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Stephen M. Robinson

Partner

Location:  Providence, Rhode Island
Phone:       401-400-3841
Fax:             401-783-3670
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Stephen M. Robinson
Stephen M. Robinson, a partner in the Robinson & Clapham law firm, brings a rare combination of professional acumen, zealous advocacy and personal concern for the client to his law practice.

Areas of Practice

  • Education Law
  • Special Education Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Employment Law
  • State, Local and Municipal Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Litigation and Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • Rhode Island, 1978
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • Juris Doctorate – 1978
  • Brown University, Providence, RI
    • B.A, – 1972
    • Major: Anthropology

Published Works

  • School Finance Litigation – The Viability of Bringing Suit on the RI Federal District Court, 5 Roger Williams U.L. Rev. 441, 2000

Representative Cases

  • City of Pawtucket v. Sundlun, 662 A.2d 40, 102 Ed. Law Rep. 235 (R.I. 1995)
  • Department of Corrections of State of R.I. v. Tucker, 657 A.2d 546 (R.I. 1995)
  • School Committee of Town of Johnston v. Johnston Federation of Teachers, 652 A.2d 976, 97 Ed. Law Rep. 403 (R.I. 1995)
  • Pawtucket School Committee v. Pawtucket Teachers’ Alliance, 652 A.2d 970, 97 Ed. Law Rep. 400 (R.I. 1995)
  • Vose v. Rhode Island Brotherhood of Correctional Officers, 587 A.2d 913 (R.I. 1991)

Representative Clients

  • Pawtucket School Committee
  • Providence School Committee
  • Tiverton School Committee

Past Employment Positions

  • Asquith, Mahoney & Robinson, Partner, 1994 – 2002
  • Asquith, Merolla, Anderson & Kane, Partner, 1983 – 1994
  • R. I. Department of Corrections, Litigation Counsel, 1981 – 1985
  • Ward, McCarthy & Robinson, Partner, 1980 – 1983
  • State of Rhode Island, Special Assistant Attorney General, 1979 – 1980
  • Cumberland High School, Cumberland, Rhode Island, Public School Teacher, 1972 – 1979
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