V. Edward Formisano

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Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Cranston, RI

Formisano & Company, PC
 | 100 Midway Place, Suite 1
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 401-944-9691
Fax: 401-944-9695
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Civil Rights (20%),
  • General Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney V. Edward Formisano is the founder of Formisano & Company, an employment law and civil litigation firm in Cranston, Rhode Island. Mr. Formisano represents clients throughout Rhode Island in cases involving employer retaliation, racial discrimination, the Family and Medical Leave Act, sexual harassment, wage and hour disputes, whistleblower claims, and other issues. He also represents people whose civil rights have been violated in cases involving police misconduct, educational discrimination and more.

Mr. Formisano obtained a bachelor's degree from Saint Anselm College and holds a master's degree in English from Rhode Island College. He earned his law degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law. Licensed to practice in Rhode Island since 1996, he is also authorized to appear before the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, and several other local, state and federal agencies.

Recognized for his professionalism, Mr. Formisano has been rated AV Preeminent,* the highest possible rating, by the peer review service Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been listed in the publication “The Best Lawyers in America.”

Active in local organizations, Mr. Formisano is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association, the Rhode Island Association for Justice and is a cooperating attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island. He has also participated in the Rhode Island Legal/Educational Partnership mock trial tournament. 

National professional organizations that Mr. Formisano belongs to include the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the National Employment Lawyers Association. He also serves as a volunteer for the American Heart Association and Save the Bay, a Rhode Island nonprofit organization committed to protecting and improving Narragansett Bay.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.


Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment Litigation (70%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation

Civil Rights (20%): Americans with Disabilities Act, Police Misconduct, Race Discrimination, Disability, Discrimination

General Litigation (10%): Litigation

Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Americans with Disabilities Act, Police Misconduct, Race Discrimination, Disability, Discrimination, Litigation


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Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2018

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About Edward Formisano

Admitted: 1996, Rhode Island

Professional Webpage: http://www.formisanoandcompany.com/Attorneys/V-E-Formisano.s...


  • US News & World Report, Best Law Firms in Rhode Island-2012-2017
  • Rhode Island Super Lawyers, 2012-2017
  • Super Lawyers, 2010 - 2017
  • New England Super Lawyers, 2012-2017
  • AV Peer Review Rated
  • Best Lawyers in America, Employment Litigation, Plaintiff

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island, 1997
  • Rhode Island, 1996
  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
  • Member, The American Association for Justice
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Superior Court Bench/Bar Committee
  • Member, Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Member, Rhode Island Association for Justice
  •  Member, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member, American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Cooperating Attorney, Rhode Island American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • Member, Superior Court Bench/Bar Committee
  • Justinian Law Society of Rhode Island, Member
  • Legal Information and Referral Services for the Elderly
  • Rhode Island Legal/Education Partnership Mock Trial Tournament
  • Volunteer, Save the Bay 


  • Marqus v. Town of Cumberland, et al. (D. RI. 1999)
  • Paiva v. City of East Providence ($325,000 settlement)
  • Skwirz v. Town of South Kingstown ($300,000 settlement)
  • Kestler v. City of Pawtucket ($175,000 settlement)
  • Johnson v. State of Rhode Island, et al. (D.RI. 1999)

Educational Background:

  • Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island, M.A., Major: English
  • St Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire, B.A.
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Office Location for V. Edward Formisano

100 Midway Place
Suite 1
Cranston, RI 02920

Phone: 401-944-9691

Fax: 401-944-9695

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Last Updated: 7/3/2018

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