News: Press Releases


Cale Keable, Douglas Otto, Deborah Higashi Dodge and Devon MacWilliam have joined the firm.

We are pleased to welcome four new attorneys to the firm: Cale Keable, formerly a litigator at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.; Douglas Otto, previously a partner at Morrison Mahoney LLP in Boston; Deborah Higashi Dodge; previously an attorney at Edwards Wildman in Boston and Devon MacWilliam. “We welcome these outstanding attorneys and the expertise they add to the Firm’s culture of excellence.” said David M. Gilden, Managing Partner. (more)

Anniversary Celebration

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. In honor of this milestone, we created the PS&H 25/25 initiative as a way to say thank you to the many members of our community who have supported us through the years. Each month during 2013 we will identify at least one nonprofit community-based organization to which we will donate 25 items. (more)

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP Attorneys Named Super Lawyers

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP is proud to announce that 17 of its attorneys have been named to the 2013 Rhode Island Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars and one of its attorneys has been named to the 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers. The selection process includes peer nominations, a blue ribbon panel review and independent research of candidates. (more)

Jeffrey Gladstone recognized as 2014 Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP congratulates our partner, Jeffrey H. Gladstone, named the 2014 Providence Land Use & Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers®. Best Lawyers® has designated “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Jeff is the only Land Use & Zoning Law lawyer being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year” in our community. “Being recognized as Land Use & Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year is a testament to Jeff’s ability to get great results for clients. He is very deserving of this recognition,” said Managing Partner, David M. Gilden. Lawyers being honored as “Lawyer of the Year” are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the exhaustive peer-review assessments conducted with thousands of leading lawyers each year. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect Jeff has earned among other leading lawyers for his abilities, professionalism and integrity. (more)

Melissa Darigan has been recognized as one of the Top 250 Women in Litigation

Congratulations to Melissa Darigan, (med@psh.com) chair of the Firm’s Litigation practice, who has been recognized for the second year in a row as one of the Top 250 Women in Litigation, published by Legal Media Group. The Top 250 Women in Litigation identifies 250 leading female trial attorneys across all 50 US states and the District of Columbia. "Melissa and her team provide our clients with the highest quality of legal representation. She is most deserving of this recognition of her outstanding work and results," said David M. Gilden, Managing Partner. (more)

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP Named One Of The Best Places To Work

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP announced that John E. Ottaviani has joined the firm as Counsel. John has extensive experience on matters involving the protection of trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, the acquisition and sale of technology companies, the protection of digital assets and limiting liability on the Internet, electronic commerce, the use and exploitation of technology, and investments in technology companies. (more)

John E. Ottaviani joins us as Counsel

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP announced that John E. Ottaviani has joined the firm as Counsel. John has extensive experience on matters involving the protection of trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, the acquisition and sale of technology companies, the protection of digital assets and limiting liability on the Internet, electronic commerce, the use and exploitation of technology, and investments in technology companies. (more)

Drew Colby and Jay Peabody have become Partners of the Firm

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP (PS&H) is pleased to announce that Drew W. Colby and Jay R. Peabody have become partners of the Firm. “We are delighted to have such talented individuals join the partnership as we begin the celebration of the Firm’s 25th anniversary,” said David M. Gilden, Managing Partner. (more)

PS&H is Relocating to Larger Space

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP has leased 30,000 + sq. ft of office space in the Textron Building at 40 Westminster Street in Providence, Rhode Island. The firm has outgrown its current space in Providence and needs to move to larger space in order to accommodate its growth. The expected move-in date is September 2013. (more)

PS&H Attorneys Named Super Lawyers

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP is proud to announce that 13 of its attorneys have been named to the 2012 Rhode Island Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars. Steven Snow was ranked one of the top 100 lawyers in New England. The selection process includes peer nominations, a blue ribbon panel review and independent research of candidates. (more)

PS&H Congratulates James Hahn for being recognized as 2013 Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers®!

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP congratulates our partner, James H. Hahn, named the 2013 Providence Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers®. Best Lawyers® has designated “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Jim is the only Corporate Law lawyer being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year” in our community. “Being recognized as Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year is a testament to the outstanding quality of legal services that Jim provides.” said Managing Partner, David M. Gilden. (more)

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP is proud to announce that 13 of its attorneys have been named to the 2013 edition of Best Lawyers in America®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Congratulations to the following attorneys and their respective practice areas: (more)

Melissa Darigan has been recognized in the inaugural edition of Top 250 Women in Litigation

Congratulations to Melissa Darigan, chair of the Firm’s Litigation practice, who has been recognized in the inaugural edition of Top 250 Women in Litigation, published by Legal Media Group. The women featured, from throughout the U.S., were selected from their respective states’ roster of local litigation stars in the 2012 edition of peer-reviewed parent publication Benchmark Litigation. "Being recognized among the top 250 litigators across the country is a testament to the highest quality of legal representation that Melissa provides our clients," said David M. Gilden, Managing Partner. (more)

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP Welcomes James E. Purcell Back to the Firm as Senior Counsel

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP Managing Partner David M. Gilden announced that James E. Purcell has rejoined the firm as Senior Counsel. Mr. Purcell, Immediate Past President and CEO of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, (BCBSRI), will concentrate his practice in mediation and arbitration of complex commercial, insurance, and healthcare disputes. “Jim brings a unique combination of business and legal experience along with a personality that lends itself to excelling at alternative dispute resolution. We are thrilled to have him back at the Firm,” said Mr. Gilden. (more)

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP Welcomes Paul Kessimian to the Partnership

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP Managing Partner, David M. Gilden, announced that Paul Kessimian has become a Partner of the Firm. Mr. Kessimian represents a wide variety of businesses in complex civil litigation at the trial and appellate levels. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, insurance, intellectual property and real property disputes. Mr. Kessimian has substantial experience advising clients on the complexities of preservation, collection and production of electronically stored information, and is Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s E-Discovery Subcommittee. “We are very pleased to have Paul join the partnership. He is an outstanding attorney who brings excellent skills to the partnership,” said David M. Gilden, Managing Partner of the Firm. Paul received his B.A. from Providence College and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. (more)

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP Receives Your Honor Awards

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP (PS&H) received two Your Honor Awards from the New England Legal Marketing Association, taking first place in the category of Recruiting ad campaign and an honorable mention for its brand campaign. (more)

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP Attorneys Named Super Lawyers

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP is proud to announce that 16 of its attorneys have been named to the 2010 Rhode Island Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars. Steven Snow was ranked one of the top 100 lawyers in New England. The selection process includes peer nominations, a blue ribbon panel review and independent research of candidates. (more)

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP Receives 2010 USFN Diamond Award of Excellence

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP has been awarded the 2010 USFN Diamond Award of Excellence. The Award of Excellence recognizes and encourages member firms to develop and maintain high standards of excellence in service to industry clients and to their community. Partridge Snow & Hahn has received this award each year since 1997. (more)

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP Welcomes Brad Gandrup Jr. to the Firm

(Providence, Warwick, SouthCoast) – Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP Managing Partner, David M. Gilden, announced that Brad Gandrup, Jr. has joined the firm as Of Counsel. “We are pleased to welcome such a highly-skilled and well-respected attorney to the firm.” Mr. Gandrup, concentrating his practice in admiralty and maritime law, is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. (more)

Three New Partners Elected to Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP.

Managing Partner, David M. Gilden, announced today that Norman A. Peloquin, II, Theodore B. Howell and Lawrence D. Hunt have become Partners of the Firm. “We are very pleased to have Norm, Ted and Larry join the partnership. They are three well-respected attorneys who bring excellent skills to three different practice areas.” (more)