OUR PHILOSOPHY here is simple. We now have 15 offices since this firm was founded over 28 years ago due to 3 core beliefs:
- EXPERIENCE is vital for you to get good representation. Below you will see that all of our attorneys here have at least 15 years of experience practicing personal injury and disability law.
- WOW CUSTOMER SERVICE is what you deserve. We return your phone calls and call you often as we want you to get to know you personally as this is what will give you peace of mind and also allow us to get you the most money for your case.
- INTEGRITY is important as you deserve to have your case handled by people who work hard and care about you as a person. We relentlessly pursue perfection in everything we do, knowing that it is impossible to achieve it, but in the process, we know we can achieve excellence.
Attorney Paul d’Oliveira has been practicing personal injury and disability law now for OVER 30 YEARS. He started his personal injury law practice in 1989 with two offices in Fall River, MA and East Providence, RI. Today his firm has 15 offices in RI and Southeastern, MA.
Paul graduated from LaSalle Academy in Providence, RI in 1975 with honors. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Creighton University in 1979. He got his J.D. or law degree from Suffolk University in 1984.
Attorney d’Oliveira is admitted to practice law in both RI and MA. He attends several legal seminars every year to learn and apply new innovative ways to practice personal injury and social security disability law as well as learning about dangerous drugs and defective products. He is always looking for new ways to better service the clients in his firm as getting clients a fair settlement of their loss quickly so they can move on with their lives is important as is ongoing quality client service.
His professional associations include the Massachusetts Bar Association, the American Association of Justice, and the Rhode Island Association of Justice. He is the President of the Trial Lawyers Marketing Roundtable and is an active member of the Masters Marketing Group as well as part of the National Trial Lawyers Association.
Attorney Cara Gallucci has been with d’Oliveira & Associates for OVER 20 YEARS. Since that time, she has been exclusively practicing personal injury and disability law. Attorney Gallucci currently works with clients within the Woonsocket, North Smithfield, Attleboro, Brockton and Taunton areas.
Attorney Gallucci graduated from Tollgate High School in Warwick, RI in 1984. She graduated from Boston College with a bachelors degree in 1988 and graduated in 1991 from Suffolk University Law School.
Attorney Gallucci is currently admitted to practice in RI and MA. She is admitted to practice before both state courts and United States District Courts of RI and MA. Attorney Gallucci’s professional associations and memberships include the Rhode Island Bar Association and the Rhode Island Association of Justice (RIAJ).
Attorney Laura Cameron has been with d’Oliveira & Associates for OVER 18 YEARS. Since that time, she has been practicing personal injury and disability law exclusively. Attorney Cameron works with clients from the Warwick, Coventry, Cranston, Johnston, South Kingstown, and Providence areas.
In 1993 Attorney Cameron graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelors degree. In 1996 she graduated from Western New England School of Law.
Attorney Cameron is admitted to practice law in RI, MA and CT, and also in the United States District Court in MA. Attorney Cameron’s professional associations and memberships include the Rhode Island Bar Association and the Rhode Island Association for Justice (RIAJ).
D. Robin Gouveia
Attorney D. Robin Gouveia has been with d’Oliveira & Associates since June of 2011, however, she has been practicing personal injury law for OVER 18 YEARS. Since joining the firm, Attorney Gouveia has been exclusively practicing personal injury and disability law. Attorney Gouveia works with clients from the East Providence, Middletown, Pawtucket, Fall River and New Bedford areas.
Attorney Gouveia graduated from Bishop Stang High School in Smith Mills, MA in 1985. She graduated with a bachelors degree in 1989 from UMASS Dartmouth. She received her law degree from Southern New England Law School in 1998.
Attorney Gouveia is admitted to practice law in RI and MA state court and MA United States District Court. Attorney Gouveia’s professional association admissions include the Rhode Island Bar Association the Massachusetts Bar Association, the New Bedford Bar Association, the Bristol County Bar Association and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys.
