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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.



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In law school, many students share disdain for the commonly dreaded class which teaches the rules of civil procedure. It comes early in law school – year one. This topic has the fantastic yet terrifying goals of teaching a student how to interpret the law. Also, how to read rules precisely, and how to speak what seems like a foreign…

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There are various programs available to electricity consumers in Rhode Island that provide incentives and cost savings. These programs have value to people and businesses who otherwise would not have access to renewable energy because of property constraints. As an energy lawyer, I am familiar with the state-created opportunities for both small-scale and larger solar programs and the assistance to…


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