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Joel Votolato


My legal practice encompasses a wide array of areas, including Real Estate, Litigation, Commercial and Financial Law, Estate Planning, Probate and Guardian Ad Litem Appointments.


I am not just an attorney, but a dedicated advocate, a community leader, and a passionate presenter. I am committed to bringing the best of legal expertise and community involvement to every aspect of my work.


I stay up to date will all innovations in legal technology and implement that technology to be more efficient and to make client communications and interactions easier and more streamlined.

Whether you're seeking legal counsel or looking to connect with a professional deeply invested in the community, you've come to the right place. 


Roger Williams University School of Law (J.D. 2003)

Emerson College (B.S.Sp  1996)

Moses Brown School (1992)


Rhode Island Bar (2004)

United States District Court, District of Rhode Island (2005) 

First Circuit Court of Appeals (2012)

Massachusetts (2017)

United States District Court, District of Massachusetts (2017) 


Rhode Island Bar Association 

Massachusetts Bar Association

Chairperson, RI Bar Technology in Practice Committee (2014-2016)

Member, RI Bar Annual Meeting Committee (2015-2016)



Attorney for the Pawtucket City Council (2017-present)

Board of Directors, Children's Shelter of Blackstone Valley (2016-2019)

Board of Directors, Children's Wishes (2019-2021)

Board Member, Northern Rhode Island Youth Lacrosse

Head Coach, Smithfield High School Men's Lacrosse (2017-2019)



Macera v. Mortgage Elec. Registration Sys., 719 F.3d 46 (1st Cir. 2013) 

Grapentine v. Pawtucket Credit Union, 950 F. Supp. 2d 352 (D.R.I. 2013)

Grapentine v. Pawtucket Credit Union, 755 F.3d 29 (1st Cir. 2014)

In re Diruzzo, 527 B.R. 800, 801 (B.A.P. 1st Cir. 2015)



Law Practice Management Technology: Secrets of Success (2013)

It's Coming...Getting Your Files and Practice Ready for Statewide Electronic Filing (2014)

Technology for Technophobes and Babyboomers (2015)



Corporate and Business Law

Real Estate

Probate and Guardian Ad Litem Appointments

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