David R. Comerford Esq.

David R. Comerford Esq.

Partner
Location:
Johnston, Rhode Island
Phone:
401-354-7256
877-417-3521
Fax:
401-942-8921
Email:

David R. Comerford, Esquire, 928 Atwood Avenue, Johnston, Rhode Island 02919, Tel: (401) 944-1600 * Fax: (401) 942-8921

Admitted to the Bar of the State of Rhode Island in November 1998 - Admitted to the bar of the U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island in April, 1999 - Admitted to the Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in June, 1999

EDUCATION

Roger Williams University School of Law, in Bristol, Rhode Island - Juris Doctor awarded May, 1998

Activities:

Member ATLA Mock Trial Team 1997 and 1998
Semi-Finalist 1997 ATLA Regional Mock Trial Competition
ABA Law Student Division, Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity
Irish Law Society - Vice President, Maritime Law Society

University of Rhode Island, in Kingston, Rhode Island - B.S. awarded in December, 1991

Major: Business Administration

Activities: Sigma Alpha  Epsilon Fraternity - President

EXPERIENCE

Attorney - General Practice since November 1998 - present, Office in Johnston, Rhode Island

General Practice representing and counseling individual and business clients in the areas of corporate, employment, contract, personal injury, criminal and administrative law.

President - AAA Lead Inspections, Inc., October 2005 - 2011, Johnston, Rhode Island

Completed training courses and state examinations to be licensed as a R.I. Department of Health and R. I. Housing Resources Commission certified Environmental Lead Inspector Technician.

Self-Employed - Business Acquisition Consultant, September 2001 - April 2002, Providence, Rhode Island

Areas of Practice

  • Unemployment Appeals
  • Random Drug Test Claims
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Wage and Hour Claims
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Claims
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Claims
  • Whistleblower Claims
  • Administrative Law
  • Administrative Hearings & Adjudication
  • Licensing
  • Regulatory Enforcement
  • Business Successions
  • Closely Held Businesses
  • Corporate Governance
  • Directors' & Officers' Liability
  • Dissolution
  • Formation & Business Planning
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Criminal Law
  • Drug Violations
  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanor
  • Traffic Violations
  • Americans with Disabilities Act -- Employee
  • Employee Rights -- Employee
  • Employment Contracts -- Employee
  • Employment Discrimination -- Employee
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) -- Employee
  • Federal Employer's Liability Act (FELA) -- Employee
  • Municipal Employment -- Employee
  • Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA) -- Employee
  • Sexual Harassment -- Employee
  • Wage & Hour Laws -- Employee
  • Wrongful Termination -- Employee
  • Americans with Disabilities Act -- Employer
  • Employment Contracts -- Employer
  • Employment Discrimination -- Employer
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) -- Employer
  • Federal Employer's Liability Act (FELA) -- Employer
  • Municipal Employment -- Employer
  • Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA) -- Employer
  • Sexual Harassment -- Employer
  • Wage & Hour Laws -- Employer
  • Whistleblower -- Employer
  • Wrongful Termination -- Employer
  • Living Wills
  • Powers of Attorney and Appointment
  • State Trial Practice
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Animal Bites -- Plaintiff
  • Aviation Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Defamation & Privacy -- Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Premises Liability -- Plaintiff
  • Property Damage -- Plaintiff
  • Railroad Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Slip and Fall -- Plaintiff
  • Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff
  • Estate Administration
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Pesticides

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Rhode Island, 1998
  • Massachusetts, 1999
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island, 1999

Education

  • Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, Rhode Island
    • J.D. - May, 1998
  • University of Rhode Island, South Kingstown, Rhode Island
    • B.S. - December, 1990
    • Major: Business Administration

Classes/Seminars

  • Advisor, Roger Williams University School of Law, ATLA Mock Trial Team, 1998 - 2003

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award for excellent achievement in the study of Secured Transactions
  • Delta Theta Phi, Anthony J. Santoro Senate Awards for excellent achievement in the study of Secured Transactions & Administrative Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Rhode Island Bar Association, 1998 - Present
  • Roger Williams University School of Law Alumni Association
  • Professional Lawn Care Association of America, 1986 - 1995
  • Massachusetts Association of Law Care Professionals, Secretary/Director, 1988 - 1995
  • Rhode Island Alliance of Professional Pesticide Applicators, 1987 - 1995
  • Warwick Chamber of Commerce, 1986 - 1995
  • Providence Lions Club, Past President, 2003 - Present
  • Sons of Irish Kings
  • Friendly Sons of St. Patrick

Pro Bono Activities

  • Providence Lions Club, 2003 - Present
  • St. Augustine Parish CYO/CAL Athletic Coordinator, 1999 - 2010
  • RI Alpha Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity Alumni Association, 1979 - Present

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Delta Theta Phi