Bernard A. Jackvony

Bernard A. Jackvony

Of Counsel
Johnston, Rhode Island
866-353-3310 (Toll Free)

Bernard A. Jackvony is Of Counsel with Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC and a nationally recognized fiduciary litigator. Attorney Jackvony concentrates his practice in the areas of trusts and estates including litigation, administration and planning for individuals, families, fiduciaries and charitable organizations. He has represented clients in fiduciary litigation in Rhode Island, Florida, New Jersey, California, New York, Massachusetts and Oklahoma. Mr. Jackvony served the citizens of Rhode Island as Lieutenant Governor in the late 1990s.

With a strong commitment to advancing the quality of life for others, Mr. Jackvony devotes a considerable amount of his time and resources to helping many nonprofit organizations. He is a Board Member and Trustee of the Oncology Nursing Society Foundation, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc. (ACS CAN), and the American Cancer Society New England Division, Inc.

Attorney Jackvony earned his J.D. from Suffolk University, his master's degree in taxation from Boston University and his undergraduate degree in accounting from Bryant University. He served as a member of the Board of Trustees at Bryant University for nine years and has assisted the university in its transition to a fully accredited international business school. Mr. Jackvony served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps from 1970 to 1973. He is admitted to practice law in Rhode Island and Florida.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Litigation
  • Estate Planning & Administration

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1975
  • Rhode Island, 1970


  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • LL.M. - 1975
    • Major: Taxation
  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1970
  • Bryant College, Smithfield, Rhode Island
    • B.S. - 1967
    • Minor: Accounting
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut - 1962

Published Works

  • Estate and Gift Tax Provisions of the Tax Reform Act of 1976, Rhode Island Bar Journal, January, 1977
  • Representing the Concerns of Your Florida-Bound Clients, Rhode Island Bar Journal, October, 1981


  • Financial Management of Trusts and Estates, National Business Institute, 2008
  • Resolving Estate, Will and Trust Contests, National Business Institute, 2009

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • American College of Trusts and Estates Council, Fellow

Past Employment Positions

  • Moses Afonso Jackvony Ltd., Partner, 1999 - 2008
  • Tilinghast Licht & Semonoff, Partner, 1989 - 1996

Pro Bono Activities

  • Fort Adams Trust
  • St. Mary's Home for Children
  • St. Thomas More Society
  • United Way Chairman Tocqueville Society