Alicia J. Samolis

Alicia J. Samolis

Alicia J. Samolis


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  • Roger Williams University School of Law, J.D., cum laude

    • Member, Roger Williams University Law Review
    • Member, Law School Honors Program

  • Rhode Island College, B.A., summa cum laude

Bar Memberships & Admissions

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

Alicia is the Chair of the Firm’s Labor & Employment Practice. She represents businesses and management in labor & employment litigation and compliance matters.  Alicia defends employers in disputes in state and federal court, the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, federal and state wage and hour agencies, and other mediation, arbitration and administrative proceedings. On the compliance side, Alicia advises management at all stages of the employment relationship, regularly counseling senior management, human resource professionals and business owners on applicable employment laws and pending legislation.  

Alicia’s expertise includes a broad range of employment issues, such as wage and hour compliance and defense, employment discrimination issues, employee handbooks, manager training, noncompetition enforcement and defense, executive employment agreements, and individual and group terminations. Prior to joining Partridge Snow & Hahn, Alicia served as law clerk to the Honorable Justice Francis J. Darigan, Jr., Providence County Superior Court.


  • Providence Business News  2015 Woman to Watch in the Professional Services Industry
  • Named a "Rising Star" in Rhode Island Super Lawyers, 2009 - 2015

  • Providence Business News 2010 40 Under Forty Honoree

Representative Publications

Representative Speaking Engagements

  • Nonprofit Strategies to Address New Federal Overtime Regulations, Sponsored by United Way of Rhode Island and Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island, November 28, 2016
  • Preparing for the New FLSA Overtime Regulations, Hosted by Urban Edge, October 5, 2016
  • Legal Implications of Employer Use of Criminal History in Connection with State Prisoner Reentry Program, Pathway to Employment Community Workforce Development Summit, May 25, 2016

Professional Affiliations

  • Rhode Island Bar Association

  • Rhode Island Women’s Bar Association

    • Emeritus Committee 2017
    • Board of Directors 2007-2013
    • President 2011-2012

Community Activities

  • Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island

    • Board of Directors (2007 – 2014)
    • Chair, Personnel Committee (2007 – 2014)

Our approach to the practice of law provides a broad range of expertise to our clients Practice Areas


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