Robert J. Cavanagh

Associate
Location:
Providence, Rhode Island
Phone:
401-831-8900
Fax:
401-751-7542
Email:
Robert J. Cavanagh has been an associate with Blish & Cavanagh since September 2012. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a judicial law clerk for the Rhode Island Superior Court. While having written judicial opinions and bench memoranda concerning various areas of law, he worked primarily on the civil dispositive motion calendar, developing a strong familiarity with civil procedure and litigation in state courts. In addition to his experience at the trial court level, while in law school he also served as extern to Chief Justice Paul A. Suttell of the Rhode Island Supreme Court.

Mr. Cavanagh earned his A.B. in Government and Legal Studies from Bowdoin College in 2005. He was awarded his J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law, magna cum laude, in May 2011. In law school, he was President of the Moot Court Board, a competing member of the Trial Team, a member of the Honors Program, and a recipient of the Harrison Tweed Award for the best brief at the 2011 New York City Bar Association's National Moot Court Competition. In the Esther Clark Moot Court Competition, he received awards for best oralist and for best brief.

Prior to attending law school, he played professional ice hockey in the German Regionalliga Hockey League for the Herne Blizzards en route to the team's record-setting, undefeated season and eventual league championship.

Mr. Cavanagh is admitted to practice in Rhode Island and Massachusetts state and federal courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2012

Areas of Practice

  • Probate
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit

Education

  • Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, Rhode Island
    • J.D. magna cum laude - May, 2011
    • Honors: President of the Moot Court Board
    • Honors: Member of the Honors Program
    • Honors: Recipient of the Harrison Tweed Award for the best brief, 2011 New York City Bar Association’s National Moot Court Competition
    • Honors: Best Oralist and Best Brief, Esther Clark Moot Court Competition
  • Bowdoin College
    • A.B. - 2005
    • Major: Government and Legal Studies

Past Employment Positions

  • Rhode Island Superior Court, Judicial Law Clerk
  • Chief Justice Paul A. Suttell of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, Extern