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Desautel Law is a leading litigation firm in Rhode Island for environmental law, energy and utility law, and land use law matters. The Firm has the experience and connectivity to take on the most complex problems in today’s economy.


We work closely with each of our clients. We don’t use a buffer of assistants and associates. We pick up our own phones, and return our own messages and emails. We are easy to talk to, no matter the topic. And we have the experience and network you need.

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“Patrick, Marisa and their staff have always been attentive and compassionate to my needs … I strongly recommend Patrick and Marisa for any legal needs you may have as they have exceeded my expectations time and again. In short, they are the attorneys you want on your side.”

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“Marisa proactively offered insight and counsel, which helped me to avoid an adverse outcome.”

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“My company needed help with environmental compliance and I was looking for a firm with experience in contaminated real property transactions. They guided me through the regulatory maze concerning soil contamination and remediation.”

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Desautel Law delivers stellar legal representation in Rhode Island and Massachusetts with respect to environmental law and permitting, energy law and licensing, land use law and zoning/permitting and civil litigation related to these areas.

Marisa Desautel

Marisa Desautel

Managing Attorney

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Email: marisa@desautelesq.com

Patrick Sullivan

Patrick Sullivan

Of Counsel

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Email: patrick@desautelesq.com

Michelle Hawes

Michelle Hawes

Senior Associate

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Email: michelle@desautelesq.com



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Public Utility Law
Public Utility Law

The regulation of utilities in Rhode Island is the responsibility of the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission (“RIPUC”). That commission is a creature of statute. As an attorney, practicing before the commission is different than appearing in state court. Public utility law follows various enabling acts and observance of a variation on the state’s rules of evidence and civil procedure.…

Rhode Island’s State Environmental Laws on Air Quality
Rhode Island’s State Environmental Laws on Air Quality

Rhode Island is home to a variety of natural resources. The state environmental laws in Rhode Island are available online at: State of Rhode Island General Laws. These laws cover many interest areas. One of these interest areas is the air we breathe every day. The public policy here is to preserve, protect and improve our air resources, codified at…


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