OUR PHILOSOPHY here is simple. We now have 16 offices since this firm was founded over 30 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 OVER 20 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 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.


d'Oliveira and Associates

Paul d’Oliveira

Founding Attorney

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 16 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.

Cara Gallucci

Attorney

Attorney Cara Gallucci has been with d’Oliveira & Associates for OVER 23 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).

Laura Cameron

Attorney

Attorney Laura Cameron has been with d’Oliveira & Associates for OVER 21 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

Attorney D. Robin Gouveia has been practicing law for OVER 20 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 Dartmouth, 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.

Attorney Robin Gouveia has been selected to the Rhode Island Association for Justice Board of Governors (RIAJ). The Board of Governors is the governing body in the state of Rhode Island for members of the trial bar and consists of experienced and highly recognized Rhode Island Attorneys. Furthermore, she recently joined the American Associates for Justice (AAJ).

 

Tom d'Oliveira

Tom d’Oliveira

Firm Administrator

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.

 

Kristen DiChiaro

Kristen DiChiaro

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 25 years she has been employed with our firm. She takes great pride in managing the Woonsocket Office and her staff. She graduated with an Associates Degree from CCRI in 1994.

 

Lisa Rose

Lisa Rose

Office Manager / Paralegal

Lisa Rose has been an Office Manager/Paralegal with our firm for 20 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.

 

Lisa Lennon

Lisa Lennon

Office Manager / Paralegal

Lisa Lennon has been an Office Manager / Paralegal with d’Oliveira & Associates, p.c. for 20 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.

 

Donna Medeiros

Donna Medeiros

Office Manager / Paralegal

Donna has worked as a Paralegal for Personal Injury law firms throughout Southeastern Massachusetts for 25 years. She joined d’Oliveira & Associates, PC, in July 2011 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.

 

Patricia O'donnell

Patricia O’Donnell

Claims Adjuster

Pat O’Donnell joined the law firm of d’Oliveira & Associates, p.c. as a claims adjuster in January 2013. 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 Johnson

Jill Johnson

Paralegal

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.

 

Maricza Allende

Maricza Allende

Paralegal

Maricza Allende  joined the law firm of  d’Oliveira & Associates, p.c. as a Paralegal in September 2012. 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.

 

Mary Lou

Mary Lou Mancini

Paralegal

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 was promoted to a Paralegal, where she directly assists clients of our Woonsocket office. Mary Lou’s hard work and diligence with handling files is a wonderful asset to our staff in Woonsocket.

 

Pamela Duarte

Pamela Reis

Paralegal

Pamela began her career with d’Oliveira & Associates as a receptionist back in April of 2018. She quickly advanced to a legal assistant, and was quickly promoted to a Paralegal. Pamela continues to broaden her knowledge and as she assists the Attorney with cases in Rhode Island.

She is very optimistic and determined to provide the best customer service to our clients on a day to day basis. She is now handling car accident and slip and fall cases for clients in our Warwick, Johnston, Providence, South Kingstown, Cranston and Coventry locations.

Pamela graduated with an Associate’s Degree from Bristol Community College in RI. She began her career in banking in which she was employed at Citizens Bank for 8 years.

 

Tiffany Shields

Tiffany Shields

Paralegal

Tiffany has been with the law firm of d’Oliveira and Associates, p.c. since November, 2011. She is currently working as a paralegal in the Pawtucket office.

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.

Tiffany handles auto accidents, slip and falls & dog bite cases. She also works with the attorney to provide exceptional service to our clients. Her attention to detail and organizational skills have helped her to grow and succeed with the law firm.

 

Jodi Almeida

Jodi Almeida

Paralegal

Jodi joined the firm in February 2013 as a Quality Control Paralegal in our Referrals Department. In June 2019, she was promoted to Supervisor of the Referrals Department. Besides overseeing the department, Jodi also handled referral intakes, and performed annual audits for the firm.

Jodi has an extensive background in personal injury cases, insurance defense litigation and trial experience in both federal and state courts. She graduated from Johnson & Wales University with a B.A. in Paralegal Studies.

In March 2022, Jodi became the Paralegal in our Fall River office where she handles auto accidents, slip and falls & dog bite cases. She also works with the Managing Attorney to provide exceptional service to our clients and assists with all litigation files. Her friendly demeanor, attention to detail and organizational skills have helped her to grow and succeed in this role.

 

Susan d'Oliveira

Susan d’Oliveira

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, Susan functions as the firms’ HR Director and as such administers all the employee benefits along with other HR functions.

 

Joshuah Peace d'Oliveira Associates

Joshua Peace

Administrative Assistant

Joshua has been with the law firm of d’Oliveira and Associates, p.c. since September 2019. He graduated with his Associates Degree in Liberal Arts at the Community College of Rhode Island and also graduated from the Paralegal Program at Baltimore County Community College. Shortly thereafter he was hired as an intake specialist.

Joshua is now an administrative assistant at our administrative office and works with content writing, SEO analysis and assists with the day-to-day operations of the firm as a whole.

 

James C. Westgate

James C. Westgate

Quality Control Intake Specialist

James is one of the newest additions to East Providence Office. He comes to us after spending 20 years in the U.S. Navy, 13 of those years in the JAG Corps.

Prior to joining our team, James spent the past 19 years at Roger Williams Law School and a busy workers’ compensation firm. He is now our Quality Control Intake Specialist and Mass Torts manager.

 

Denise Silva

Denise Silva

Accounting

Denise joined our law firm as the firm’s full-time bookkeeper in December 2015. 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.

 

Tina Westemeier

Tina Westemeier

Bookkeeping

Tina joined our law firm as a full time bookkeeper in September 2019. She currently works in our administrative office, located in East Providence. Tina is responsible for the firm’s day to day finances. She comes to our firm with 25 years of experience in Accounting.

Prior to joining our firm, Tina spent 25 years in the Banking Industry. Tina’s accounting background and attention to detail have been key components to her success in this position. Along with her professional skillset, she brings her pleasant disposition. She has been a valuable addition to our team.

 

Maria Galindez of d'Oliveira Associates

Maria D. Galindez

Legal Assistant

Maria began her career with d’Oliveira & Associates in September 2019 as a receptionist in our Warwick Office. Her responsibilities include answering the phone, attending to and distributing incoming mail, opening new case files, keeping the files organized as well as some paralegal case work.

Maria obtained her associates degree in Paralegal studies from Post University in Connecticut. Prior to joining our team she worked as a paralegal in the foreclosure field for 13 years.

She continues to grow in her responsibilities as she assists the Paralegals with all tasks involved with Personal Injury claims as well as maintain her own caseload.

 

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