Terms and Conditions

The information on this web site is an advertisement in states where it is authorized and offers general legal information. This goes as well for any of our blog or newsfeed sites are not intended for the purpose of providing legal advice and you should not rely on this information. If you want legal advice you should contact an attorney directly. By using this website you have agreed to the terms and conditions outlined. This site is not intended in any way to form an attorney-client relationship as the same can only be formed after a both a consultation with one of our attorneys or referral attorneys and your signature on a contract. The laws are different from state to state and no general information that d’Oliveira & Associates can provide will necessarily be applicable to your circumstance.

We cannot and do not represent clients in states or jurisdictions in which we are not licensed. The states in which each attorney in this firm is licensed are indicated on our Attorneys/Staff page (RI, MA and CT). We do not seek to represent anyone in any jurisdiction where this web site does not comply or is in any way inconsistent with the rules governing communication of legal service. You should not rely on any of the information on this web site and should consult with an attorney regarding your case.

Privacy Statement and Statutes of Limitations

By agreeing to the terms and conditions of this website, if you fill out contact information you are voluntarily providing that information. We cannot give you a 100% guarantee that any information you send us will be confidential or privileged, although we do make every effort to protect personal information.

At this time our email communications are not encrypted, a fact that you should take into account in communicating highly sensitive or confidential matters. Any information you provide us will not be sold to third parties for marketing purposes. However, regarding cases that we do not handle in house we may share your information with another attorney we intend to refer your case to.

Submitting any information through this website does not mean that we will represent you. Because providing information to us does not form an attorney-client relationship you should be aware that each state imposes strict deadlines (known as the statute of limitations) for filing claims. Therefore, if a claim is not filed before the applicable statute of limitations expires, you may be forever prevented from bringing that claim. Because we do not represent you, we cannot advise you as to the exact day on which your right to file a claim will expire. You should contact us to determine if your matter is one we, or one of our referral attorneys, are willing to accept. Contact information is provided within this website.


You should consult with your doctor before making any medical decisions and not based on any information on this web site or any blog sites or videos.

The RI Supreme Court licenses all lawyers in the general practice of law. The Court does not license or certify any lawyer as an expert or specialist on any particular field of practice. d’Oliveira & Associates, P.C. is not a partnership but a professional corporation, where Attorney Paul d’Oliveira is the sole shareholder.

CASES WE HANDLE: Except for auto accidents, slip and fall, dog bites, social security disability, and wrongful death cases, most types of cases listed on this site are not handled by this firm, but are referred to other attorneys, and in most instances, where we refer a case to another attorney, this firm maintains joint responsibility pursuant to the ethical rules in RI.

PAST RESULTS: Past results are no guarantee of future results. Every case is different and must be judged on its own merits. The hiring of an attorney is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Anyone considering a lawyer should independently investigate the lawyers credentials and credibility and not rely on advertisements or self-proclaimed expertise.

This web site and any of our blog sites or our newsfeed site is not directed for residents of states of IA, NJ, KY, SD and WY along with any other states unauthorized by state bar. Clients are not accepted in states where unauthorized by their state bar. The hiring of an attorney is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. This web site may be considered attorney advertising under the rules of some states but not in all states.

PHOTOS/VIDEOS ON OUR WEB SITE: On our 15 Offices web pages, the outdoor photograph of the office buildings and group pictures are actual photos of our law office and employees of our firm. However, not every photo on our web site and videos is of actual people who work here, such as the picture up top on our home page. The man in the photo up top on all of our web pages is Matt Walton, a paid spokesperson for the firm, who is not an attorney or employee of the firm.

STAFFED OFFICES: Our Woonsocket, Warwick, Pawtucket and New Bedford offices are staffed offices and the others are satellite offices used for purposes of meeting with clients. Client files are maintained in these staffed offices. Our Corporate Headquarters is our East Providence office, which is staffed with our marketing and administrative staff.

We reserve the right to change the terms and conditions and/or privacy statement from time to time. If you have any questions about the Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy, Disclaimers and/or the practices of this website, or would like to provide comments, please contact us by phone, fax, mail or email.

Opting Out

You may opt out from any future contacts from us at any time by emailing us at tdoliveira@dmlaw.com or by calling the phone number(s) on our website.

d’Oliveira & Associates reserves the right to change the terms and conditions and/or privacy statement from time to time. Use of this website is at your own risk. If you have any questions about the Terms and Use, Privacy Policy, the practices of this website, or would like to provide comments, please contact us at 1-800-992-6878.