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PODCAST: Two Thirds of State Legal Work Goes to Two Firms

Thursday, April 17, 2014

 

State agencies spent nearly $1.5 million on outside legal counsel last year, but the bulk of the work went to just a handful of law firms, according to state data obtained from the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity. Ron and Kate Nagle discuss.
 

 

Related Slideshow: 2013 RI State Legal Vendor Payments

The below slides list the top 20 law firms that received the most work from the state government in fiscal year 2013, based on state data obtained from the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity. For each firm, the departments that hired it and the type of work it did are also listed.

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20. (Tie) Matthew T. Jerzyk

Amount Paid in 2013: $9,000

Departments: Labor & Training, Administration, General Treasurer's Office

Type of Work: Workers' Compensation Fund, Unemployment Insurance, Occupational Safety, Defined Benefit, No Sub Program

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20. (Tie) Kevin Reall

Amount Paid in 2013: $9,000

Department: Administration

Type of Work: Workers' Compensation Fund

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18. Corcoran, Peckham, Hayes & Galvin, P.C.

Amount Paid in 2013: $9,433

Department: Administration

Type of Work: Workers' Compensation Fund

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17. Kelly, Kelleher, Reilly & Simpson

Amount Paid in 2013: $12,030

Department: Administration

Type of Work: Workers' Compensation Fund

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16. Martinous Law Associates, Ltd. 

Amount Paid in 2013: $13,361

Department: Administration

Type of Work: Workers' Compensation Fund

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15. Audette, Bazar, Cordeiro & Grasso, Inc.

Amount Paid in 2013: $14,160

Departments: Health, Transportation, Education, Administration, Labor & Training

Type of Work: Operations, Unemployment Insurance, Legal Services, Agency Bonds, Associate Director

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14. Kevin F. McHugh

Amount Paid in 2013: $15,000

Departments: Administration, Labor & Training

Type of Work: Workers' Compensation Fund, Unemployment Insurance, Defined Benefit

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13. John N. Calvino Esq. Law Associates

Amount Paid in 2013: $17,247

Departments: Labor & Training, Administration, Transportation, General Treasurer's Office

Type of Work: Workers' Compensation Fund, Unemployment Insurance, Policy, Operations

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12. Hogan & Hogan

Amount Paid in 2013: $17,618

Departments: Labor & Training, Administration, Education, Environmental Management

Type of Work: Workers' Compensation Fund, Unemployment Insurance, Operations

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11. Frank S. Lombardi Law Associates, P.C.

Amount Paid in 2013: $17,767

Departments: Labor & Training, Administration, Education

Type of Work: Workers' Compensation Fund, Unemployment Insurance, Grants & Other Payments, Operations, No Sub Program

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10. Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

Amount Paid in 2013: $18,582

Departments: Revenue, Labor & Training

Type of Work: Unemployment Insurance, Tax Processing Division, Professional Regulations

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9. Patricia Breslin

Amount Paid in 2013: $21,000

Departments: Labor & Training, Environmental Management

Type of Work: Professional Regulations, Air Resources, Occupational Safety

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8. Harris K. Weiner

Amount Paid in 2013: $34,920

Departments: Administration, Labor & Training

Type of Work: Workers' Compensation Fund, Unemployment Insurance

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7. Little, Medeiros, Kinder, Bulman, & Whitney

Amount Paid in 2013: $37,435

Departments: Administration, Labor & Training

Type of Work: Workers' Compensation Fund, Unemployment Insurance

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6. Lovett, Schefrin & Harnett

Amount Paid in 2013: $42,410

Departments: Administration, Labor & Training

Type of Work: Workers' Compensation Fund, Unemployment Insurance, No Sub Program

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5. Joseph G. Miller, Ltd.

Amount Paid in 2013: $44,269

Department: Administration

Type of Work: Workers' Compensation Fund

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4. Tabas, Freedman & Soloff, P.A. 

Amount Paid in 2013: $68,342

Department: General Assembly - Constitution

Type of Work: N/A

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3. Rappoport, DeGiovanni & Caslowitz

Amount Paid in 2013: $71,851

Departments: General Assembly - Constitution

Type of Work: N/A

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2. Orson & Brusini, Ltd.

Amount Paid in 2013: $426,707

Departments: Administration, Labor & Training, General Treasurer's Office, Environmental Management, Education

Type of Work: Workers' Compensation Fund, Unemployment Insurance, No Sub Program, Operations, Occupational Safety, Professional Regulations, Air Resources

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1. Adler, Pollock & Sheehan

Amount Paid in 2013: $440,332

Departments: Administration, Revenue, Health & Human Services, General Treasurer's Office, Transportation, Board of Governors for Higher Education, Labor & Training

Type of Work: Municipal Affairs, Operations, Defined Benefit, Legal Services, Agency Bonds, Commissioner’s Office, No Sub Program, Associate Director

 
 

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