Victoria M. Almeida

Victoria M. Almeida

Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.

Recognized since 2018

Providence, Rhode Island

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense: General Practice

Government Relations Practice

Health Care Law

Litigation - Insurance

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Government Relations Practice Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Government Relations Practice
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Victoria is a shareholder at Adler Pollock & Sheehan. She is Co-Chair of the firm’s Government Relations Practice Group. A distinguished and highly awarded attorney with noted successes in high-stakes, precedent-setting cases, Victoria gives her litigation, health care, governmental relations and white-collar criminal-defense clients responsive, civil and innovative counsel. Always remaining accessible, providing prompt attention to pressing problems and avoiding cookie-cutter solutions, she works to minimize her clients’ worry while advancing their business objectives.Notably, she successfully challenged a Rhode Island law that had required employers to provide health insurance to employees receiving workers’ compensation benefits. The precedent-setting decision—affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court—struck down a law that had been considered one of the most controversial and costly for Rhode Island businesses.Additionally, Victoria’s professional and civic service includes important posts: President of the Rhode Island Bar Association; the first woman in Rhode Island history appointed Executive Counsel to a governor; Vice Chairperson for the Rhode Island Parole Board for 20 years and Chairperson of the R.I. Health Services Council, the advisory board to the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health which decides those matters involving new health care equipment, new institutional health services, and the licensing of health care facilities. Recently, the Health Services Council approved the sale of Landmark Medical Center, a 214 bed hospital located in Woonsocket, RI to Prime Healthcare Services.


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

Bar Admissions

  • Rhode Island, Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts, Massachusetts

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Government Relations Practice Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Government Relations Practice

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

  • Government Relations Practice, Providence (2022)
  • Government Relations Practice, Providence (2019)

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

  • Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • Health Care Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Litigation - Insurance

Special Focus

  • COVID-19
  • Environmental
  • Health Care
  • Mass Tort
  • White-Collar Criminal Defense

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Fake Vaccination Card Crackdowns Impact Criminal Law

by Justin Smulison

Those who are making, selling and buying fake COVID-19 vaccine cards are facing federal and state charges.


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