Joseph Avanzato

Joseph Avanzato


Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.

Recognized since 2006

Providence, Rhode Island

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Appellate Practice Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Litigation - Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Appellate Practice
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Joseph has achieved notable success for his commercial litigation, bankruptcy/creditors’ rights, health care and technology clients—and recognition by his peers and legal organizations for top performance—by working to understand clients’ underlying business issues and goals, and then tailoring innovative solutions to their complex problems. His client-focused approach also extends to numerous Asian clients, helping guide them through the American legal system. Having worked in Japan and other Asian countries for four years, Joseph is attuned to cross-cultural issues and conversant in Japanese.

The veteran trial and appellate litigator has successfully handled multimillion dollar cases for varied businesses in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and federal courts. He has also represented clients in major bankruptcy and receivership cases in Rhode Island.

Location

  • One Citizens Plaza, Eighth Floor
    Providence, RI 02903-1345

Education

  • American University, J.D., graduated 1988

Bar Admissions

  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Rhode Island, U.S. District Court
  • Massachusetts, U.S. District Court
  • Connecticut, U.S. District Court
  • United States, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First, Fourth, Fifth, and District of Columbia Circuits

Federal Clerkships

  • United States District Court

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Appellate Practice Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Litigation - Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Appellate Practice

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Providence (2022)
  • Appellate Practice, Providence (2019)
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy, Providence (2018)
  • Appellate Practice, Providence (2017)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Appellate Practice

Special Focus

  • Appellate

Awards:

  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2007 - 2017 editions of The Best Lawyers in America┬« in the field of Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights.
  • Selected as Rhode Island Super Lawyer, 2007 - 2015, an honor that recognizes him as a leader in the legal community.
  • AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, highest rating given to attorneys.
  • Best Lawyers' 2017 Lawyer of the Year, Appellate Practice, Providence.

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