Intake Specialist / Investigator
John has been with the law firm of d’Oliveira & Associates, P.C. since November 2010. John meets with clients in their home, work, hospital or one of our 15 offices in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. His job includes gathering all necessary facts and initial documents involving client claims. John also investigates crash scenes and records accident data. John’s care and concern for our client’s well being has proven to be a tremendous asset to our firm.
Tom has been with the law firm of d’Oliveira & Associates, P.C. since February 2005. Tom is responsible for the day-to-day operation and management of the Law Firm’s Administrative office located in East Providence.
The Administrative office handles Human Resources, Employee Benefits, Firm Finances, Referrals, Web Site design and optimization, IT support, Facilities Management, and Firm Marketing.
Shawn Keeley started at d’Oliveira & Associates in March, 2016. He graduated from North Smithfield High School in North Smithfield, Rhode Island in 2011. He then graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2015 with a degree in Economics with a focus in Quantitative Analysis and a degree in Political Science with a concentration in American Politics. Shawn is now attending Roger Williams University School of Law and will be receive his Juris Doctorate and Masters of Science in Cyber Security in May, 2018. In the future, Shawn hopes to practice law and open a risk management firm dealing with cyber security, data protection and privacy law.
Office Manager / Paralegal
Kristen started at d’Oliveira & Associates, P.C. as a Legal Assistant in August 1994. Kristen was promoted to Paralegal and Office Manager, and she continues to provide exceptional customer service to clients, helping them with their Rhode Island and Massachusetts personal injury claims.
Kristen’s overall attention to detail and warm personality has shown throughout the 21 years she has been employed with our firm. She takes great pride in managing the North Smithfield Office and her staff. She graduated with an Associates Degree from CCRI in 1994.
Office Manager / Paralegal
Lisa Rose has been an Office Manager/Paralegal with our firm for 18 years. She is dedicated to providing excellent customer service and assisting clients with all aspects of their claims. She has extensive experience handling Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts personal injury claims, including motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall incidents and dog bite claims, as well as social security disability.
She attended Providence College where she studied paralegal courses.
Lisa’s hard work, attention to detail and dedication has proven to be an asset to our firm and our clients.
Office Manager / Paralegal
Lisa Lennon has been an Office Manager / Paralegal with d’Oliveira & Associates, P.C. for 16 years. She has extensive experience handling Rhode Island and Massachusetts personal injury claims, including motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, and social security. Lisa is also responsible for the training and development of newly hired staff members.
Lisa attended the Nasson Business School in Pawtucket, RI, where she earned a Certificate in Business Accounting. She also attended Johnson & Wales where she studied paralegal courses.
She has a tremendous gift for helping clients with all aspects of their claim and is able to provide exceptional service to every client.
Paralegal / Law Clerk
Joe started working at d’Oliveira & Associates as a Law Clerk in March of 2015. As a Law Clerk, he updated the firm’s website and blog, conducted research for the attorneys in the firm, and provided administrative support to the East Providence office. He now works as a Paralegal for Attorney Laura Cameron in the firm’s Warwick office. Joe helps clients that have been injured in car accidents, dog bites, and slip and falls.
Before starting at d’Oliveira & Associates, Joe worked at Westport High School and at a busy Social Security Disability law firm in downtown Boston. Joe earned an Associate’s degree from Cape Cod Community College and a Bachelor’s degree from UMass Amherst, where he studied History and Philosophy. He is currently a part time student at UMass School of Law in Dartmouth, where he will earn his Juris Doctor in 2018.
Kerina Silva started with d’Oliveira & Associates in August 2016. She graduated from Barnstable High School in Barnstable, Massachusetts in 1999. She went on to graduate from Kaplan University in Boca Raton, Florida in 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Legal Studies. Kerina is now attending the University of Massachusetts School of Law in Dartmouth, Massachusetts and will graduate with her Juris Doctor Degree in 2019. She is interested in public service and plans to practice personal injury.
Office Manager / Paralegal
Donna has worked as a Paralegal for Personal Injury law firms throughout Southeastern Massachusetts for 20 years. She recently joined d’Oliveira & Associates, PC, and brings extensive experience in all matters relating to personal injury claims and civil litigation. Donna has handled hundreds of motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls and dog bites cases.
