Law Office of Douglas H. Smith

140 Reservoir AvenueProvidence, RI 02907- 3417

Updated: 02/20/2018


The Law Office of Douglas H. Smith is a very active general practice/litigation firm for cases primarily in the State of Rhode Island with over 25 years of courtroom experience. Whether your case involves a seller/buyer breach of real estate agreement, arbitration of a large damage dispute, business acquisitions/formations, employee breach of confidentiality agreement, setting up a living trust/will, or an insurance company’s wrongful refusal to pay on an owner’s...


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