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Recognitions

PLDO Partner Gene M. Carlino is Honored with the Rhode Island Bar Journal Lauren E. Jones, Esq. Writing Award 

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC Partner Gene M. Carlino was the recipient of the 2020 Rhode Island Bar Journal Lauren E. Jones, Esq. Writing Award for his article, A Review of the SECURE Act and Its Effect on Estate Planning with Retirement Asset, that was published in the November/December 2019 edition.

PLDO Partner Kas DeCarvalho Recognized with a “Professional Excellence in Law” Award by Rhode Island Monthly

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC Partner Kas DeCarvalho was honored with a 2020 “Professional Excellence in Law” award by Rhode Island Monthly. The recognition, which is based on peer evaluations and professional achievement, distinguishes Attorney DeCarvalho as among the top 5% of Rhode Island lawyers.

PLDO Named a 2020 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News-Best Lawyers®

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC was named to the 2020 “Best Law Firms” in America list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® in Rhode Island and Boston, Massachusetts. Firms named to the “Best Law Firm” rankings are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. This marks the 10th consecutive year that PLDO has been recognized as a “Best Law Firm” in Rhode Island.

PLDO Principals Gary R. Pannone and William E. O’Gara Recognized as 2020 “Lawyers of the Year” in Rhode Island

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC Principals Gary R. Pannone and William E. O’Gara were recognized by their peers as Best Lawyers® 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in the Providence area for Securities/Capital Markets Law and Litigation – Labor and Employment, respectively. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan location is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” The award reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among their peers for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.

PLDO Attorneys are Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 Edition

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC attorneys were recognized in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in Rhode Island and Boston, Massachusetts. They include PLDO principals Gary R. Pannone (Corporate and Business Law); Matthew A. Lopes Jr. (Government Relations and Mediation); William P. Devereaux (Criminal Defense); William E. O’Gara (Employment Law), and Senior Counsel Joel K. Goloskie (Health Care Law – Boston, MA).

PLDO Attorneys Named 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Rhode Island

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC attorneys were named to the 2019 Rhode Island Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. PLDO attorneys selected as Rhode Island Super Lawyers include Principals William P. Devereaux (Civil Litigation: Defense) and William E. O’Gara (Employment & Labor Law), as well as Bernard A. Jackvony, Of Counsel (Estate and Trust Litigation). Rebecca M. Murphy, Partner, was recognized as a 2019 Rhode Island Rising Star, which includes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state. 

PLDO Principal Matthew A. Lopes Jr. is Recognized as Music One’s 2019 Clay Osborne Achievement Awardee

PLDO Principal Matthew A. Lopes Jr. was recognized as the 2019 recipient of Music One’s Clay Osborne Achievement Award. Attorney Lopes was selected by the nonprofit organization for his “exemplary service, leadership and inspiration.”

PLDO Named a 2019 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News-Best Lawyers®

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC was named to the 2019 “Best Law Firms” in America list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® in Rhode Island in 15 practice areas. Firms named to the “Best Law Firm” rankings are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.

PLDO Named a 2018 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News-Best Lawyers®

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC was named to the 2018 “Best Law Firms” in America list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® in Rhode Island in 15 practice areas. Firms named to the “Best Law Firm” rankings are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara Named Corporation of the Year by the Rhode Island Black Business Association

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara was named Corporation of the Year for 2017 by the Rhode Island Black Business Association in recognition for helping grow Rhode Island’s economy and business environment and serving others through community involvement. Managing Principal Gary R. Pannone said that “receiving the award is truly an honor for the firm. We are always trying to do our part in supporting the business community and we are committed in this continuing effort.”

Best Lawyers® Names PLDO Principals 2018 “Lawyer Of The Year” in their Respective Practice Areas

All of PLDO’s principals were recently recognized by their peers as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas for Metropolitan/Providence over and above their selection to the list of 2018 Best Lawyers in America®. The attorneys and their practice areas for which they were selected as 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” are William P. Devereaux for his criminal defense, white-collar practice; Matthew A. Lopes Jr. for his government relations practice; William E. O’Gara for his employment law practice, and Gary R. Pannone for his business law practice.

Managing Partner Gary R. Pannone Named 2017 Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers®

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC Managing Partner Gary R. Pannone was named 2017 Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers® in the metropolitan area of Providence, RI for his legal skills in the area of corporate governance law. Attorney Pannone serves as the team leader for the practice areas of business, nonprofit organizations and health care.

Attorney Bernard A. Jackvony Honored by the American Cancer Society at “Toast to Hope” Gala

Prominent estate attorney and litigator, Bernard A. Jackvony, who leads the firm’s estate and trust practice area and is a former lieutenant governor of the State of Rhode Island, was honored for his decades of support and volunteer service by the American Cancer Society in Rhode Island at its inaugural “Toast to Hope” event.

Attorneys Selected to The Best Lawyers in America® 2017

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC principals were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2017 Best Lawyers in America® list. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Those attorneys named to this year’s list include Managing Partner Gary R. Pannone, Matthew A. Lopes Jr., William P. Devereaux and William E. O’Gara.

Managing Partner Gary R. Pannone Receives National Legal Honor

Managing Partner Gary R. Pannone was elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF). The ABF is the nation’s leading research institute for the study of law. Fellows are limited to the top one percent of practitioners in each state and are nominated by their peers.