Donna attended Kinyon Campbell Business School where she earned a Certificate in Paralegal Studies in 1990.
With her extensive experience, Donna is able to provide exceptional customer service to all of our clients; as well as answer their questions fully; and preparing each claim to be in the best position resulting in maximum recovery to our client.
Pat O’Donnell has recently joined the law firm of d’Oliveira & Associates, P.C. as a claims adjuster. She comes to our firm with over 30 years experience adjusting, analyzing and negotiating personal injury claims including hundreds of auto accident, slip & fall and dog bite cases. Also, Pat attended Quincy Jr. College and Stonehill College.
Her vast experience in claims adjusting and reputation for knowledge of legal liability, state tort laws and insurance policy coverage result in the best settlement results for our customers. Pat has excellent customer service skills when dealing with adjusters, attorneys and clients and works with the attorney to obtain the best settlements for our clients. Pat enjoys her job very much.
Jill has been with the law firm of d’Oliveira and Associates, P.C. since July 2001. She graduated from the Paralegal Program at Gibbs College in 2001. Shortly thereafter she was hired as a receptionist and has since earned her position as Paralegal with this law firm.
Jill handles auto accident, slip and falls, dog bites, and social security disability cases. Her attention to detail and organizational skills have led to excellent client relationships. Jill continues to grow in her success with this law firm.
Lindsay started at d’Oliveira & Associates, P.C. as a Legal Assistant in May, 2004. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Science from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, MA. in May, 2010.
Lindsay was promoted to Paralegal, and she continues to provide exceptional customer service to clients, helping them with their Rhode Island and Massachusetts personal injury claims. She is now handling car accidents, dog bites and slip and fall cases for clients in our Pawtucket and East Providence locations. Her thoroughness and attention to detail helps move clients’ cases along in a timely and efficient manner, as she is able to maximize a successful result.
Maricza Allende has recently joined the law firm of d’Oliveira & Associates, p.c. as a Paralegal. She comes to our firm with 21 years of extensive background handling personal injury cases including automobile accidents, dog bites, slip and falls, worker’s compensation injuries and social security.
Maricza graduated with an Associates Degree from Bristol Community College in May, 1989. She speaks fluent Spanish, has managed, trained and supervised administrative support personnel. Furthermore, Maricza has extensive experience in the customer service field. Her caring and thoughtful demeanor, as well as her thoroughness and attention to detail are an asset for handling client’s claims. She is looking forward to continuing her success utilizing her many skills with d’Olivera & Associates.
Ashley E. Desantos
Ashley started at d’Oliveira & Associates, as a Legal Assistant in March 2012. She graduated with a Paralegal Certificate from Bristol Community College and is currently pursuing her Bachelor Degree with the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.
Her attention to detail and superior customer service skills are key aspects to her success within the firm. She was promoted to Paralegal and is now handling personal injury cases for our clients in the Fall River area. Furthermore, Ashley’s drive, ambition and compassion helps her to move clients’ cases along in a timely and caring fashion. Her attention to detail is an asset which positions the claim in the best posture to maximize recovery for the client.
Mary Lou Mancini
Mary Lou started with d’Oliveira & Associates, P.C. as a Legal Secretary in January 2009. She graduated from Katherine Gibbs with a Certificate in Executive Administration.
She continues to grow in her responsibilities as she assists the Paralegals with all tasks involved with Personal Injury claims. Mary Lou’s hard work and diligence with handling files is a wonderful asset to our staff in North Smithfield.
Antonia has been with d’Oliveira & Associates since December, 2010. She started as a quality control receptionist at our administrative office in East Providence.
Currently, she is working as a Legal Assistant in the New Bedford office.
Antonia studied biology at Rhode Island College and prior to joining our firm, she worked in medical offices. Antonia’s knowledge of medical terms and issues paired with her compassionate customer service make her an asset to the firm. She continues to grow in her responsibilities as she assists the Paralegals with all tasks involved with Personal Injury claims.
