defense representation for our clients.

Education Law

Barton Gilman represents educational institutions, professionals and students in all aspects of school law. Our lawyers’ deep knowledge of the many state and federal regulations that govern schools, coupled with our extensive experience in education law,

Family Law

The break-up of a marriage is highly emotional and difficult. Dividing marital assets, determining child custody and support, and resolving spousal support alimony can lead to turmoil for divorcing couples and their children.

Insurance Defense

Barton Gilman has built one of the country’s most respected legal practices in the area of insurance defense. Our litigators represent many of the world’s largest insurance companies, reinsurers,

Intellectual Property Law

We help creatives, entrepreneurs, businesses, and organizations in a broad range of areas – from education, craft beverage and food, arts and entertainment, gaming, apparel and retail, to software and product innovation.

Labor + Employment

Barton Gilman’s labor and employment lawyers work with clients of to address day-to-day employment and labor law issues and problems, and are recognized throughout legal and business communities for their insight and experience in labor and employment matters.

Medical Malpractice + Aging Services Defense

The trusts and estates practice group at Barton Gilman, led by partner W. Parish Lentz, assists clients with a comprehensive approach to address their estate planning needs.

Trusts + Estates

The trusts and estates practice group at Barton Gilman, led by partner W. Parish Lentz, assists clients with a comprehensive approach to address their estate planning needs. A proper estate plan provides you with real peace of mind by allowing…

Appellate Litigation

Great trial lawyers and great appellate litigators are not always one and the same. When a party appeals a jury’s verdict or a judge’s ruling, the appellate litigation skills required to prevail are quite different than those required during trial….

Civil Litigation

Civil litigation has been the foundation on which Barton Gilman is built since its inception in 1995. Appearing regularly in the federal and state courts of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, as well as before various…

Construction Litigation

In the construction arena, litigation resulting from accidents on the job and contractual disputes is inevitable. Barton Gilman lawyers represent international construction companies and well as regional clients involved in private and public works construction projects in Massachusetts, Rhode Island…


Businesses have varying legal and planning needs during their life cycle. Barton Gilman attorneys help clients develop and assess business opportunities, and proactively address challenging legal issues they face. We also help companies manage their risks and litigation concerns. Our…


Rhode Island Child Custody and Support The Rhode Island Family Court requires all divorcing parents with minor children to attend a seminar entitled “Divided Yet United,” which is designed to further support young children and help parents put their children…


Rhode Island Divorce A party can file a divorce in Rhode Island if he or she has resided in the state for at least one year before filing the paperwork. If one of the parties lives out of state, special…

Employment Litigation

With an extensive practice in employment litigation, Barton Gilman represents corporations and professionals in lawsuits and provides counsel in litigation avoidance, compliance and employment contracts. Barton Gilman attorneys regularly defend clients in federal and state court trials, at arbitrations, mediation…

Environmental + Toxic Tort Litigation

Barton Gilman represents clients in environmental law actions brought by federal and state regulatory agencies, including toxic tort litigation, in Massachusetts and Rhode Island involving a wide variety of allegedly hazardous materials. In particular, we are recognized for our experience…

Government Relations

Barton Gilman provides experienced legal counsel to clients on a wide range of legal, legislative, regulatory and policy matters by working closely with Rhode Island’s State House staff, executive agencies and law makers. Our government relations lawyers have a successful…

Insurance Coverage | Bad Faith

Barton Gilman’s insurance coverage practice is known across the nation for handling some of the most complex legal issues and widely publicized lawsuits on behalf of the world’s largest insurance companies, underwriters and brokers. Our attorneys are known as experts…