Patricia K. Rocha - Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.

Patricia K. Rocha

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 401-427-6258

A recognized leading litigator and chair of the Litigation Group, Pat has successfully tried and defended cases ranging from commercial litigation, product liability and toxic tort, employment discrimination and redistricting litigation, bribery, wire fraud, honest services and conspiracy. Pat's healthcare practice includes representing healthcare providers before state and federal regulatory agencies as well as in civil and criminal investigations.  Dedicated to the law and service to society, Pat has tried cases in state and federal courts throughout the country working as a team with her clients to reach successful resolutions in the most efficient manner. Pat has co-authored a national text on trial advocacy and written articles on evidence, trial strategy, various aspects of constitutional law, criminal law and on recent changes to the law on federal sentencing guidelines.  She frequently lectures at regional and national seminars on these topics.

Brown UniversityBA 1979Boston College Law SchoolJ.D. 1982
rhode island judicial tenure committeerhode island character and fitnesss committeeboston college law school board of overseersinternational academy of trial lawyers

Client Comments

"I am so pleased to have the opportunity to tell the readers of Best Lawyers about this exceptional attorney and woman. I have known Pat for nearly twenty years, most particularly when I was General Counsel for the national Providence Washington Insurance Company headquartered in Providence, RI. Pat distinguished herself early on from the vast majority of outside counsel with whom I had worked for her high attention to quick, excellent and cost-effective turnaround. Like only the most successful attorneys who don't have to worry about making their billables, if a one word answer to my question would do, she promptly gave it, and didn't burden my company with the expense of a treatise. Even when I needed advice in an area outside of her expertise, she found me the perfect lawyer quickly and followed up to make sure that I was happy with his or her performance. Back in the late 80's and early 90's outside counsel rarely asked after the fact if anyone was pleased with the customer service received! My company was small, the outside counsel budget was limited, and Pat respected that. I never felt that she took advantage on her bills and always felt that my company had received exceptional value for its dollars spent. In addition to being a superb attorney, Pat is a genuinely good person. She has a phenomenal reputation and is highly respected in the community and state. I am honored to know her. "

-Mary Clare Decker
The Monitor Group

"I have worked with Pat over the past 18 years on many different health care issues. Her expertise and knowledge have led us to many successes and growth opportunities for the business. She is delightful to work with, responds in a timely fashion, and is extremely effective in her presentations."

-Ann Dugan
Blackstone Valley Surgicare

"She is extremely responsive and knowledgeable. Her rapport and reputation with clients and regulators are outstanding. I would refer a colleague to her without hesitation."

"Ms. Rocha has an un-paralleled experience in governmental health care affairs and health care litigation. She has a highly effective representation and gives personal attention to clients' needs."

"She is Rhode Island's BEST!!!! She has uncanny ability to understand client issues, along with all intricacies and facets that are unique to one's business. Her solid knowledge, expertise, and skill are equal to her professionalism, dedication, compassion, and genuine kindness. As my attorney for over 15 years, I have had 100-percent trust and confidence in her and feel honored not only to work with her, but to know her! "

-Debra Corey
Assisted Daily Living, Inc

"Pat Rocha is one of the most respected health care attorneys in Rhode Island. Over the past 17 years, Pat has counseled me on several important matters and she has always been professional, concise, clear, and timely. She is a gifted communicator and brings her 'all' to every situation. Pat has always been available to me 24/7 and gives every issue her sincere attention. Another great attribute of Pat Rocha is her proactive nature when dealing with clients. On many occasions, Pat has brought new ideas or opportunities to the table that she thought would be beneficial to me. In my opinion, Pat Rocha represents all the best qualities of a legal professional. She is one of the very best."

-Susan Whipple
Cedar Crest Sub-Acute & Rehabilitation Centre

Office Location

One Citizens Plaza, Eighth Floor
Providence, RI 02903-1345
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Administrative / Regulatory Law of the Providence Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Banking and Finance of the Providence Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Administrative / Regulatory Law of the Providence Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Criminal Defense: White-Collar of the Providence Metro Area
Patricia K. Rocha has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Patricia K. Rocha has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!Patricia K. Rocha has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!Patricia K. Rocha has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Administrative / Regulatory Law
Civil Rights Law
Commercial Litigation
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Health Care Law (Litigation)
Litigation - Banking and Finance
Litigation - Labor and Employment