Jerilyn has been a receptionist and legal assistant with the law firm since August of 2004. Her responsibilities include answering the phone, opening new files, and keeping the files up to date.
She also is in charge of the referral department in the North Smithfield office and handles each call with care. She is a hard worker with a friendly disposition and is a marvelous asset to the firm.
Quality Control Paralegal
Jodi recently joined the law firm of d’Oliveira & Associates as the Quality Control Paralegal. She comes to the firm with 15 years of experience handling personal injury, employment law and civil litigation matters. In addition, she has extensive experience with trial preparation of cases in both State and Federal Courts.
Jodi graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal Studies from Johnson & Wales University in 1997. While attending JWU, she worked in the President’s office and also performed her internship with the RI Attorney General’s Office. Prior to joining the firm, she has worked for other reputable law firms in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Florida.
Jodi recently returned back to New England and is looking forward to continuing her legal career.
Tiffany currently works in the Pawtucket office, and has worked for d’Oliveira & Associates since November, 2011. Her responsibilities include answering the phone, opening new case files, and keeping the files organized.
Prior to joining our team, Tiffany studied at Community College of Rhode Island and also has worked in medical offices as well as customer service.
She continues to grow in her responsibilities as she assists the Paralegals with all tasks involved with Personal Injury claims.
Deanna started with d’Oliveira & Associates as a receptionist in January of 2015. She was quickly promoted to Legal Assistant in May of 2015. Deanna’s responsibilities include answering the phone, opening files, communicating with clients and keeping the client files up-to-date and organized.
Deanna is currently pursuing a degree in paralegal studies at The Community College of Rhode Island. She continues to learn and grow as she assists the Attorney and Paralegals with personal injury claims. Besides being an efficient worker, she provides excellent customer service.
Attorney Referrals Manager
Jann started with d’Oliveira & Associates in August of 2003. She has experience from her previous career in sales. Jann supervises the Referrals Department and is responsible for planning the Trial Lawyers Marketing Roundtable, which is an annual Attorney Seminar hosted by Attorney Paul d’Oliveira.
Jann attended classes at Kansas State University and received a Bachelor’s degree in Home Economics and Mass Communications.
Human Resources Manager
Susan has been with the firm since March of 1997. Initially, Susan was hired as a receptionist. Having been with the firm for several years and through various promotions, she has been exposed to many aspects and operations in our administrative office.
Currently, Sue functions as the firms’ HR Director and as such she administers all the employee benefits in addition to various HR functions. Susan has been a wonderful example of the firms’ desire and aspirations to promote from within.
d’Oliveira & Associates not only offers wonderful opportunities for advancement and a pleasant work environment, they provide quality service to their clients, in part by taking great care of the staff that serve them.
Barbara joined the firm in 1994 and has been with the firm 21 years. Prior to the firm she performed accounting duties in the areas of distributing, manufacturing, retailing and legal services.
Graduated from New Bedford High School 1968
Graduated from Bristol Community College 1996 – Business Administration
Treasurer of non Profit Associations in Westport Mass. Which included Westport Baseball, Basketball and Hockey Leagues, Parent/Teacher Associations in the Westport School System, and Westport Music Boosters.
Denise recently joined our law firm as the firm’s full-time bookkeeper. She currently works in our administrative office, located in East Providence. Denise is responsible for the firm’s day to day finances. She comes to our firm with 30 years of experience in administrative management. Prior to joining our firm, Denise returned to College where she received an Associate in Science Degree in Business Administration with an Accounting Concentration. With an overall 3.8 GPA, she was considered as a candidate for Valedictorian of her graduating class. Denise’s attention to detail and ability to remain organized in such a fast paced environment has been a key component to her success in this position. Along with her professional skillset, Denise brings her pleasant disposition. She has been a valuable addition to our team.
Cindy has been with d’Oliveira & Associates, p.c. since October 2016. Cindy is a quality control receptionist at our administrative office in East Providence. Her responsibilities include answering the phone, opening new files, and keeping the files up to date. Prior to joining the firm she worked in the banking industry for 27 years.