Attorneys

René P. Moniz

René P. Moniz

René P. Moniz
Associate

774-206-8205

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Practice Areas

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D.

  • University of Tampa, B.S., magna cum laude

Bar Memberships & Admissions

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

René is an experienced civil litigator who represents individuals and corporate clients in a broad array of matters, including disputes involving contracts, real estate, construction, employment, insurance, trademark infringement, trusts and estates, and product liability. 

Representative Cases

René has successfully:
  • Defended contractor accused of negligence in the installation of a residential roof.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of contractor in breach of contract claim and enforcement of mechanic’s lien and recovered funds from condominium owner.
  • Achieved favorable settlement for home improvement company accused of violations of the Massachusetts Do Not Call Statute.
  • Obtained dismissal of financial institution accused of violations in the development and construction of condominium units.
  • Obtained judgment in favor of business owner accused of violations of the Massachusetts Wage and Hour Law.
  • Advised corporation in the termination of sales and distribution agreement.
  • Obtained favorable settlements for patients who suffered injuries related to the Composix Kugel Mesh hernia repair patch in state and federal court in Rhode Island.
René currently represents:
  • Automobile dealership in a civil investigation brought by the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General Consumer Protection Division.
  • National roofing company in a matter concerning negligent installation of commercial roof that involves complex issues regarding building code violations and mandatory flood upgrades.
  • Business owner in an insurance coverage dispute in a matter concerning a broken water main in Boston.
  • Bank in an insurance coverage dispute concerning a standard mortgagee clause in a maritime case.
  • Business owner in a case alleging trademark infringement and misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information.
  • Bank in a class action lawsuit alleging notice violations committed during vehicle repossession.
  • Employer in a case alleging sexual harassment and violations of the Massachusetts Wage Act.

Professional Affiliations

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • New Bedford Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Women’s Bar Association
    • Member, Community Engagement Committee 

Community Activities

  • Buttonwood Park Zoological Society
    • Member, Board of Directors
    • Chair, Board of Development Committee
    • Member, Fundraising and Events Committee
  • New Bedford Chamber of Commerce
    • Member
  • Southcoast Young Professional Network
    • Member
  • Reach Out and Read
    • Volunteer
  • Weweantic Neighborhood Association, Wareham
    • Lukey Park Rehabilitation Project - Obtained $175,000 in Community Preservation Funds to rehabilitate 4-acre site into a multi-use community park.

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

Boston

30 Federal Street
Boston, MA 02110
617-292-7900

Providence

40 Westminster Street
Suite 1100
Providence, RI 02903
401-861-8200

SouthCoast

128 Union Street
Suite 500
New Bedford, MA 02740
774-206-8200

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